The Intoxicating Allure of Asian Teahouse Culture

What does it mean to be tea drunk? (There’s a word for it in Chinese (cha zui) which implies you’ve had one cup too many of strong black tea. But to many tea drinkers, it’s a dreamier, more romantic or spiritual state, like being drunk on love or slipping into meditation. Read more here about the few spots bringing traditional Asian teahouse culture to New Yorkers in the September travel issue of Edible Manhattan.

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