The 23rd post meme: Tea

I’m still trying to get back in the swing of posting. But fret not! When lacking for content, one can always hoped to be tagged for a meme in order to help fill the content void.

This time I’ve been tagged by Parke Wilde over at US Food Policy. My mission?

Meme Instructions

1. Delve into your blog archive.

2. Find your 23rd post (or closest to).

3. Find the fifth sentence (or closest to).

4. Post the text of the sentence in your blog along with these instructions. Ponder it for meaning, subtext or hidden agendas…

5. Tag five people to do the same.

The 23rd post in my blog is called simply “Tea“…The sentence?

First and foremost: The majority of teas found in the grocery store are either…



…not tea.

Well, I’ve never been known for much subtext in my writing, and I believe that my writing tends to have all the subtlety of a chainsaw cutting through metal. This line is good evidence of this. Sometimes, I have found this style of writing to be very effective. Other times? Mmmmm…not so much.

But let’s address the above sentence without context. Does it hold up? Is it factually correct?

Hell yes. Very little has changed in the kinds of teas since the year and a half has passed when the post was first published. Herb Teas are still, not literally, not ‘tea’. And a great majority of the teas available in teabags are still using the lesser quality leaves.

I have discovered one brand of tea which does stand above the rest…Barnes and Watson does seem to make a full bodied cuppa. But if you have a place in your town that sells loose leaf teas, you really need to head down that path. A whole new world will open up to you, especially when you learn how to brew a pot of tea properly.

But I digress.

Here are the five blogs that I invite to play this meme.

  • An Obsession with Food
  • Culinary Fool
  • Becks and Posh
  • Gluten Free Girl
  • Tomatilla