My youth was steeped in otherworldly and ancient glacial formations that cover the northern 2/3 of Wisconsin. Exposure to those peculiar geological features and their rich ecosystems resonated with a deep primal truth inside me, and is the prime mover that continues to influence my reverence for Life. That, plus an unrelenting affinity for movement led me to pursue innumerable subsequent outdoor excursions in natural settings from coast to coast.
As my academic interests coalesced around graduate studies in Health Sciences, the quintessential office drink, coffee, became a staple. “Drinking coffee in a cubicle” often became “Drinking too much coffee in a cubicle”. Struggling to maintain optimal hydration and Central Nervous System homeostasis, I began looking for a less-caffeinated, healthy alternative.
I re-discovered tea under wiser pretenses and was rewarded for it. Comparatively, tea is natural, clean, antioxidant-rich, hydrating, tasty, and can be warming or cooling! With a fraction of the caffeine, tea’s versatility gifted me the balance that coffee had altered, and now I am trying to gift it to you…
Since I obtained my first tea plants on Mother’s Day, 2013, I’ve been on an adventure as iconoclastic as they come; to build a small-scale tea farm in the USA, governed by Love and the latest paradigms in sustainability, resiliency, and ecosystem regeneration.
All fixed set patterns are incapable of adaptability or pliability. The truth is outside of all fixed patterns. -Bruce Lee