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    The Art of Tea Drinking

    July 20, 2015

    My regular readers will know that I don’t drink coffee, but instead indulge in the art of tea drinking. You may rightly ask why I refer to it as an art?

    For me tea drinking has always been something nurturing, ritualistic, special and healing. My knowledge and passion for it has grown over the years and I invest in tea ephemera as well as the best loose tea I can find and afford. I drink various teas according to the time of the day, the healing properties or simply for the taste of it. Today I introduce you to some of my favourite teas and places you can buy them from.


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    Dried Rose petals found at Neals Yard // Moroccan mint from Fortnum and Mason.

    the art of tea drinking | colourliving
    Postcard Teas
    – Sobacha//Green Mulberry


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    Verveine tea//Tilleul tea from La Maison des Plantes

    the art of tea drinking | colourliving
    Hibiscus Infusion from La Fromagerie // Skin tea no longer available.

    the art of tea drinking | colourliving
    Camomile – from left: wild camomile grown on my roof terrace//dried normal version found at Neals Yard//dried white from La Maison des Plantes

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    Jing Tea set My daily routine. I usually will infuse more than once, hence the decanting into another glass vessel before drinking.

    the art of tea drinking | colourliving

    the art of tea drinking | colourliving

    For travelling I like to use unbleached teabags and fill them with my favourite teas. Like this I always take away a bit of home with me and make sure I get to have nice teas on planes, in hotel rooms or wherever I might find myself.


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    Jasmine pearls from Jing tea//unbleached teabags from Baldwins

    For a great little film on three tea emporiums (London, Berlin and New York), why not watch this Monocle Retail Special.
    How do you take your tea?

    This post will stay live until Monday 27th July.