College is a place where dreams incubate and where inventors test their ideas. Given the bucolic surroundings of Penn State University, it is arguably a plentifully fertile field of dreams.
My own Florida A&M University professors also encouraged me to develop ideas, to test concepts and to analyze the results. Whether it be tea or adding a creative twist to a classic, exploration leads a path into new possibilities.
Picture it. We walk over to 34 Ritenour Building.
Take off your shoes.
Take a seat.
Have a cup of Korean Sejak (pronounced “say-jack”) green tea.
Enter the zone where both tea and words flow.
** Lights suddenly go dim **
Who dimmed the lights?!
Natural sunlight is preferable and turning off the lights is unnecessary. As a matter of fact, that’s an entirely different classic song and post altogether.
Focus, good tea people, focus.
Filling Me Softly With Good Cha
Heard Penn State ran a Tea House
I heard they liked to brew
So I went to State College
To share a pot or two
And there they were these young folks
Bringing tears to my eyes
Keeping pots full of hot water
Pouring tea cups carefully
Filling me softly with good cha
Filling me softly
With good cha
Studying our tea world
To learn more
Filling us softly with more cha
Let all the tea aficionadoes sing: “Oooh oh oh…” (“La la la la” implied). Whatever your song, let there be tea. Cups up!