Only recently, Dora had introduced me several types of tea depending on its age and such, there was actually some difference in taste. Some would taste 'raw' some would have a smooth tingling taste in the throat. I'd like to buy some tea too so I asked her for some recommendation. Of course this requires some tea tasting in order for me to be able to choose which would taste best for me.
I brought Glen along since I was too lazy to bring him home after we did some gardening in Xavier Hall. Plus I wanted him to learn a little bit about tea tasting and gain some knowledge about the chinese culture.
Upon arriving, Glen tried several types of tea. His verdict.... "it tastes the same"
The shop keeper and 2 old timers were interested in Glen's sense of taste and had him tasting all kinds of tea in the shop. Well almost all of it. From the most bitter to the lightest taste of tea, from the fraganced and normal smell of tea, Glen's answer was the same. "It tastes the same"
I couldn't remember how many hours the poor shopowner brewed several tea for Glen with Dora and I feeled so stressed that Glen will never be able to make the difference.
Glen getting ready for tea
At the end of the day, the shop owner stopped as Glen gave the final answer one was bitter than the other of course for him, they 'tasted the same'. The shop owner advised me not to use Glen to buy tea because he won't know the difference. Who knows he might end up buying the bitter tea that nobody would want to drink. I don't trust Glen's taste buds either. He doesn't even know the difference between one food item to another. I can just give him any 'cheap' food as long he doesn't know where it come from. Haha... That fella only know whether it's salty, sweet, sour or spicy.