11 July 2010

Weekword

Rose and Lychee Tea ©Caroline Soer


I'm playing along with 'Weekword' again. The word this time is 'flavour' and as I'm such a fan of tea I thought I'd share a cup of my Rose and Lychee with you! I quickly worked up this little pink illustration morning - it's watercolour and ink with a little pastel and gouache. This tea is really delicious - it has such a delicate flavour and aroma. It comes from the Boh tea plantation in the Cameron Highlands - you can read about our visit here.



Here's a peek into my tea cupboard - there's rose and lychee in the pink and green packet! As you can see there's quite a variety of flavours - I have over 20 different teas! I don't drink coffee at home, just tea, without milk or sugar. Rooibos or Earl Grey for breakfast, lemon grass or camomile mid morning, peppermint after lunch, rose and lychee mid afternoon, with jasmine after dinner! Oh, and then there's spicy marsala chai (find out how to make here) and ginger too; white tea, green tea, black tea, liver detox, skin purify - so many flavours, not enough hours in the day! Slurp! What can I pour for you? If you're still thirsty here's my earlier tea party post.

For more takes on 'flavour' pop over to see Aimee at Artysville where you'll find the list of participants this week! Aimee will be choosing someone to hand out the next weekword on Monday - why not join in?

18 comments:

  1. Oh, how I long to be able to conjure up such delicate beauty with watercolour, ink and a little pastel and gouache. Not only does the tea sound wonderful, your exquisite illustration makes me want to immediately find some and taste it!

    I love my white tea, but I do add a teaspoon of honey...is that bad? Rooibos, of course, is another favourite.

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  2. After admiring your illustration I will be on a mission to find some lychee and rose tea to try.

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  3. Gorgeous Caroline!!! I think the company should use this illustration for new packaging ;)

    Wordweek? I'll check it out. Sounds similar to "IF."

    XX

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  4. I adore your tea cupboard! So many flavors! My favorite tea is jasmine and lavender is a close second.

    Do you drink iced tea in the warmer months?

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  5. your piece makes me want to drink that tea right now!

    and your tea cabinet looks quite familiar. i'm a big fan of teas and infusions, too.

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  6. Hi Caroline! What a lovely painting, it would probably take me a whole day to paint a petal! But you did a rose with lychees in such a short time, yet maintaining quality. I'm curious how it tastes though.:)

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  7. oh the colors!

    caroline, i once wrote a poem about kansas city and the 'pinks of the universe'.

    you have captured the pinks of the universe!

    love love
    kj

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  8. i ♥ tessa and caroline!

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  9. yum! i love celestial seasonings sleepytime tea, and i'm so sad they won't put a string on the darn bag so i can be lazy and just plop it in the cup.

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  10. Your illio is marvelous. I am a tea drinker too. I must confess that I drink Lipton black tea the most. This time of year I like Peach tea or Blueberry tea too. Constant Comment is a nice winter flavor.

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  11. OMG! I got so excited I immediately framed the beautiful ATC and completely forgot to send you a Thank You Nut, that's right, a nut! Hahahah! I shall correct that! Tsup!

    I don't know what else to say about your watercolors but I am thinking of forming an ATC or ACEO exchange group and I would love for you to participate. It will be a small group - less than 10. I will have to put on the charm to make everyone say yes. HAHAHA!

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  12. Oh Caroline, your watercolors make me green with envy. Your paintings are always so pretty.
    I love tea also, but mostly I just drink Earl Grey hot or Nestea instant cold. Boring, aren't I?

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  13. such a lovely illustration. you really like tea! great collection!

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  14. I could buy tea just for the packaging and I agree with Laurel - your illustration be great. I only like strong breakfast tea with milk but no sugar. I find it difficult to get up in the morning without one!

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  15. I love the illustration and i love tea. But just the plain English Breakfast variety with milk!

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  16. Love the tea cupboard Caroline. You must be so healthy drinking all those lovely teas. They have definitely decided now that tea is VERY good for us and I, for one, am glad. I love my cuppa. My favourite of your list is Earl Grey so I will have a cup of that please. Oh and I love the illo too. Great colours.

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