Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Tea Tasting Time

 Once or twice a year Shuiwen from Floating Leaves
comes to Portland to do a tea tasting.
It is always a delight and full of laughter and the sharing of tea.
 As she pours the tea, she shares stories of tea in Taiwan.
 Recently we gathered together to taste tea.
There were seven teas on this wet Sunday afternoon.
Mostly oolongs, but with a puerh tossed in for pure pleasure.
Each tea was different and most beautiful in the
scent, appearance and taste.
Can you see the differences of colors of the spent tea?
If you have never sat at the table and sipped tea
with Shuiwen you really must do so.
She has a shop in the Ballard district in Seattle;
so if you are traveling through Seattle or live nearby
for sure plan to stop and sip tea at her table.

I came home with Baozhong Competition style Oolong,
which has a floral bouquet and lovely to sip as we head toward spring.

Linking to Bernideen at:


wisps of words said...

That must be a real Tea Experience. :-)

I know that Taiwan is not Japan!!! But this young lady reminds me of the Japanese Exchange Student who spent her HS Senior year, with my daughter's family. Our grand daughter was in HS Senior year also.

My daughter's family did not have a piano. And Misaki loved to play piano, so she would come over here, and play/preactice. We live just 2 houses from our daughter at the time.

Jean | said...

Marilyn, if I ever get to Seattle I'll definitely do that. What a lovely experience. I always notice the appearance of different tea leaves after brewing, so really like your photo.

Jeanie said...

Beautiful action photos here, Marilyn and a great way to kick off Year of the Dog!

Bernideen said...

What a wonderful and educational experience and great photos of the event! Thanks for sharing first hand!

Zaa said...

What a delight... I lived in Japan for five years so can well imagine the excitement of tasting...Also thank You for her address ... I have some similar teapots ... the perfect size for tea tasting..Your photos are super and really deliver the experience nicely... Lovely post... Hugs