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Friday
Mar302012

TEAISMS...

"Tea with us became more than an idealization of the form of drinking; it is a religion of the art of life."...Kakuzo Okakura

 

 

Photos by Caroline Petters. Styling by me.

Recently I have been reading a lot of truly wonderful, soul-filling books. The latest one is Kakuzo Okakura's The Book of Tea by way of several different resources on wabi sabi. While I'm only an occasional tea drinker/black coffee drinker by habit and necessity, I find teaism and the beauty of its simplicity something to quiet my overstimulated mind. Also I am absolutely dying to visit Bellocq's tea atelier in Brooklyn. Their packaging is honestly some of the most sensual packaging I have ever seen. The silver canisters are so elegant and divine they completely outshine the other cabinet sundries.

Here are some photos of a test shoot I styled for the super-talented Caroline Petters with art direction collaboration from the creative eye of Erica Loesing. I have just recently been trying my hand at prop styling for food which is beyond fascinating to me. I could wax poetics forever and ever on the extreme respect I have for food stylists... but I'll expand on that later.

 

 

Reader Comments (1)

When I stopped drinking coffee last year my sister gave me a set of green teas. I discovered the most amazing oolong teas - I think you will love. One is called Milky Osmanthus Tea and it tastes like spring flowers and honey. The other is called Silky (seriously). They are both delicate Oolong teas and they are life changing, no really. I started making tea in my office and converted all the girls to tea drinkers with these.
http://www.birdpick.com/our-teas/loose-teas/oolong-tea/osmanthus-milk-oolong.html and http://www.birdpick.com/silky-green-tea.html

November 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterChristina

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