I’ve been known to turn my nose up at a tea bag and give it a serious side eye. Before Rae I didn’t even know what loose tea was, never mind knowing how you prepared it. Didn’t even know what it meant to steep tea. Huh? You mean I don’t just put a tea bag in my mug and leave it until I finish drinking it? The water shouldn’t be boiling hot for every kind of tea I drink? I was doing tea a serious injustice.
Rae has introduced me to tea and it has changed me. I now drink tea as a moment for myself and relax and enjoy time with myself. I have developed a new interest in tea. I’ve learned about the different types of tea green, white, red, and black, I never paid attention to different teas before.
Loose tea is so beautiful, and the smell of good quality tea is a treat in itself. When you’re drinking good tea, there are so many different layers of flavor. I used to drown my tea with sugar, but I’ve learned that less is definitely more when it comes to tea and sugar. Sometimes when I’m at work I yearn for the moment when I can get home and try a different tea. Sometimes I catch myself saying things like “This tea is giving me life”, hold up haven’t I heard Rae say that?
My interest in tea is completely due to Rae, but she has influenced my life so much more than just through tea. When I have my cup of tea I think about her and how she doesn’t let AIDS take the small pleasures away from her. I am so thankful for her.
She gives so much of herself to everyone. She has helped to make me a stronger and wiser woman. Black tea is her favorite, I’m not surprised because it’s the strongest of the teas and she is the STRONGEST woman I know.
Rae is hopeful that she will be back blogging regularly on Monday, July 18th... While their has been some progress in her health, full recovery may take a while. Please keep her in your prayers. Tea With Rae And Tea Snob T-Shirts are Coming Soon...