China has a beautiful Tea Culture and Glenn and I have certainly embraced it since we moved here. And really, all Newfoundlanders love a drop of tea. We’ve taken our interest to an entirely new level recently as Glenn purchased a ‘tea table’ for the office outside our master bedroom. We are enjoying the process of making the tea; from scooping the tea leaves to pouring the water at the perfect temperature. It is very calming. When I was in Thailand, Glenn and the girls stopped into the Easy and Wonderful tea shop on the 3rd floor of the Hongqiao Pearl City Market and spent some time with the owner, Heidi. What a lovely woman! They learned a lot, made some purchases and promised to bring me there as soon as I returned.
I met Heidi this week and spent some time in her shop drinking tea and learning some tidbits of information. My favourite quote that she said was “China makes everything and sends the good stuff to the rest of the world…..except tea. The good tea stays in China”. How lucky are we to get to enjoy and learn about this. When we were ready to leave the store, I felt so completely relaxed…..like I had just had a massage. The energy was so zen that it wiped all my tension away. It was a beautiful experience. One that I’m planning to repeat again and again. Heidi has agreed to teach myself and Glenn all about Chinese tea and the tea culture after hours in her shop. I am going to write a whole series of posts that will focus on what we are learning and we’ll post videos, lots of photos and tons of interesting information.
We have been drinking Heidi’s special tea that she developed called “Healthy Tea”. It is a blend of scented tea, green tea, black tea, white tea and oolong tea in perfect proportions for maximum health benefits according to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). I also love her black ginger tea and red rose tea. So many teas…..so little time. 😂😂
Here are some photos from our visit with Heidi this week.
Glenn and I are both excited for this project. Hope you’ll follow along.
Until next time!
Only joy, only love,