Tea snob approaches.
Okay. Tea only being a specific thing made from a specific plant isn’t a thing anymore and hasn’t been for a long time. Tea only coming from tea leaves is a bad take, like a really bad take. There are records of people calling herbal concoctions ‘tea’ way back in ye olde China. Sometimes being technically correct makes you wrong.
It’s also not how language works. All the herbal teas are teas now because that’s what the overwhelming majority of people mean. It all comes in a bag now and you put the water over it and it’s tea. You can sit around with your machine that heats the water to the perfect temperature for your pearls of authentic tea rolled by people who could be doing other things with their time but make pennies to give you a luxury tea experience and scoff at someone over brewing their gingerbread spice holiday tea, but you’d just be a jerk.
That’s kind of the problem with tea. The gatekeepers of tea are all real jerks about it, often even when they don’t intend to. There’s such a barrier of entry (and a big price jump) from getting tea bags from wal mart to going to teavanna and having someone get loose leaf tea for you or ordering from adagio. But being obstinate about only tea made from one kind of leaf being tea is the first way to make sure your hobby stays pure.
Now that I’m done being a jerk. CW diet and food stuff coming.
This is from like two episodes ago but I can’t find the thread because the naming systems are just total bleeping garbage. But keto is dangerous and people should be careful. Actual ketosis is a state your body should only ever be in if you’re under dr supervision. It was designed for people with epilepsy. It is a very concerning trend. Actually forcing your body to grab energy from itself is super not okay. No one was advocating it, but it came up in some discussion of cheese and was just casually dropped in, and I just think a lot of people don’t know it’s bad news.