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drank Earl Grey (loose leaf) by Twinings
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I went to our local farmer’s market this morning, and chatted to a few of the regular famers there as I was shopping for fruit and vegetables. They’re all very worried at the moment, as two swarms of locusts have crossed the Sinai desert from Egypt and landed in the Israeli south, with its fields of produce and lush hothouses. The beasts are a menace, destroying whole fields in minutes, and getting rid of them won’t be an easy task. Right now everyone’s watching the wind, to see if it will carry more locusts across the border or not.
I just remembered it now, while sipping this tea – the fragility of crops, the hardship that farmers face, the pride that they take in their produce, and how we miss so much of that aspect of food growing when we buy a shrink wrapped tin in a supermarket. That’s part of why I appreciate sites like Verdant Tea, who highlight and expose some of that hidden aspect of consuming.

ashmanra

I understand. Today as I was driving home I was suddenly haunted by the taste of a Ti Kuan Yin I had last night. I wanted more so badly! And it made me reflect on all the hard working hands that were necessary to bring that experience to me. I am thankful and humbled.

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

the produce of the land are truly G-d’s gift! i admire those who can make things grow and eat them.

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ashmanra

I understand. Today as I was driving home I was suddenly haunted by the taste of a Ti Kuan Yin I had last night. I wanted more so badly! And it made me reflect on all the hard working hands that were necessary to bring that experience to me. I am thankful and humbled.

yssah - Love is Tea (LIT)

the produce of the land are truly G-d’s gift! i admire those who can make things grow and eat them.

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An Israeli computer programmer with a passion for tea (mostly bought in yearly shopping sprees in the UK), particularly black, oolong and white. I don’t generally enjoy flavoured teas or herbal infusions, but if a tea sounds interesting and smells nice I’ll most definitely try it. I drink several cups of tea a day, usually one or two in the morning, another one after lunch and one or two in the evening. My favourite tea so far is Lao Cong Zi Ya from Norbu Tea, but I’m constantly trying new teas. Only in the past year have I branched into Pu’erh and non-roasted oolongs. Finding good tea in Israel is difficult, so I import most of my teas from yearly visits to London, or from online retailers. If you see something in my cupboard that sparks your interest and you would like to swap with me, then please message me. I’m almost always up for a swap.

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