Tea Kettle Philosophy ― First Year French Class

Fill the kettle, set it on the stove, and turn on the heat — these tasks have become almost second nature and certainly don’t need a lot of brain power, leaving the majority of my mental capacity to ponder. Time to engage in some deep thoughts. Awhile back, I mentioned my French Lit class in …

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Simon’s Crumbs

At some point everyone who enters the realm of estate and single-source tea – that is to say, good tea – encounters the leaf debate: Is whole-leaf tea the best form for making the best tea? The purist’s argument goes that broken leaves have too many surfaces that allow all the tasty and aromatic oils …

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