Tea Break

What better way to spend an afternoon than with tea, home hade scones and blueberry jam?

Christmas Tea Arrived

I ordered some tea to enjoy during the Christmas and New Year’s holidays. It arrived today. Wohoo!

A Cup of Earl Grey French Blue with Milk

Enjoying a cup of Earl Grey French Blue with milk while writing this. 

Not only are the tea leafs beautiful. They taste delightful you seep them in hot water for 3-5 minutes and add some warm milk. Or why be bold and take your tea straight?

Today my boldness only stretched so far as picking the darker looking Stinky cup over the blue Moomin cup.

Through the tea in the cup was everything else but stinky 🙂

Tea, Tea, Tea…

Today I missed my monthly tea ceremony. For some reason it totally slipped my mind. Too busy?

To compensate I bought some tea at the Mariage Freres in Ebisu. A box of 30 bags of Earl Grey Imperial for work, 100g of Earl Grey French Blue, and new Darjeleen (like a young wine, only better).

This blog post is mainly to start keep track of the different teas so I can pick my favorite. The Maraiage Freres Earl Grey I just finished was better than the French Blue I bought today (in my cup as I’m writing), but I don’t remember the name of it. Bummer.

Well, they only have the following Earl Grey variants at Mariage Freres so just 15 to go 🙂

  • Breakfast
  • D’or
  • Detheine
  • English
  • French Blue (just bought as leafs)
  • Grand
  • Highland
  • Imperial (just bought as tea bags)
  • (Normal)
  • Oolong
  • Provence
  • Pu-Erh
  • Roi Des
  • Rouge
  • Sencha
  • Silver Tips
  • Smoky

So currently my rating is:

  1. [Unknown] Earl Grey
  2. Earl Grey French Blue

Stay tuned for Top 10 to crystallize 😉

Getting Hot Hot Hot

I can feel the summer is coming. It is not super hot yet but you can feel it in that the sun is starting to get hot.

Today when I was walking Coco he tried to walk as much as possible in the shadow. And still it was not more than 24 degrees or so. But man… The sun… Getting hot I tell you.

Though the sun was hot we had a few short stops to take some photos. The first stop was to take a photo of a few women picking tea leaves. Around this area there a quite a few tea farms and factories. And these women, I guess, are working for one of the farms/factories.

Next stop was to take a photo of Coco and me. To “prove” that we actually were out walking together… Though Coco don’t seem to like it much on the photo.

In the evening we had mabu-nasu and a lot of other dishes. Mainly vegetable dishes. Yummy!

Oh, and the last picture is of Coco waiting for Chie to get back from the grocery store. Actually, Coco spends quite a lot of time on this chair watching the street outside… Waiting for Chie.