New Tea for the Snowstorm : A Couch Adventure
As you can see, are in the midst of a 3 day snow storm. I love the opportunity to be hauled up in our home with no place to go. All I need is quiet time, a book and a large cuppa tea.
Speaking of tea…
I wanted to share the lid of my tea strainer. Thanks to my cousin, I recently discovered this amazing BOTTLE BRIGHT (12 Tablets) – All Natural, Biodegradable, Chlorine & Odor Free Water Bottle & Hydration Pack Cleaning Tablets Clear. As you can see, the silver is the clean side and the brown is the,— well, the tea scum. These tablets are amazing! I used it on my teapot, which to my shame, I haven’t cleaned since I got it two years ago. I swirled water and attempted a sponge here and there but it didn’t do much. Overnight with one of these tablets had it looking like new. My Yeti also looks brand new after one of these tabs.
Here are a few recent sketches.
I found a few pictures on Pinterest that I liked. I have read that it is good to copy illustrations that you like to help practice and develop ones style, not to sell of course. Here are a few that I made this week.
I am joining the T day ladies hosted by Elizabeth and Bleubeard.
Recently, I was contacted by a Tea company in China, Natural Puerh. They offered to send me some teas to try in exchange for sharing my experience on my blog. After a month in the post, the tea finally arrived.
Here is the selection that they sent me to try. I have never heard of any of these teas, except for the Puerh so I am excited to give these a try.
Biluochun DBT is what I am trying today. This is an excerpt from their website to describe this tea:
“This Dongting Bilochun went through the labor intensive process of hand-twisting. Careful curling and twisting the leaves under gentle heat to lock in the most sweetness possible. This brings out the best balance of sweet fruity aromatics and the rich, crisp roasted bean flavor of fresh spring harvest tea. 500 g of Bi Luo Chun tea is made from around 60-70 thousands tender buds.”
Wow! I am amazed that each tea leaf has been hand twisted. I love the color variegation.
The leaves while being infused.
I really enjoyed this green tea. It was smooth, delicious, and devoid of any earthy flavor. I was even able to get two steeps out of it. I would definitely recommend this tea.
Happy Tea Day,