Sunday, May 22, 2016
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?
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.
Labels: Tea Video - Other
Sunday, April 24, 2016
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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Chimps and tea. They go together like, well...like monkeys and hot beverages.
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.
Labels: Tea Video - Animated/Stop Motion
Sunday, March 13, 2016
Us McGetigans performing a slightly altered version of our Tea Song to promote Ajiri Tea, a non-profit tea company with a heart of gold. We hope that everybody will share this video and spread the word about Ajiri Tea. They are on the level and worth supporting. Buy Ajiri tea, drink Ajiri tea, share Ajiri tea, and all the while sing about Ajiri Tea. Are you making the tea??
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Sunday, February 21, 2016
The puppet pictured here apparently has something of an up and coming singing career, at least on YouTube. The song dates back to at least 1935, when it was performed by one Jack Buchanan. It was also recorded in 1972 on an album by Long John Baldry, on which Rod Stewart and Elton John appeared.
Saturday, February 13, 2016
Sunday, February 07, 2016
By Peter and Gordon. Accompanied by a montage of tea-drinking scenes featuring The Avengers.