Thursday, July 5, 2012

Experience Tea

Last Friday evening a group met for WuWo Tea Ceremony.
It was a special evening of wonderful teas, food, and friendship.
We had a special guest, Shuiwen of Floating Leaves in Seattle.
Shuiwen shared with us her passion for tea
with a tea tasting of Baozhong Oolong teas recently brought back from Taiwan.
From Shuiwen I learned that tasting and drinking tea is a time to savor the experience.
Savor the fragrance, the appearance, and then the flavor.
Shuiwen's stories of purchasing and drinking teas with the farmers was pure delight.
Each of the teas just tickled my palate and reminded me of why I love
these beautiful teas from Taiwan.


Adrienne said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. What is the background of the WuWo Tea Ceremony? Do you know where it originated and some of the story behind it? Just curious every time I read a bit about it.

Linda P said...

Food and friendship in this way is very special. I've enjoyed such a time with a similar group of overseas friends who are living in my city in England.

somepinkflowers said...

it looks like such fun!

{{ someday
for me ! }}


Mary said...

Another of those amazing tea times - I'm envious!

I was enjoying 'bush tea' again though - it just seems right for gulping on those chilly morning game drives....along with a couple of healthy oatmeal flapjacks, and once, freshly baked scones with jam, only the Devon/Cornish cream was absent!! to a bad way to enjoy a cuppa when elephants, giraffes and such are looking on.......from a distance!

Hugs - Mary

La Tea Dah said...

It looks like a very special time! Everything shown in your collage exudes serenity --- from the friendship to the tea and the presentation of the delicious foods. Very special that Shuiwen from Floating Leaves could be there!

Steph said...

It really was a very special evening!

beth said...

how fun !!!

Tracy said...

This was very fun to see, Marilyn... such wonderful food and tea. Beautiful photos! :o) Happy Day ((HUGS))

Rosemary said...

This looks like such a special gathering! What fun... friends, sharing, tea, tasting, and so much more! Love the photo montage... it speaks with love.

Jeanie said...

I love it when you share meetings with this group. It sounds like such a perfect way to share tea!

The Tea Enthusiast's Scrapbook said...

Hi Marilyn,

What a wonderful collage of your special teatime with Shuiwen and friends. I'm sure you all had an amazing time tasting wonderful Taiwan teas.

I hope to visit Portland in the near future. Beautiful tea friends and lovely kind of place.

Thanks for sharing.