If you ever feel like you are losing faith in people, talk to some tea people.

My youngest daughter is in a concurrent enrollment program at our local community college. We have homeschooled our kids for twenty-five years now! She will complete her senior year of high school with her freshman year of college.

She got an email from a fellow student, a man from Kenya who had been out sick, asking for information about assignments and class discussion. She replied with the information he needed and he sent her the sweetest thank you message. Then at class today, he gave her a box of this tea and an umbrella, because he saw her walking in the rain without one.

Naturally we made some as soon as we got home! Teabags scare me, because….Lipton. Lipton eats my stomach up and makes me miserable.

Surprise! I steeped this for two minutes as a caution and it was too weak. I steeped it for four like the package recommended and got a good, lightly malt cup of tea with no bitterness and no gripping stomach pains after! I am drinking it straight with no problem whatsoever, no urge to add milk or sugar to make it go down.

It has the high citrus note of some Ceylons and a very light malty flavor. It is very tasty with my lunch of frozen pizza, which I have doctored up with garlic salt and curry powder. Nice! The best part of all is the kindness that came with the tea!

Kristal

What a nice gentleman!

Christina / BooksandTea

You and your daughter should do some tea swapping with him!

Nicole

Very nice!

ashmanra

We do plan to send him some tea! On Monday she gave her professor some Hot Cinnamon Spice in the black and green varieties and we have also sent her a list of teas she might like to try. She is already a tea lover but doesn’t seem to know of a lot of different teas. My daughter also takes her baking to her instructors.

Fjellrev

What a wonderful story!

And I’m stealing your idea in regards to sprinkling curry powder on pizza.

ashmanra

Oh, do try it! I like to sprinkle it all over the pizza, and sometimes with a thicker crust we put a little melted butter on the crust and add curry powder there!

Christina / BooksandTea

That sounds scrumptious. Does it compete with the pizza flavours, or just add depth?

ashmanra

I think it just adds! I don’t put tons. I use Penzey’s Sweet Curry or Penzey’s Now Curry, but they have a few other curry powders that are great. I also used to make a pizza seasoning that had brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and a few other seasonings. I just read the list of ingredients in Papa John’s pizza topping that comes with their thin crust pizzas and put together my own thing, which came out quite different but we loved it. Sometimes I just add brown sugar, just tiny sprinkles of it.

mrmopar

There are still good people in the world. I think the lessons from a teacher a long time ago are still followed.

gmathis

:) So thankful for the good and gracious people that surprise us with small kindnesses!

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Kristal

What a nice gentleman!

Christina / BooksandTea

You and your daughter should do some tea swapping with him!

Nicole

Very nice!

ashmanra

We do plan to send him some tea! On Monday she gave her professor some Hot Cinnamon Spice in the black and green varieties and we have also sent her a list of teas she might like to try. She is already a tea lover but doesn’t seem to know of a lot of different teas. My daughter also takes her baking to her instructors.

Fjellrev

What a wonderful story!

And I’m stealing your idea in regards to sprinkling curry powder on pizza.

ashmanra

Oh, do try it! I like to sprinkle it all over the pizza, and sometimes with a thicker crust we put a little melted butter on the crust and add curry powder there!

Christina / BooksandTea

That sounds scrumptious. Does it compete with the pizza flavours, or just add depth?

ashmanra

I think it just adds! I don’t put tons. I use Penzey’s Sweet Curry or Penzey’s Now Curry, but they have a few other curry powders that are great. I also used to make a pizza seasoning that had brown sugar, garlic powder, black pepper, and a few other seasonings. I just read the list of ingredients in Papa John’s pizza topping that comes with their thin crust pizzas and put together my own thing, which came out quite different but we loved it. Sometimes I just add brown sugar, just tiny sprinkles of it.

mrmopar

There are still good people in the world. I think the lessons from a teacher a long time ago are still followed.

gmathis

:) So thankful for the good and gracious people that surprise us with small kindnesses!

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I am a music teacher, tutor, and former homeschool mom (25 years!) who started drinking loose leaf tea about ten years ago! My daughters and I have tea every day, and we are frequently joined by my students or friends for “tea time.” Now my hubby joins us, too. His tastes have evolved from Tetley with milk and sugar to mostly unadorned greens and oolongs.

We have learned so much history, geography, and culture in this journey.

I am also reviewing for Sororitea Sisters now!

My avatar is a mole in a teacup! Long story…

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