Cannot get enough of this Alishan oolong. Even smelling the dry leaves 😍 Got my camera back out yesterday, feeling inspired now! Also might be dreaming of the new spring teas. The #springtea2019 excitement is real 🍃🌱 #tea #чай #makesometea #gaiwangeek #unraveltea #teaasnatureintended #coloroftea #teastagram #teafreak #teaislife #drinktea #teaoftheday #oolongtea #taiwantea #teaoclock #teadrinker #gongfucha #teamoment #teameditation #teaphotography #tealeaves #balloolong #aberdeenfoodie #enjoytheimportantthings
Actually saw some sun today! I know, we've have the warmest day on record for February. However I did not have the opportunity to enjoy that time. Today, Time for tea was made. And I feel more like myself again ☺ This #teabowl always helps me with that too, love your creations @ceramiker 💕 Need to pay more attention to self care time i think, can learn a lot from @chasingtea_ 🌱 thank you for always reminding me too slow down 🙏🌿 . #teatimeismetime #tea #чай #makesometea #gaiwangeek #unraveltea #teaasnatureintended #coloroftea #teastagram #teafreak #teaislife #drinktea #teaoftheday #oolongtea #healingwater #liquidphotography #teaoclock #springwatertea #teadrinker #gongfucha #teamoment #teameditation #teaphotography #enjoytheimportantthings
Taking your favourite tea with you on holiday. Tap water is fine as long as you boil it right? As the water falls runs over the tea leaves the scent is not as intoxicating as it usually is, or is that just in your head. It's been a few days since you had this tea so maybe the heat has done something to the leaves, or you! That first sip, so disappointing. Where are those fruity notes that usually lavish on your tongue??? All eyes on the suspect tap water. What is this, kettle innards coated in a hard chalky substance? Let's try again but with spring water. The smell that greets you this time is familiar, the tea that dances across your tongue reveals those fruity notes you relish. Never again will I use unfamiliar tap water! Life is too short for bad water and tea 😂😂
It's recharge time! Natural spring water on tap was just asking for tea to be made. 💆🌿 Reminiscent of the beautiful spring water at @windyhollowfarm_ the water brings out the subtle notes in tea. The water is naturally hot, but not boiling so been testing oolong tea... So far. Have green tea along for the visit too 🌿 Have you ever encountered extraordinary water for making tea?
A very common question: how much tea do you need? This is 5g of Alishan oolong after infusion. Imagine trying to squeeze this into a tea infuser. Tea needs space to unravel and spread it's leaves 🌿🍃 . One of the many reasons why #gongfu brewing is our preferred tea preperation method. . . Which tea did you discover first through gongfu brewing? What is top of your #teabucketlist ? For me I'd love to try mother bush dhp... Hey I can dream right? 😅🍃
Meet our Christmas tree! Love the way it looks like it's folded books 😍 For some reason for the last week have really been craving some four seasons oolong, normally it's roasted oolongs in the dark days. Gave in to the craving finally! Happy I did, the warm summer months flooded back through the cup. Double tap if you've been craving unusual summer type things (ice cream counts too!). . . #christmastree #tea #gaiwan #notsofestivetea
That's all from thistle street food market this year! Thank you to everyone who came to say hi, hope the tea samples warmed you up a bit ☺ Keeping cosy this evening with a blanket and some Unsmoked Lapsang. Just hoping the caffiene won't keep me awake too long. Sometimes I just have a specific tea craving... Tell me I'm not alone 😅
As the last of the leaves turn i am greeted by this beautiful carpet of yellow hues. Reminded me of the Alishan oolong colour, which i am having so many issues describing. Never have i experienced such a multifaceted oolong before.... Promise to have it available tomorrow evening, you will have to excuse the attempt at describing it. Have you ever found any teas that are so sublime they haunt your thoughts and tastebuds?
Received this beautiful Alishan oolong the other day. After so many samples with added flavourings attempting to replicate the natural creamy notes, this is a real treat. Such a complex tea, every infusion reveals new notes. A lingering sweet creamy end note stays constant throughout the session. You can almost taste the care the tea was produced with. This truely is tea, as nature intended. . . . . Is it so wrong that i would love to swim in this tea 😅
Dramatic shot of an exciting tea that just arrived. This year's Empress' Gratitude 😍 So amazingly smooth, the cinnamon notes are not as drying as previous years offerings. Trying to put my finger on the fruity profile, but it's eluding words for now. Why is describing tea so hard sometimes? . . Hope you all have time for tea in your day today 😊
Beautiful Tie Guan Yin leaves in my new tea bowl from @ceramiker 😍 Perhaps I couldn't resist and bought a jug with similar glaze 😂🍃 . . The past few weeks have been strange, ended up over thinking any and all instagram posts in my head. Which resulted in never posting anything. Safe to say my brain is misbehaving. So I've been trying to make time every day for tea, slow things down. Not sure if it is working yet, have so many ideas for future posts. It seems a fear of just how much needs done has developed.
Matcha drop! This photo idea has been rolling around my head for a while now, finally got a day with relatively low wind and bright sunshine 😍 Yes, the matcha did go everywhere 😂🌿 . . Reminds me to stay present, and appreciate the moment. Trying not to dwell on the fact it took so long to actually happen. Its the journey that counts, not where you end up 🌿🍃
Can't contain my excitement for this one any longer 😂🌿 Meet this year's spring harvest of Duck Sh*t Oolong, #yashixiang even more intensely fruity than 2017's offerings. Cannot get enough of this tea 🌿😍 . . Love a tea that truly surprises. What's your memorable positive tea surprise?
Had the privilege of visiting the amazing @windyhollowfarm_ last week. We were treated to various natural grown teas produced by Tea Master Mr Kao. Lovingly prepared in his Qing Dynasty Yixing teapot, yes there was teapot envy! 😍 #teapotgoals The teapot details were referred to as the three friends; bamboo, plum blossom and pine whose strengths have been brought together. . . Learned a great deal from both Monica and Mr Kao, also Claire the fantastic and patient interpreter. Thank you so much for having us 🌿🍃 . . . . Silence this week as my camera stopped functioning as intended during this visit, so these phone photos are not the best. Filters make everything better don't they? 🤔
Met some tea plants yesterday! Thanks to @windyhollowfarm_ for the photo 😊 Monica has such a beautiful farm, so amazing to see the wide range of various tea plants that are flourishing under her care. 🌿 . . . #tea #tee #cha #чай #teastagram #teasta #teagram #instatea #teasofinstagram #tealover #tealove #teaaddict #teatime #teafriends #teablogger #realtea #ilovetea #teahead #teafreak #teafarm #organictea #oolong #greentea #chinesetea #tealeaves #smallbusiness #scotland #unraveltea