My first creek-side tea of the season
It was the perfect day for it here and I just enjoyed the heck out of it!
Matcha followed by a lazy gyokuro session with some spiritual reading.
Simple set up on a cedar log, chainsawed flat-ish
Matcha first, this is going to be good!
They say food tastes better outside, well that holds true for tea as well. Yummy, but it's gone too fast! While glazing gaiwans for debunix I decided to glaze this tenmoku style chawan with the same glaze combo since I had the glaze buckets out. Nice I think (I might have to make more of these
Doubled the chawan as a boat for the shib, nestling it in nice warm water. I find this really helpful when brewing with these small pots.
I love this shot of the brew. It evokes the feelings I had today, reflection on my surroundings coupled with enjoyment of the moment (and the tea)
After 3 steeps in the shib I transfered the leaf back into the chawan, adding very hot water, direct or grampa style brewing several more lovely bowls of sweet and floral tea. I love drinking tea like this, especially gyokuro because I enjoy nibbling the leaves