Umiteasets have a large selection of tea pots and loose tea to choose from so when this one popped through my door I couldn’t wait to give the tea and the pot a try.
Umiteasets say “It is said that long ago a man arid a woman, madly in love with, each other, saw their happiness destroyed by a lord who took the woman as a concubine. Driven half triad by this separation, the woman ran away to rejoin her lover only to find that the lord had had him killed.
When she found the body of her lover in the mountains, she wept so much that her tears formed a torrent and her petrified body was transformed into a tea tree. Even today, that is the explanation given for the year-long humidity and cloudiness of the area. Huangshan Maofeng: One of the top ten famous tea in China, is a kind of green tea. The tea is originated from Huangshan, Anhui province, where climate is mild, the number of rainfall is abundant and the soil texture is great, so there is very suitable for the growth of tea tree. As for Huangshan Maofeng tea, the technology of picking tea-tea leaves and drying tea is very delicate, purely manual making. In fact, the tea appearance present small and has a little intertangaling, cords fatness, and tea heart like sparrow’s tongue.
After brewing, the tea leaves present limpid blue light, tea water taste glycol, and the aroma smelling like orchid, lasting long times. Due to the new drying tea leaves with pekoe, the tea buds are also very different, and the fresh leaves are all picked from Huangshan Mountain Peak, hence its named Huangshan Maofeng tea. The tea is the curiosa in green tea, which through four working procedure: editing, rolling drying and baking. As we all know that the efficacy of Huangshan Maofeng are very rich, not only for one’s body, also for health care.
The tea is delicious and I love my little pot. With an array of teas, stunning tea pots and lots more on the Umi Tea Sets website it’s well worth having a look.
Dried tea leaves can absorb moisture in cupboards and odors in refrigerators
Tea leaves sprinkled in kitty litter can help reduce smell
Remove oil from pots and pans without impacting on their “seasoned” aspects
Dried tea leaves can sop up oil spills in the kitchen.
Soak old tea bags in melted wax to make firelighters
You can use the leaves from a tea bag to freshen up your carpets! Just allow a tea bag to dry out, then remove the leaves. Stir the leaves into a big handful of baking soda, then sprinkle the mixture over dingy or smelly spots on your carpet. Let it sit for about 20 minutes, then vacuum the area thoroughly.
Re-brew used tea bags to refresh parched skin. Allow the tea to cool, then pour it into a spray or squeeze bottle. Then just spritz it onto your skin or apply with a cotton pad.
In 2016, Ruby also worked on “52 Weeks of Tea” and “26 Days of Tea in Japan,” created during her art residency at Studio Kura in Itoshima. This collection reflects a mix of ancient and contemporary style and inspiration.
More recently she created paintings based on art masterpieces such as Vermeer’s “The Milkmaid” and “Woman in Blue Reading a Letter,” as submissions to the 2017 International Rijksstudio Award.
These amazing kits have all you need to grow your own tea plant at home. Harvest and dry the leaves for the ultimate in homegrown tea.
Whether a keen gardener or someone who enjoys herbal tea, there’s nothing more satisfying than growing your own chamomile flowers and drinking some tea you’ve brewed at home.
Our Grow your own tea kit has been specifically designed to the highest quality.
A greenhouse, conservatory or even a sunny window are all adequate to grow this amazing plant.
Inside the Tea Plant Kit are two large terracotta-coloured small plant pots (one 9cm tall, the other 6cm tall), one saucer (9cm in diameter), two professional grow pelles, two plant pot trays, two wooden label sticks and your tea plant seeds. An instruction sheet is also included on how to grow and take care of your new arrival. Their seeds have a shelf life of 12-18 months.
We are not talking about herbal teas either, but real tea: Camellia sinensis. You don’t need a large garden to grow your own tea, a planter on a balcony would work just fine.
‘You could try growing Camellia sinensis in a greenhouse, or in a pot that you can bring indoors during cold winters.
The Camellia sinensis plant is a small shrub about 1-2 meters in height, though it will grow taller if you don’t prune it. In the fall, your tea shrub will flower with small white blossoms that have a delightful scent. These plants are often grown as ornamentals. For planting, Camellia sinensis likes well-drained and sandy soil that is on the acidic side. If you are going to grow your tea in a container, add some sphagnum moss to the potting mix. You’ll need some patience, too. Your plant should be around 3 years old before you start harvesting leaves.
A great site with all the details on growing your own tea is ‘Guide to Growing Tea’,and you might be able to get seeds at your local nursery or try online at Amazon.
From that plant, you could make black, green or oolong tea. Fascinating stuff and for all us tea lovers, its another thing we can try growing in the garden.
To enjoy your cuppa at Christmas, make sure you have the right flavour to pair with your Christmas food.
When drinking Lapsang have it with turkey or smoked salmon sandwiches or walnut cake or Stilton cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food. Try Twinings Lapsang Souchong, smoked pine flavour.
Of course, Christmas isn’t Christmas without chocolate but with different strengths of chocolate, this does mean there is a choice of pairings. With dark chocolate, try Assam, Darjeeling, Earl Grey, Gyokuro, or Oolong. Try this Whittards Loose Leaf Darjeeling Black Tea. A distinctly delicate loose leaf black tea, picked by hand in the Himalayan foothills. Fresh and fruity, with a muscatel sweetness.
