A last farewell to OriginTea

september 27, 2014

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’tis nice. OriginTea will be missed.


september 27, 2014

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september 16, 2014

Not less formidable, but rather far more so, are the interminable Chinese feasts, with their almost incredible number and variety of courses, the terror and despair of all foreigners who have experienced them, although to the Chinese these entertainments seem but too short. One of their most pensive sayings observes that «there is no feast in the world which must not break up at last,» though to the unhappy barbarian lured into one of these traps this hopeful generality is often lost in despair of the particular.


(Arthur Henderson Smith, Chinese Characteristics (New York: Fleming H. Revell Company, 1894), 5th ed., p. 43)