Hello tea lovers...I need your help (and photos of tea)!

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Jan 11th 22 1:11 am
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Hello tea lovers...I need your help (and photos of tea)!

by JamesTylerBall » Jan 11th 22 1:11 am

Hello everyone. My name's James, I'm a passionate tea drinker and writer from the UK. Last year I released my debut book about a controversial spiritual practice. Now I'm doing something completely different - a book about tea. The book will explore the legends/myths surrounding tea, it's history, cultural significance and several more tea related topics. Most importantly, the second half of the book will feature tasting notes, stories and images of individual loose-leaf teas. Unfortunately (and this is where you come in), my photography skills are terrible. Try as I might, all my pictures just look terrible. So I'm asking you wonderful members of r/tea to help me and be apart of our new book by sending me pictures of your tea.

Here's a list of what teas I need pictures of (must be loose-leaf):

Dragon Well
Matcha Iri Genmaichai
Mao Feng
Silver Needle
Breakfast Assam (CTC)
Lapsang Souchong
Milk Oolong
Darjeeling 1st/2nd flush
Honey Orchid Oolong (Rare Dark Oolong)
Taiwanese Oolong
Tie Guan Yin Oolong
Yunnan Pu-erh
Japanese Sencha
Chinese Sencha
Gunpowder Green
Iron Goddess (Tieguanyin)
Da Hong Pao
Huang Cha
Blooming teas
Any other black, oolong, green, white, yellow and fermented teas you have!

If you're interested in helping me out and being apart of this project, please submit your pictures here: https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIp ... sp=sf_link

Pictures can be of the leaves themselves or brewed teas in whatever vessel you choose. Photos of teaware are welcome. I'm not too worried about what specific region your tea's are from, but please do inform me if you know.

Please do keep in mind, I can't offer anything in the way of remuneration for your pictures. However, I will send everyone who participates a free copy of the book (paperback or PDF depending on my budget at the end of the project).

I look forward to seeing all your delicious teas!