Tea Art, Tea Extras

Tea Art 2fer – Cacao Kisses & Hairy Crab Series

Wow - this year is really flying by and I'm finding myself busier than ever. Gladly I've had a bit more time to work on my art the last few days while breaking in two new teapots. This is a two for one post starting with Cacao Kisses - I didn't have much time for… Continue reading Tea Art 2fer – Cacao Kisses & Hairy Crab Series

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Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Colombian Black Tea (Upton Tea Imports)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A delectable treat! The balance between the chocolate notes of the cacao along with maple, brown sugar, & molasses of the tea made it something special I'm going to want to keep around. Worthy of everyone's tea collection. Vendor: Upton Tea Imports Tea: Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Columbian Black Tea Type:ย BLACK (FLAVORED)… Continue reading Cacao Kisses Naturally Flavored Colombian Black Tea (Upton Tea Imports)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series

Life is funny sometimes. I really didn't care for this tea, but the art it inspired is another story. I'm really happy with this series and feel like I've grown a bit as an artist with it. Of course, there's always room for improvement, but other than one piece in the series they all came… Continue reading Jasmine Snow Bud “Me Li Xue Ya” Series

Green Tea, Scented Tea, Tea Tastings

Jasmine Snow Bud “Mo Li Xue Ya” (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย Intense natural Jasmine aroma/flavor with an acerbic finish. Heavily scented, the vegetal notes of the green tea were overpowered. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Jasmine Snow Bud - "Mo Li Xue Ya" Type: Green Origin: Nanling Tea Garden, Simao District, ย Pu'er City,ย Yunnan Province Tasting:ย 8grams / 175ยฐ/ 8oz / Rince 5 - Steep 10, 15, 20,… Continue reading Jasmine Snow Bud “Mo Li Xue Ya” (Teavivre)

Black Tea, Recipes & Blends, Tea Extras

Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Tea Blend Recipe

Well, this is it for this Holiday Season's Tea Blend. Going forward I'll do them periodically for the season or holidays but have no specific schedule planned. Now that Tea Gong-Go is up and running I need to get back to editing a finished manuscript and the completion of one I started right before this… Continue reading Black Cran-Orange Cinnalicious Tea Blend Recipe

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Goji Berry Lime Punch Series

Its been a rough week and I've been looking forward to producing this series. The source image is beautiful all by itself. I love this tea blend and it tastes as good as it looks. You can get the recipe here. Instead of using one image for this series I've used three. Along with the… Continue reading Goji Berry Lime Punch Series

Recipes & Blends, Tea Extras

Goji Berry Lime Punch

Wow - what a weekend. Managed to finish the Christmas shopping then got sucked into the abyss that is Instagram Stories. It took me a good chunk of the weekend, but I finally think I've got it down and a process in place for this social network. It's time to relax and I'm going to… Continue reading Goji Berry Lime Punch

Tea Art

Spiced Apple Keemun Steamer Series

This series was even more fun to produce than the tea blend behind it. Once I got started I didn't want to stop but it was getting late and I hadn't even touched my latest manuscript today so I finally had to call it quits. I'm up in the air though about how to post… Continue reading Spiced Apple Keemun Steamer Series