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I'll probably miss the cute barristas - A little less than a happy high
komos
komos
I'll probably miss the cute barristas
I’m not sure when it was, but at some point I decided I really liked Earl Grey tea. The sweet, heady aroma of the bergamot seems the perfect foil to the native bitterness of the black tea. Better, it blends effortlessly with just a touch of honey. The resulting brew is happy with or without milk. I go without.

It takes three to five minutes to steep. Three to five minutes to wait before I have a comforting and luxurious drink that seems every bit as decadent as the most fruity coffee drink that Starbucks can come up with. Keep your "double half-caf venti soy caramel machiato*." I have bee balm in my tea... and an extra $3.50 in my pocket.



*Truthfully, my weakness at Starbucks is the "grande vanilla latte," but I have heard that exact order a little too often. My truest coffee drink is café au lait, but I want it in an enormous cup with a full afternoon to savor it over an Umberto Eco novel**.

**It's all probably a substitute for sex, anyway.

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guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: March 26th, 2003 07:10 am (UTC) (Link)
HAHA!
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 07:21 am (UTC) (Link)
Ah, delight to be sure, but at what?

I'm guessing it has something to do with my belated confession, but I could well be wrong.
c_m_i From: c_m_i Date: March 26th, 2003 07:26 am (UTC) (Link)
I'm sure if you drilled a big enough hole through the center of The Island of the Day Before you'd come closer to appreciating Eco than most.

;)

-ia.
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 07:37 am (UTC) (Link)
Bah, do not trouble me with small matters like how an author actually spells his name. ;P

And yes, Island was a bit of a slog. I really liked Foucault's Pendulum though, and Earl Grey was the drink of choice at the time when I was reading it.
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: March 26th, 2003 07:53 am (UTC) (Link)
Well to be bluntly honest, I was reading your entry thinking, "How silly. Who cares how much he enjoys the Earl of Grey, or some gay-ass drink from Starbucks, in fact this all seems rather silly." And then your confession, which just made so much sense after all that. :)
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 08:27 am (UTC) (Link)

Well, I care. ;P

And really, aren't most things just a substitute for sex, anyway?
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: March 26th, 2003 08:36 am (UTC) (Link)
Haha, well it's cool that you care, that's not my point. I think it was more your tone, as if that awareness that it is only a mere substitute for sex was bleeding through your conviction that a good cup of tea was enough to sate your desire. :P
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 09:49 am (UTC) (Link)
I don't know where I'd be without sublimation...
guitarcries From: guitarcries Date: March 26th, 2003 11:31 am (UTC) (Link)
You'd be spending a lot of money on plane tickets.
clay_cats From: clay_cats Date: March 26th, 2003 07:30 am (UTC) (Link)

My favorite breakfast drink

One clay tea pot, 2 bags english breakfast tea. 2 lumps, with milk, and life is well. :)
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 07:38 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: My favorite breakfast drink

Sounds lovely. Is the pot of your own creation?
clay_cats From: clay_cats Date: March 27th, 2003 04:25 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: My favorite breakfast drink

Mr. Komos, unfortunately not. :) But, it is a good version of the English, "Brown Betty," teapot, so good steeped tea is ensured. :)
komos From: komos Date: March 27th, 2003 07:02 am (UTC) (Link)

Re: My favorite breakfast drink

I've been wanting to pick up a terra cotta pot in Chinatown for a while now, but I keep getting distracted. (I'm easily tempted away with the promise of shiny objects.) I actually tried to make one when I was experimenting with wheel throwing, but since my skills never advanced past "low, bowl-shaped blob" technique, it wasn't terribly impressive. My coil work was much better.

Love your pieces, btw. I've been meaning to say something, but the time never seemed quite right.
clay_cats From: clay_cats Date: April 1st, 2003 06:40 pm (UTC) (Link)

Re: My favorite breakfast drink

:) Thank you much. I prefer hand-building myself. Although, the wheel is very hypnotic. Sorry, it took me so long to reply to this comment, just busy, busy. Also, hope you manage to find a tea pot that makes you happy. There are so many beautiful tea pots fired Raku, for artistic purposes...love looking at those. Seems you have many talents, and that shows a passion for life :)
cosmicserpent From: cosmicserpent Date: March 26th, 2003 07:58 am (UTC) (Link)

Here's my geek confession of the month: I had to like Earl Grey tea because of Captain Picard.
komos From: komos Date: March 26th, 2003 08:11 am (UTC) (Link)
I started drinking it in high school, which would give me about two years lead before Captain Picard led his crew through the "Awe and Wonder" years of ST:tNG.
clay_cats From: clay_cats Date: March 27th, 2003 04:28 am (UTC) (Link)
Funny! Heh.
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