Tuesday, July 8, 2008
New Blog: Kung-Fu Cha
No, It's NOT Pot
Well, well... There's another blog out there that mixes two of my favorite things in a topical forum. I'm not talking about Beer and Girls, or Beer and Shooting Guns, or Beer and Beer. It's Kung-Fu Cha (LINK HERE), which combines the love of fine Tea and the study of Wing Chun Kung Fu.
I myself quit coffee about 15 years ago, in favor of Tea. It's cleaner in your system, and can either have a lot of caffine or just a little. I still love the smell of good coffee, but really, really like tea.
The author of the Blog, "Proinsias", is really into profiling exotic varieties of tea from all over the world, and has links for those who are interested in shopping around. The descriptions of various Teas are so vivid you can almost taste them:
"It is an enjoyable and warming tea, that much I am sure of.
The 17 odd years of storage have imparted a shu like quality to the brew. It reminds me of the best bits of good quality compost, in a good way, which again may not be too far from the forest floor that Stéphane recalls. . There is almost nothing in the way of bitterness or astringency detectable. I do not have a great deal of experience with pu-erh but I would hazard a guess that this was not stored in the Sahara."
That's great writing. And the posts on Kung Fu are pretty good too.
Go on over to the link posted above and check out "Kung-Fu Cha", It's Tea time!