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Wed, Jun. 14th, 2006 12:33 pm
A cup of tea

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sarmoung
sarmoung
The Empire Never Ended
Wed, Jun. 14th, 2006 11:42 am (UTC)

Then again, I tend to see all the coffee binaries riding in the opposite direction: from Ethiopia and Yemen to Sufi orders in the Middle East and then onwards to the Enlightenment. A drink that stimulated thought and conversation along its way.

Where did it all go wrong? Quite possibly with the addition with milk by the Viennese in the 17th century, thereby pacifying its Ottoman threat. It's the absence of such additives that has Okakura Kakuzo raise the purity of Japanese tea above all others in his Teaism/Taoism wonderings.

My memory of early 80's NME drink preferences is most of the staff claiming to drink nothing but cocktails. Ian Penman to thread, perhaps...


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imomus
imomus
imomus
Wed, Jun. 14th, 2006 11:46 am (UTC)

Here he is!


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qscrisp
qscrisp
Thu, Jun. 15th, 2006 04:49 pm (UTC)
Okakura and a cuppa

This is probably the right place to post the picture I was trying to post earlier.

I love Okakura. Here's a portrait of east meets west, in a cup of tea, as Okakura approved:



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