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…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…!

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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.

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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]

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Afternoon Tea

Afternoon Tea

genie pot

“…meanwhile let us have a cup of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing(sighing?) of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea,[wiki]1906

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The Guranse Tea Estates

The Guranse Tea Estates

Nepali Tea Logo

Named after the Nepali national flower, the rhododendron, the Guranse Tea Estate is situated at an altitude between 3300 and 7300 feet above sea level, located at Dhankuta, Hile, eastern Nepal. Probably one of the highest tea gardens in the world it produces one of the best teas. In order produce exquisite tea enriched with delectable ‘muscatel’ flavor with superb aroma, the bushes need to grow breathing pure mountain air, filled with just the right combination of sun, shade and rain that are abundant in the eastern hills of Nepal, below the majestic Mount Everest and mount Makalu.

In 1842, a Chinese emperor presented precious gifts of an exquisite variety of tea seeds to the then Prime minister of Nepal. With the vision of putting Nepal in the global position as one of the best tea producing countries in the world, Colonel Thapa started tea plantations in the eastern districts of Nepal in 1843.

Guranse Tea’s guiding principle in its operation is your total satisfaction. Thus, only high quality, pure, fresh tea leaves are selected and processed at its factory which incorporates the latest, state-of-the-art equipment and technology.

Enthroned amidst gently rolling hills stretching up to the snow-capped peaks and trailing down to crystal clear, running mountain streams, nothing but the best is produced here. Guranse tea adds another dimension to technology, in which science harmoniously blends with nature.

Guranse Tea Estate has planted pure young and vibrant cloned bushes,unique to the area, which were developed after years of extensive research and development in tea research industries. Only two leaves and one bud is meticulously plucked by skilled hands and processed in the factory under intensive quality control. This ensures premium teas rich in flavor and aromas keeping in mind the choice of international buyers on taste and health importance.

The first certified organic tea garden in Nepal, also uses biodynamic methods- Guranse Tea Estate, certified Organic by NASAA (National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia Ltd (NASAA)

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Tea Tasting

Tea tasting

tea tasting

A tasting through the seasons, spring to autumn harvests, with, from right to left, Organic Guranse Handrolled First Flush SFTGFOP, Darjeeling Jungapana Muscatel Wonder Tea Dj-139 and Kuwapani Autumn Flush lot #kp-45.
The tasty new regime begins…why not start yours….?

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4 x 10g sample packs

The Tea Catcher

Ntester pack EWS FOR SEASONAL ENJOYMENT


NEW 4X10g SAMPLE PACKS $12– your choice or mine, get an introduction to the highest quality Tea Catcher teas (each with info sheet and ‘how to..’) for yourself or gift a loved one (a great addition to a teapot gift too…! and free post on taster packs solo…!)

NEW POTS IN STORE-glass (and cups) and ceramic (with MUCH MORE to come soon)-

CHINESE TEA order (and teaware) now made and because they were so fab i will be getting small seasonal amounts of much of the teas tasted, first in first served, stay tuned…


FRESH NEPALI TEAS  too are on their way, beautiful first and second flushes, coming to a cup near you soon….!


ICEDTEAS -testing underway of new blends and hopefully ready for a market stall soon….! (or cocktail near you..)
(happy for ideas too-free tea for the best ones)
-ice and cold brew teaware for home or travel also in the near future…cool…for summer…


GIVEAWAYS– well finally i will give one more week then next friday give away some pots and teas to some lucky of those ‘liking’ and ‘sharing’…so do some more of that and the generosity levels will rise….
there’s probably a whole lot more but for now…
thanks folks, stu

(oh yeah-SHOP…!)