Saturday, April 18, 2009


Do you or somebody you love suffer from a teaball addiction? These sad little gizmos are useless and incapable of making good tea. Inside a teaball, leaves cannot properly infuse or expand, and thus your tea will end up tasting weak. Also, it is very difficult to get the right amount of tea into a teaball. There are many right ways to brew tea, such as a gaiwan, teapot, or basket infuser. Some people will even drop their leaves right into their cup.

The 5 Steps to a full recovery:
1. Admit that you have a problem and that you need help.
2. Throw away all of your teaballs.
3. Buy a teapot, gaiwan and/or brewing basket.
4. Enjoy drinking healthy and delicious loose leaf tea daily.
5. Continue your tea education by visiting tea shops, traveling and reading tea books and blogs.

Just say NO!

Black Dragon Tea Bar cares!


Fossiame said...

Haha, I love it!

Bret said...

Anybody who drinks tea responsibly knows that tea balls are for babies. No, seriously, people who use those things dont really care about tea in the first place, otherwise they would know better. But I say live and let live. If they wanna use em, let em. Who cares?

Jamus said...

Everyone who sells them advises that you only fill the ball halfway so the leaves have room to expand properly....

My thoughts:

A caged bird doesn't sing.


Bret said...

Oh sure they do, they tweet their damned heads off.

Nicole Manha said...

Perhaps they could be reused as a vessel for sugar or honey? Maybe they were originally invented for this purpose? Cultural knowledge is very fragile. It would only take 1 generation of ignorance to forget what these silly little things are really used for. Don't hate the player, hate the game.