teaware in stock now….!

 new teaware in stock now

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new teaware slowly appearing in the shop
grab a simple pot and a small bag of #tea and get experimenting..
info sheets with each tea and i am happy to answer questions…
remember to ‘like’ and ‘share’ the photos not in stock and that will help my ordering…pre-orders welcome too….!
happy sippin’, cheers, stu
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…the morning after…

the aftermath of late night #Chinesetea tasting…overflowing pots with spent but still beautiful leaf..

many cups went through the 2 pots and gaiwan on the tea tray..glass pot-"white peony", gaiwan- "gao yin ya" green, clay pot- autumn anxi benshan oolong (fresh pot and cup- Nepali special organic oolong)

many cups went through the 2 pots and gaiwan on the tea tray..glass pot-“white peony”, gaiwan- “gao yin ya” green, clay pot- autumn anxi benshan oolong
(fresh pot and cup- Nepali special organic oolong)

the small clay pot nearly filled the plate when emptied, neck deep in oolong...1/3rd into the new Chinese adventures with more green, oolong, red and post fermented teas to come...

the small clay pot nearly filled the plate when emptied, neck deep in oolong…1/3rd into the new Chinese adventures with more green, oolong, red and post fermented teas to come…

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

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as the sun sets over the Norfolk pines and the beach…

…the regime begins again….2013 Bai Mu Dan “white peony” white #tea from the Fujian province, China

the next step with this one is to line it up against the beautiful Nepali Arya Tara silver needles currently in the shop

should be interesting..maybe a Yunnan #greentea for me next though..have a fine weekend all..

arya tara white tea silver needle time

As some sun peeks through the grey….

time for Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips, 3 steeps @ 75 deg. for 2 mins ….

all 3 superb as the needles slowly opened and gently gave up their delicate joys…

So begin your own tea experiments and enter the wonderful world of taste, experience and learning…!

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the hairy beauty of silver needles close up

the hairy beauty of silver needles close up

pot warmed, cup warming and a nice small handful into the glass pot...all the better to see you with...

pot warmed, cup warming and a nice small handful into the glass pot…all the better to see you with…

steep #1- 75 deg, 2 mins, the tea opens revealing the green lustre

steep #1- 75 deg, 2 mins, the tea opens revealing the green lustre

steep #2- another 2 as the golden brews continue and this regal tea slowly gives up its secrets

steep #2- another 2 as the golden brews continue and this regal tea slowly gives up its secrets

steep #3- last for this session in the tea lab, 2 more mins at approx 75-80 deg. and still full of flavour

steep #3- last for this session in the tea lab, 2 more mins at approx 75-80 deg. and still full of flavour

a final look...how many more steeps would be possible with a little more tea, slightly cooler water or shorter steep times...? may the experiments continue!

a final look…how many more steeps would be possible with a little more tea, slightly cooler water or shorter steep times…? may the experiments continue!

 silver tips after 2 more steeps (90 & 100 deg), still showing the beautiful form of the delicate young buds at harvest

silver tips after 2 more steeps (90 & 100 deg), still showing the beautiful form of the delicate young buds at harvest

Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips

Arya Tara White Tea Silver Tips arya tara white tea silver tips

Hand made from the tenderest tips of the tea plant harvested in the Sri-Antu Illam area, Nepal; with 50-60 kgs of fresh leaf needed to obtain 1kg of dry tea….! The tea is hand sorted with the greatest care then processed in the Yin Zhen (silver needles) style. Being a Himalayan Tea however it differs from the classic silver needle style by retaining many of the high mountain Himalayan Tea characteristics including a brightness and sharpness (briskness), with a crystalline purity.

As a white style tea it is 100% withered with many silver hairs on the long curled leaf and zero fermentation.

This exceptional tea has a wonderful bright, light, yellow green colour in the brew, with an extremely pleasant flowery aroma, and herbal notes to taste, with a fine and noble aftertaste.

preparation
1.as black tea- 2g per 100ml, 100 deg. C for 3-5 minutes.

2.gonfucha style-4-5 g per 200ml, 85 deg.C for 2 minutes increasing temperature each successive brew (90 deg, 2 min, 95…etc this method will produce more of the deeper notes to be released.) up to 4-5 brews possible.

50g-$14, 100g-$26

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for more information on teas, preparation, prices etc

contact stu-

theteacatcher@gmail.com