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.
Comparing leaves of white and black teas from the same region in China. A typical weekend morning for me.
My favorite gaiwan, purchased at Lock Cha Teahouse, Hong Kong, in 2011. The glass is just the right thickness and holds comfortably in my hand. My parents brought it to me on their recent trip to Berlin. Have a look at this gaiwan, and others, in action with tea via Flickr.
Shangri-La, a Nepalese white tea. Prepared in a white porcelian gaiwan. Both from P & T.
Off-white, ceramic glazed tea cup, part of a pot + cup tasting set, ubiquitous in the Indian tea industry.
A very rich Ceylon along with treats from the local Arabic bakery.