| Aziz Idris |
THE Coffee Bean donated 125 copies of a children’s books entitled ‘Master Davey & The Magic Tea House: The Ledged of the Blue Tiger’ to various schools in the Sultanate yesterday at the opening ceremony for the 3rd Student Entrepreneurship Development Expo (SEDEx) held at the Dewan Riadah of the Youth Centre in the capital. This children’s book was co-authored by David De Candia, Director of Tea at The Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf, and author Susan Chodakiewitz.
Main character Hopper Smith is a boy who spends his time watching Master Davey blend various ancient teas instead of the typical activities of kids his age, like playing tag and riding bikes. These experiences are all the more exciting as he learns to unleash the power of his imagination and follow his heart.
However, Master Davey’s precious Blue Tiger Tea will soon disappear from the world forever. Can Hopper Smith, a boy with the power to unlock the stories hidden in the tea, find the courage to face the fierce Blue Tiger and save the tea? That is the crux of the story.
On hand to accept this magical adventure book was the Minister of Education, Pehin Orang Kaya Seri Kerna Dato Seri Setia (Dr) Haji Awang Abu Bakar bin Haji Apong, from the General Manager of The Coffee Bean, Khairul Nizam Abu Bakar.
According to The Coffee Bean, the children’s books will be donated to various schools across the Sultanate in the hopes of fostering a love for reading and tea in children, as well as teach children the importance of using their senses of taste, smell, touch, and hearing to experience the world around them.
Members of the public who wish to purchase the book can do so starting today, and is available at all Coffee Bean outlets. The book will be sold on its own, as well as in a gift set with Blue Tiger Tea. “Children will be able to read this magical tale then drink the tea that Hopper and Camellia enjoyed in the story,” said Khairul Nizam.