Happy Tea Tuesday!
I have a few odd things to share with you this morning.
First with my new favorite tea!
I recently read about
I found some in the Middle eastern market.
Ahmad Tea (London)
makes what is called
The Vert (green tea) Gunpowder
or The Vert de Chine.
Fresh leaves of tea are plucked, steamed,
pan dried and tightly rolled into
I put a few of the 'pearls' into my lidded
tea strainer cup,
add hot water,
put the lid on and let the infusing magic begin.
The 'pearls' explode like gunpowder to create a clear,
amber drink that is very good,
and actually has the lowest caffeine content of all teas.
It is amazing!
Hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend!
Here is a sad amazing fact....
53% of Americans
do not know the year of our independance
or who we gained our independance from.
I saw the strongest animal in the world last night!
Yes, believe it or not, it was a 'rhino' beetle,
horns and all!
Sorry I wasn't fast enough to get a photo for you to see him,
but this beetle was amazingly large,
probably 3-4 inches in length.
He was tapping on my window,
I went over to check out the noise....
saw him spread his wings,
then he flew away!
I just read that they can lift over 850 times their weight!
These little fungi type mushrooms were found in my yard
after we had a rain.
I always think of the gnomes or elfin folk
and the land of make believe
when I see things like this.
All kinds of stories creep into my head
about these amazing icons of fairyland.
Whether you try a new tea,
learn something new,
see something rare or odd,
just take in all those amazing and wonderful things
Savor the Day!