At the prompting of Jackie and Peter I will begin this new blog.
Thank you for your suggestion Peter. I’m sure this is not what you had in mind.
Jackie’s thoughts “when you mentioned ”scandalous” I thought you’re probably thinking of tea gossip, and secrets spilled over tea. Over the centuries no doubt there were plenty of those. It would be interesting to ”unleaf” some for the scandalous benefit of your readers” will be more in line with what will transpire.
To give the readers some background to the inspiration I first must thank several teatra.de rs who continue to inspire me daily.
The concept began with wifeywoman/the purrfect cup http://wifeywoman.teatra.de/
I liked how she separated her main focus, selling tea, and her worldly comment in two separate blogs.
Sometimes I would like to comment or make reference to happenings in tea which just don’t apply to my current blog. As a tea affectionado my focus is on tea in all scenarios. Drinking, educating, finding, comparing, and I have, like most of us, a lot of opinions and have drunk lots of tea both good and bad.
I do not consider myself (as The Lazy Litera “Tea” writes on the site Beasts Of Brewdom http://lazyliteratus.teatra.de/2011/10/03/graduating-to-guru-ship/) a tea guru, I enjoy good tea and seek it out.
The title of this blog was bestowed on me by someone dear to my reading pleasure, The Devotea http://thedevotea.teatra.de/, it seems when I caused a brewhaha over mistaken identity he deemed me scandalous on twitter. So, Dear Sir, one who is self proclaimed, the gifter of rants, raves, creative ideas and commentary, Thank You.
Jackie has also been an inspiration with a recent question she posed, do you comment on bad tea? http://cupsofteawithjackie.teatra.de/2011/10/01/say-it-as-you-sip-it/
The concept will be the good, bad and the ugly of what is happening in the world of tea, past and present and if you have some scandaloustopics such as: the most recent controversy concerning Teavana. If there is something you would like for me to review please send a note. No restricted, rated X requests will be entertained (I can hear someone saying that’s no fun :-).
Hope you will enjoy scandalous tea for your tea reading pleasure.