“(a drink made by pouring hot water onto) dried and cut leaves and sometimes flowers, especially the leaves of the tea plant” —Cambridge Dictionary
examples include Indian Chai tea, Matcha, Jasmine tea and Earl Grey.
a popularised, urban, slang, and twenty-first century terminology or idiomatic expression referring to a juicy secret.
the term has been associated with Kermit the frog sipping tea, along with the quote “but that's none of my business”.
“spill the tea” – leak the secret/gossip
“what's the tea?” – give an update on what's the hottest new gossip
A tea connoisseur? A Gossip Girl? A wanderer? A Traveller? Or simply a reader passing by as I brew and steep the tea?
If you're one of those or all of the above, welcome to my tea party!
Here, you'll be able to delve into the secrets of the nomad who spent all her life crossing borders in search of a better life, education and career, and of course, a place to call home.
This blog allows me to open up to a community of teaists who would love to hear the stories and confessions of my journey while infusing each one with a specific kind of tea, creating more tea enthusiasts, gossip girls, wanderers, and travellers every day.
Bigelow brews up basic black;
Lipton warms with its touch
of tart Tuscan lemon. But I see
these aren’t your cups of tea.
With them, you get no yin, no
yang, no sweet and bitter blend
of Golden Flower, no accents
of lanky Jasmine Fairy Maidens
quick to unfold their charms
in the tallest sipping glasses. You
tend to trend to gourmet tastes,
need all the tea in China to brew
old Harney’s Golden Monkey,
uncovering leaves’ clearest notes
of honey to sweeten and loosen
your Rumi’s tongue. “Take tea
with me” comes in a silken sachet
I need not strain to decipher. Oh,
to get tippy in Assam’s best garden,
to unwrap your golden Dikom buds
as I unwind my pearls and purple sari.
—Maureen Doallas, author of Neruda's Memoirs
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