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On all the tea that’s there not exactly being all it’s cracked up to be.

Perhaps you have noticed that I’m a bit of a fan of tea.

Some say ‘snob’. I prefer ‘discerning connoisseur’.

Naturally therefore, I was not unhappy about spending a month in a country which is pretty famous for being the home of the aforementioned beverage. As a Brownie I used to sing a charming little ditty about a ship sailing from this country ‘all laden with tea’. There is a well-known saying which declares a determination to refuse to do anything, even if the reward were all the tea in this particular country. So, I was excited to visit and partake in some of their fine offerings.

Boy was I disappointed.

Sadly, it seems that, although they do have black tea there – I had one cup, and it was pretty nice – and they do do things properly (i.e. with leaves rather than accursed ‘bags’, and without tainting it with anything as appalling as milk), unfortunately, they are also far too partial to green tea.

Green tea is wrong. It is dirty and wrong. And it’s pretty much the only tea that I got to drink, multiple times a day for four whole weeks.

So, official declaration: all the tea there ain’t that great.

Though it does lend itself to some pretty awesome photos.

 

In summary: beautiful, but evil.

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This entry was published on September 3, 2011 at 7:30 pm. It’s filed under Randomness and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Follow any comments here with the RSS feed for this post.

4 thoughts on “On all the tea that’s there not exactly being all it’s cracked up to be.

  1. Are those egg shells? And what are the red things? Sundried tomatoes?

    • ellidhcook on said:

      Some kind of seed that you cracked open, and some sort of berry-type thing. I don’t really know – it was fun to prep and good to look at, but tasted like death. (Is green tea actually a perfect metaphor for sin? Perhaps.)x

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