Chinese Green Tea

In an earlier blog I mentioned that I visited one of my long-time friends who doesn't get to come home but once a year, which is understandable because she and her husband have four girls all under the age of 5 and they leave all the way on the west coast. So because we can only see each other/communicate once a year it makes each visit so memorable.

This time her entire family was home at one time and all of the kids were awake...eventually. I would have been delighted to have gotten a family photograph, but it was really busy. Maybe next year, huh?

Every time I visit with my classmate, her mom is serving green tea. Well they all drink it everyday, but it still feels nice when I'm asked if I'd like a cup. It makes me feel special. Mrs. L's green tea is the best I've ever tasted. I purchase green tea, but usually I steep it with another tea because I don't like the taste of store-bought green tea by itself.

I kept complimenting Mrs. L on her tea and then she admitted what I should have expected. Her green tea comes from China. My green tea is straight from wherever Bigelow, Celestial Seasonings, or Lipton can purchase it. Since her tea consists of potent tea leaves, she steeps a little of that with the kind we purchase in our stores. I was honored by her gift of four packages of Tieh Kwan Yin green tea. I don't know when the next time I'll be in a Chinese Food Store, especially since I can't read the characters! :-D

Now I have some authentic tea to add to my tea stash. Maybe It'll zap all of those free radicals floating around in there! If you're interested in reading more about the benefits of green tea, click here.

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