Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Tea of the Day

I was supposed to drive to the city where I grew up today to meet-up with a few high school girlfriends for lunch.  But the power went out at my house and didn't come back on in time for me to get ready.  I don't realize how dependent I am on electricity until I don't have it!

I just read a devotion yesterday about having a grateful heart even when things don't go as planned, so I thanked God that the connection to Him never goes down.  We can reach Him anytime, anywhere, no matter what the conditions around us may be. 

The first thing I did when the power came back on was make myself a cup of tea [which I use my electric kettle for].  Today, as I'm enjoying my tea, I'm thinking of my tea friend, Joy, in Georgia who gave me a bag of Savannah Grey loose leaf black tea when I visited Georgia on the Southern Tea Time Getaway last May.  

Savannah Grey: China black tea with Bergamot, Lavender, and Cornflowers.  I've often thought it would be fun to do an Earl Grey tea tasting to compare a few of the many blends that abound of one of the world's most popular teas.  Every tea blender has at least one Earl Grey, and it's available in black, oolong, white tea and decaf.

Bergamot has a very distinctive taste.  It's a citrus fruit [about the size of an orange and the color of a lime], and is grown in southern Italy and France.  It is said you either love it or hate it, but judging by its popularity, a lot more people love it than hate it.

Yesterday I finished a bag of loose leaf tea that my girlfriend, Sandy, gave me, and I had thoughts of the friendship that exists between us.  Amazing how tea connects people even when they aren't together.

All was not lost with a day at home. I'm nearing the end of my book about the Orient Express, and finding the train was just as suspenseful as Agatha Christie's book!  In 1929 it got stuck in a snow drift that left the passengers stranded for six days before help came.  Hmmm... looks like Agatha borrowed a real-life occurrence for her mystery novel.  I hope they had plenty of tea on board to keep them warm and to soothe their nerves.

When I checked my mailbox, the postman had left a box of tea I ordered from a new-to-me vendor, Silk Road Teas in San Rafael, California.

I'm working on a program about tea in China so I ordered 1/4 lb. of China Caravan.  Will let you know how I like it in an upcoming post.

What's in your cup today?


  1. School has started and the grandkids are here. My daughter and daughter in law are both teachers and my other daughter in law just got a new accounting position. Yesterday we took two 2 yr olds, a 3, a 4 and a 6 to a story time hike and today we went grocery shopping with the 4 yr old and the 6 yr old. Fun times! I made a huge pitcher of iced tea with some Red Rose English Breakfast decaf bags and hope it will hold me until Friday. Love your tea reviews! Someday . . .

  2. I'm sorry you couldn't go on your planned outing, but I'm so glad you thought of me as you had your tea! I hope it was delicious, and that your new China Caravan tea will be also.


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