February 21, 2005
Heidi is sick. Not as in nasty, but as in she doesn't feel well. Me, being the kind hearted person that I am decided to bring her some TWININGS (mind you) Red Bush tea. It is a personal favorite. And I felt so bad for her cause she sounds like a mix between a fog horn and a goose.
So here goes our conversation after making the tea.
Heidi in a monotone voice with a slight twinge of derision: "It smells like Africa."
Hill being the optimist that she is: "Doesn't that just make you feel wonderful?! It is like you are traveling to Africa!"
Heidi with a more pronounced twinge of derision and now sarcasm added in: "I don't know if I like Africa."
Posted by hill at February 21, 2005 03:18 PM
Is "converations", something tea related? I'm somewhat of a tea connoisseur, and I've never heard of that...
Ah... the smells of Africa in a cup. Only tea can do that.
ah yes.. red bush one of my personal favorites too. I discovered this tea in Germany. I walked into a large tea shop and was overwhelmed by the smells that seemed to explode in a more intense way with every step I took. I purchased two bags of red bush on the spot. One vanilla which is rich like the smell of sweet pipe tobacco, and the other caramel which has been devoured because of my abundant sharing of it. I still have half a bag of the vanilla which I have horded and kept for extremely special occasions, like barmitsfas and wakes.. (ha ha ha) or those evenings when I just need to escape to Africa.
P.s. I'm a rather "sick" too.. so I feel Heidi's pain immensely right now... or is that my own head about to explode!?
man, I hope she gets well soon. Tea is always a nice substitute for other things that may make you feel better. ok, i'm really bad with ambiguity.
yeah, red bush does have that effect on you. It's like the york peppermint patty of teas. "when I sip a cup of redbush i get the sensation that i'm running accross the savanah straining to keep step with a wild herd of elephants as they escape the approaching rain storm..."
Aww, thanks you guys. Tim, I told Hill yesterday that you guys really cheered me up on Sunday-it was really sweet of you to come over. :) And I'm trying your remedy tonight.
I don't know if I'll be able to develop a taste for the red bush. Maybe if it's flavored like Ethan's...but I'm pretty skeptical.
having worked in a gourmet, fine import quality tea shop I must weigh in here, the name is actually Roibus, the SOUTH african term, the language being Anfrikaner, just to pinpoint the exact location on the vast Arfican plain. Roibus does in fact mean Red bush, that would be its crude name, and I would just like to add that it has 30 times the antioxidants of green tea. the loosleaf version can be found at www.teavanna.com where it comes tinged with a twist of rose petal flavor blended with a fine white tea bud, harvested once a year during the full moon in China, white tea as it were. ( It is late at night here, but all this is true.
Just wanted to say hope you had a Great Birthday HILL!! Sorry I'm not around to make fun of you in your old age! :) Oh and I also need your address to send you something!! :) SO e-mail me sometime K?
HAPPY BIRTHDAY late. ;) Tell Heidi I said sorry about being sick...uck!! I don't think I'd want anything to do with a tea that reminds you of chasing after wild elephants...that could be gross.
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