Tea Art, Tea Extras

Liu An Gua Pian Series

Spent a few days in San Diego last week visiting an old friend from England I've not seen in 28 years. It's amazing how time flies but you can just pick up where you left off. This green tea from Teavivre was an amazing experience. The notes of bok choy turned me into a fan… Continue reading Liu An Gua Pian Series

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Pu'erh Tea, Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

I can't believe we're well into February 2019 already. Time sure does fly when your busy and I've been going, go, go since the new year started. Although I wasn't that impressed with this tea (a bit to dry for my tastes) I was inspired to branch out and try a few new techniques. I… Continue reading 2016 Big Snow Mountain Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

Another short series again. I'm working towards posting more reviews each month and ready to start another one so I had to wrap this up. I also did some experimenting with some new techniques which took up more time than I had planned. I really like what I ended up with and hope you do… Continue reading FF 2018 Darjeeling Blend Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Yunnan Purple Beauty Series

The Yunnan Purple Beauty tea turned out to be rather unusual. While not a winner for me I'm glad I tried it and was impressed by the pink grapefruit color. It's been a busy week for me so this series was rather short. I hope you see something you like. All works in this series… Continue reading Yunnan Purple Beauty Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras, Uncategorized

2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Crazy week. Still learning the social media ropes & spent way more time than I should have on Instagram. Also had a rough time with this review. Turns out that foreign matter in sun-dried tea is not unheard of and I ended up having to revise the review for this tea after chatting with Yunnan… Continue reading 2013 Shou Mei White Tea Cake Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

Sourcing tea for this blog is a bit of a challenge. Of everything I have to do, picking which teas to purchase and review takes up more thought than anything else. Once I identify a tea I want to review I have to look at the cost, see if anyone else has already reviewed it,… Continue reading Imperial Pure Gold Bi Luo Chan Series

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

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

Happy New Year! I'm so excited about 2019. I have lots of goals and plans to keep up with this year, one of which is to stay connected to and evolving my art. This blog will help with that. I've also a new story Dark Matters that I'm going to complete the first draft on… Continue reading Hubei Province Keemun Ji Hong Series (Upton Tea Imports)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Fengqing Dragon Pearl Series

Well, I made it through Christmas with only one major burn to my little finger - it hurts like hell, but I'm not letting it stop me.ย ย It was all worth it as I had a wonderful day with my family, ate like a pig, and had probably one too many glasses of wine as well.… Continue reading Fengqing Dragon Pearl Series

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Huang Shan Mao Feng Series

The closer we get to Christmas the more I just want to work on my art, but tomorrow is baking day so its late Saturday night and I just put the finishing touches on my next series. I think its ready to go, so here it is. I started with this amazing Huang Shan Mao… Continue reading Huang Shan Mao Feng Series