Tea of the Day: Ginseng Oolong by Sipping Streams Tea Company
Description: Stimulating and subtly sweet, this oolong tea has a taste resembling ti kwan yin, but with the sweet and refreshing aroma of ginseng. Our ginseng oolong is produced using tightly rolled, superior oolong tea mixed with ginseng root, resulting in a healthy drink that nourishes the body and enriches the soul.
Dry tea smells slightly sweet and fresh.
Steeped tea smells a little sweeter than the dry does
Liquor is a light golden yellow color in the cup on the first steeping, and gets darker on subsequent steepings.
The tea itself is sweet and light. It is a pleasing and soothing cup that feels calming with every sip. I didn’t feel it needed any sugar, but from the way it tastes it would take sugar well. All in all, will definitely drink again.
Tea Rating: 5/5
There’s a storm outside.
Not literally, it’s actually shaping out to be quite the nice day as far as the weather goes.
The storm I’m referring to is rather more personal than that.
Between the actual hurricanes, the concerns over health care, and the recent deadly shooting, it seems to me that there is more hot air and anger than anything else.
There is what seems like a storm of division across the United States, and in some cases this is bleeding over to world politics as well.
And I just find it sad.
This is not to say that I think people should stop being upset. In many cases, being upset is the right response.
What I feel sad about is what I see being done with that upset.
There is so much fighting, name calling and vitriol that some moments I’m surprised that we aren’t already fighting Civil War II.
I’ve said this before, but you can’t fight hate with hate. If you say something hateful to me, or about my family, and I respond the same way, nothing has changed. You feel like you were justified in your ire, and I feel righteous about mine.
Meanwhile, people who need help from both of us are dying.
Most politicians are in that top tier of people who don’t live (and have probably never lived) paycheck to paycheck. They have no concept of the day to day struggles that their actions or lack of action causes.
But, we do.
No matter where you stand on the issues that plague our country and our world, being hateful to each other only makes all of our problems worse.
So, please, before you post a thing, think about it for a second. Would you be hurt, or angry, or scared if that thing was directed at you? If the answer is yes, don’t post it. And if you already have, don’t keep that thread going.
We all need to find out compassion, before it’s too late.