Hello everyone! I’d like to welcome you to my new blog here on TeaTrade. I think a proper way to introduce this blog will be to introduce both me and introduce you all to the concept of the blog!
So to start off, I’ll introduce myself!
My name is Ian and I’m 15 years old and live in Northwest Vermont. I’ve been drinking tea for as long as I can remember but I’ve been drinking loose leaf tea since late 2010 (so a little over a year now). I drink a lot of teas from around the spectrum, but my favorites are (unflavored) black teas, though I like them all. When it comes to flavors, I like lighter and sweeter flavors (like fruit, chocolate, etc.) and I’m also a fan of Earl Grey’s. When it comes to tisanes I’m drawn more to fruit teas and alternatives to conventional tea (like mate and rooibos). My interests outside of the tea world are vast. I’m a huge supporter of/participant in the arts. I play clarinet (I have for 5 years now) and I love it. I’m also interested in art history, which brings about my love for the visual arts. I also dabble in photography (view my photos here: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ienjoytea/).
So, now on to the other part of this introduction. This blog!
The goal of this blog is to connect tea with the arts in sort of a synesthesial way. This means I’ll be connecting teas with various aspects of art such as writing, visual art (painting, sculpture, etc.), music, and movies. Examples of this could include:
- A painting that the tea I’m drinking reminds me of
- A downloadable playlist of music that I listen to when I drink tea
- A movie to watch a tea with
- A journey through the book I’m reading and the tea I’m drinking
- Movies, literature, and other arts that deal with tea
The main goal is to get tea to go beyond the formal taste aspect and connect with the other senses.
I hope you enjoy and I look forward to starting!