Last October I collected autumn leaves in Plänterwald and mounted them at home. Now one lear later I wanted to return the leaves to the same forest to be digested back into the planet naturally. I brewed an oolong tea to celebrate the occasion.
First, a variety of autumn leaves collected from Plänterwald. Preserved in layers of heavy canvas to help keep shape, but without crushing them.
Second, fronds from my balcony fern. I managed to save just a few before turning completely brown.
Tea in Plänterwald, a forest in Berlin, with two good friends. I brewed a Chinese Yunnan (black) tea. The color of the brew complimented the surrounding colors. The tea cooled quickly allowing us to sip and easily enjoy a malty flavor, mixed with the aroma of a recently rained autumn forest.
A walk through Plänterwald, a forest in Berlin. October 2016
Berlin is known for it’s art scene, but not known for being a pretty city. Here I can escape the feeling of a city (just 20 minutes by bus from my house) and enjoy very natural art in a very peaceful way.
First: Chinese Green Tongyu Mountain Green, Silk Road Teas
Second: First Flush Darjeeling, Mim Estate, Berliner Teesalon
Third: Black Oolong, Thailand, Siam Tees
Fourth: Second Flush Darjeeling, Turzum Estate, Thunderbolt Tea
Fifth: Archer’s Assam, Paper & Tea
My fern is slowly falling asleep and shedding its fronds as winter comes. These photos about 1 week apart.
Autumn in Körner Park, Neukölln
Autumn sunset in Berlin