Friday, March 21, 2008

What happens when you neglect your tea tray?

Alex has posted about faulty tea trays (1 and 2), but what about tea trays that just suffer neglect? Feast your eyes on the (hopefully) most disgusting photos to grace the front page of Tea Nerd:

Nasty tray

And one wipe later...

Nasty tray wipe

If you have a sensitive stomach, it's far too late. Sorry. Anyway, the take home message: clean your tea trays regularly. Also, this is a great example of science (oxidation) in action. You might think I've been drinking shupu lately, but you would be wrong. For the most part, I have only had sencha and green oolongs. Yeah. Please, clean your trays.

[Oh, also, this is not the really cool thing I was planning. That's still in the works...]


MarshalN said...

It's not that bad, I've seen worse on my own... it formed a film


Brent said...


Wow, I didn't know it got worse than this! Thanks for giving me a new goal. :)

Wes Crosswhite said...

Muahaha. That's pretty gross Brent. I left mine for 2 weeks or so and the leaves started growing "hairs," and the tray smelled like old fish.

Brent said...

Here I was, thinking I had made a monumental achievement, only to have my ego shattered to pieces by you two. Thanks for ruining my moment!

Well, I guess I shouldn't complain too much that my tray didn't smell like old fish. Thanks for the comment, Wes. :)

Space Samurai said...

Its okay, your tray is still more disgusting than mine has been, but not by much.

Brent said...

Haha, thanks Alex.

Proinsias said...

As John Cleese advises when someone apologizes for their house being untidy:

"I do enjoy a little squalor on occasion"

Brent said...


I can't deny I was more than a bit giddy when I saw the delightful mess. The opportunity to boast of my filthiness was too much to pass up, as well. :)

Thanks for the comment!

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