Thursday, January 29, 2009
grace and taste
The art of "poured" teas is very big in Bangkok, even though it's an Indian tradition. Strong tea is freshly brewed, and then poured from one mug to another to aerate it. This pouring has been turned into an art form, with much twirling and spinning going on with up to four simultaneous mugs being used. There are poured teas competitions held locally. Instead of tea, coffee or hot chocolate may be used, and the result served hot or iced.