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Yoda Tea

October 10th, 2005

I’ve been in China a while and I’m getting a feel for the local beverages. I drink a lot of fluids especially in hot and humid weather. Beijing is actually starting to cool off, so maybe I’ll find a use for the non-iced coffee drinks at cafes soon.

One of my best discoveries is “Yoda tea”. It is some sort of promotional flavour offered for a limited time only. It is actually tough to find at small stores but the grocery store I go to has a lot of it so I’ve started to stockpile it. I’ve tried the “Darth Vader tea” and the “Clone tea”. I think there might be a generic “good guy” tea but it is rare and didn’t leave much of an impression on me. Yoda is by far the tea to beat. I’ve also been drinking the Chinese version of Nestea and of course Snapple, though Snapple is 13.50 RMB compared to about 3 RMB for a normal Chinese beverage.

Yoda Tea

I ended up living in China again, this time in Shanghai. I still was a regular customer at convenience stores and foreign grocery stores or grocery stores targeting the expat community and more affluent foreign educated Chinese.

In 2024, I got it in my head to update my taxonomy and hundreds of old blog posts again. I even went back through my laptop to find more old photos as uploading them was harder inside the Great Firewall back in 2005. Now I put most of them on Flickr which I believe got blocked in China along with so many other websites. Last time I was there, my website wasn’t blocked so hosting images on does have advantages. I think it also helps with search engine optimization, which is supposedly why you should care about your taxonomy, but I just don’t think many people keep up with blogging for twenty years, especially from inside the Great Firewall.

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