Sunny Mountain


Tea of the Day: Sunny Mountain by Summit Spice and Tea

Description: A house blend of green rooibos with currant and berries.

Dry tea smells like warm, ripe berries.

Steeped tea smells like a berry crumble, sweet with oats and sugar

Liquor is a reddish gold in the cup.

The tea tastes like berries with a kind of flat undertone, almost like a chapstick. Adding sugar gives the tea more body.

Tea Rating: 3/5

Yesterday, as I’m sure you all know, was the anniversary of the terrorist attacks that occurred on 9/11/2001.

I have some thoughts, and I did mean to write yesterday, but I was too frustrated and sad.

Some of it was for obvious reasons; it was a sad day that changed our nation and a good chunk of the world, forever. It spawned action and tighter security and some questionable policies in the name of safety. Because of that event, there is fear and hate towards people who are actually innocent just because of the lack of understanding about the motives of the people  responsible for the event. Plus, there has been and continues to be plenty of talk about how it was caused by our own government and so there is more distrust and disillusionment with our government than there once was.

But the thing that makes me the most sad about it isn’t obvious.

After 9/11, the nation came together. People cared, they came together to help each other out, not just within New York, but across the country. This is something we see a lot: when disasters happen, people are generous and kind and go further for strangers than you’d ever imagine.

It’s a great thing, but it makes me sad because it doesn’t last. A day, a week, a month later we’re back to being hateful and mistrustful, with our heads down only looking out for ourselves.

It shouldn’t take a disaster to be good to each other.

I firmly believe that if we treated each other more like we do after a disaster every day that there wouldn’t be so many people in dire need, or people living in fear of hate because that kind of love washes everything else out.

It’s a beautiful dream.




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