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Topic: OT: Random Act of Tea (7 msgs / 128 lines)
1) From: Lynne Biziewski
This may be off topic, but I found it uplifting to read something like this
while so
much is going on in the world that sometimes feels a bit insane.http://www.plainviews.org/v4n14/pp.htmlI did a search to see if I could get more information & came up with an
page from the hospital, but could only see it in cache mode:http://tinyurl.com25rcfp(While tea was used, I could envision a similar setup with homeroasted

2) From: Larry Johnson
That was a great story, Lynne. Thanks for sharing. I have some friends in
nursing that I'm going to share this with myself.
On 8/15/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:
Larry J
The greatest pleasure in life is doing what people say you cannot do.  -
Walter Bagehot

3) From: Kevin
Thank you for sharing, Lynne.  Both coffee and tea have their place in my
daily routine (Coffee in the morning, tea in the afternoon and evening).
Though, tea has typically enjoyed more respectful treatment than coffee.
Typically tea is served in fine china with silver settings and brewed in
loose, whole-leaf form.
Coffee on the other hand has not been treated with much respect (SM
homeroasters excepted).  Coffee is served stale (pre-roasted and
pre-ground) in Styrofoam and paper cups with cream and sugar to mask its
natural flavor.  Could this be because coffee is primarily an American drink
and as Americans we are known to forgo quality for quantity and convenience
whereas Asians (and English in the West) have championed tea?
Granted, this is beside the point of the article...whether over coffee or
tea, we should all take a little time each day to stop and smell the roses.
My home coffee roasting blog:http://homecoffeeroastblog.blogspot.com/Kevin

4) From: Lynne Biziewski
Glad you liked it, Larry. I thought it was so cool.
On 8/16/07, Larry Johnson  wrote:

5) From: Lynne Biziewski
Same with my family, although I definitely prefer coffee. When my kids were
little, though, I used to make herbal tea, or, "kid's tea," as we called it:
diluted tea w/some milk and sugar. I'd give that to them with a peanut
butter and honey sandwich.
It was very Winnie the Pooh and Narnia for us - very comforting!
Both coffee and tea have their place in my daily routine (Coffee in the
I think it goes along with our rush-rush culture today. Sometimes I feel
like an aardvark (and other days, more like an extinct platypus...) I'm a
combination of some of the technologies of this day & age, that I love to
use, with a strong need to slow down, as you said, to smell the roses.
Recently, while waiting for a train to return home from a horrible temp job,
I had extra time to ponder over thoughts, since I missed my usual train. I'm
old enough to remember a time WITHOUT computers and the internet, and the
endless onslaught of media that is so much our lives today. I thought about
how I actually went to libraries and READ (and brought books home to read).
Heck, I actually had time to read...
But this is going even more off topic - the article caught my eye because I
think, while we have tremendous advances in technology today, we've also
lost something precious.
It's cool that a simple ceremony like this can bring people back - and I can
imagine some terrific moments with a setting of homeroasted coffee and a
beautiful French Press.

6) From: Amy Bailey
Hey, I've been giving my library a strong work-out recently.  I finally read
the latest Harry!  But then, I have cut TV out of my schedule.
I used to enjoy a full pot of loose-leaf tea every saturday morning while
reading the paper.  Now I do other things on Sunday mornings, but I still
enjoy it every now and then.  And my daily morning milky coffee drink  with
my little spoon to eat the foam is definitely a peaceful moment in my
morning.  I'm usually web surfing while drinking it, but I don't rush around
getting ready for work until after it's all drunk.  And that 6 minutes of
relaxing is important to me.
        ---Amy (on 8th popper roast)
On 8/16/07, Lynne Biziewski  wrote:

7) From: Leo Zick
random quarterly unscheduled fixed time cups of tea
i like random tea, they are almost as good as plain white t's.
i can go on but ill stop
On 8/16/07, Amy Bailey  wrote:

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