“Tea tempers the spirit, harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens the thought and prevents drowsiness.”
(Lu Yu, The Classic Art of Tea)
While walking down Ongpin Street, the hot and humid weather started to become bothersome. The red booth in front of Shopper’s Mart was a welcome relief. Talk about yin and yang, tea is awesome on any given day. I got an extra large iced plum green tea for 70 pesos. The plum flavor in the tea duplicates the arousing sweet and sour taste of Chinese dried plums known locally as champoy. It cooled me down in a jiff.
I noticed that they had a good selection of tea drinks. I’d like to taste Altitude (almond milk tea), Horlick’s (malt milk tea) and their Nai Cha version sometime. After me there was a number of tourists waiting in line.
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