All posts tagged: tea

qotd: #tea


There are those who love to get dirty and fix things. They drink coffee at dawn, beer after work. And those who stay clean, just appreciate things. At breakfast they have milk and juice at night. There are those who do both, they drink tea. — Gary Snyder

Pu-erh, first cup


We have, here in Boulder, an excellent tea shop, shelves full of just about anything other than coffee that you’d want to steep in a pot of hot water. They have several varieties of Pu-erh tea. This is the kind that comes in large, Frisbee-shaped cakes, compressed that way to stand the rigors of traveling back to Venice with Marco Polo. Milder than I thought it would be, not as smoky. Hoping that drinking it […]

My tea ignorance


I have decided that the Trident is my new favorite coffee house. They are even very open about their lack of knowledge about tea. I asked for a pot of Assam. There were two canisters of it — the young man behind the counter showed them both to me. “I think this one here’s a little darker.” He looked at the canisters again, and said, “But I don’t really know anything about tea.” I chose […]

The tea in the morning


It seems that, regardless of how late you stayed up to read books and type ad nauseam in your little electronic journal, morning still arrives at exactly the time specified by those who study and work in celestial mechanics. I picture all those who study celestial mechanics (a type of mathematician that studies how planets and stars and comets go around and around and around and…) to be dressed in their own special coveralls, first […]

Bottled tea: a very depressing report


I have been swilling great amounts of tea, iced and hot, since my bout with cancer. I’ve always loved tea, and now it is even better for me than before. It is way too easy, though, to pick up jugs or six-packs of iced tea at the grocery, now, and save oneself some effort when thirsty. I thought it made no difference. Evidently, it does. The researchers found evidence, that half of the bottled teas […]

Me and my iced tea


I am becoming a connoisseur of iced tea. I got out of the habit of drinking soda pop and stronger drinks when I was in treatment for and recovering from cancer. Pretty much every book or article about the general “living with and avoiding of” cancer will tell you that alcohol and sugary drinks like soda pop are to be avoided. Sugar is now a main target of anti-cancer diets. Sugar, processed foods, fast foods […]