Yes guys, despite the four-day weekend, I am not going to post about snow. Now don’t get me wrong: I love snow. I’ve NEVER seen this much snow in one place in my life, and I’m PSYCHED that there is supposed to be another 5 inches Sunday night/ Monday morning (:D ).
But enough about snow. I want to talk about High Tea.
Wait, Tea? Did she just say tea? I thought this was an American school?
Yes, Newman is a school in midwest, USA, but Bl. John Henry Newman was from England and we spent this week (or at least we tried) celebrating his birthday. The main event, and ironically the only one that actually happened, was High Tea.
High Tea is where the entire school, from students to staff, go to Gorges Atrium (aka the big round thing by the gym) and drink tea and eat treats. I got several pasties, tarts, and I even tried some very interesting cheese! There was salmon too, and my fish-loving friends said that it was quite tasty (I’m not a fan of fish so I didn’t get any).
Also, I recently realized how much I actually like tea! But I like it the same way I like my coffee: cream and sugar. I tried tea least year black because I was afraid of putting milk in another drink and I just didn’t like it. It was rather nasty, in my opinion. It’s been a year so I’m not sure what it tasted like, but I’d say bitter. But this year I put cream and sugar in it and it was great! I even received a second cupful from our amazing Dr. Dunn!
So if you happen to be around Newman during this week next year, do come! Of course, I’m crossing my fingers that they change Cardinal Newman week (our celebration) the week of Bl. Newman’s feast day: October 9th. Then again, October 9th happens to be my birthday so I may be a BIT biased.