Tuesday, 30 August 2011
and I don't care how disgusting it tastes
One of the only reasons I ever bother wandering over to facebook anymore is because of this fantastic tea group there called Teefreunde (tea friends). Although it's primarily in German, there are a handful of English posts and these people are properly obsessed with all things tea.
So one post earlier today was written as such:
Gerade eben: "Ich hätt gern n grünen Tee, der darf auch fies schmecken. Hauptsache er ist gesund und nicht so teuer." (Immer nett lächeln) (My translation - just a moment ago: 'I'd like a green tea and I don't care how disgusting it tastes. All that matters to me is that it's very healthy and not too expensive.' I continue to smile nicely.)
What a funny interchange, right?
I wrote about the curious way that green tea is seen by the general public in: why does green tea taste like dirt?. It continues to astound me that people think green tea has to taste horrible. What an uphill battle to change this supposition.
But here we are again. Fighting the good fight. There were plenty of positive and helpful comments that you'd expect about water temperature and green tea of questionable quality (Gunpowder tea was the one that got the worst treatment), but my question is
Why does green tea continue to be so derided?
Is there something more that we can be doing?
I'm curious to hear your thoughts.