December 16, 2014
In Honor of the 241st Anniversary of the Boston Tea Party We Proudly Present: A Mercifully Brief History of Tea
Actually By Doug DuCap
According to legend, tea was invented one day when the Buddha’s eyelids suddenly fell off and landed in Lao Tzu’s roiling pot of Hot Water, which was at the time the Chinese National Beverage.
“Hey, cut that out!” Lao Tzu, the Father of Taoism (and several dozen illegitimate children) was heard to exclaim to the Buddha. After sampling the drink, however, he was pleasantly surprised at the delightful taste and aroma.
“Holy Cats!” Lao Tzu cried, “And I thought Hot Water was tasty!”
Read the rest (it’s worth it…)