Saturday Morning Tea


Happy New Year!

While the winter winds howl around the outside corners and eaves of my house, I am warm and cozy inside, enjoying a little taste of springtime in my teabowl.

This is a beautiful hand-tied display China green tea called Bai Hua Kai. It comes in a little pod form that transforms when hot water is poured over it. Watch and enjoy!








I steeped the pod for 5 minutes in 180 degree water. The resulting liquor is delicate and very sweet. Delightful!

13 comments on “Saturday Morning Tea

  1. Kathi says:

    wow, I sure wasn’t expecting the flower in the middle. I love how it unfolded

  2. nina says:

    may your year unfold as beautifully as the hand-tyed bundle of jasmine tea – it is such a joy to come here every saturday morning and learn something else from my tea-loving friend. xo

  3. Arline says:

    Welcome back! I hope 2009 is peaceful, joyfilled and creative for you.

  4. artandtea says:

    Thanks Kathi, wasn’t that an awesome surprise?!

    And the same to you Nina, my dear friend. Your blog breathes joy into my days as well.

    Thanks Arline, all the best to you in the New Year!

  5. Acey says:

    what a beautiful series of pictures! creating a big bright smile in me 🙂

  6. sueokieffe says:

    what a wonderful display. tea is for transformation!

  7. artandtea says:

    Thanks Acey, I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures!

    Tea for transformation. I love that Sue!

  8. autumn says:

    That looks very yummy. And beautiful! You make everything into a delicate art form.

  9. doras_explorations says:

    Amazing, Karen, what a surprise to see that pink flower emerge !

  10. Jan says:

    this was beautiful, and unexpected! I love to learn something new every day. I, also, am a tea lover, however I see you have evolved way beyond me….I wait for the next installment. 🙂

  11. Jamie Lees says:

    I loved this, so pretty. Where can I get some of this tea??

  12. artandtea says:

    Thanks so much for your kind words, Autumn!

    I knew it was going to happen, Dora, but its Beauty still surprised and delighted me!

    Welcome Jan! Enjoy!

    Hi Jamie, if you click on the tea name, it will take you to the place where you can purchase some. Enjoy!

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