Monday, July 21, 2008

Tea and Robbery

Recently, I happened to see two articles about tea and, of all things, robbery. How odd! I thought it warranted a post.

The first article I saw was during research for my recent review of Tea & Sympathy Tearoom. It's a profile of a businessperson, but it tells a story about his father's experience with tea, sympathy and robbery. (You need to log in to the New York Times to read it.)

The second item was something I ran across while researching iced tea for a company's blog I work on. It was a recent news item about a woman in Japan who stopped a robbery with iced tea.

It's amazing how tea can serve as such a strong way of recognizing the humanity in others. Of course, this is part of the theme in Samovar's Passage to Peace video podcast series, but that's another story!

2 comments:

Summer said...

The woman in Japan amazed me! That's a great story. :)

Also wanted to let you know, the new phase of the tea contest is up: http://tinyurl.com/5zkzj2

I'd love to see your entry!

Denise at Uniquely Tea said...

Tea Greetings! I just came across your blog via a Google Alert. I recently mentioned the Tea and Sympathy book on my tea blog. I'm looking forward to reading your article about the tearoom. Cheers!