Category Archives: Tea

Monday in the ARK: Acts of Restorative Kindness

Here’s that new week for us to enjoy! It is another hot one in Mississippi and it was already sultry and heavy when I went out before 8 to feed the hillside zoo. Fortunately, these little guys and gals were … Continue reading

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Mimicking nature in your cup

Sometimes I notice how colors and textures to which I am drawn are the same as those that draw my attention in nature. While making tea this morning, I decided on Himalayan Golden Tips, and chose the Peach Lustre tea … Continue reading

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Ceylon Smoke: “Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong”

Ceylon Smoke is the newest offering from Rakkasan Tea Company. They described it as “…our savory Sri Lankan version of a Chinese lapsang souchong–a smoked black tea.” It is smoked with cinnamon sticks that are freshly harvested. I love a … Continue reading

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Good morning, rayita de sol!

Good morning from a beautiful sunny blue sky in north Mississippi. It is a little chilly out still with mid-50s, but a perfect day for doing outdoor chores this afternoon when it reaches the 60s. It is incredibly uplifting to … Continue reading

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Celebrate the small things

The air conditioning/heating units are installed in the studio–time for another celebration! I lost 2 additional pounds–time for another celebration! I am still standing–time for another celebration! After a couple of days without more rain, and intermittent sunshine, yesterday morning … Continue reading

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Wandering Wednesday: I am on a streak!

I started an online Spanish course and have completed 22 days straight of exceeding my target goal. I took Spanish in college, and retained a tiny bit. Later, I developed a special directed study on Spanish for Medical Social Workers … Continue reading

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Roast Pork Tenderloin with Chili Fig Sauce

I actually cooked dinner last night. It has been a rough few weeks in Lottabusha County, especially on the Taylor hillside. We had the first major delay in the construction that has consumed our lives since last summer, with a … Continue reading

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Ella Gap Oolong (Sri Lanka) from Rakkasan Tea

On a more relaxing change of pace, I am enjoying the latest tea offering from Rakkasan Tea Company–the best tea in the world. As soon as I got the email last week announcing the addition of “a rare, hand-rolled Ceylon … Continue reading

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And the Winter Games begin…

I was preparing my oatmeal this morning when I heard a noise outside that sounded like a heavy truck. I thought it was the well service since he is due to put in the water filtration system today. I stepped … Continue reading

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Warnagala Wild Sri Lankan tea

I got an email last week from Rakkasan Tea Company that they had a limited amount of a wild-grown black tea from Sri Lanka. Knowing that when Rakkasan is able to obtain a superb tea (like the wonderful Black Ruby … Continue reading

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