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To a Tea

January 25, 2013 CookingServiceVanilla Life  12 comments

I post so much about tea that I thought I would expound on it because, well, because I can.

I did a tea portion of a class before a formal Leather dinner and it was, apparently, a revelation to a lot of people, so maybe it will have some value here, too.

Tea is a lovely beverage.  It is the second most consumed drink in the world, after water.

Experts say tea provides as many disease-fighting flavonoids antioxidants as fruits or vegetables.

Antioxidants are naturally occurring chemicals that promote a healthier immune system.

White tea contains the most antioxidants, followed by green tea. Black tea undergoes a fermentation process, which severely decreases its antioxidant content (though it still has more than coffee).

Additionally, tea contains a lot of other natural compounds that prom...

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My Fortune

December 17, 2012 ServiceVanilla Life  No comments

I got a fortune cookie a month or so ago and I’ve had the fortune sitting on my desk since then.

It says, “Service is the rent we pay for the privilege of living on this planet.”

Now, is that a perfect fortune for me, or what?

I like service and I appreciate it.  I also like that service has a sort of intimacy about it.

Serving well requires knowing the person you are serving, their likes and dislikes, what they do and do not like.

Serving haphazardly can be more annoying than anything else.

For instance, I don’t drink coffee.

Ever.

Never ever.

I won’t eat food that has a mocha flavor to it.

I dislike it pretty intensely, to a point that even the smell of it, particularly if it’s strong, will make me a little ill.

So, I remember being at a formal Leather Dinner years back and one of my sl...

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