A Tea Reader: Living One cup at a Time by Katrina Avilla Munichiello

By Katrina Avilla Munichiello

A Tea Reader incorporates a number of tales that hide the spectrum of lifestyles. This anthology stocks the ways in which tea has replaced lives via own, intimate tales. learn of deep relations moments, conquered heartbreak, and peace present in the face of loss. A Tea Reader contains tales from all kinds of tea humans: humans mentioned it the tea culture, these newly gaining knowledge of it, vintage writings from long-ago tea fanatics and people making tea a profession. jointly those stories create a brand new photograph of a tea drinker. They express that tea isn't easily whatever you drink, however it additionally presents quiet moments for making very important judgements, a catalyst for dialog, and the power we occasionally have to function in our lives.

The tales present in A Tea Reader hide the spectrum of lifestyles, similar to the improvement of recent friendships, starting new careers, taking dream trips, and primarily sharing the deep moments of existence with associates and households. locate reflections of your self and people you recognize in tales similar to a tea store proprietor whose middle is damaged via typhoon Katrina, after which reveals the power to begin back, or a girl sharing a final second along with her father over a cup of tea.

Whether you're a tea lover or now not, the following you can find tales that talk to you and encourage you. take a seat, seize a cup, and browse on.

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He flew back home but held on to me from across the Atlantic with letters and gifts. The black nightgown was opaque but paper-thin: soft, expensive, and not what I expected from a guy in his early twenties. It was a classy choice, and I like a man with good taste. I liked the anecdote of how his parents had to find discreet ways to get rid of the gerbils he bred as a child; he couldn’t bear to keep the male and female gerbils in separate cages. I liked that he gave up a carefree youth to be a successful carpenter and fill his downtown apartment with furniture he made with his own hands; he was missing part of one thumb and I decided there was nothing sexier than a man who knew sacrifice.

I’ve never taken something that wasn’t given to me. Yet, whether I’m handed an extra T-shirt to sleep in or a scarf to wear home, I’ve managed to accumulate dating memorabilia and I don’t know what to do with them. I’m not a hoarder. I clean out my wardrobe diligently every six months. Yet I keep the remains of these escapades neatly tucked away in the back of my closet, empty shells of late nights and questionable decisions that evolved into nothing at all. The first piece of clothing I ever kept was that of a young man named Roger, whom I met at a sports bar.

It was seen as a foreign sport, so there was a lot of international influence. At the same time, soccer had just started to get a foothold in what was called the North American Soccer League. This was the era when Pelé played for the New York Cosmos. It was the perfect storm; I started playing a game that had just begun an American league with these international stars that had played in the World Cups and European Cups. I got hooked. And luckily for me, I grew up in California in a neighborhood where people were cool about trying everything.

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