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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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)

! Gong-Go Essential Teas, Black Tea, Tea Tastings

Tea Gong-Go Tasing Review – Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A versatile rich tea fit both for that afternoon pick-me-up & a relaxing cup after a hard day. Full of caramel & chocolate notes, the beautiful pearl shapes are a smart choice when introducing loose tea to first-time drinkers. Vendor: Teavivre Tea:ย Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea Type: Black Origin: Lida Ecologic Tea… Continue reading Tea Gong-Go Tasing Review – Fengqing Dragon Pearl Black Tea (Teavivre)

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

Green Tea, Tea Tastings

Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review – Huang Shan Mao Feng (Teavivre)

Gong-Go Rating: ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ๐ŸŒŸ Results:ย A vibrant green tea great for winding down your day or as a nightcap. Its sweet hay & alfalfa aroma are followed by a tangy vegetal flavor. The silky smoothness of this tea makes it a great choice for those who have stayed away from green teas due to bitterness. Vendor: Tea… Continue reading Tea Gong-Go Tasting Review – Huang Shan Mao Feng (Teavivre)

Tea Art, Tea Extras

Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

I took more time on this series than any other so far. New to brewing and drinking pu'erh tea, it took me more than one try to get it right and the number of infusions you can get out of one batch of tea leaves is substantial. I've a growing appreciation for pu'erh and find… Continue reading Palace Ripened Pu’erh Brick Tea 2007 Series

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