Episode 117: Tea for Two

Our first love story from the road: We came to Sri Lanka with every intention of filming a video about an organic, fair trade tea farmer. That is exactly what we were planning when we set foot on the small tea farm of Piyasena and his wife Ariyawatha. What we didnt expect was to be so taken with the relationship between the two of them. What started as a farm story quickly turned into a story about love and dedication amongst the Ceylon tea fields.  ps. Mirra and I are getting Married!

  • Uncle Steve

    Congratulations Danny and Mirra!! We are very happy for you.

  • Greg

    A beautiful video, a beautiful story and beautiful news! Congratulations to you both!

  • Mrs. Larkin

    congratulations! Also, that was beautiful!

  • http://www.facebook.com/mary.q.mccallum Mary Quinn Mccallum

    What a touching story. You always find the magic. Congrats and very best wishes! Hooray!

  • http://pjbfcp.com/ pjbfcp

    Congratulations! Enjoy your bright future together.

  • cheekychilli

    Nothing is so beautiful as two people truly in love! Such a lovely video. And congratulations to you both!

  • Kathy McDonnell

    I’m delighted to hear this news Mirra and Danny! Congratulations!! I look forward to a beautiful video of you two 34 years from now :)

  • Karen Barnes

    Adorable couple… may your love be a beacon through good times and bad… and hope that when you touch toes under the perennial plate table you keep the electricity and connection as demonstrated by this lovely pair. Congrats to you both and to Peter and Shaleigh, too. (another pair who demonstrate love and dedication both at the table and in the countryside) Karen Barnes

  • JakeDOlson

    Beautiful. So happy for you goth Mirra and Daniel, I feel like I know you guys through these 3 years of videos. My sincerest congratulations!

  • Shelley and John

    Wow! Best wishes for a wonderful and delicious future together. What a charming video!

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  • Stacy

    what a wonderful, simple story. all the best to you two as you move forward – doing things, making things and going places together. xo

  • http://www.facebook.com/dane.schmitt Dane Alan Schmitt

    Beautiful and fitting…e congratulazioni per il tuo fidanzamento!

  • http://twitter.com/JudyChucker Judy Chucker

    Lovely. And, mazel tov to you love birds!

  • Dina Grant

    Congratulations Danny and Mirra! Stephen and I are thrilled for you. Loved this vignette.

  • Robin

    Congratulations to you both and what a sweet story to accompany your announcement.

  • Nancy

    Congratulations Danny and Mira. We are all thrilled for you. I loved the Tea for Two episode. It made me teary eyed.

  • http://www.facebook.com/ellen.spielberg Ellen Spielberg

    Congratulations! Always work toward the same goal!

  • Bob

    Congratulations you two. Does this mean we will see more of Mira on your vids?

  • http://www.facebook.com/cindy.koreen Cindy Collyard Koreen

    Congratulations to both of you!! <3

  • Alt

    Loved it :)

  • Aimee

    what a sweet couple! Congrats to you two!

  • Susan

    What a lovely story and music to go with it! We are thrilled for you! It is clear that you do everything together just like the sweet couple in the video. Your marriage will be equally sweet. Xo Susan and Dean

  • ltcookies

    Such a sweet story. Congrats to the two of you as well!

  • Teresa

    Lovely story — theirs and your own as well! All the very best.

  • Honey and Vanilla

    Oh my goodness congratulations. Love and live the way you two want, not how society tells you to.:)

  • http://twitter.com/shelbyedibleMB Shelby Lambert

    LOVE! Congratulations to you both for many happy years!

  • sensensensibility

    Congrats to you two, and a wonderful clip to accompany it , what a talent for finding a story

  • http://applesandanarchy.wordpress.com/ Natalia

    This was so ridiculously lovely. Thank you! And congratulations :)

  • Manny Gutierrez

    Congratulations. wish you two the Best!

  • Kathy DiPangrazio

    Where can we buy their tea? I want to drink what they’re drinking!

  • http://www.facebook.com/ulivedu Eduardo Del Cerro

    very very touching story. and congrats! 😀

  • http://twitter.com/kaleandcola Mirra Fine

    Wow. Thank you for all these wonderful notes of congratulations, and for being excited for us. It’s so kind of you to take the time to write something. And thank you for taking in this wonderful couple…Im trying to find a way to make sure they can see the video as well. Their story is so touching.

  • http://about.me/neillk Neill Kramer

    Truly delightful! And congrats. May you be as happy as the couple in the film.

  • andy kibort

    and I am sitting here crying…. so ecstatic for you! May only good things come your way and may your love “SUSTAIN” the ages… love you….. andy kibort

  • andy kibort

    p.s. i loved that vimeo…. so incredibly touching and sweet…..

  • always hungry for good food

    I’m screaming out loud even though I’ve never met you and I don’t know you. Congratulations!!!! I’m so thrilled for the two of you!

