a six senses post ~ tea with friends

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seeing ~ our friend Aaron’s Hualong (fish transforming into dragon) teapot. This very beautiful and rare teapot by Shi Fusheng is made from mixed ZiNi clay, and truly transforms the tea experience.

feeling ~ lucky and blessed to have tea enthusiasts as next door neighbors and friends

smelling and tasting ~ several fantastic teas! my favorite was this wonderful Milk Oolong by Mandala tea….rich with the naturally occuring aromas and flavors of coconut, butter and toffee. definitely ordering some of this from MandalaTea.

hearing ~ Cassandra’s Tibetan singing bowl, played by her son Monty

knowing ~ sharing tea with friends is a great way to start the day


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  3 comments for “a six senses post ~ tea with friends

  1. January 17, 2013 at 5:48 pm

    Gongfu Cha is so relaxing and enjoyable. Good teas are really fragrant and the best way to appreciate the fragrance is the use of those aroma cups. Glad to hear you enjoyed the experience. 🙂

    • Melissa
      March 2, 2013 at 7:32 am

      Hi Biren! thanks for commenting 🙂 This was such a fun experience to enjoy with friends. So different from English tea time! I love seeing how other people and cultures enjoy tea. XO

      • Aaron
        September 8, 2014 at 1:40 pm

        Hi Melissa, interesting looking back. I recently spent an arm and a leg on two new teapots and looking forward to pairing them with some amazing tea to boot. Hopefully you will join me again for tea someday. I finally purchased a real zhu ni teapot. So excited to receive it!!! I am back on the teapot trail after learning from my previous mistakes. Those dragons are still amazing zi ni teapots. Still using the one I have left for brewing good ol’ black tea!!! They are not real Shi Fushengs.

        I’ll have a couple new surprises for you for the next time we have a tea date! I’m taking a facebook break now and am focusing on some yixing and tea studies while sourcing work here in Hastings. Let’s get drunk on tea soon!!!



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