One of the beautiful things about the work that we do is the connections we make with our customers. From conversations about what types of tastes and teas someone prefers, to the deeper interactions regarding medicinal teas and the reasons they are needed – we value the interactions.
Sometimes the name of a tea comes from one of our many geekeries and fandoms, sometimes it is named for the person it was created for, sometimes the names are more simply descriptive of what the tea was blended to be.
‘Rebecca’s Rose’ is one of a relatively small grouping of our teas where the name was chosen as a salute to people who have effected us.
During our first year, the stories of two women touched me fairly deeply. Both of them were named Rebecca.
One of them I interacted with directly, during the course of a type of personal tragedy that I understand a bit too well. Her strength, integrity, compassion, and courage as she dealt with it was beautiful to see. She took the time to encourage us in our work, and held onto her sense of humour and joy in life. It is easy to become bitter in the face of grief and loss, and she did not do so.
The second woman I did not have the opportunity to communicate with directly, but I was able to see the effect she had had on her family. The love and regard held for her was deep and brilliant and inspiring and honest. To be able to inspire that, she must have been amazing.
Through them I was reminded of a number of important truths about life and family, tied into both the joy and the grief. We chose to create a tea with roses due to what they have always represented to me.
Roses are beautiful, in all stages of their growth, from the jagged leaves and thorned stems, to the shape of the buds, to the full flowers with their glorious scents… and even a dormant bush adds a stark stately grace to winter. Life is beauty. Life has pain. It takes understanding both sides of it to truly live.
Now for the basics:
Organic Ingredients: Keemun Black Tea, Rose Petals, Rosehips
Batch Weight: 2.2 ounces (approximately 30-35 cups of tea)
Options: Loose Tea (Bag, Tin, *LatchTin), Teabags
* The Latch-tin holds 2 batches, 4.4 ounces, or approximately 60-70 cups of tea. It is a separate listing on Etsy.