Monthly birthday celebrations are a treat around here. Gathering together in the “living room” we take a collective break from the day and share a moment together. The candles are blown out as a birthday wish is made, cake is passed around and we all chat. Sharing moments like this is one of the things that makes working at The Daily Tea such a nice experience. Everyone is part of the family.
The birthday celebration yesterday was particularly poignant for me since it was my first birthday celebrated as part of the team. Being a middle child I was often overlooked, and being recognized here really touched my heart. Thanks everyone for adding such a memorable gathering to my special day!
Now, about that cake… It was a lovely chocolate torte with layers of chocolate ganache wedged between layers of chocolate cake. Yummy! The icing and chocolate candies on top made it a beauty I almost didn’t want to cut. But cut it I did, and cake we had! It was delicious.
The sugar sent my heart racing, and I found myself thinking how nicely a pot of tea would complete our mid-afternoon party. Tea, herbal or otherwise, always cleans my palate and counteracts the effects of the sugar in my bloodstream. After our gathering I found myself sifting through (pun intended) our extensive and varied selection of teas. I finally settled on a loose rooibos with rose petals. It was just what I needed, balancing me very nicely.
I think I’ll bring a pot of tea to the next birthday celebration and add an element to the fun and festivities!
We’re going back into the archives to revisit these classic posts by James Norwood Pratt. This post includes the last two in the series of Chinese green teas: “Green Tea: Dragon Well (Longjing or Lung Ching)” and “Green Tea: Biluochun”. We have added a link to the end of each … Continue reading
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