Archives quotidiennes : 16 septembre 2009

T-time on D-day

Tea is a camellia. If not coppiced, i.e. trimmed, it grows into a tree several metres high, which doesn’t make things easy when it comes to picking up the leaves. It is usually trimmed about 75 centimetres high, a habit that creates these beautiful green fields that look like carpets. A tea field is in fact a tree field.

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The tea flower looks very much like other camellias:

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There are also tea seeds:

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But I haven’t yet seen any plant growing tea bags. They’d better not, I think, as I don’t like them very much, being somewhat old-fashioned, even in the way I prefer to make tea.
 
 
 
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Quelques sachets de thé local pour M. A. J. P. Crown, à toutes fins utiles :

Some Bois Chéri tea bags. Vanilla flavour, probably the most popular tea on the island, and bergamote flavour.

Some Bois Chéri tea bags. Vanilla flavour, probably the most popular tea on the island, and bergamote flavour. (Clickable image.)

No teabags this time:

Thé Corson. Noter la paille (sèche) dans la soucoupe et la paille (usagée) dans le passe-thé. (Image cliquable.)

Thé Corson. Noter la paille (sèche) dans la soucoupe et la paille (usagée) dans le passe-thé. (Image cliquable.)

Golden Pekoe, de chez Corson.

Golden Pekoe, de chez Corson.

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