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  1. A peacock sipping tea makes much more sense, Shona…Where would tea be without the peacocks who pick and drink it? You take it easy 🙂

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    1. teabuddy says:

      Haha! The stupidity of the very thought kills me!!

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  2. Karen Koszyk says:

    Shona,
    Your blog today on the Evolution of Indian Tea made me laugh. It was a much needed boost after a very trying day. Thank you so much!
    Karen

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    1. teabuddy says:

      You are very welcome, Karen. What would happen to us if we never saw the funny side of things? You take it easy now!

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  3. Theanine… no wonder I need two cups of tea (sorry, Lipton. You’ll have to forgive me, I’m American) every morning when I write. Can’t do without it.

    As for the woman picker…everybody knows a woman can’t be an expert at anything, Shona. Best to replace her with a silly, pretty bird. That totally makes sense. (snort!)

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    1. teabuddy says:

      It seems we keep getting stuck on the Taj Mahal or a peacock when it comes to creating an Indian brand identity for a product. So passe!

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  4. Mitra Phukan says:

    Shona, I love your blog…got to see it because a friend of your sister Mihoo forwarded it. I live and write in Assam, though (I don’t know how to say this) I am a coffee drinker, not a tea addict! Met Mithoo again a month or so ago…she spoke about your novel. So looking forward to reading it. Hope we meet sometime!
    Mitra Phukan,
    Guwahati Assam

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    1. teabuddy says:

      How lovely to hear from you Mitra and many thanks to popping by my blog.

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  5. That was a brilliant post, Shona! I laughed when I read your sister’s response to the peach question, and I think that Lipton tea advert is the best ad I’ve ever seen, thank you for introducing it to me. If I try to work without tea my head goes fuzzy and I feel all confused.

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    1. teabuddy says:

      I do believe tea helps clear the mind. The stress levels come down and everything become more manageable. Don’t know what I’d do without tea.

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      1. It’s so true, I honestly can’t imagine life without tea. What sort of a life would that be? Dreadful.

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  6. Ravi Lai says:

    Dear Shona

    Your article that mentions your sister, Mithoo, being a Tea Board girl, “exotic creatures that created a stir wherever they went”, dates back to the time I met her in Assam when working with/for your Dad. She has always been exotic and has created a stir ever since I met her, several decades ago.

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    1. teabuddy says:

      I am sure “Miss Exotic” will be tickled when she reads your comment Ravi!

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