A lot of non-tea related things happened this week but I have been having my daily seeps regardless. I am about to finish my stash of Earl Grey I buy in bulk at the Oriental Pastry & Grocery on Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn. I love going there to get my raw almonds, cardamon seeds and things like that…and the two brothers who own the store are the sweetest people ever.
I have also been having Matcha, and I finished my very last stash of Jungpana Darjeeling. It was sad but at the same time I made the mistake of having it last night while finishing some work and it got me super excited/hyper. It doubt my enthusiasm was the result only of completing that huge assignment. Also I have like a hundred headlines related to tea to go through, but here’s this week’s selection anyway!
This week’s headlines–Week of January 16th 2017, Calendar Week 3.
I tried to put them in order of preference 😊
- UK: Brexit prompts ‘mini-export boom’ for British tea industry as interest in ‘all things’ English grows (Brexit is boosting tea sales ! I’ll gladly join High-Tea parties around the world Yeah baby!)
- India: Why This Tea-Garden Worker is Running a Free Ambulance Service on Two Wheels (This Tea-Garden worker’s story… and these guys don’t always make the best living!)
- Hong Kong: Milk tea, Hong Kong’s favourite fuel (You were not suspecting “Hong Kong Milk Tea” to be the city’s “intangible cultural heritage”, neither was I. Gotta love the pantyhose technique)
- Taiwan: How a man from the Midwest became Wu De the tea master (The story of this Ohio native who became a Tea Master in Taiwan. Also he has the coolest title on this business card….“Student of the Leaf” 👌)
- Kurdistan: Kurdish tea shop celebrates the life of renowned singer Hesen Zirek (No idea shops were this central to Kurdish culture, but after all, they’re on the Silk Road, right?)