All posts tagged: tea

Record: 雨天裡的茶

Alex and I went out for a hop-around-try-things kinda day last week. It was one of those days where the rain was on and off, going from sunny to pouring and vice versa in the span of 10 seconds throughout the day. Started the day with a cup of 絲襪奶茶, which is old school classic, HK-style milk tea. We popped into Lan Fong Yuen  (pretty famous, lots of celebrity shots stuck onto their walls) while heading through SoHo and it was the perfect kind of dingy for me. There’s HK charm about the raised sitting stools, cluttered laminate papers, and a dangerous proximity to the street on which cars are passing by which makes these places so damn lovable. I didn’t know Alex would order me a hot tea (the weather was 30degrees) but it meant we got the full flavour of HK’s tea style. It was definitely a nostalgic cup to have, full of high school memories and lunch breaks. By contrast, I dropped into an artisan tea boutique in PMQ to look at their beautiful clay …

Day 25: A Second

Her: hum. sip. blink. count the streetcars that pass. somewhere in the city a baby cries, where feathers ruffle over heat grates a person homeless huddles also. today falls nonchalant drifting all the windows shut. wind says hurry, frost the trees. oh. none here. the traffic lights will have to do. coat everything white and no one will know. bring them home. hum. sip. blink. slush. i count them unspectacular: two thousand for a second cup with you. Him: