Since February 2014 I’ve saved all the tea leaves I’ve consumed at home. When I’m done with the tea I move the leaves to a mesh strainer to loose excess moisture. The next day I transfer them onto paper to dry. Note the paper has been absorbing the colors of the leaves. Finally I dump the leaves into a bag. Before the bag I was using this large bowl, which shows off a great variety of leaf size, color, and texture.
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Morning matcha and mandarins