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A chilly 22 degrees here in Millerton, NY. This morning pot was just what we needed to get the day started. With it’s toasty flavors and sweet aroma, this warmed us right up, getting us ready for a day of retail!

Without further ado, another excerpt from Malachi’s book, “How to Make a Decent Cup of Tea”.

“Forty years elapsed between the first proud declaration and the second sorrowful inquiry, a shameful interval indeed which saw the decline of the most basic of institutions. I refer to the Decent Cup of Tea.

We can survive functional literacy or shattered windows of vulnerability, but not the demise of a Decent Cup of Tea. So, while we may, let us review the proper way.

Firstly, of course, you must keep your tea in a proper tea-caddy, preferably on one of those little wooden boxes that are lined with tea-chest paper. (Tea is sometimes sold in these boxes: whenever I’m in Dublin I go to the world-famous Bewley’s to savor the tea, the ambiance, the Harry Clarke stained glass windows, the conversation at the tables – and to pickup a box or two of their wonderful tea.)

Of course we’re talking “loose” tea here. No teabags OK?

Incidentally you may be interested to know that the word ‘caddy’ comes from the Malay word, ‘kati’, meanigf a small unit of weight, that tea was sold by in that part of the world."

Stay tuned for the next excerpt about a Decent Cup of Tea!

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JacquelineM

Love the excerpts! I tried to get this tea on my last Harney order, but it was forgotten in the box. I got a refund (no worries!) but I have to try and get it in my next round of ordering. I, too, sometimes just want a Decent Cup of Tea! (particularly when cold or exhausted)!

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JacquelineM

Love the excerpts! I tried to get this tea on my last Harney order, but it was forgotten in the box. I got a refund (no worries!) but I have to try and get it in my next round of ordering. I, too, sometimes just want a Decent Cup of Tea! (particularly when cold or exhausted)!

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