August 30, 2007

Well Played, Padre!

Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you the superb Father M:

What to drink? While Black Velvet seems to be the official drink of Patum Peperium I thought perhaps tea might be in order. What kind of tea? Christine endorsed Assam so off I went to find Assam at the local "Whole Foods". Please note that while "Whole Foods" will valet your SUV they will not purvey Assam. Trust me-- they don't know their Assam from a hole in the wall. I was directed upon request to the tea aisle. There, rising before me, like a Canaanite altar to Baal, was an entire wall of tea: Teas to loose weight or gain health. Teas with names like Sleepy Time and Zinger, Fruity "Free and Lemon Bliss" alas, no Assam. There was even something called "Republic of Tea" which on principle was completely unacceptable. Most likely there had, at one time, been a tranquil Kingdom of Tea and then some socialist tempest-in-a-teapot came to pass and infused the Teas with a bureaucratic Tea welfare state where no one gets to spout off and everyone gets steamed, hence, no Republic of Tea for me. No Sir. I settled on a nice variety box of recognizable teas and shook the dust from my capped-toed shoes.

Go on over and read the rest. And if you are not a regular at Patum Peperium, well, you really should be: the crew of PP, under the kind but firm leadership of the spectacular Mrs. P, are teh goods.

Posted by Robert at August 30, 2007 10:04 AM | TrackBack

Thank you Robbo.

Posted by: Mrs. Peperium at August 30, 2007 10:45 AM

Who knew Ba'al was a tea drinker? :-)

Or maybe I read that too quickly . . .

I've been thinking about Ba'al recently. Recently, one of the Bible readings in the Liturgy of the Hours was 1 Kings, Chapter 18. It's become a favorite. . .

Posted by: The Colossus at August 30, 2007 01:09 PM

Good heavens! I've headlined at the Llamas! Needless to say I feel very out-classed in that Joey-Bishop-opening-for-Sinatra-at-the-Sands kinda way.

Posted by: Father M. at August 30, 2007 02:32 PM