Friday, March 15, 2019


 Gunpowder tea is a form of Chinese tea in which each leaf has been rolled
into a small round pellet. Its English name comes from its resemblance
 to grains of gunpowder. This rolling method of shaping tea is most often
 applied either to dried green tea or oolong tea. . . . . . . .
. . . . . . and this particular blend was absolutely lovely.
Not overpowering or too strong, not sweet, just flavorful and smooth.

Tea in a big fat mug rather than a teacup. Why not. 
Gunpowder is hardly dainty!

Wellies Mug and Crane Plate - Anthropologie

~ Written on the bottom of the pretty plate ~

~ Traits of the Crane ~

How lovely is that!
A special tea time this afternoon as the rain falls.


  1. Tea with rain falling outside sounds peaceful and lovely. I'm not a fan of green tea, but it was interesting to hear why gunpowder tea is so named. Have a lovely weekend, dear Mary. I'm enjoying all your recent posts.

  2. I do like your teatime and the cup. What a special tea. It sounds just lovely.

  3. I've got some loose gunpowder tea brought to us as a gift. We had wild weather on Thursday with rain, high winds and dust. All clear now still with mild temps. Hoping spring lasts a bit longer around here. Have a happy weekend.

  4. That tea sounds wonderful. Love your plate and mug!

  5. Sounds delicious!
    Love your Wellies mug and the gorgeous Crane plate - looks a little Art Deco!
    Shane xx


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