Anyway, I'm musing late at night now, while waiting for my oolong to oxidize. Basically, I have just enough tea for me to pick and keep completely busy every weekend from March onwards. To celebrate finishing with the first flush harvest (just today), I planted six new small leaf tea seedlings. Looking forward to the years later when I'll probably have to add more pickers or create new hours in the day. Actually, the tea is growing just as my kids are also maturing, so now I have more time than ever to spend in the garden. Gardens and kids...mark the passage of time so well.The oldest, Alex, is 16 now - old enough to mow the field and help me prune. And the youngest, Julia, is 10 - happy to be able to earn a few dollars helping to mow with our little battery powered mower that fits just between the tea rows. It doesn't get much better than this.