at last years victoria tea festival we sold artfarm tasting cups to folks who wanted a real tea tasting experience. we had the idea to partner with the festival to donate tasting cups as a way to raise money for camosun child care services and contribute to an improved sustainable tea experience.
well... here is part of the tasting cups journey as we work towards the festival on february 13+14 2010.
clay is an amazing medium to create in. form and function are shaped with skill and patience. one does not rush clay. here it is in its wet malleable form. clay has memory . clay has resilience.
our very generous friends ange, jo and peggy are part of the team contributing their time and energy to the effort.
cups are worked, shaped, trimmed, smoothed, dried, stamped, numbered, bisque fired, glazed, dried, glaze fired, sanded and tested.
you will experience a one of a kind cup of tea at the victoria tea festival. VOILA...
some days magic just happens with a smile. our wonderful friend margaret deweese (owner of shibui bed&breakfast in maple bay)walked in and was the first person to experience our new and ever evolving tea gallery. although the tea bar is not fully built yet, margaret still enjoyed a wonderful cup of divinitea.
one of our most popular tea blends is a mixture of licorice root + peppermint + lemon grass + calendula. this recipe seems to surprise the palate and sweeten the moment. at our teabar you can try any tea that intrigues you.