This is beautiful. Thank you Katrina! Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Thank you for your kind words. Enjoy your day and I’m glad you took the time to read it.
Thank YOU, Katrina for encouraging the awareness of all it takes to bring tea from the garden to the cup. I appreciate your thanking growers. As a small time grower of tea I do think that many forget that tea comes from a plant that is cultivated and processed for the packages that are found on store shelves. It seems easy to disconnect from the plant and the process that brings tea to the cup. Its not so far off from those who only see turkey on the Thanksgiving table and don’t consider the process by which the turkey became available for purchase from the local grocery store.
The cup of tea that so many of us enjoy everyday carries a lot of energy behind it. The energy the plant takes to produce it’s noble leaf, the energy it takes for the grower to encourage the plant to produce, the processing of the leaf that brings such beauty and aromatic tone to the cup and the simple ceremony of brewing a cup or pot of tea which soothes our souls and minds.
I echo your thanks giving to all involved in celebrating this noble leaf.
Rob – I am glad I have had the opportunity to get to know you and your story. You were one of the first Hawaiian tea growers I had the chance to speak to. It’s wonderful to see the Hawaiian tea industry continue to grow and develop. Thank you for all you have done to advance the cause of tea.