three d radio prize

congratulations to peter (?) of clapham, winner of The Tea Catcher #tea pack prize on Three D Radio 93.7fm today, well done all the other winners and thanks to all subscribers, discounters and donators….

threed
So this is a box with lid…shall i lift it or leave the surprise to peter…? (feedback considered…)

the mysterious 3d radiothon prize...congrats peter..enjoy

the mysterious 3d radiothon prize…congrats peter..enjoy

so, do i open the lid before he gets it or do we wait…?

tea leaf post brew

a few photos showing off the beauty and diversity of the Camellia sinensis after sharing its delights with water for us…

different locales and processing lead to the wonderful range of colours....

different locales and processing lead to the wonderful range of colours….

most of these teas are high mountain grown Nepali and harvested this year...

most of these teas are high mountain grown Nepali and harvested this year…

while the beautiful glistening of the most recent brews shows the freshness and quality of the leaf...drunk all in a day or so...and tasty...!

while the beautiful glistening of the most recent brews shows the freshness and quality of the leaf…drunk all in a day or so…and tasty…!

enjoy….!

have a sniff around or head to the new facebook shop !

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

contact stu- theteacatcher@gmail.com

random tea diary day

a quick run through a busy day with a tea nut…

breakfast-a coupla cups of new guranse handrolled first flush-beautiful leaf, fresh, alive brew..

slowly tasting my way through the latest samples from Nepal…today the Guranse Organic hand-rolled first flush…tasty and alive…and a quick bash at the Orgainic Oolong…pretty and delicate….yum both

off to jobs nudge-small gaiwan packed w nepali organic oolong taster…

green gaiwan 6


some of the new gaiwan toys…l-r- gaiwan, lid, cup, ‘fainess-cup’ and filter..

morning tea and after lunch– tasters of puttabong darjeeling muscatel-full flavour, chunky and tasty help to move cement and loam..


Darjeeling Puttabong- a robust, full malty tasting tea…great as a ‘short black’ in a taster like this…a tasty nudge and on with the action…

tasting set, tail up draining the tea....

tasting set, tail up draining the tea….

chooks fed, home and relax w new gaiwan toys and many brews of The Tea Catcher organic guranse green- herby, refreshing and smoothly energising…


4 steeps of approx 80 deg C through the Guranse Organic green …quite a lot of tea, water not too hot, shortish steeps around 1 min….lid off to stop stewing the leaves and…..

and after dinner….? tapping the fingers maybe, no not from too much caffeine but, wondering when the chinese samples are arriving and clay potting my way through a few pots of pu-erh as a substitution…


caffeine molecule….gently extracted with the assistance of water from its natural storage system…


tuo-cha pu-erh compressed birdsnest….when do the chinese oolongs, greens, lapsangs and pu-erh arrive…?and the tea toys….?

(ps- most of the above teas are available in the shop if you wish to play around yourself and am happy to answer any questions possible re. teas, brewing methods etc…have fun-….!)

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

buy now at the new facebook shop…!

for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

contact stu-

theteacatcher@gmail.com