Afternoon Tea

genie pot

fantastic new gift for the tea catcher quiver….hopefully when rubbed, the genie that arrives cleans the windows in the background of the tea lab….!

“…meanwhile let us have a cup of tea. The afternoon glow is brightening the bamboos, the fountains are bubbling with delight, the soughing(sighing?) of the pines is heard in our kettle. Let us dream of evanescence and linger in the beautiful foolishness of things.” Kakuzo Okakura, The Book of Tea,[wiki]1906

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Teaism

Teaism

Tea ceremony

japanese tea ceremony

“When tea is more than a drink and the tea ceremony is understood and practiced to foster harmony in humanity, promote harmony with nature, discipline the mind, quiet the heart, and attain the purity of enlightenment, the art of tea becomes teaism.

The term “chadao” has two words, the first being ‘tea’ and the second the Chinese loanword tao/dao/ native suffix -ism (also Japanese: 主義), and could thus be read as ‘teaism’. Another, more literal reading of the word is the ‘way of tea’ (茶 tea and 道 way), comparable with for example 弓道; the way of the bow. The term can be used to describe tea ceremony as the interests in tea culture and studies and pursued over time with self-cultivation.

Teaism is mostly a simplistic mode of aesthetics, but there are subtle insights into ethics, and even metaphysics. Teaism is related to teamind. A sense of focus and concentration while under the influence of great tasting tea.

A Teaist is a person who performs or enjoys the art of tea and teaism. In Chinese and Japanese, as well as South Korean traditional culture, there are well developed teaisms.” [wiki- tea lore]

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Organic Guranse Handrolled First Flush SFTGFOP

tea harvest 1Organic Guranse Handrolled First Flush SFTGFOP

The finest of the Guranse Teas, hand rolled tea is very rare in Nepal (unlike China , Korea etc), with low production resulting in only 30-50 kgs of tea made each year. Only the best leaves are picked before being hand rolled.

The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) has awarded the Organic Certificate to Guranse Tea in the Year 2000.

The Organic Guranse Handrolled FF SFTGFOP is characterised by classic himalayan first flush characteristics:
-the dry tea (pre brew) is good looking with a fgood amount of silver tips.
-the brew is light and bright with dominant flowery and fruity (citrus) tones/nose.
-the aftertaste is ‘brisk’-sharp and alive.

50g-$13, 100g-$25

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Guranse Organic Green Tea

Guranse Organic Green Tea

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Whilst not a traditional method of tea preparation in Nepal, occasionally some very fine Green Teas are produced, this years Organic Guranse being one of them.

It is harvested in the highest area of the Guranse gardens up to 2000m above sea level.

In the dry leaf state it emits a very pleasant, expressive, sweet aroma, whilst after steeping reveals a bright golden yellow cup with a pleasing sweet taste and hints of gooseberry, grapes and flowers.

The National Association for Sustainable Agriculture, Australia (NASAA) has awarded the Organic Certificate to Guranse Tea in the Year 2000

50g-$8, 100g-$13, 200g -$25

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Kuwapani Green Tea

Kuwapani Green Tea

Whilst not a traditional method of tea preparation in Nepal, occasionally some very fine Green Teas are produced, including this very pleasant green tea showing typical characteristic of Nepali high mountain grown green teas.

After steeping reveals a golden yellow cup with a pleasing sweet taste and hints of fruits and flowers.

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50g-$5.50, 100g-$9, 200g -$17

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