When the Pot Cracks – Tea, Love and Envy


Straight From The Leaf


There it was: LOVE.

LOVE was big, obvious, and undeniable.

As it often is, LOVE came unexpectedly. What was LOVE doing in New York? As a Philadelphia native, I admit to wondering if it was accidentally borrowed, i.e. stolen, from the City of Brotherly Love’s City Hall or LOVE Park.

Now LOVE is in New York. What was it doing in Midtown Manhattan? The answer is obvious: LOVE only shows up when and where the need is most critical.

Seeing LOVE up close and personal, the next steps became similarly obvious:

  • See LOVE.
  • Share LOVE.
  • Remember LOVE.

I continued walking down the street, thinking about LOVE, and counting my blessings as cups waiting to be filled.

Make Mine Matcha Green


“Envy is the art of counting the other fellow’s blessings instead of your own.” – Harold Coffin, American humorist 

Counting the bubbles floating atop this…

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About Verna L. Hamilton

Unapologetic tea aficionado travels world, drinks tea, and pours out words. Shares her passion for the Camellia Sinensis plant in all its forms -- black, oolong, green, white, pu-erh -- and, if done well, doesn't discriminate against rooibos, herbals, tisanes or other infusions. Uses tea as a bridge towards bringing people together. Cups up! #DrinkTea

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