In preparation for the tea festivities, I watched a DVD called All In This Tea. One section included a quote (I'll have to paraphrase) that really moved me and that I would like to share with you:
“In this moment [of drinking tea], we have the same experience that Queen Victoria had 150 years ago, the same taste a Chinese Emperor would have loved. Tea is living archeology. We are resurrecting flavors and experiences that bind us to the past shared by generations before us.”
Comments from participants:
"I don't usually like scones, but yours were so buttery and delicious."
"You are a wonderful hostess! Thank you for a great time of tea and new friends! I look forward to another event in the future."
"You have a talent for making food and the sharing of it so meaningful."
"Thank you, Leslie, for the splendid time at High Tea and the onolicious food! I am grateful for you, your skill, your palate and your vision for the community and the world!"