When was the last time you went to the tea house? If you haven’t been to a tea house recently you should go. There are many great teahouses in the great metropolitan cities in the United States as well as Western Europe.
The great thing about teahouses, compared to coffee shops is that there is some sort of academic feel to it. I am not talking about hanging out with professors or graduate teaching assistants. In other words, staying at teahouses gives you very homey feeling, like you are hanging out at some sort of major university library. There you can read a lot of books and nobody is going to care all that much.
What is awesome about teahouses is that they tend to attract other intellectuals who break into some deep, profound philosophical existential discussion. People just don’t go in there to prove how smart they are or to humiliate the other side. Instead, they know that they only see a few pieces of reality and that they love to see eye to eye with other pieces of reality. They are there to learn.
Unfortunately, there are many teahouses that do not live up to the classic description of this type of establishment. There’s no surprise that there are a lot of people who go to substandard teahouses and basically become disenchanted the whole teahouses movement. They’ve seen one crappy teahouse and think all other teahouses are the same. This is really a shame, because they are actually turning their back to an otherwise very intellectually enriching subculture that consists of a place, of people, and of a certain way of life and thinking.
To ensure that you find the very best teahouse, adopt the mind frame that you are always looking for the best products. If you know how to size up products based on objective parameters, you will make better informed decisions across the board. It doesn’t really matter if you are looking for pet food, dog toys, laptops, mobile phones, or in this case, teahouses. Once you adopt this mind set, you are reading reviews the right way. Then you will be able to make right choices.
This is why I suggest that you read sewing machine reviews. If you learn how they are put together or how they make their case, then you will be able to apply that selection grid in finding the best tea houses.
You have to keep the tips above in mind if you want a realistic shot of making the right choices. This is the key. Unfortunately, most people miss this. Most people are blind to this. It really all boils down to a person’s ability to pay attention to details.