After clicking through, I was disappointed to learn that this face mask offers no protection against covid-19: https://www.teaformeplease.com/matcha-green-tea-face-mask/
So, Love Forever deserves an entry: https://babelcarp.org/babelcarp/babelcarp.cgi?phrase=love+forever&define=1
So the ayes have it, but not by much.
I would be curious to know what people around here drink when their gut isn't up to the rigors of...at least some kinds of tea.
For me it tends to be ripe pu'er or roasted oolong.
Freddie deBoer probably doesn't know anything about tea, but he has interesting things to say about beverage nerdery in general: https://freddiedeboer.substack.com/p/annoying-connoisseurs-make-things?utm_campaign=post&utm_medium=web&utm_source=copy
Do you ever decide what kind of #tea to drink, or even whether to drink tea at all, based on the condition of your gut?
Yesterday we had something to celebrate, and we went to MáLà Project for the first time since the pandemic hit. We're vaccinated, and though NYC is loosening up, we ate essentially outdoors with a canopy over us, and everything between us and the staff except delivering the food to the table was done via smartphone and wifi. The meal was great, and in this context, so was the tea!
Years and years ago, before I realized what tea leaves could do by themselves, I used to drink lichee black tea (I *think* this was after I graduated from Constant Comment tea.) In recent years the only times I've drunk it have been when eating at MáLà Project, NYC's original Sichuan dry pot restaurant.
The child was unharmed
The evil #tea connoisseur has this technique for intimidating a rival: mention an ordinary daily-drinker tea they both know well, and say of it "Wow, I get a huigan from it that lasts at least an hour!"
(I *promise* I wouldn't dream of doing this myself!)
If you feel brewing your tea with expensive bottled water doesn't give you enough cachet, consider using D20: https://www.sciencealert.com/there-s-one-kind-of-water-that-doesn-t-taste-like-water-scientists-confirm
tea pol china
Not so interesting from a tea standpoint, but pungent in terms of politics and Internet life: among nations on the fringes of China, resentment of nationalistic Chinese trolls developed into something called the Milk Tea Alliance: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Milk_Tea_Alliance
(Note to Wikipedia: lahpet is *not* milk tea!)
Trouble is, brewing sheng fragments 5 minutes in an infuser mug yields something that’s usually too harsh for me. Recently I found that using the 2g of the sheng fragments, along with 2g of a disappointingly bland yellow tea I was hardly using, yields a really good breakfast tea.
For me, breakfast includes 250ml of tea made in a mug with an infuser basket containing 4g of…whatever. I don’t devote a ton of attention to it, but I do like variety from day to day.
Accepting bitterness is the leap of faith in the religion of tea.
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