Tea of the Day: Assam CTC by Sipping Streams
Description: This fine quality CTC tea is from lush green fields and is malty with some slight fruity notes. CTC teas are very popular in India where they are used in a preparation with aromatic spices to produce what we refer to as “chai”. However, even without the herbs and spices, it tastes delicious on its own or with sugar, milk or cream.
Liquor is a lovely chestnut brown in the cup.
Dry tea smells earthy and rich, but slightly sweet.
Steeped tea has a stronger earthy smell. The tea itself is rich, with an earthy aftertaste, which is not unexpected. Adding sugar seems to deepen the flavor and lessen the sharpness of the aftertaste.
Tea Rating: 4/5
At my current job, I spend a large portion of the day talking, or listening to people talk. There are breaks to read sometimes, and do paperwork, and think.
I feel like Rhett and Link from this video at times
But I digress.
With all the time I spend talking, I think it would be great to have the kind of voice people love to listen to. I get comments about how professional I sound, or sometimes that I sound like a recording, and that I’m helpful, and so on. In terms of my actual job performance, these are good things.
Still though, I wonder. What would it be like if my voice, just my normal speaking voice, were compelling? I imagine that it would cut down on arguments from people who call in, and make calls I have to make easier, since I would know I wasn’t annoying anyone. I know all to well that if the voice of the person speaking does not engage the ear, it really doesn’t matter how articulate the speaker is. I also like to think that I’d nail any interview, ever. I have marketable, useful skills…knowing that I sound amazing would make the nervousness thing much less apparent, if not make it go away all together.
Plus, if I had a voice that people loved to listen to, I’d be able to record myself reading poetry, putting them over videos of the words arranged in the most pleasing way possible, and not for a second have to worry that I was wasting anyone’s time.
What would it like to speak and always be heard?
“Words are magic. They have the power to hurt and to heal, and even withholding them has the power to hurt and to heal. What else has as much potency in its absence and can do without doing? What I mean is, even when you don’t say anything, you are communicating as effectively as if you’d spoken.” Jarod Kintz,