Dilmah Extra Strength and Premium Black Tea, Beautiful Floral Pick-me-up

Choosing between Dilmah Extra Strength and Premium Ceylon black tea, a review: aroma, taste and color. Caffeine content, best pairing of black tea, secret tips.

Choosing to brew tea daily was a bold infusion for me. As someone who cherished the robust, invigorating punch of daily coffee, I was skeptical about finding a strong tea that could match that intensity. But then I encountered Dilmah Extra Strength black tea, a blend so rich and full-bodied that it left me smiling. It’s not just tea; it’s an experience.

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The Secret of the Easter Bunny and Other Beautiful Paschal Symbols

Easter in Romania, Scents, Sights, Sounds

Although I am a Christian Orthodox I’ve always wondered why there is an Easter Bunny, what’s its secret, what story brought the hare among the other beautiful and meaningful Paschal symbols such as the Easter Eggs, the lamb, or the lily flower.

This year Orthodox Easter will be celebrated on Sunday, May the 5th and I look forward to coloring Easter eggs with their ancient symbology (this year we’ll try all natural dyes), cooking delicious Romanian lamb-terrine called drob, assisting my husband in baking delicious cozonac, and mostly celebrating the holy fire of Easter, in my heart. There was no Easter Bunny when I grew up in Romania.

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The New Year in Romania and the Bear, Unveiling Magical Rites

bear and travelers, fable about friends

As the world transits from the old to the new year I am remembered of the bear and its rejuvenation and of some lesser-known magical rites from Romania. Much like nutrients enrich the soil before the sun even warms the earth in spring, awakening beings from slumber, the hibernating bear symbolizing life in delicate equilibrium.

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On the Night of Saint Andrew, on Wolves’ Night #Im4Ro

On the Night of Saint Andrew, on Wolves' Night #Im4Ro

On the Night of Saint Andrew, on wolves’ night, in Romanian folklore it is believed that the boundary between the living world and the realm of the dead becomes blurred. Troublesome spirits, known as strigoii, moroii, or vampires, are said to roam the villages, especially the crossroads, tormenting the living and even inflict harm.

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