Archive for April, 2007

Oh, the frivolity of it all. If you haven’t been keeping track of web conspiracies lately – allow me to indulge your curiosity. This one is vaguely connected to tea, as the title of this post (and the screen name of our protagonist) might imply. The blogosphere and youtube-osphere has been aflutter with all the […]



A year after India’s independence, Time magazine reported: …for instance, in Hyderabad railway stations, there are separate refreshment rooms labeled “Moslem Tea Room” and “Hindu Tea Room. In Hyderabad imported food supplies have dwindled and the price of potatoes has soared to $1 a pound. The airline that connected Hyderabad with Indian cities is suspended. […]

The Real Makoya


It’s not just rooibos anymore. South Africa is planning to create black tea with a uniquely South African taste. South Africans drink tea that is derived from Malawi, Zimbabwe, Tanzania, Cameroon and a bit from Kenya. This has created havoc on South African consumers’ taste buds….I have been assured by the Limpopo province and its […]

One Step Closer


Today Chicago came one step closer to hosting the 2016 Olympic Games by beating Los Angeles to become the US candidate city. Now we’re up against Rio, Tokyo, Madrid and Rome (among others). Winner to be announced in October 2009. There’s a raging debate on in Chicago about whether hosting an event of this magnitude […]

This post was inspired by a conversation I had the other day with a customer. As we were chatting, the conversation veered slowly away from tea to technology. As a student of computer science, this person was interested in how we were using technology at The Simple Leaf. For those of you who have been […]