Green Tea

Green Tea

Sorry for the lack of posts over the past two weeks, but I have been scuttling from one long-haul flight to the next over the past two weeks. I am finally back in London but I must share with you a funny article I read in a complimentary copy of the Financial Times (online at FT.com) about green tea, something that calms me whilst biding my time in transit areas of international airports. I quote:

“To US commercial culture, green tea is yoga in a bottle – or in a can, candy bar, candle, lotion, soap, perfume or pill. Described as calming and gentle, it exists paradoxically at the red-hot intersection of New Age philosophy, health mania and industrial chemistry” Green tea, the elixir of false virtue, Jacob Weisberg, April 4th 2007

The article got me thinking again about current desire for all things ‘green’, whether it be organic cotton, designer bags or tea.

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