Tuesday, May 25, 2010

Tea Tuesday

oohh how quickly time flies...
It's Tuesday!

And today's tea is the "tie kuan yin" tea which has a slight woody taste to it.

These came handy in little compressed packages to keep them fresh.

And I brewed them in my little peach themed tea pot and "longevity" tea cups.
Did you notice the other cup between the teapot and the cup of tea? Well that's the "smelling cup"
 In traditional chinese tea making, the tea is first poured into the smelling cup before the tea cup itself
after which one would take in the aroma of the tea from the smelling cup.
I am looking forward to post the steps to traditional chinese tea making next week. 

Happy Tea Tuesday!!

And a warm thank you to Elizabeth for featuring my blog on Tea Tuesday!!

Visit Kimmie for links to other Tea Tuesday bloggers.


Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I'm delighted to learn about the Chinese side of tea drinking. Coming from a British bloodline, I have only been exposed to British teas most of my life, although I truly love oriental teas more, especially jasmine flower and oolong. Learning about a smelling cup was so much fun and so very informative.

So glad you are playing along on Tea Tuesday. Your blog is wonderful and I hope more people will experience your art soon, too.

Steph said...

Thank You Elizabeth, It's my pleasure to share what I've learnt and what I truly enjoy....have a good week!!

La Dolce Vita said...

Hi I just joined the tea party, I love your blog and I will be back! check out my new blog http://www.bellantico.blogspot.com

bad penny said...

tha is so interesting about the smelling cup and suca petty tea pot too.

*jean* said...

oo your teapot & cups are really gorgeous!! love water lillies too!!! happy t tues!

Kimmie said...

wow - that is just so cool! It's like the treatment a fine bottle of wine gets .... smell is everything! I look forward to learning more!!!!

Happy T! Kimmie

Marilyn Rock said...

Your "tie kuan yin" tea sounds wonderful and I even love the packages it comes in. The teapot and cups - lovely.

I absolutely ADORE Chester! You made him? You're incredible! Chester is so cuddly looking; wish I could squeeze him - gently of course :) He's wonderful and I look forward to seeing the sewing project he is sitting on.

Dianne said...

What a beautiful Yixing pot! And the cups are lovely... Welcome to Tuesday Tea!

~*~Patty said...

Lovely Steph and so very interesting too! Hoping you had a lovely T Tuesday!
Can hardly wait for next week's tea ... and you're right ... Tuesdays roll around quickly :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Steph,
Thanks for visiting me. Everyone is talking tea! Your travel journal is just gorgeous with the texture and sewing and painting. I will be here often to check out your incredible talent... Corrine