I am buzzing on my new tea addiction. I am of British & Manx decent, and tea is in my blood. I first went to Isle of Man, England & Scotland at the tender age of 7. My love of tea started there, give a kid anything with milk and sugar and happiness follows. I was also exposed to a Shanty and Hot Toddies but that’s another story….
I don’t drink coffee. Ever. I have on occasion drank and liked Turkish and Greek coffee but Espresso ONLY in Rome. That was with family and wasn’t an option after an amazing meal with lots of wine. I think I would have drank urine and it would taste like nectar if the Romans made it. I regress…..
I have a love of teas, white, green, oolong & my staple Welsh & Double Bergamot Earl grey. The former being my favorite with milk & agave to start my day. I flitter between the rest during the day and depending on my mood.
For my birthday, my friend Lori Lawson took me to a Persian resturant. The food was good but the tea was beautiful! After enjoying 3 glasses, I walked out with a pound of it.
I had a persian friend who on occasion made me some amazing food but whoa! The tea! There are different blends but this place makes their own secret blend. I have been sipping nonstop since I perfected the persian way of brewing. An art well worth following. My husband is in love too, a pound may not last long around here.
Inspiration flowed from my tea high, and my first foray into lac madder blending was born. I got some while in Taos New Mexico last fall; Earthships, chillies and wool-oh my! Roots of madder and Earthues Powdered Lac. These colors meld well with the different eucalyptus equally on silk & wool.
Hope you enjoy my new inspirations. I will be selling some pieces at my May 15th Talmadge show. I will be busy stitching dusters & aprons while sipping Persian tea and brewing Purple Haze cashmere shawls & scarves.