Tuesday, June 10, 2008
A thoughtful gift of tea
My dad gave me a great birthday present this year. It was quite unexpected, as dad usually leaves the giftshopping to mom, but it was pretty spectacular! See, he had been on a trip to Gotland (Sweden's largest island) with some friends, and decided to drop into Kränku which is a pretty famous tea store. There, he got me the gorgeous cup with sheep you see above, and five of their signature teas.
And as if that wasn't enough, he went out to get five nice glass jars, labeled them and filled them with the teas. I was really touched by his effort! The tea is great by the way - number 2, which is Kalkstensdrömmar ("Chalkstone Dreams") is my very favorite. And - every morning I'm reminded of how much my dad cares about me, and that's the best part of all.