95

This is a tea I can really wind down with. It has qualities both from the spa and from Grandma’s house on Thanksgiving.

With a big cup of this in my hand I’m too relaxed to stomach watching Nineteen Eighty-Four right now. Is there a “peaceful” apocalyptic/dystopian film that I can watch for this assignment instead?

Edit: I drastically upped the rating on this tea because I realized that I need it like water and tend to drink pots and pots of it when I do convince myself out of hoarding.

Flavors: Baked Bread, Butter, Cinnamon, Coriander, Orange Zest, Raisins, Vanilla

Preparation
195 °F / 90 °C 6 min, 15 sec
Courtney

I’m so excited I got some of this added into my order last minute. I hope you manage your film!

Cavocorax

This is as peaceful as I could come up with for apocalyptic films: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0156729/ I loved The Road, 28 Days Later and Children of Men, but those are not peaceful…

CrowKettle

Thanks Courtney and Cavo! I’m watching Children of Men later tonight, to see if I want to do my assignment on it instead. 28 Days Later is also an option I’m given, but not The Road, which I want to see anyways.. I can’t believe how many iconic movies I haven’t watched!

yyz

Blade Runner, not exactly peaceful, but not incredibly violent either, at least it’s pretty stylish for its time. City TV used to always play it as the first movie of the new year when I was a child.

Terri HarpLady

This is the 2nd blade runner reference I’ve seen today! I actually looked it up on netflix a few hours ago, thinking that it had been awhile since The last time I watched it. I was hoping to stream it, but it’s not available, although I can get the DVD sent out.

Cavocorax

I recommend reading the Road sometime, when you have a chance! The movie was very beautiful and dark and sad, but the book but the book was almost poetic with it’s starkness. I read Children of Men and found the book was actually darker than the film, almost nightmarish. There’s a few scenes from that that have stuck with me years after! Is your course just on film, or are you comparing things to literature? I went through a post-apocalypic/dystopian phase (still am?) so I’m really curious!

CrowKettle

Oh, gosh! Blade Runner is one of the few films I’ve actually seen, but it’s a favourite. I was actually thinking about it, how I wish it was on the list, before I posted. :)

CrowKettle

It’s “Apocalypse in Film”, offered by the History of Art department, but a good portion of the films that I can look at appear to be based on literature. I’ve always enjoyed apocalypse/dystopia/dying earth too, despite not having read or watched the majority of the staple novels and films. That’s one of the reason why I’m taking this class, and happy to get suggestions!

gmathis

Curious—especially since I work with kids heading to middle school, and this genre is hot with them right now—what do you think makes the dystopian genre so appealing? (I’m an old fud who prefers gentle fiction, happy endings, and mysteries with all the knots tied up at the end :)

OMGsrsly

Me too, gmathis! :) I used to read a lot more of this kind of thing when I was a teenager, but things stick and I get nightmares, so I’ve phased them out. I might have to watch Blade Runner again, though!

Cavocorax

That sounds like an interesting course! I love it!
And I’m not sure why the genre is so popular. I guess it’s better than just vmapire/horror fic? I see dystopian as the dark side of sci-fi, so at least you can learn from it – i.e., this is what not to do.

Also I think teenagers feel powerless in some situations, so they can empathize with some of these repressed characters? I read some of it, but if it’s too much I switch over to fluffy fic immediately.

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Courtney

I’m so excited I got some of this added into my order last minute. I hope you manage your film!

Cavocorax

This is as peaceful as I could come up with for apocalyptic films: http://m.imdb.com/title/tt0156729/ I loved The Road, 28 Days Later and Children of Men, but those are not peaceful…

CrowKettle

Thanks Courtney and Cavo! I’m watching Children of Men later tonight, to see if I want to do my assignment on it instead. 28 Days Later is also an option I’m given, but not The Road, which I want to see anyways.. I can’t believe how many iconic movies I haven’t watched!

yyz

Blade Runner, not exactly peaceful, but not incredibly violent either, at least it’s pretty stylish for its time. City TV used to always play it as the first movie of the new year when I was a child.

Terri HarpLady

This is the 2nd blade runner reference I’ve seen today! I actually looked it up on netflix a few hours ago, thinking that it had been awhile since The last time I watched it. I was hoping to stream it, but it’s not available, although I can get the DVD sent out.

Cavocorax

I recommend reading the Road sometime, when you have a chance! The movie was very beautiful and dark and sad, but the book but the book was almost poetic with it’s starkness. I read Children of Men and found the book was actually darker than the film, almost nightmarish. There’s a few scenes from that that have stuck with me years after! Is your course just on film, or are you comparing things to literature? I went through a post-apocalypic/dystopian phase (still am?) so I’m really curious!

CrowKettle

Oh, gosh! Blade Runner is one of the few films I’ve actually seen, but it’s a favourite. I was actually thinking about it, how I wish it was on the list, before I posted. :)

CrowKettle

It’s “Apocalypse in Film”, offered by the History of Art department, but a good portion of the films that I can look at appear to be based on literature. I’ve always enjoyed apocalypse/dystopia/dying earth too, despite not having read or watched the majority of the staple novels and films. That’s one of the reason why I’m taking this class, and happy to get suggestions!

gmathis

Curious—especially since I work with kids heading to middle school, and this genre is hot with them right now—what do you think makes the dystopian genre so appealing? (I’m an old fud who prefers gentle fiction, happy endings, and mysteries with all the knots tied up at the end :)

OMGsrsly

Me too, gmathis! :) I used to read a lot more of this kind of thing when I was a teenager, but things stick and I get nightmares, so I’ve phased them out. I might have to watch Blade Runner again, though!

Cavocorax

That sounds like an interesting course! I love it!
And I’m not sure why the genre is so popular. I guess it’s better than just vmapire/horror fic? I see dystopian as the dark side of sci-fi, so at least you can learn from it – i.e., this is what not to do.

Also I think teenagers feel powerless in some situations, so they can empathize with some of these repressed characters? I read some of it, but if it’s too much I switch over to fluffy fic immediately.

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I started my Steepster loose leaf adventure back in 2012. I can’t say I’m completely new anymore, but I still view oolong as a magical, extraterrestrial creature that unfurls in water.

Tea Preferences: My absolute favourites are the floral inclined oolong and white teas. I also enjoy unflavoured green teas, as well as some black teas (flavoured, unflavoured, Indian, Chinese, etc). Puerh is a hit or miss.

Fruit, cedar, anise, and vanilla are good. Black licorice, bergamot, and cheap chocolate are less good. Jasmine, cinnamon, and hibiscus are usually too strong in teas for my taste, but I otherwise like these flavours!

Ratings:

95-100: A Personal Favourite; I’m never without this tea.

90-94: Great! I’ll try to keep a small amount around.

80-89: Enjoyable; I may buy more at some point.

70-79: Nice, but not something I’d drink often. I may have a few problems with it.

50-69: Something about this tea falls flat for me. Still drinkable.

30-49: This isn’t a particularly pleasant cup.

1-29: There’s no way to put it nicely..

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