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Live on stage from Chicago! The podcast host tells us how a mishap in a grocery store in Japan made him a tea drinker for life. And he shares his childhood memories of food in a rural Michigan cult.

We compete to each create three dishes using only foods in the Slate office vending machine and only tools in the Slate office kitchen. In the end we create Chuckles gazpacho and Chex Mix salad dressing, and filet a Fig Newton.

Jordan's from Chicago, but he sends us these pics of his morning tea and breakfast among the hills of tea country in Ella, Sri Lanka. I don't know which view is more beautiful, the hills or the food. /dan See the full gallery on Posterous

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Our tea conversation (Part 1 and Part 2) covered a lot of ground, but even with two episodes to fill, there were several good exchanges that didn't quite fit. Here, we discuss the gimmicky oddity that is sun tea with Jacob Ganz (formerly at NPR's Bryant Park Project with us, now at NPR's The Record music blog). Are you ready for

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Since we posted Part 1 of our Tea conversation with Jacob Ganz (formerly at NPR's Bryant Park Project with us, now at NPR's The Record music blog), Dan's been taking some abuse for his support of bagged tea over loose tea. Serious tea drinkers like Jacob accuse Dan of ignorance (teagnorance?) for declining the pleasures of loose tea on grounds

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Mark, Dan and fellow Bryant Park Project alum Jacob Ganz continue their conversation about tea, touching on new issues, including the world of iced and herbal. Plus, Jacob is the latest victim of our Proust-ish questionnaire. /mark   Photo: Flickr CC / 51106757@N04