Sunday, 2 August 2015

Take a Walk, Green Tea.

I like Green Tea. It has its positives even if it doesn't have the same kick or taste of traditional Indian tea. So I was really amused to find this scene in Martin Scorsese's Kundun where someone takes a shot at green tea and extols the virtues of green tea.

The movie is about the 15th Dalai Lama and his exile after Tibet was merged into present day China. The Tibetan Prime Minister is refusing to accept certain unrealistic demands made by a Chinese General. The Chinese General wants to take a shot at how much tea the politico consumes in a day and how he finds a way to import it despite difficulties. His point is that Tibet will find a way to meet his demands too. Right then, the Tibetan Prime Minister comes up with a great comeback.

Chinese General

How much tea do you drink,
Prime Minister?

Tibetan Prime Minister

It depends on the quality,
and that it be lndian.

The general loses his lid after this. Turns out the Chinese take as much pride in their green tea as much as we do. Craving some tea now. Even though its 2 in the morning. :D
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