In all things of Nature there is something of the marvelous. —Aristotle
I woke up this morning thinking about my sixth grade friend Latitsia. She was very exotic in my mind: she was a vegetarian. (At the time that was rare and unusual.) That was 1959. She was very beautiful and took ballet. Also unusual, as I think she had to go to a neighboring town to find a dance studio.
We were talking one day, and she said she and her mom and aunt were going to drive across the desert. “Wow,” I thought. That was not easy in those days, with practically no roadside restaurants– especially for vegetarians. I asked her what they would eat, and she said they took cans of frozen orange juice to sip, and they would eat avocados. That seemed very amazing to me.
Another thing that changed that year for me, in addition to having a vegetarian friend, was tea. My mom had always given me Lipton Orange Pekoe tea when I wasn’t feeling well, and to me that was Tea. That all changed when some new friends of my mom’s—out of towners—served us a very new and unusual tea that I loved, Constant Comment. It was an orange and clove flavored black tea. That was the day that began my tea and herb hobby.
I love tea and herbs.
I have many favorite brands, Yogi, Celestial Seasonings, Numi, to name a few. My top best pick is Traditional Medicinals.
I have highlighted them today in the chart above and in the photos below. I have used them and followed their growth and improvement over the last 25 years. Wonderful.
To my delight they have a new line of black teas. My favorite: an Assam Chai.
So good. Organic Assam teas are often difficult to find; my Christmas Present to myself.
With each tea bag you receive carefully selected tea and a quote for the day on the attached paper. The company is B certified, and all of the ingredients are organic.
I love learning about the herbs, spices, and tea combinations. I find they are some of the easiest, most soothing, and comforting ways to enhance my well-being.
Bridges of love light.