Tea Culture in Japan

It is amazing how ingrained tea is in Japanese culture and how different it is from other countries with a deep tea culture. One of the most interesting things about Japanese tea culture is the emphasis on the lack of repetition. You are not supposed to have pictures of birds or flowers when serving tea… Continue reading Tea Culture in Japan

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Tea is Serious Business

A few weeks ago I knew that tea was one of the most popular drinks in the world (and still is) and the economic backbone of the British empire. I did not know how hardcore the tea industry. Tea was no joke; it was serious business. For my essay about tea in Europe, I talked… Continue reading Tea is Serious Business

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Spiky brown things

So when we to the garden I chose to write about the spiky brown balls which I now know are called sweet gum balls but I am just gonna call them brown spiky balls. I also learned that they are not sweet and are actually poisonous to human so change the name. The reason why… Continue reading Spiky brown things

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Tea Tasting

In this tea tasting we were supposed to smell and touch the tea leaves but I could not smell anything from the tea leaves and I did not touch them because that would be weird. The first tea I had was the white tea which was not white it was yellow so the name should… Continue reading Tea Tasting

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The different origins of tea

The first sentence I chose was, “At that time it was indigenous peoples of the southwest who picked the leaves o f the wild tea plant (Camellia sinensis; native to what are now the provinces o f Yunnan and Sichuan, and also northern Myanmar)” (Wilkinson). The second sentence I chose was, “Later on, a bush… Continue reading The different origins of tea

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George Orwell is a tea snob

I never thought someone could be such a stickler for something as mundane as tea but I was wrong. George Orwell has a very specific way of preparing his and if you do anything different when preparing your tea then you’re preparing your tea wrong. He believes that if you add sugar to tea you… Continue reading George Orwell is a tea snob

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Cat Peril

Just like this cat I have made mistakes and have learned from them. That cat will never go under that dresser again I will never go shopping with Joe again.

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