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.
My dear friend Scott has had these beautiful cups and saucers made by Noritake, a Japanese china company.
Comparing leaves of white and black teas from the same region in China. A typical weekend morning for me.
Today at work…
My first exhibition in Berlin. The Tea Cups series of photos are on display at t Berlin. This series reveals the range of color found in tea.
Makaibari Silver Tips with Thomas in Berlin.
Tea tasting cup set
These are standard tools for tea tasting. They’re most common for Indian teas but are often seen in other tea geographies around the world. The main cup with lid is used to brew the tea, then you set that sideways into bowl to pour. Afterwards you turn the main cup upside down quickly and the tea is thrown against the lid. Open and set back on top to reveal the leaves.
This was a gift from Benoy of Thunderbolt Teas while I was visiting Darjeeling. May 2013.
Tea photos are now available to purchase as prints on Society6.com. The set of 6 tea cup images are there (view the printed set via Flickr) with more photos coming soon.
Two Assams on Flickr.
And blueberries and a scone.
Tea for 30 on Flickr.
This is how you do tea for 30 people: tall paper cups, a teaspoon of a green or black tea loose in the cup. Instruct your guests to fill cup half way, leaving the top half more easy to hold. Remind them to refill their cup when empty. The leaves last several refills.