Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Coiled Fur

BREAKING NEWS UPDATE!


This is my favorite Akubi Zone find of the day:


Unfortunately, Count-M didn't cite the source. Any ideas?

In other Coiled Fur-related news, I'm drinking a Silver Needle tea from Mariage Frères, but I no longer have any of the specific details.
Fox on a Rock by *Nzeman
Lin Hai Pan Hao is processed using tea leaves that were harvested from Fu Ding Bai Hao tea plant variety, the same type used in making Bai Hao Yin Zhen (Silver Needle White tea). The name "Pan Hao" translates to "Coiled Fur". It is so called because the tea leaves are coiled into the shape of tiny pellets and are completely covered with white down.
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55 comments:

wagga said...

Murst thing is to have a sweet tea time. Nah. I do coffee.

wagga said...

And when tea is attacked by certain (wrong) fungus species, the resulting taste is called "Foxy".

Kitty said...

Taste:
Lin Hai Pan Hao is an incredibly sweet green tea. It will leave a floral sweetness in every part of your tongue. The pleasant floral fragrance is apparent as soon as the infused tea leaves start to unfurl. We recommend using "Shang Tou" breweing method by adding the tea leaves only after filling your cup with hot water.

It's so elegant and cool!

ClancyOfTheOverflow said...

I was talking to Town Bike the other day, she said she had gotten some black tea from the fettlers & it wasn't all that bad.

Kitty said...

I put the foxy fox on my new Tumblr

Akubi said...

Don't you think Tumblr needs a non-heart option for images such as this one?

Akira said...

K,
You guyz are really beginning to confuse me and following 82 people on Tumblr is confusing enough.

Kitty said...

Akubi... I'm following her now! Another beautiful Tumblr...

Hi Akira! So many followings... I'm up 24 followings and that is a lot of looking.., sorry to confuse you...

ClancyOfTheOverflow said...

Town Bike also mentioned that some of the fettlers were totally rank & could have used a shower and didn't pay well, let alone leave a decent tip. I offered to take care of them, but she's a woman, and you know how that turns out...

FettlerFlowy(V) said...

I had to look up fettlers, Clancy... I could be one... except I shower alot and hopefully smell good...

Akira said...

So the Safeway Delivery Guy says there's some sort of new e-tracking system that is to blame for the very delayed order.

Akira said...

Is a dinner consisting of an organic tofu enchilada ($2.50) too much to ask?

Akira said...

FINALLY!

Kitty said...

My new tumblr got looped... uhmmm..

WetKitty

edgar said...

disturbing.

Kitty said...

Hi Edgar...

Are these your cousins?Don't you like WetKitty?

Akubi said...

Nice blog, Kitty! I'm following you! So now I seem to be following 84 Tumblrs and have 28 followers.

Kitty said...

Thanks Akubi!

I follow you too! AkubiZone!

Anonymous said...

Life Goes On Without Cars

BikeFlowy(V) said...

YIPPEE!

“When I had a car I was always tense. I’m much happier this way,” said Heidrun Walter, a media trainer and mother of two, as she walked verdant streets where the swish of bicycles and the chatter of wandering children drown out the occasional distant motor.

Akira said...

I wouldn't mind living in a town like that!

This is a rather interesting short story: The Turing Test

Kitty said...

Oh boy... the Turing Test in the Interzone...

Zeeeee.... viral Ellie...

Fascinating Akira... thank you!

Akira said...

Pretty weird, huh?

Sometimes, I think my dogs could use one of these.

PitchedNoseFlowy(V) said...

Oh Akira... that is a sore subject for me cause one of my poochies is so noxious she could be used for stealth bombing runs... although her preferred method is lying on her back with all fours in the air and while asleep indulging her flatulance... yes I could use a few cartons of those gizmos...

PinchedNoseFlowy(V) said...

Try "PinchedNoseFlowy"

My Father always said I should learn to spell... of course I didn't (or don't) have the attention span...

Akira said...

I've been messing around with this crappy Vista OS and upgraded to IE 8 in the process - at some point in a security update Microsoft decided to take ownership of my Outlook mail and hasn't released it yet.

Akira said...

