- "To play along, all you need is some tea, a book, and the willingness to answer some very simple questions: What tea are you drinking (and do you like it)? What book are you reading (and do you like it)? Tell us a little about your tea and your book, and whether or not the two go together."
Does the tea complement the book? Oh yes, especially since this is the first day of Pesach. The tea tastes, to me, like a subtle but lingering wine. Drinking it, I imagine myself at a seder in Odessa with my great-grandfather. In the room lit by candlelight, I imagine the ancient story of liberation as I sip my delicate wine. Our Haggadah is plain, my family is scholarly, and the desire for freedom from tyrrany is ageless. I wrap my dark green shawl about my shoulders and listen to the youngest boy asking the Questions. At least for this moment, I am content.