by Naomi Rosen
In June, my family and I traveled to New Orleans for a much anticipated vacation. One of the highlights of said trip was our adventure 2 hours north to Brookhaven, MS, and the home of The Great Mississippi Tea Company (yes, I sang the song in my head to spell that right!). Jason and Timmy were unbelievable hosts and answered every question my little tea growing noob brain could think of. For proof that I broke a sweat, you can visit the album on our Facebook Page. Our project that day was to assist with the digging/installation of the posts creating the framework for their new tea plant nursery. It was muggy, dirty work and I was ecstatic! Now, here we are 5 months later. I am so proud of these guys! They've put thousands of tea plants in the ground and launched an incredible "Adopt-A-Tea-Plant" program today...just in time for the holidays! This is, without a doubt, one of the coolest gift ideas for the tea drinker in your life! *A note to the adopters: Once you've completed the PayPal process, be sure to click on the "Take me back to the GMSTC page" option and enter your email address! Stay tuned for a multi-part series about the work being done down at The Great Mississippi Tea Company. They'll roll out over the next month or two. AND...since Joy's Teaspoon is a very proud sponsor/adoptee of the MS tea plants, we'll be giving away a couple of adoptable plants over the next few weeks. Pick your poison (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google+) and we'll get the details up in the next few days!