I’m in love with David Duckler!
I want to buy every variety of tea he has!
I want to read all of his tea writings!
I want to join his Tea Club!
Of course, I’m not really in love with him…My boyfriend, who I’ll call Tony, since that’s his name, would be very unhappy if I was.
But I’m in love with the ideal he embodies.
I keep telling my kids (ages 29, 26, 23, & 20) to “find something you love to do, & then find a way to make a living doing it”. That’s exactly what I’ve done, as a musician, and “All of my needs, desires, & dreams are abundantly fulfilled.” (That’s the affirmation I’ve been reciting for at least 20 years, & I’m grateful to say, it’s true.)
So I’m in love with the ideal of following your dreams, & believing that the powers of the universe will line up to fulfill them. I’m also in love with the ideal of the perfect cup of Black Tea. I’ve only just discovered David’s company, Verdant Teas, but it appears that he has done this, & his teas are SO enticing!
Today my first order arrived from Verdant. I have yet to add them to my virtual cupboard, but I was SO excited to try the Laoshan Black that I immediately opened it, & breathed in. Ahhh…chocolate…vanilla bean…deep malty milkshake…oh, the promise of the long awaited love of my life…That first cup went down, so smooth, so ‘thick’ in the back of my throat, everything that was promised, & more…
“je ne se quais”
I brewed my 2nd cup…