April 13, 2014

GIVEAWAY: A Tall Tale of Tea

April 27th is “National Tell a Story Day” and Buddha Teas and Hi Tea Style would love to hear some of your best stories you’ve shared with friends over a cup of tea!  National Tell a Story Day celebrates story-telling of all kinds- whether it be stories from memories, folklore, fiction, non-fiction, poetry or other written material.
The UK and Scotland also celebrate National Tell a Story Day- six months after we do- October 27th. Here in the US we celebrate April 27th by going out with friends and telling our own stories, reading others written works and bringing our own stories to life. 
Win: One lucky winner will receive three different teas from Buddha Teas (winner’s choice)!
To enter: Leave a comment telling us your story or writing a poem.  Please be sure to leave your email address in your comment.

Deadline for entries:  Sunday, April 27, 2014 11:59 HST.
Winner Announced: Sunday, May 4, 2014.
Good luck!

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  1. My favorite stories always involve my grandparents. Growing up, I spent many summers at their house while my parents worked. I have so many fond memories of walking to Kaiko Mall in Hilo Town with my granny and grandpa to meet up with all their friends for coffee and tea. It was so fun to be the little kid amongst all the "old folk" and listen to their stories about the good ole days. I really learned the meaning of friendship and community at those gatherings because they were all so supportive and kind to each other and to me! To add to all the fun, I usually got a dollar or two for being a "good girl" and would treat myself to a Sanrio trinket afterwards! =)


  2. Tea...such a soothing liquid. Made out of just about anything, from mushrooms, to flowers, to leaves, to roots...how wonderful a beverage tea can be. How healing a beverage tea can be...how blissful it can be to sit outside as the sun arises and the wind blows as you sip your delicious morning tea...like a nice hot cup of Yerba Mate. Mmm...mmm...Tea! As the buddhist master Thich Nhat Hanh so wonderfully states, “Drink your tea slowly and reverently, as if it is the axis on which the world earth revolves – slowly, evenly, without rushing toward the future; live the actual moment. Only this moment is life.”


  3. Auntie Bett (as everyone called her) lived in the most low-tech world imaginable, NO television, NO radio and NO worries while I was totally electronic media; the CEO of the local community access television station and a disc jockey on the radio. To Auntie Bett all that mattered in life was sharing simple joys, conversation, bargains at the thrift shop and a hot cup of tea to linger over with friends and everyone became a friend when Auntie Bett poured tea. She taught me the importance of slowing down, being present and that there was nothing a hot cup f tea couldn't make better. All her life Auntie Bett lived as she wanted, loved like it was everything and proved that the simple joys in life, fit everyone to a T.