3/17/2016 – Tea

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Welcome to Five Course Trivia! Five days a week, we’ll post five questions about something from the culinary world, from soup to nuts and all dishes in between.

Yesterday, we had a new food/drink question, so here we go:

Learned League precedent (LL68, MD18) – Yerba leaves of the ilex paraguariensis tree are used to prepare what infused drink, popular in South America and parts of the Middle East? It’s especially popular in Argentina, where it is considered the national drink and has a dedicated museum in the Buenos Aires suburb of Tigre.

And I MISSED it. The real cruddy thing is that I definitely learned this in high school Spanish classes. I knew it was a four-letter M word, and like an idiot, put “mole”. Ugh.

Well, since we’re talking about brewed leaves, it’s time to do an edition on leaves. Maybe you’ll have better luck than me!

1. Name the word hidden in this picture.

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Question 1

2. Sometimes called the “Champagne of teas”, name the tea variety, usually brewed as a black tea, named after its namesake district in West Bengal, India.

3. Earl Grey tea is a tea blend which has been flavored with an oil made from the rind of the citrus fruit seen here. What is this fruit?

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Question 3

4. In tea drinking terms, a roji and a chashitsu are used during what?

5. Name the tea seen here. Produced in the Yunnan Province in China, this tea is a fermented and aged dark tea.

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Question 5

Bonus 6. The five alcohols used in an Long Island Iced Tea are gin, vodka, triple sec, tequila, and what?

Tomorrow: More food trivia!

LL. Mate
1. Oolong
2. Darjeeling
3. Bergamot
4. Japanese tea ceremony (the roji is the garden, and the chashitsu is the building)
5. Pu-erh
6. Rum

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