Posts Tagged ‘tea’

Serving Tea in Chengdu

July 23, 2019

Long-spout teapot performance, Chendu, Sichuan Province, China.

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The History of Tea

September 26, 2017

“The History of Tea,” a TED-Ed video by Shunan Teng of Tea Drunk. Directed and illustrated by Steff Lee; music by Gav Cantrell.

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UK: Drink Tea, for the Love of God!

October 14, 2016

Mark Rittman of Hove, East Sussex, spent 11 hours trying to make his morning cuppa with a Wi-Fi tea kettle, live-tweeting his ordeal because of course he would. As an Englishman, he required his morning tea; as a 21st-century man, he wanted to brew it by voice command through his Amazon Echo and iPhone.

Mr. Rittman is a data specialist and not unfamiliar with things digital, but the “Internet of Things” needs work. The connection between the kettle and the Wi-fi base station was problematic; a“mandatory recalibration” caused the iWifi base-station to reset; the Hadoop cluster in the garage went barmy, saturating the network and blocking MQTT integration with the Amazon Echo. Or something. He finally boiled water in a saucepan and made tea by hand before writing code to integrate and debug the system.

Video: “Drink Tea (for the Love of God!)” by  Kula Shaker, 2008. George Orwell narrates. Animation by Model Robot.

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Tea Making Tips,” 1941 (i.e. wartime) film by the Empire Tea Bureau (10:00).

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Tweet for Your Tea

July 2, 2012

Twitter for Your Tea

If you’re strolling through Wembley Square in Cape Town and you’d like a nice cold rooibos iced tea, reach for your iPhone, not a coin. Tweet the hashtag on the front of the Bos brands Iced Tea vending machine and it will give you a can for free.

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