What does tea mean to you? Our employees share their favorite memories of Mom (and tea).
Anni, Product Development My Favorite Tea: Darjeeling Kalimpong Organic
To this day, I recall my excitement whenever my Mother, Benny, brought home a new box of tea. She always let me be the one to open the box. I would sit and play with the little figurine that was included inside, while she sipped her tea. My Mother believed that it was caffeine which stunted her own growth as a child, so my sister and I weren't allowed to have caffeine while we were growing up. I now stand at 5'1" tall, a full 3 inches taller than my Mother, so I suppose her concerns paid off.
Tracy, Human Resources My Favorite Tea: Marrakesh Mint
My first and fondest memories of tea are with my grandmother, Ivy. Growing up, I spent almost every summer in England at my grandparents’ house. Each morning, I'd wake up to a hot cup of tea next to my bed, made by my granddad Harry. I'd bring it downstairs to the small breakfast table in my grandmother's tiny kitchen, where she sat looking out the window at the day getting started. We'd sit there while everyone else slept, just the two of us, and she'd tell me stories of the neighborhood and how it was during WWII.
Pamela Woods, Sales My Favorite Tea: Vanilla Bean
My grandmother, Mary, immigrated from Ireland in the 1920's. She was incredibly progressive for the time, driving a car and working outside of the house, but her love of tea in the afternoon was pure tradition. Some of my fondest childhood memories are of sitting with her at the kitchen table, drinking tea, eating English muffins, and playing card games with a few of her friends. I remember feeling so special and grown up (the 'penny per hand' stakes meant I was gambling!).
Ashley, Customer Service My Favorite Tea: Genmai Cha
When I was in 5th grade, my Mom, Lupe, took me to the Camelia Tea room for first time on Christmas Eve. I still remember the sparkling decorations and the smell of fresh baked scones and cookies. Going to the Camelia Tea Room has since become an annual tradition I look forward to every year with my Mom. My sister-in-law Ashley has recently joined us in this tradition and, one day, if I have a daughter of my own, I can't wait to share this tradition with her.
Lisle, Sales My Favorite Tea: Organic Breakfast
This is one of my favorite memories, watching my daughter, Molly, have a tea party with her father. I feel blessed to have had my camera nearby. No doubt she was saying something like "No Daddy, I do. You drink this. Now. It's chocolate."
Tom, Marketing My Favorite Tea: Coconut Assam
Shortly after I began working at Mighty Leaf, my wife, Nina, and my daughter, Sophie, fell in love with our teas. The two of them began taking “tea tours” in San Francisco together. These adventures included a full English tea service, Matcha Latte's and even Boba tea. Inspired by their adventures, Sophie recently threw a tea party for eight of her friends. She made scones, sandwiches and cookies, and paired them with her favorite teas. It brings me joy to see them bond over tea together and it’s been a fun way to for them to connect.
Nanci, Customer Service My Favorite Tea: Organic African Nectar
My daughter Parker has been surround by tea since she was 3 years old. As a Mom, I loved sharing a cup of Mighty Leaf's Organic African Nectar with my daughter, since it is renowned for its soothing qualities, and is perfect to unwind after a hectic day. Now that she's older, our new tradition is starting the morning with Organic Breakfast. She has developed quite the tea collection in our kitchen, and even brought Mighty Leaf along with her last Thanksgiving when she joined the water protector movement at Spirit Rock in North Dakota.
Jennifer, E-Commerce My Favorite Tea: Organic Mint Melange
It has become so commonplace that if I sit down at the table without my mug of tea in the mornings, my son, Jacob, asks me where my tea is. He then proceeds to stick his head in my cup, smells and says “Mmm”. When I ask if he wants a sip I get, “Yuck, tea is for mommies”
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