Wednesday, May 25, 2011

The Agony and Ecstasy of Tea

From a few years back, a piece I wrote for The Gilded Fork, called The Agony and Ecstasy of Tea:

People who tend to wax a bit on the overly lyrical side about the pleasures of drinking tea sometimes talk about “the agony of the leaves.” This refers to those moments just after you’ve poured boiling water on your tea leaves (can’t do this one with tea bags, friends) and they’ve begun to unfurl and contort in what some have supposed to be like the contortions of one in great pain. Well, maybe so and maybe not.

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