"A woman is like a tea bag - you can't tell how strong she is until you put her in hot water."
20 year old tea lover and Teavana employee. This blog devote to liquid heaven, aka tea. I will be reviewing blends and tea that I try at Teavana, as well as other places. Please leave teas you would like me to try in my ask box!
At tea in the recent months, when discussing different methods of tea consumption, the topic of yak butter tea has come up several times. Yak butter tea, for those of you unfamiliar with the beverage, is the figurative life-blood of the Tibetan people that is consumed several times throughout the day.It is a concoction made of puerh that is steeped for as much as half a day (!!), as well as plenty of yak butter, and salt. I imagine in a cold, high-altitude climate, this beverage would be very warming and tasty (not to mention help keep your weight stable and your lips un-chapped), however, I can’t help but think that drinking hot, salted butter might be particularly unsettling in the milder Austin climate…. Despite its negative reviews by foreigners, yak butter tea is something I’d like to try at least once during my lifetime.
Yup. Helps keep you warm up there at the roof of the world….where you’re definitely going to need it. And you’re right, most foreigners find it pretty hard to palate.
bashi-bazouk said: As well as posts on 'fancy' tea - maybe do a taste-test on your run-of-the-mill brands? I'd be interested just to see what the tea-scape in America is like [yeah, that's right, teascape, I went there, I made up a word, I'm a rebel]
Actually super cool suggestion! Also since I’m going London in less then I month I might try this with English brands. A friend of mines keeps on raving about P.T tips (did I get that right English folks?). In the states I think the most notable run of the mill aka Teascape (I like this made up word) is Lipton. Bigelow another kind of scappy brand. Then you can upgrade to Tazo, Numi or Yogi tea. Not coming from tea snobs, I grew up on celestial seasonings… which I will be honest I still love. (and they have the coolest boxes.) You need to also remember, I’m from the south which means ice tea a HUGE deal here. (Seriously people get offended in the south when you don’t offer ‘sweet tea’) I usually found that Arizona and Lipton has taken over the ice tea industry here in the states. (I’m not as an avid ice tea drinker as some other people though so I could be wrong) If there is any of you guys that follow me in the states that also have other run of the mill brand I didn’t mention let me know! :)