The Octopus Tea Party

Trying a new tea out at work :3

Trying a new tea out at work :3

“‘Tea is of cooling [yin] nature,’ Fortune reported. ‘And, if drunk too freely, will produce exhaustion and lassitude…It is an exceedingly useful plant; cultivate it, and the benefit will be widely spread; drink it, and the animal spirits will be lively and clear. The chief rulers, dukes, and nobility esteem it; the lower people, the poor and beggarly, will not be destitute of it; all use it daily, and like it…Drinking it tends to clear away all impurities, drives off drowsiness, removes or prevents headache, and it is universally in high esteem.’”
- Sarah Rose, For All the Tea in China