Archive for November 26, 2013

keemun time

keemun time

next up a 2013 keemun-

a Chinese tea classic…a quite broken dark leaf, deep and warm in tone, fresh taste and clean finish…hmmm

(hey fine folk @ThreeDRadio listeners down south, send me yr deets, i will send of a sample and you can tell me if it’s up to chop…..?)

2013 Keemun sample

2013 Keemun sample


anyway, that’s said so off to the 6th? steep of 2013 yunnan yue guang bai (moonlight) tea ..it’s not white not oolong..each pour a little change in tone and taste….small pots, many cups…(and only about 15 more samples to try yet…tough job this tea catching…!)

enjoy….!

have a sniff around or head to the shop !

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night cap- head down, bum up

night cap- head down, bum up

and finally as a nightcap i couldn’t resist sticking this little fellas nose in a cup…

2012 spring anxi light roast “yan cha” oolong…yum yum yum…

i will be getting more of this to share…yep, that good i reckon..

how many more pots before sleep i wonder….?

…(sleep?)

head down bum up anxi

head down bum up anxi

enjoy….!

have a sniff around or head to the shop !

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

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as the sun sets over the Norfolk pines and the beach…

as the sun sets over the Norfolk pines and the beach…

…the regime begins again….2013 Bai Mu Dan “white peony” white tea from the Fujian province, China

the next step with this one is to line it up against the beautiful Nepali Arya Tara silver needles currently in the shop-

should be interesting..maybe a Yunnan green tea for me next though..have a fine weekend all..

got a tea table…and more late night oolong

got a tea table…and more late night oolong

with new a new tea table plumbed up water was tossed around again and again…fun

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

buy now at the shop…!

…the morning after…

…the morning after…

the aftermath of late night Chinese tea tasting…overflowing pots with spent but still beautiful leaf..

many cups went through the 2 pots and gaiwan on the tea tray..glass pot-"white peony", gaiwan- "gao yin ya" green, clay pot- autumn anxi benshan oolong (fresh pot and cup- Nepali special organic oolong)

many cups went through the 2 pots and gaiwan on the tea tray..glass pot-”white peony”, gaiwan- “gao yin ya” green, clay pot- autumn anxi benshan oolong
(fresh pot and cup- Nepali special organic oolong)

the small clay pot nearly filled the plate when emptied, neck deep in oolong...1/3rd into the new Chinese adventures with more green, oolong, red and post fermented teas to come...

the small clay pot nearly filled the plate when emptied, neck deep in oolong…1/3rd into the new Chinese adventures with more green, oolong, red and post fermented teas to come…

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

buy now at the shop…!

that time of the day again…

that time of the day again…

a fine spring afternoon eased along with a few tasty cups of 2013 spring Te Ji Grade, Lianghe “Hui Long” greentea

green tea in stock

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

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or head to the shop !

arya tara white tea silver needle time

arya tara white tea silver needle time

As some sun peeks through the grey….

time for Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips, 3 steeps @ 75 deg. for 2 mins ….

all 3 superb as the needles slowly opened and gently gave up their delicate joys…

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

buy now at the shop…!

New to The Tea Catcher Quiver

New to The Tea Catcher Quiver

“A man without tea in him is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.”

Okakura Kakuzo, The Book of Tea (1906)

Gaiwan and tasting cup

Tasting cup and Gaiwan

One of a new pair of Japanese Gaiwan; great for making Green, White and Oolong Teas.

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cold weather tea warmth

cold weather tea warmth

tea party- A Group of Artists

tea party- A Group of Artists

“Now stir the fire, and close the shutters fast,

Let fall the curtains, wheel the sofa round,

And while the bubbling and loud-hissing urn

Throws up a steamy column, and the cups,

That cheer but not inebriate, wait on each,

So let us welcome peaceful evening in.”

William Cowper, The Task (1785), Book IV, line 36.

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

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Teaism

‘Teaism’Tea ceremony

japanese tea ceremony

“When tea is more than a drink and the tea ceremony is understood and practiced to foster harmony in humanity, promote harmony with nature, discipline the mind, quiet the heart, and attain the purity of enlightenment, the art of tea becomes teaism. The term “chadao” has two words, the first being ‘tea’ and the second the Chinese loanword tao/dao/ native suffix -ism (also Japanese: 主義), and could thus be read as ‘teaism’. Another, more literal reading of the word is the ‘way of tea’ (茶 tea and 道 way), comparable with for example 弓道; the way of the bow. The term can be used to describe tea ceremony as the interests in tea culture and studies and pursued over time with self-cultivation. Teaism is mostly a simplistic mode of aesthetics, but there are subtle insights into ethics, and even metaphysics. Teaism is related to teamind. A sense of focus and concentration while under the influence of great tasting tea.

A ‘ Teaist’ is a person who performs or enjoys the art of tea and ‘teaism. In Chinese and Japanese, as well as South Korean traditional culture, there are well developed teaisms.” [wiki- tea lore]

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

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or head to the shop !

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