I’m such an in-yer-face strong black tea fan, I never know how to classify the subtlety of good greens. This one I’m supposed to review for www.itsallabouttheleaf.com, and it will take some additional contemplation. First impression was good—gently woodsy-nutty, not green-beany.

It’s a good evening to contemplate, though. On this Sunday a year ago, I was gulping tepid food-service grade tea in a hotel with no power, accepting dry clothing from strangers, and watching rescue vehicles begin to pour into my flattened neighborhood to begin pulling bodies out from piles of wet splinters. (A friend asked me to publish a little of our story; it’s here: http://lifewayvbs.wordpress.com/2012/02/27/meet-the-vbs-writers-gg-mathis/)

I just want to say for the record, I am profoundly grateful to the God who protected us and to the friends and total strangers who generously and kindly helped us piece our lives back together. Because of Him and them (and some of you wonderful Steepster friends, too), this evening I am calmly and quietly rocking in a secondhand patio glider, analyzing this lovely cup of tea, and enjoying the peace of a neighborhood where the trees and ground are unbroken.

May Joy be where you are, too.

Indigobloom

I’m so glad you are ok Gmathis! <3

K S

Thanks for sharing the link.

Cheryl

Oh gosh, your story gives me chills. There’s only one word that makes me a spaz, and that is: tornado, and I followed the Joplin stories for a while. I’ve only been here a short time, but glad to know your story… thanks for sharing : )

Azzrian

Blessings to you and everyone ! Puts life in perspective!

Invader Zim

Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad you and your family are ok.

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Indigobloom

I’m so glad you are ok Gmathis! <3

K S

Thanks for sharing the link.

Cheryl

Oh gosh, your story gives me chills. There’s only one word that makes me a spaz, and that is: tornado, and I followed the Joplin stories for a while. I’ve only been here a short time, but glad to know your story… thanks for sharing : )

Azzrian

Blessings to you and everyone ! Puts life in perspective!

Invader Zim

Thanks for sharing, and I’m glad you and your family are ok.

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Somebody asked me once when I became a tea junkie; I think it dates back to college when I needed caffeine for a 7 a.m. class but chose not to do coffee. My favorite teapot is a medium-sized Brown Betty given to me by my Mema; the painted flowers are chipping off, but the size and feel is perfect. I rejoice when I get a morning to brew a pot of loose tea starting with a kettle; not a bag and a hot pot.

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