As 2013 comes to a close, we wish the best for our readers and contributors.  We are indebted forever to those who plant, maintain, and pluck the leaves that flavor our cups, warm our bodies, and nourish our spirits.  Many blessings are due to those who manage the tea gardens and advocate for workers.

For all the places in the world where tea is grown – every continent except Antarctica – 4759535950_7bca6684c8we hope that peace makes its residence in your homeland, and may that peace be nurtured regularly over a cup of comforting brew.

From all of us here at T Ching: happy holidays to you and yours! Wishing you all the best in 2014 and at least ten thousand cups of tea!

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