Monday, November 12, 2007

A GOOD Kind of Tannin Stain

So, we learned in Tea and Iron that the tannin in tea is NOT tannic acid and it is not inherently bad, but it can decrease your iron absorption. We learned from my dentist that tannins can stain your teeth, and that bagged black tea is the worst. What if we could use tannin to our benefit? One artist poses the question and comes up with some cool answers to ponder over tea time. Click the numbers to follow the intentional tannin staining of the teacup. I also like Time for Tea, a series of tea sets that show the time of day as shadows... in the form of plates.

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