Sunday, November 05, 2006

photo: Chai 2005


I was brought up in a culture where daily life is punctuated by people gathering around a pot of chai. Even the cricket matches have a designated break for tea. So, now that I am older, I am drawn to different types of tea from around the world. About a year ago, a friend of mine introduced me to gun powder tea. It is a green tea originally from China, although now it is seen all around the Asian continent. In English, it is known as gunpowder tea because every single leave is rolled to a small black pellet and as you steep these pellets they unwrap "exploding" with flavor.
I recently received a packet of this tea as a gift and I have been thoroughly enjoying it. If you get a chance to try this tea, don't pass up the opportunity.

12 comments:

Julie V said...

Hey you, Monday night team can all make it next week (11/13), can you meet up with us at 7? We're thinking probably Clara's but open for other options. Left a message on your vmail too! Email me or give me a ring a ding ding.

Khalid said...

Vandenboom!
I got your call, but I was in class. I think next week sounds perfect. I get out of class at 6:50pm and I will head to which ever restaurant. 7:15 would be a little better for me. Let me know if you change plans from Clara's to any other restaurant, so I don't go to the wrong place.

ROCK.

Julie V said...

We'll probably be getting over there around 7:15 as well. Do you have any other suggestions besides Clara's? Don't want to fall into a rut but it's a good location and good variety of food...

~!@#$%$#@!~ said...

when did you change your picture?

Khalid said...

JV: I think Clara's works best because I am sure everyone will be able to find something they lie.

~!@#$%$#@!: Recently, hahahhaha.

Irum said...

this is a really nice photo...

and the laptop is going great

update faerie said...

updateupdate

Irum said...

check out ami's blog.. its great she updated

Khalid said...

Update faerie:Check out my neopet because I got a potion to make it look better. I used up all my money.

IRUM: ok, hahah

Sarah said...

My new favorite place is Teavanna....I have spent hours smelling and sampling.
http://teavanna.com

Julie V said...

Phil says update!

maggie said...

replying to people does not count as updating, just so you know

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