  • http://www.facebook.com/BronxtoBarn Sylvia Burgos Toftness

    Daniel and Mirra, congratulations. I hope that you, like Piyasena and Ariyawatha, are on the road to a wonderful married life together. Blessings.

  • Guyrie

    wonderful video! Congrats and may you both have great happiness together.

  • Sierra

    What a sweet video. I loved it. Jimmy and I just celebrated the 20 year anniversary of our first kiss last Sunday. Happy to read about your engagement. Congratulations to you both on your decision to continue your journey together! We’ll keep watching the ride! :)

  • http://driftersblog.com/ JR Riel

    I really loved this one! Reminds me so much of my parents. I was raised in Hawaii in a semi-traditional farming/fishing lifestyle, and I can totally understand the dedication that these two have for one another. I see it in my parents who have worked hard in unison together to bring us up in love and security, my father fished from the sea and farmed the land every day of his life for us and my mother has always been there by his side supporting him. My three siblings and I are all spread out in different parts of the world now, but it is still our parents’ love that keeps us together as a family. I’ve always said that this is one of the reasons why I am still single, it’s almost a fear that I can never find the same deep connection that my parents have found. It’s too much pressure to live up to!

  • http://www.facebook.com/nancy.liedl Nancy Liedl

    Best wishes. Grampa Jim is smiling in heaven.

  • http://www.facebook.com/angela.sze.33 Angela Sze

    LOVE this story!

  • deborah kuo

    i think this was my favourite video to date. congratulations, daniel and best wishes, mirra!

  • Eliza @ Intrepid

    Congratulations Daniel and Mirra! Everyone at Intrepid Travel has been celebrating your wonderful news all week. The world is full of love (warning – I’m about to get sentimental but I think it’s allowed given the circumstances!). We’re so glad to be sending such a wonderful and inspirational couple as yourselves around the world to share these stories. Here’s to your happiness and a life of continued adventure for many, many years to come.

  • danielpklein

    THANK YOU EVERYONE for your wonderful comments and support and love. its overwhelming and just so inspiring – we are so happy to have you all in our lives. thank you!

    • Laxman

      Mazel Tov to Dan & Mirra. You will make a fabulous couple.
      Why don’t you plan your honeymoon in Ceylon??
      my best..Laxman Srikantha (Sri Lankan native..of course)

  • http://www.facebook.com/jared.alster.3 Jared Alster

    Congrats guys! Many more adventures to come!

  • max

    WOW , so original love story !!

  • http://twitter.com/ModernFarmette Imen McDonnell

    Congratulations on your engagement….you two lead the most amazing adventurous life, if you can make it on the road you can make it anywhere….love your story and the PP journey…safe travels. A fellow Minneapolitan, Imen xx

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  • Lisa Ludwinski

    Oh my goodness, what joy this video (and news) brought me this afternoon! CONGRATULATIONS! I am sending you virtual engagement PIE! 😉

  • http://www.facebook.com/maureen.flannigan Maureen Flannigan

    I’ve been asking myself, “Why am I so entranced with ‘The Perennial Plate’?” It’s not really the pictures or the topics covered, or the people you’ve captured necessarily, even though all those are fantastic and captivating! But it dawned on me a few weeks ago – it’s the relationship between Mirra and Daniel. THAT’S what’s been fun to watch. Your relationship has been communicated through every moment of this series. So beautiful. So honest. Congratulations on the news!

  • Maureen Rejali

    That story is wonderful! Truly touched my heart! Congratulations on your engagement! Maureen Rejali

  • http://twitter.com/keevmah Keev Mah

    Another amazing video. Congrats to you and Mirra, may your love and relationship be as inspirational as your videos.

  • Steve B

    Mazel tov! What a fitting video for this announcement.

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  • Helen Siegel

    It has been a while since I checked the Perennial Plate…..and loved this episode. Wishing the two of you continued happiness together. Congratulations….so happy for you.

  • Simone

    This is really touching my heart. I especially loved the part with the toe touching and how they cook together. Thanks for uploading and sharing it!

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  • Jack

    Hello! Congratulations for the video and your wedding! One question: are you sure about the translation…34 yrs seem less. This couple must be 60+, got married At 20+. They are married since 40+ maybe.

  • LillyC

    wish I had left that legacy to my children

  • Vincenza

    I’d love to visit this lovely couple. Could you please tell me, if it is possible, the name of the farm and the location? thank you

  • ikatta

    West and East and East and West. In
    the West people fall in love and marry. In the East people marry and then fall in
    love; like this happy couple. So enchanting.

  • Amara

    You are a blessed couple.You seem to thoroughly enjoy and admire everything about each other . As you say ” that is the success of love and life”. Wonderful story/example “be happy and try your best within the umbrella of ” togetherness”,you can concur anything. May God Bless you always and live well. Congratulations in capturing a beautiful and living story.