Bon Appétit: On TikTok, the “CEO of Chai” Is Making Tea—and Spilling It Too. “Kevin Wilson says that if you are bored at home, ‘forget that chai tea latte from Starbucks.’ In a TikTok video from April 2020, he shows how to do the ‘real thing,’ crushing cardamom and nutmeg, boiling them in milk, adding tea leaves, and stirring until he sees the ‘color of a happy brown boy.’ The video went viral, garnering over 889,000 views. Two weeks later the 30-year-old Californian pastor-turned-TikTok star had over 20,000 followers on the platform. Just over a year after that, with more than 200,000 followers and 4 million likes, Wilson considers himself the ‘CEO of chai.’ “
BusinessWire: MOC Elevates Tea Industry through Cultural Approaches (PRESS RELEASE). “To preserve Taiwan’s tea culture systematically, the Ministry of Culture launched the Improving Tea Industry through Cultural Approaches project, utilizing digital preservation and value-added application methods to plan a tea cultural route for the public. In 2019, the project has registered a total of 2,036 data relating to tea industry, spanning tea manufacturing equipment, tea plant varieties, cultivation, and tea diseases. It has also collected information and documents on tea activities, tea factories, and tea shops, as well as authors and researchers engaging in tea culture and studies.” I did not see an English version of the content available at the link provided.
PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE)
PR Newswire: 50 Best Launches ’50 Best Discovery’, the World’s Most Exciting Gastronomic Map of More Than 1,600 Expert-approved Dining and Drinking Destinations (PRESS RELEASE). “50 Best Discovery gives discerning diners and drinkers the chance to explore restaurants and bars that have received votes from 50 Best experts across the world, featuring more than 1,600 reviews of venues in 75 countries…. This 1,700-strong Academy comprises the world’s leading food and drink writers, chefs, restaurateurs and bar owners, global gastronomes and regional cuisine specialists.”
Now available: an archive of screen shots showing soda machines in video games. I love the Internet. There are over 400 entries here. The first thing I thought was “Theme Hospital!” and sure enough, it’s there…..