I've just checked Daniel's blog and found an very interesting article (June, I think) where he states that there is a difference between aroma and taste. Well, form what I can tell, scented teas often smell very strongly, but don't taste that much. Could someone elaborate on the difference? Is it the difference between smelling and tasting? But then again, tea experts use smelling cups to identify the taste of the tea.
It is hygiene, for it enforces cleanliness; it is economics, for it shows comfort in simplicity rather than in the complex and costly; it is moral geometry, inasmuch as it defines our sense of proportion to the universe.