Displayed in the photograph to the right is the “Tea Station” in the Deft Digits Guitar Lessons lobby. All students, parents, and guests are offered a cup of tea upon entering the teaching studio. It’s proving to be a big hit in these chilly months, and as I’m experiencing my first non-Californian winter in ten years, it warms me up as much as anyone.
Because it’s easy. The more likely reason is that I had more tea, in variety and in total volume, than I could possibly handle myself at the time I started Deft Digits. A few years ago, I decided to give up coffee (didn’t last long) and replace it with tea. I found myself buying a couple boxes of new flavors with every grocery trip. I was soon overwhelmed, and I’ve since been chipping away at my collection of blacks, greens, whites, and herbals.
It could also have to do with my life-long obsession with this scene from Alice in Wonderland, one of the greatest in the history of cinema: