Our tea plants are going to bloom! It's been 6 years now from the time we've planted our little babies into the garden. They have been so good. Few frosts hit them quite hard over the time, but they've always came back like a zombies from the grave to their full healthiness. They gave us so many nice, juicy shoots to make tea from and lots of divine happiness (especially when we open the greenhouse at morning the smell of tea is incredible!) and now after such a long time we even may see the most beautiful blossoms on the earth. Teas are awesome, what can we say we are madly in love with them.
WE LOVE MOUNTAINS
We are so in LOVE with the local peaks. Have you ever noticed, when you're up on the hills, you feel somehow lighter, fresher, happier? Well with current World filled by mobiles, computer and criss-crossed by wifi nets, no wonder you feel that way in nature. All these devices above emits positive heat energy (radio frequency radiation or microwave radiation), harmful in big doses. Nature on the other hand emits negative energy which cools you down and balance all these hours sitting in front of your monster gadgets. Let's run out then and balance ourselves & after that maybe sit next to the nice warm fireplace with a good book and wonderful tea... & smile :) Drink tea... Be free...
Is it fall yet? It does look like it already. Look at the cherry leaves, so yellow-ginger and bright, just like our Shui Hsien "water sprite" wulong tea N.409 @shefangtea This little treasure taste like rose, cedar, pear & honey.... Somehow pairing wulongs with autumn feels right. Maybe it's the strong woody, earthy notes in the wulong teas which reminds us of wet, misty autumn earth with the little hints of floral, fruity & green notes which resonates with late end summer days, but surely it pairs well. For us it's even better to enjoy the tea after a wonderful run in hills :) Drink tea... Be Free...
Sun & Tea
Just a random picture from our happy weekend :P
In the teapot is our N.503 Wild tree purple Moonlight white tea which you can purchase here.
Here is the final liquid. Our autumnal black tea is called "Samurai". Made in Pitlochry from our tea bushes without machinery, just us, the sun, hardcore rolling and quick bake in the oven. Anything is possible.
This beautifully vibrant cup of Samurai black tea tastes like honey dipped dry prunes and figs. It's smooth and sweet and juicy and we know it's totally organic and fairtrade (lol, my partner is laughing) :P The time of oxidation was a little too short so the tea carries some green notes, but these are pleasant and refreshing. The overall feeling after drinking our tea is a joy.
We are truly sorry we have no bigger land to grow more teas to share them with you, but you can surely try in your own garden :)
Our next task is to make our tea stronger in chi/qi (energy).
Happy times :)
Drink Tea... Be Free...
Another day... another harvest
This is our 4th TEA harvest this year. It's the end of August and our tea plants are shooting their beautiful, juicy, vivid green buds up to the sky. They must be loving all the care we provide and the magical nourishing soil of Pitlochry. Perhaps the mountain trolls helps as well, who knows. For sure, we are grateful. :)
Puer & Clouds
Just waiting for the sun :P)
Sencha & St. John's wort
We have some utterly amazing Japanese green teas (in sale right now). Just like this super fresh Sencha in the picture, they are an incredible stomach soothers, nerve calmers considering all the stress watching Olympics and body temperature coolers, considering the tropical weather in Scotland and elsewhere! A perfect choice to drink just now.
The St. John's wort flowers, freshly picked from our garden will be macerated in olive oil and applied to our skin when sunburn :P We are ready for the heat, are you?
These little beautiful purple flowers we harvested from our sage plants growing in the garden (bumble bees loooooves them so we left plenty for them :) We shall now soak them in olive oil for over 14 days and then add some beeswax to create a balm. Maybe few drops of essential oil will be added to it at the end. While harvesting the flowers we drunk our "Kekko" summer tea and listened to the quiet whistle of west wind. It's so peaceful when you surround yourself with good things.
Drink Tea... Be Free...
Glas Maol 1068m - Glenshee
Ohhhh, we love this hill,
but you must have a skill
running like a goat on trade mill,
full of power and strong will
ain't no victory without the thrill
you better do it and then chill
no need for bad news, comp or pay the bill
you simply there, free & happy daffodil.
Our "Kekko" Summer Tea
Let me introduce you to "Kekko" our summer tea. We have had quite a rough & long winter and our tea plants got very cold & frosted. We weren't able to harvest and process the spring leaves for our delicious "Mezurashi" tea.
So here is our summer white tea called "Kekko" (means sweet, delicious in Japanese language). And so it is... taste notes@ hay, dried apple & mango, lemon balm and little bit of roasted chestnuts. This tea is 100% organic and hand made from our micro tea garden behind the house! The processing method is very casual... just like we are. Harvest the leaves, wither overnight and bake in oven. Drink with happiness in your heart. Easy peasy :P
The Mountain behind hut
Another wonderful run up to mighty Ben Vrackie, this time we took a different path to reach the top. Path unknown, full of heather, looovely bog, sheep and occasional wild beast of Scotland the almighty DEER! :o)
Tea... tea...te...t....eeeeee...aaaaa !!
So much to smell, so much to taste, so much to record in our heavy books of Tea knowledge. Samples are pouring in like the falling raindrops in Scotland. The new fresh season is coming soon! Be tuned! Don't miss on our exquisite teas...
The game of Shadows is one of our trademark as we like our teas to be "mysterious".
CAT & TEA
Our cats are a little sceptical to teas, so far they only like ripe Pu Er and Keemun. Keemun reminds them of the roses in our garden which they are so fond of and Pu Er... ehm... I better not try to guess :P
Let me introduce you to our micro-tea plantation back in our garden. It contains only 4 bushes of mixed camellias and it's about 5 years old now. We have been making our own teas since 2019 and we are thrilled to say they are fantastic and organic! We named our teas Mezurashi which means "rare" in Japanese.
Is one of our favourite Imperial Black teas! Try it now as it's low in stock.
Some seriously enjoyable work of art comes into action when you order your teas! It all needs to be tip-top and cutely packed to match the quality of teas. My man has some serious "Japanese perfectionist" problem, but I totally love him for it :P
We have some tea-pets / companions for your solo tea experience if you need. Check out our tea-ware.