Sunday, April 12, 2015

Star Trek - Klingon Tea Ceremony

It's a tea ceremony of a decidedly different sort and it's enacted here by Star Trek: The Next Generation's resident Klingon, Worf. For more about the ceremony - which does not use tea as we know it - look here.

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Star Trek's Captain Picard On Earl Grey Tea

I've never been a fan of the liquid perfume that's better known as Earl Grey tea, but of course we all like what we like. Here's a short clip in which Captain Picard, of Star Trek: The Next Generation, professes his fondness for it. Which leads to the obvious question - what would Kirk drink?

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Sunday, April 05, 2015

The Scariest Tea Commercial You'll Ever See

Coulrophobes, beware.

Here's a commercial from Herbaria Tea, a Hungarian company who apparently decided that the way to sell more of their herbal tea was to scare the crap out of potential consumers. As they put it, it's "a commercial that demonstrates the calming effect of Herbaria tea in an inventive and eye-catching way."

That's a masterpiece of understatement. Watch if you dare. If you're a sensitive sort you should pass.

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Saturday, April 04, 2015

NASA Tea In Space Video

We trot this old favorite out once in a while. It's a 2003 video in which NASA ISS Science Officer Don Pettit drinks from a bag of tea using chopsticks. I'd caution you not to try this at home but that would just be silly.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015

Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails

(from a press release)

In classy bars and cocktail lounges across America, tea is making a big splash. Absolut has launched a line of tea-infused vodka, companies like Owl’s Brew are springing up with teas crafted specifically as cocktail mixers, and foodie magazines such as Saveur and Food & Wine are featuring hot chai toddies and gin-spiked iced teas. With Abigail R. Gehring’s Tea Cocktails: A Mixologist's Guide to Legendary Tea-Infused Cocktails (Skyhorse Publishing; April 7, 2015; ISBN 978-1-63220-449-3; $19.99) you can join mixologists across the US capitalizing on this trend by infusing cocktails with everything from chamomile to Darjeeling.

Teatulia has partnered with Gehring to provide a stunning collection of seventy-five unique hot and cold tea cocktail recipes sure to impress any mixologist or tea lover. Tea, similar to bourbon, tequila, and gin, offers a myriad of flavors: there’s rich, earthy pu-her; grassy and bittersweet green teas; malty black teas; sweet, spicy chai; smoky yerba mate; and delicate white teas, not to mention the variety of herbal options available. Learn how to balance the unique flavors of herbal and black teas with just the right spirits.

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Sunday, March 22, 2015

How To Read Tea Leaves: Nine Books About Tasseography

Who knew there were so many books about tasseography (tea leaf reading)? Here are nine of them, spanning nearly a century. Note that the first two are available in free electronic editions.

Tea-Cup Reading and Fortune-Telling by Tea Leaves
by a Highland Seer (1921) link

Telling Fortunes By Tea-Leaves
by Cicely Kent (1922) link

Tea Leaf Reading
by William W. Hewitt (1992)

Tea Cup Reading: A Quick and Easy Guide to Tasseography
by Sasha Fenton (2002) link

The World in Your Cup: A Handbook in the Ancient Art of Tea Leaf Reading
by Joseph F. Conroy (2006) link

The Art of Tea-leaf Reading
by Jane Struthers (2006) link

Simply Tea Leaf Reading
by Jacqueline Towers (2008) link

The Cup of Destiny
by Jane Lyle (2008) link

Tea Leaf Reading For Beginners: Your Fortune in a Tea Cup
by Caroline Dow (2011) link

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Saturday, March 07, 2015

Slow Motion Tea Time With Alan Rickman

Our most popular video post here at Tea Guy Speaks, and one that we feature from time to time, is a clip of actor Alan Rickman taking his time over a cup of tea and then doing some actorish type grimaces and gestures and whatnot. If he seems to be moving slowly do not adjust your dials. It's part of the Portraits in Dramatic Time series, by David Michalek. More at his Web site.

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