drunk on tea?

It is possible get drunk on tea by drinking excessive amounts of strong tea or drinking tea on an empty stomach. Tea is not a good beverage to relieve the effects of drunkenes contrary to popular belief in the Orient.

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Lu Yu: Classic of Tea Chapter 5

A humble attempt at translating Chapter 5 of Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea which lays out the guidelines for the proper preparation of tea. Lu Yu talks about toasting tea before adding it to salted boiling water. The assessment of water temperature by looking at the air bubbles is also mentioned here.

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Lu Yu: Classic of Tea Chapter 4 (Part III)

A humble attempt at translating Chapter 4 of Lu Yu’s Classic of Tea. This chapter describes twenty five items used in the brewing and drinking of tea. Part 3 describes items number 10 to 25. See how modern day items like the cheese grater and coffee table may be inspired from this ancient tea classic!

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