Daily Departures

Departing daily from the ordinary objects of my thoughts.

Tuesday, April 25, 2006

Tea etc.

Tea is one of those drinks that can be very boring or very complex and interesting. Whether a particular type of tea is one or the other of these two options depends on a lot of things. It depends on everything from the mode of preparation to the blend of teas to the drinker herself. You might wonder how a drinker can make a difference between a boring tea and a complex and interesting tea. Here I intend to be speaking of the experience of the tea. If you have a drinker who is chewing spearmint gum while drinking her tea, then any complexity of flavour will be completely lost. If, on the other hand, the drinker has a clean pallet, a moderate attention span--it doesn't really need to be that long--, and the desire to think about what she is tasting, then tea can provide the drinker with a very pleasant experience.

The same goes for a number of other beverages: Beer, Coffee, and Wine, for example. If you are at all interested in learning about these things, then check out some of the links that I've posted near the bottom of the sidebar (to the right of this post), under the heading 'eat & drink'.

To note a few of the links, I highly recommend:
About Wine
Coffee Geek
Beer Hunter
and,
UK Tea Council
Also, if you follow the link to the UK Tea Council website, make sure you take note of the Tea counter. Apparently, the people of Britain consume upwards of 150 000 000 cups of tea a day.

4 Comments:

  • At 4/25/2006 08:03:00 PM, Blogger miershpedankl said…

    Tea Tea -- has a ring, don't you think?

    I love tea. White loose leaf for me please. http://tevana.com and http://www.shaharazades.com/ are a couple of places I like to get tea. :)

     
  • At 4/25/2006 08:55:00 PM, Blogger Jonathan said…

    Ah, finally you decide to blog on something worthwhile! ;-) Tea is a fantastic bevvie and one that is very close to my British-Canadian (and now perhaps a tad Indian?) heart. Unfortunately the local chai isn't exactly anything to write home about, but the famous Darjeeling tea is quite glorious, and can readily be found across North America.

    Cheers!

     
  • At 4/26/2006 02:27:00 AM, Blogger Jennifer Anne said…

    I guess tea is more popular than me biking around Vancouver Island. Pout. Oh well, I'm up against thousands of years in the making...

     
  • At 4/26/2006 02:50:00 PM, Anonymous LJ said…

    This is a nice blog.

     

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