Notes on Chinese Tea

Was looking through some stuff left from the trip and found this very interesting list of teas and their effects that I got while I was in Beijing (had to “translate” a little from the strange English)1. Litchi Tea (Black Tea) – stimulates the appetite. Add rose bud tea to reduce age spots.2. Green Tea – enhances memory, reduces alcohol and cigarette hangovers, postpones aging and resists cancer3. Imperial Oolong Tea – warms up the stomach, improves blood circulation, reduces inflammations, add red dates to improve your blood quality.4. Jasmine Tea – cools you down, improves live functions, improves the … Continue reading “Notes on Chinese Tea”

Back in the US thoughts

So… back in NY for almost a week now… it is hot and humid here and all very familiar. I think what strikes me the most, comparing the US to Asia (Japan mostly) is that everything is big here – the streets, the sidewalks, the cars, the food portions, and the people. The subway though… ridiculously small, no air conditioning in the stations, and very old and dirty. Granted that it is one of the oldest subway systems in the world but in a world hub like NY you would expect a little more out of it. I heard that … Continue reading “Back in the US thoughts”