Ezekiel Emanuel, brother of President Obama's chief of staff, takes an in-depth look at tea on the Atlantic's Food Channel this morning. Tea, of course was somewhat of a theme yesterday in the political world (we hear there were some protests), a rhetorical pitchfork shaken at the Obama administration to highlight its tax and spending policies (or perhaps its rumored, perceived, or predicted policies, rather than actual ones).
Maybe Emanuel's timely literalism will blunt the impact of the conservative groundswell. After all, there's more to tea than politics. Maybe the next time someone says "tea," I'll think of the smoky overtones of Yunnan, and a different Emanuel brother.