“When making tea, your multiple actions - preparing, steeping, pouring, serving - all possess the indelible mark of your character, personality, moral discipline, and most importantly, your skill in brewing tea. Be self-aware of behavior and execution, both intentional and inadvertent in tea preparation.”
The Ancient Art of Tea (via finestestate)
9:55 am • 19 October 2014 • 6 notes
Tasting three samples from an estate in Kilimanjaro, Tanzania. Green, Ooolong, Black. Really quite nice to have a chance to taste these.
3:40 am • 16 October 2014 • 1 note
P & T – Paper & Tea
Location: Alte Schönhauser Straße 50, Mitte
P & T has opened its second shop in Berlin. Like the original one in Charlottenburg, this new location in Mitte is also tastefully minimalist and invites customers to see and smell a great range of tea.
7:48 am • 5 October 2014 • 7 notes
A first flush Darjeeling from Balasun estate while at the P & T office. Brewed in a ceramic pot and served in an oversized version of a tasting cup.
4:43 am • 1 October 2014 • 1 note
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.
8:57 am • 26 July 2014 • 29 notes