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The Ten Great Crimes Against Tea
I’m not entirely opposed to tea-like beverages that aren’t tea, so long as they’re made with something properly tea-like, such as leaves or flowers. Peppermint? Fine. Chamomile? Certainly. Rooibos? Absolutely. Strawberry? Blackcurrant? Mandarin? What the merry Dickens are these meant to be? In what sense are these teas? One can no more make tea from a blackcurrant than one can make tea from an elephant or a windmill. These monstrosities are properly called ’tisanes’ or ‘infusions’, and they all smell like air freshener and taste like the sweet, thin soup of the dead.
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november 2008 by domesticat

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