Friday, June 28, 2013

Poo err

I'm on a tram, surrounded by conversations. Everyone is on their way to a Friday night thing, and we're plugged into smartphones and tablets and hanging from straps. The man beside me is wearing spats.
Black and green tea are the teas we love, but there is another kind, which is red tea. It's semi fermented, and you can sometimes get it in bing, or compressed disc form. This is where tea gets interesting - they used to compress it into discs, bricks or bird nest shapes so it was easier to transport by camel. You're almost drinking Chinese history.
One of the main red teas is pu erh, which is supposed to be really good for you, but I drink it because its got a wonderful earthy taste. Like all tea, watch out for a sodium hydroxide aftertaste, which would mean you bought the cheap one.
Pu erh is meant to manage cholesterol, but don't let that put you off...
Anyway, here's my stop. Have a productive Friday night!

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