@Flowy,
Well, that dog in the photo looked an awful lot like an improperly groomed Akubi. Fluffy Pom Pom hairs in the rear attract "poopettes" so I would imagine gas isn't the only problem the poor guy is experiencing.

wagga said...

One word:

Thunderbird.

Don't ever allow M$ to control your life.

& FireFox, too...

Akubi said...

While I appreciate the truly international feel of image-based (re)blogging, following nearly 90 Tumblers has left me sorting through a lot of Japanese text I can make much sense of, but wish I could.

Akira said...

Hi Wagga!
MS has released my mailbox!

Akira said...

This reminds me of my crazy Tanuki dog's belly.

wagga said...

Re: Japanese text, sense of.

Can or can't?

Akira said...

Oops, skipped a key word again!
can*NOT*.

Kitty said...

I just relax and do my nails and follow all the ubercool blogs that Akubi finds zooming around the hemisphere... it's like riding the tail of a comet... I'm weightless in zero gravity... such beautiful images flowing along... and quiet too...

PinchedNoseFlowy(V) said...

Grooming your pets for sanitary reasons is very important...

I could add some personal tips about "poopettes" due to an ancient feline but I think I'll just encourage those that need support and guidance to contact me offline.

Thank you.

Akira said...

K this is why Tumblr needs a non-heart feature.

Akira said...

All of the images are quite addicting!

Thankfully, my old cat is just insane and doesn't seem to have any other noticeable health problems.

Kitty said...

There are so many comments on this post I couldn't find the comment box.

Akubi said...

K, it is quite obvious that Akubi takes after his mom.
He dug through the garbage to find the leftover soy crisps I was consuming in a bout of PMS late last night.
Far too much sodium for either of us.
I am so sick of periods, PMS and all of that BS.
Anyway, I finally found some bones for Akubi and Tanuki to chew on and Akubi just burped.

Akubi said...

Clearly, the deadgirls are in control of the zeitgeist.

Akubi said...

Wow, Microsoft might finally be getting their shit together, because Akubi pulled the plug and I'm actually back where I started.

Akubi said...

I was in the midst of commenting on how the furry photo at the top reminded me of vintage Smiths albums.

Akubi said...

It also reminds me of a time when I wanted to be a "real" architect freshman year in high school – not a database, etc. version – and took drafting and was thoroughly annoyed. There was plenty of decent software available at the computer lab, but they all insisted on f-ing pencils and listening to the Smiths.
I broke a lot of pencils.
And decided architecture wasn't my field.

Akubi said...

Ayn Rand is a piece of work.

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DrafterFlowy(V) said...

Hi Akubi...

I took drafting in high school to get out of home economics (because I was already an expert cook, seamstress, and housekeeper)...

Of course I was the only girl and I kinda liked drawing simple machine parts... maybe I should have stayed in that career groove???

Akubi said...

A cute kitty for Kitty.

Kitty said...

I love that Kitty... thanks Akubi...

Akubi said...

@Flowy,
You were were "already an expert cook, seamstress, and housekeeper" in high school...? I'm still not!

Cute dog story. I hope the dog who was hit is OK though.

DrafterFlowy(V) said...

Hi Akubi...

Actually I had a commercial relationship with my Mother who worked all the time... I got paid to shop, cook, clean... I kept the family food budget...I was "the family domestic"!

50th comment!

edgar kissin' cussin' said...

Hi Kitty,

My cuzzes iz everywherez. My friends has a stuffed animal raven she's 'posed to send me a pic so I kin change mah avatar.

Teh terdnado sirens were blaring north and east of me last night. No real damage that i've heard about tho... distoibing.

Kitty said...

Hi Edgar....

I remember seeing the sky turn green before a ternado came once... it looked like the color of throwup!

Can't wait to see your new pic!

CanineFlowy(V) said...

Hi Akubi...

I forgot to say so sorry about the poor doggie... hope he survived...

Akira said...

Last I heard, he seems OK.
I am currently addicted to Tumblr!
Some friends are over watching a movie and all I want to do is find new eye candy! Lot's of cool stuff in Japan.

Kitty said...

Good Akira... poor little doggie...

Could you please tell Akubi that although his tags are cool on his Tumblr it makes it so slow to load... so reTumbling him is slower... I hope he doesn't mind me telling him that... he has such beautiful images...