Wednesday, September 13, 2006

The art of tea

The New York Times published an article today about teabags. Or more specifically, a new type of teabag for tea connoisseurs. These new bags are made of nylon and allow fresh long leaved tea to infuse inside, giving the drinker a beautiful cup of fresh tea without the need to use loose leaf tea and a tea pot.

What a waste of resources. I was under the impression that we needed to save the environment rather than trying to find innovative new ways of creating more waste in answer to a problem that we didn't know existed. And to add insult to injury, the article continues:

Somewhat surprisingly, English tea companies appear to be the slowest to catch on to the trend of fine tea in tea bags. The English often drink tea with milk and sugar, so they like it dark and strong, just the way cheap tea bags make it. “The English consumer is less adventurous than the American.”

Or, those English people who drink 'fine tea' already use a teapot and therefore have no need for a new type of teabag. And as for us being less adventurous...

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