Wednesday, August 22, 2007

Three cups of tea (and more)

In this blog entry from last November, I posted about a book called Three Cups of Tea. From it I learned that in Afghani culture, the occasion of a third tea visit, a third cup of tea, signifies the flourishing of a long-lasting friendship.

Rachel and I have shared many more than three cups of tea over the years. Hot ice tea in the mountains on hiking trips; London Fogs while planning wedding details; Earl Grey at school with water borrowed from the cafeteria--to name just a few.

It's been a lot harder to drink tea together since she and Trev have been in Korea for the past year (see their fabulous blog) but yesterday we had another chance to do so. You may remember this picture where we shared tea with them in absentia.

Well, two days before they had to fly back to Seoul, Rach and Trev drove up and we went together to Lake Louise to visit the Plain of Six Glaciers Teahouse--for tea, of course, and for a visit. We had an absolutely lovely time with them and miss them already.

To top it all off, Rachel gave me a set of Korean tea china. How neat is that!

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