Ever wondered where matcha comes from? 🧐🤔
The matcha process starts while the green tea leaves are still growing! Instead of leaving the plants in the sun, tea farmers shade them before they harvest them to increase chlorophyll and amino acid content. Sweet right? Less light = more nutrient dense leaves 🌿 and it also makes for richer flavor and gives matcha its bright green color that we’re all obsessed with 😍
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Carrot Cake with tea 🙈
Potatoes Tart with ham and salad
Snack Carrot Cake and plum
Hmm definitely did not enough and that cake was definitely not the healthiest 😂
Oh i told myself i would smash October but old habits are creeping back slowly someone help i want that size 10 im not happy im this body 😭
Tea is not a drink in China. It’s an entire culture that goes back some 5,000 years 🍵
Unlike the prepackaged Lipton tea bags of the West, the traditional way of preparing tea involves a procedure that some consider ceremonious.
Preparation involves heating water to just the right temperature, warming special purple clay teaware, flushing the tea leaves to wake them up, a brief steep, and serving the tea in perfect portions.
The process is meditative and self-cultivating - a drink that nourishes the mind as much as it does the body.
There is a saying in Chinese, 以茶代酒 (yi cha dai jiu), which means to ‘let tea take the place of wine.’
It’s commonly used when the setting calls for a toast, but you don’t want to imbibe or do not have alcohol around, and so you raise your tea cup and say ‘yi cha dai jiu’ ✌🏼
Mums, pumpkins, leaves, wood stumps & london fogs.. is there anything better?
Taking time to enjoy the last nice day here in the Lower Mainland.. the rain comes tomorrow! But really I can't complain, we have had an amazing October!
Spoils from @gbteafestival ✨ Tropical Chai, Chocolate & Caramel Chai and Sencha Chai from @balagganfoods, @twistteas Tea Club subscription (12 different whole leaf, biodegradable teabags for £5 a month, whatttt?!), @tregothnan Kea Plum Jam and Cornish Honey and cakes for later from @ridicrichbyalana! Now the only question is...which tea to try first?
I've taken away my corner table ... to get my brain used to the fact we are having a corner sofa soon and I won't be able to just reach over for my tea ! #teaislife#cornersofa#sofaclub now for colours ....
We had this purple tea during our Iran trip in a quaint little teahouse and it was such a soothing drink, let alone so visually pleasing.
Later, we learned that not only was this drink a joy to have, it also packs many health benefits with it. No one summaries it better than @proportionalplate:
"Gol Gav Zaboon - I grew up drinking this medicinal tea, also known as borage, that grows in Iran and some other countries in the Mediterranean. These blue and purple flowers are brewed in hot water and used to relieve bronchitis, chest colds, you, inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, and even relieve stress and some PMS symptoms. It is cleansing and detoxifying. Isn't mature magical? The colour even gets brighter if you add some lemon or lime juice."
Intrigued? Well the good news is that we have these pretty & wholesome flowers in stock at The Scent Passport so keep a lookout for them!
📸: @proportionalplate too