Submitted by bluecreek on Sun, 12/17/2017 - 3:11pm
I love Indian tea, particularly fully oxidized tea made from the Camellia sinensis var assamica plant. I adore the rich tastes and brisk mouth-feel of teas grown in Assam and Darjeeling.
Submitted by bluecreek on Wed, 11/29/2017 - 7:34pm
I had a chance to take a closer look at Jack Ballard's book on photographing wildlife. This is really a good book on the subject.
Submitted by bluecreek on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:42am
Lisa Densmore Ballard beginning her presentation
Lisa Ballard laughing
World class skier Lisa Densmore Ballard, presented her most recent book, Ski Faster! Guide to Racing and High Performance Skiing .
Submitted by bluecreek on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 8:17am
Tea tasting can be simple. When you are deciding which tea to buy, there are just a few things to consider.
- Does the tea smell good?
- Does the tea look good?
- Does the tea taste good?
- Does the tea feel good in your mouth?
On the simplest level, do you like it? If you like it, it is good.
We have pages dealing with the sensory experience of drinking tea.
Submitted by bluecreek on Wed, 11/15/2017 - 5:49am
First selection: Assam
Second selection: green yerba maté
Third selection: rooibos-based blend
There was a lot of interest for our first ever tea-tasting event. Not knowing what to expect, we were happily surprised with the number of people who turned out.
Gustavo, our general manager and tea blender, built the tasting around a black tea, a maté, and a tisane. He brewed over 20 tasting-size portions of each and these were served with English-style tea biscuits baked by volunteer Rosanna Buehl.