An open air coffee shop? In Changsha’s summer heat and humidity?
I’ve had quite a few conversations with Chinese people about how I don’t understand or follow cultures which think drinking warm and especially HOT liquids ’causes’ a cooling effect in the human body . . .
When it’s hot inside or outside I want any liquids that enter my body to be ICE COLD!
Maybe if I study Chinese medicine and its philosophy of the body I might understand the origins of this thought and system of cultural medicine but for now . . .
I’ll stick with my icy-cold beverages.