From the trouser semaphore chaps - the semiotics of hair
When a fellow walks into a barber's shop and demands a particular follicular configuration, he brings with him the psychic baggage of his hopes, fears, loves, disappointments and current state of mind.
As a non-chap, boynton endorses the Chappist qualities espoused by the magazine:
Chappist qualities such as common courtesy, eccentricity and civility and were she in London she might participate in the upcoming Civilise The City protest:
Enter an establishment offering “Internet chat rooms” and try to engage someone in conversation
And she has to agree that a world where ‘a cup of tea’ is in reality an overpriced cardboard beaker of tea-flavoured hot water is dark indeed. It is becoming more difficult to secure a decent brew with real tea. Even in the Devonshire Tea belt of the Dandenongs where so many old churches and cottages trade on the lure of an old fashioned brew, it is not uncommon to find a tea bag draping out of a fine china teapot.
alas, B, you would be disappointed to find only teabags at Casa Gianna. still, i often catch myself grumbling, "weapons of mass destruction all well and good, but do you think one of these bozos can invent a teabag whose tag doesn't always slither into the cup along with the bag? is that TOO MUCH to ask??"
Posted by Gianna at October 6, 2003 09:51 PM
Oh la di da - what a "snooty fox", Boynton.
But don't you drink Bushells blue label Tea BAGS
Posted by Nora at October 6, 2003 11:21 PM
I'm a recent (re)convert to 'real tea' . I've bought a little teapot with a built -in mesh infuser - it's just as easy as jiggling, dangling, squeezing & tossing - & much much yummier.
(& you can do all these fun blends: a bit of earl grey, a bit of bushells....oh dear, a tea-bore!)
Posted by wen at October 7, 2003 10:23 AM
Too true B. I recently had a Tea.B in my D.D.Tea. And one of those Bushell's' Tea.P.B's!
Posted by Tea at October 7, 2003 11:52 AM
Yes - real tea is better. Tea bags are evil. But they are virulent and even spring up at casa b, too, G, where they misbehave in the way you describe. But when I go out to an establishment offering Tea as its main drawcard, I don't want to be fobbed off with tea flavoured water in good china. Have you been to T2 Wen - now that's a place for the born again Tea bore. I love sampling the different flavours, and must try some new combos.
Posted by boynton at October 7, 2003 11:56 AM
Oh well T, at least with the PB's there are no strings slithering in the chemical brew.
Posted by boynton at October 7, 2003 12:13 PM