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The history of tea in Russia | Documentary

Russians started drinking it before the English did. Stalin, Tolstoy and Pushkin called it their favorite drink. 94% of Russians drink it everyday. And it’s not vodka. It’s tea! It primarily arrived in Russia in 1638, a present to tsar Mikhail Fedorovich, the first of the Romanov dynasty. Mikhail was often ill and he received …

The American Revolution – OverSimplified (Part 1)

*Fancy music* “Hooooooly smokes!” Christopher Columbus! That is no way to address the King and Queen of Spain! What is wrong with you?” “Ok. Ok!” “So you know how we’re looking for a new trade route to India, right?” “Right” “And the earth is round, right?” “Right.” “So I’m thinking we can just sail the …

The history of tea – Shunan Teng

The history of tea – Shunan Teng

During a long day spent roaming the forest in search of edible grains and herbs, the weary divine farmer Shennong accidentally poisoned himself 72 times. But before the poisons could end his life, a leaf drifted into his mouth. He chewed on it and it revived him, and that is how we discovered tea. Or …

Tea Consent (Clean)

Tea Consent (Clean)

If you’re still struggling with consent, just imagine instead of initiating sex, you’re making them a cup of tea. You say “hey, would you like a cup of tea?” and they go “oh my god, I would LOVE a cup of tea! Thank you!” then you know they want a cup of tea. If you …

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Wabi-sabi

HISTORY OF IDEAS – Wabi-sabi

When it comes to what things look like, the Western world is obsessed by perfection, by symmetry, and ideal proportion. This is a taste for beauty shaped by reverence for universal laws, mathematics, and an appetite for the perfect and the eternal. Japanese aesthetics are, however, very different indeed, and the core of the difference …