Saturday, April 27, 2013

Zoom and Coffee or tea (This week's Photo Hunt themes)

Besides drinking it in the morning, I hardly ever drink coffee and am more likely to opt for some tea -- hot or cold, with sugar and milk, sugar and lemon or plain -- instead during the rest of the day.  So I guess it stands to reason that when searching through part of my photo archive for today's entry for Sandi's and Gattina's Photo Hunts, I found zero coffee snaps but at least a handful of tea (themed) photos. 

The top-most photo on this blog post was taken at Luk Yu Tea House, one of Hong Kong's oldest dining establishments because I zoomed in on to the cup being suitably shaped for serving Chinese tea in it but designed to be served, English style, on top of a saucer! 

The middle photo is of cakes of Pu-erh, a kind of Chinese tea prized by connoisseurs.  Not having a refined palate when it comes to tea, I really just zoomed in on the prices that cakes of the tea command!

Finally, in the bottom photo, one sees an actual cup of tea of the kind that Hong Kongers like to drink.  Hong Kong-style milk tea is a revved up version of traditional English tea that's super strong tasting and also in its "wiring" effect. 

While walking about in Mongkok earlier this week, I paid a visit to the China Cafe to rest my legs a bit and get a reviving cup of Hong Kong-style milk tea. Truth be told, I also was eager to soak up the atmosphere of one of Hong Kong's most traditional cha chaan teng, one which -- movie buffs, zoom in on this fact! -- was a location for movies including PTU. :)


Carver said...

Great shots for the themes. I like the way you zoomed in on a variety of tea shots.

Trekcapri said...

Hi YTSL, great post! I had to giggle from your zooming around. Loved your take. And I have to say, I never understood tea with milk until I tried it in Scotland. Now I can understand why people like it. It's very good. Those tea cups are so cute.

Thanks for the giggle. Have a great weekend.

eastcoastlife said...

I like the tea cups from Luk Yu (never been there), wonder if they sell them?

MaR said...

Very nice!! I drink my tea just black, no milk, no sugar. Only a latte calls for some sweetener :)
Enjoy your weekend.


Gattina said...

I drink quiet a lot of coffee in the morning and teas in the afternoon !

YTSL said...

Hi Carver --

I'm glad you like my takes on the themes. :)

Hi Trekcapri --

Cool re getting you giggling with the zooming! Re tea with milk: I like that with Indian tea but do prefer my Chinese tea without milk. :)

Hi EastCoastLife --

Don't think Luk Yu sells those tea cups. It's not that kind of place... ;b

Hi Mar --

Do you drink Chinese or Indian tea? Indian tea without milk is definitely not for me! :O

Hi Gattina --

Wow, I hardly ever drink more than one cup/mug of coffee a day. If I do, you know I'm really feeling tired! ;b

Susan Demeter said...

Beautiful tea cups and perfect pics for both themes :)

YTSL said...

Hi Sue --

Thank you! :)

peppylady (Dora) said...

It seem like only American haven't caught on putting milk in there tea yet.
My son went to Jamaica and there they put milk in there tea.
Now he also does to.

Drinks are on me.

YTSL said...

Hi peppylady --

Have you tried it yourself? Think you might like it too. :)

Unknown said...

I like coffee rather than tea. The taste of coffee is very good and I usually have the coffee in morning and afternoon and tea in the evening.

Glan Deas

Kopi Luwak

YTSL said...

Hi Glan Deas --

I get the feeling you're linked with Kopi Luwak but I'll leave your comment on since you did seem to at least have read my blog entry!