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Right now the rhododendrons are in full bloom at Nivaagaard Malerisamling in Nivaa, Northern Sealand. The flower picture I took a few weeks ago, though, was that of a magnolia… matching the bone china tea cups and gaiwan later…

thebloggen_IMG_12655_nivaagaardBringing my tea set, I was planning to find me a good place on a bench – but planning doesn´t always work out, and shouldn´t – the bench was in the shadow…

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Bone china gaiwan (lidded tea bowl), matching cup, and pitcher  – the tea is Feng Wan, a highly oxidized oolong from eastern china.
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As above, so below.. reflections of the pine trees above.

thebloggen_IMG_12672Enjoy Nivaagaard park, enjoy summer… and please – drink some tea. Best, Ulla

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Sprint time, an early warm spring this year, 2014, easter. I take some tea utensils outside to the park at Kokkedal Slot, north of Copenhagen, Denmark.

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A tree trunk makes a bench to sit on, and a place to brew tea. The passing by people wonder what os going on – danes are not (yet) used to outdoor tea parties… ; ) Surrounded by big old park trees, green grass lawns, the small castle to the west – and a view of the sea and Sweden to the east.

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Positioned this way, I suddenly wonder, it looks like a cross – well, it is easter, so why not…

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The tea I brought, is a white tea, Xue Rong, meaning “white dune”, from Yunnan, China. It is handplucked and consists of young buds. The dry leaves look furry and quite white, but the wet ones turn green and straight, and fresh as if just plucked from the bush. Purchased at singtehus.dk.

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Happy spring,

Ulla

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