With milk or white chocolate try Darjeeling, Dragonwell, or Oolong. This Gingersnap Oolong from Whittards will go perfectly with white chocolate. A speciality of China’s Fujian and Guangdong provinces and Taiwan, oolong tea is semi-oxidised for an astonishing spectrum of flavours, ranging from “green” floral high-grown varieties to distinctive dark oolongs with nutty, chocolatey tones. A Whittard twist on a traditional chai, we’ve opted for a delicate, creamy loose leaf oolong base and layered it with sugar and spice, and all things gingery nice.
When drinking Earl Grey try The Tea Makers Earl Grey have it with fine pate or ham and mustard sandwich’s or Crème Brulee or Leicester cheese, to enhance the flavour of the tea and/or food. This stunning version of classic Supreme Earl Grey has been conveniently packed into our biodegradable tea bags. This tea offers a blend of exquisite Ceylon teas scented with flavours of bergamot oil and blue cornflowers.
Fortnum and Mason have some amazing goodies paired with specific teas like their Christmas Green Tea created especially for Christmas, their gently warming blend of green tea, star anise, liquorice, coconut and a hint of vanilla is a festive treat that can be enjoyed by a crackling fire at any time of day.
A wonderful tea for the Christmas season. A Christmas Tea spiced malty black tea that has been expertly blended with warming, spicy, Christmas flavours off safflowers and orange peel. Enjoy with or without milk for a delicious festive treat.
The caddy depicts a wintery scene in the heart of London where Twinings was founded in 1706. When Thomas Twining opened his Golden Lyon shop at 216 Strand, it was the first of its kind and London’s love affair with tea started to blossom. The Twinings flagship store recently celebrated its 300 year anniversary and now offers Tea Experience masterclasses.
With so many black friday offers I decided to not add prices to the teas as they are on offer at the moment but may not be when you try the link. Enjoy…
The ParTEA People are there to help you explore and savour the wonderful world of tea. Join them on a journey to make tea a more delicious, fun, social, fair and sustainable part of our lives. With fun being at the centre of what they do, you will be transported to a world of tea parings, mixology, beauty and wellness. Does that mean that everyones welcome, indeed, there is a tea for everyone. Most of us might associate a cup of tea with our very classic british take, i.e then builders brew. But who can honesty say that they have tried a yellow tea, a white tea or even a grain tea?
ParTEA People are there to help you explore and savour the wonderful world of tea. Join them on the journey to make tea a more delicious, fun, social, fair and sustainable part of our lives.
They have an amazing shop full of tea in hampers, a tea box and teaware.
Teaspec Opus Raw Pu’er Sachet ( Can be brewed up to 8 times)
The Amber Rose Tea Company Chamomile Tea Sachet
Tea People Moringa Passion Fruit Tea Sachet
I love Snacks Mixed Nuts 30g
Go Bites Raspberry and Cacao Balls 24g
One of their 3 hampers, Amba Rose for £15.99 has Jasmine Green Tea – 20 bio Teabags. The finest green tea infused with white jasmine blossoms. A light, refreshing cup with a beautiful floral bouquet.
Royal Darjeeling – 20 bio Teabags, Known as the Champagne of teas and sourced from the high elevations of the Himalayan mountains. Our finest Darjeeling is light and refreshing with classic muscatel flavours. Harvest: June
Their largest hamper Big Vitalitea Box which is £34.99 contains antioxidant and immunity-boosting teas and treats
Tea People Pomegranate Rose White Tea Loose Leaf 75g
The Amber Rose Tea Company Jasmine Green Tea Box with 20 Silky Sachets
Nazani Tea Pumpkin Sugar Crystals 100g
I Love Snacks Mixed Nuts 30g
I Love Snacks Cashews 22g
Indie Bay Snacks Cheese Pretzels 26g
Doisy and Dam Dark Chocolate Snaps 80g
Their teaware Lazy Go Travel Tumbler is £40 and the perfect solution to your perfect cup of tea whether you’re on the way to work, the gym, or hiking in the hills.
This unique double-walled glass tumbler is perfect for brewing loose-leaf teas whilst on the go. The double walls help to insulate your tea within a neat and clean package. The built-in strainer allows easy, mess-free multi brews of our heavenly TEASPEC tea range. All you need to do is simple: Invert the tumbler!
To the Gym enthusiasts and summer thrill-seekers out there, we’ve got you covered. Hydration and utility are never far from reach with the TEASPEC Lazy Go!
Lazy Go’s versatility lets you quench your thirst with flavour infused water too! Add your favourite fruits to the mix, infuse with water, and it’s ready to go. Simply unscrew the cover to use the Lazy Go as a travel cup.
Sleek and handy, Lazy Go is definitely the ultimate travel buddy for all your drinks solution. A great idea as a Christmas present for any tea lover.
If you are ready to learn about lots of different types of tea, have a conversation with the loveliest of celebrities? oh, and who wants to become a baking and mixology expert as well? Surely that’s a ✔️✔️✔️?
Tea is a bringer together of people and this has always been their mantra, putting a smile on peoples faces through a joyous tea time. Staying connected with each other has never seemed more important and they are fortunate to have a community of tea lovers that come together at their events and virtually every month.
You can sign up for their newsletter, you can bake with them, enjoy a tea experience, celebrate their love of tea, and become your own tea expert, learn more about the world of tea and join their Insta Communi- Tea
From live baking, brunching and mental health discussion to retail therapy and mixology with a ‘Queen’. Every month they celebrate their love for tea and human connectiviTea over virtual cuppas, cakes and fun galore.