What seems like a long time ago now, I came around to tea. I’d grown up drinking coffee, and lived in a place that had good coffee forever. (Try a cafe au lait at the Cafe Du Monde, for example. And while you’re at it, you might as well have a beignet too.) Tea had always just tasted like bad boiled grass. To be fair, I hadn’t given it much of a chance. Just the nasty stuff that comes in mass market tea bags.
Anyhow, this was soon after a company called Republic of Tea got started here in the Bay Area. They did a great job of marketing. Great graphics. Clever names. One of them was Sky Between The Branches. I always loved the name and the drawing of the tree against the sky. And one day, not too much later, coming back to the car after snorkeling in Maui, I looked back and saw beautiful, delicate trees against the sky.
But that’s an old shot. And the project is supposed to be about new ones.