Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, Polly put the kettle on, We’ll all have tea! (Thanks, Grandma!)
I started this blog a few years ago to help me get through a particularly horrible Masters degree. It was much easier to write about tea than to write about formative assessment in the ESL classroom – which proved to be kind of useless when I quit my teaching job two years after graduation. Teacher burnout is real, it’s life-changing, and it’s devastating. I went back to college (3rd time’s a charm, right?). I graduated and started on a new career path. I am starting to get my life back. I have free time again for the first time in 6 years. I’m reading tons and tons, and teaching myself how to play the ukulele. I hope to travel again one day, but before that happens, I need to pay off about 3 million dollars in student loans.
What I really love about tea is its ability to transport me through time and space. My posts are a little bit nostalgia, a little bit escape, a little bit meditation, a little bit self-help, and a lot of learning about new teas. I’m not a trained tea professional. I would love to do a ‘Tea Sommelier’ program someday… after the dust settles. My tea tasting reactions are straight from the gut and unpolished.
My photos and my words and opinions are my own, and I believe in sharing, but I ask that if you re-post my photos or my reviews, please give credit and link back to my blog, as I will give you credit for your amazing teas, and provide links to your site. Thank you for sharing responsibly.
After 4 wonderful years of blogging, I shut it all down in February, 2018. I can no longer keep up with posting regularly. I’m grateful to all who supported me over 4 years – readers, suppliers, vendors, and friends. I’m not accepting any more tea or partnerships, but I hope people will continue to read the posts, leave comments if you want, and follow the links to some great tea companies!