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.
Experiments in autumn leaf preservation.
First Christmas tree in Berlin.
The Weihnachtsstern on top was a gift from my sister-in-law, a traditional style with small bulb inside.
Mandarins and recently collected, dried, autumn leaves add color.
Standard, warm LED lights.
Below is canvas covered with used, dried tea leaves. Two paper pumpkins gifts from my parents had been sent recently as Thanksgiving decorations. The bunny was a housewarming gift.
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
Moldy leaves were removed and revealed rich colors and moisture patterns.