STORY-TEA-LLING

Story-tea-lling è una rubrica di Elisa Da Rin Puppel – autrice del blog Il Bolliotre – dove si raccontano delle storie che vedono il tè come protagonista. Dai diari di viaggio alle ricette, Elisa vi svela i segreti del tè!

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Alice’s Teatime by Yayoi Kusama

Alice’s Teatime by Yayoi Kusama

After reading Io non bevo tè, il tè sono io: il tea time con Salvador Dalí    by  @primainfusione (check it out on Tumblr or click here), Yayoi Kusama’s book of Alice in Wonderland, with her crazy illustrations, came again to my mind …   So Alice’s teatime seems to be a real cult in the Art Word…the imaginary [...]

Mrs. WAKOCHA: the charm of black Japanese tea

Mrs. WAKOCHA: the charm of black Japanese tea

The story of the Black Japanese tea, called Wakocha,  is quite recent respect of the “traditional Japanese green teas” we are used to (such as the well known Sencha, Bancha, Kukicha…). In Japan, the development of Black Tea method started after World War II in Japan, and this manufacture has taken inspiration from the Chinese way of [...]

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience by il Bollitore

Sakurai Japanese Tea Experience by il Bollitore

I was totally unexpected Incredible magic And so true! Yesterday, a sunny early march Sunday afternoon, my Japanese friend Akari invited me to have a tea in Omotesando, Tokyo’s city center. As for me it’s always teatime, I’ve accepted but, considering the central area covered by flagship stores of international fashion brands, I did not [...]

Smoky Madame Amaretti Kisses

Smoky Madame Amaretti Kisses

Have you every been kissed by a charming woman who’s smoking? Somebody really gorgeous like Audrey Hepburn or Sofia Loren? Well, I can ensure you that the it would be a mix of sweet and bitter taste, exactly like our ‘Smoky Madame Kisses‘ are! Not Only Coffee #IlBollitore I’ve decided to rename this recipe “Smoking Madame [...]

1899 – GREEN TEA RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE

1899 – GREEN TEA RESTAURANT EXPERIENCE

I get off at “Ocha-no-mizu station” in Tokyo asking myself if that’s a coincidence of if the owner of the GREEN RESTAURANT 1899 did it on purpose: in fact cha-no-mizu in Japanese means “water for the tea”. Ah! I walk toward the restaurant in a sunny Saturday noon, it’s almost 1 pm and my mouth’s [...]

Cha-cha-no-Ma: best Tea Room in Tokyo

Cha-cha-no-Ma: best Tea Room in Tokyo

Are you looking for a nice  place where to have a teatime in Tokyo? My best suggestion is surely 茶茶の間 (Cha cha no Ma), in Omotesando, where I’ve tasted a delicious kurocha 黒茶 – black Japanese tea – from Shikoku. Here below the review: Incredibile come l’atmosfera di questi gironi di pioggia si concentri nell’aroma [...]

Autumn Jam taste Tea: Mi Lan Xiang Oolong

Autumn Jam taste Tea: Mi Lan Xiang Oolong

Remember when you are child and on a late autumn afternoon you pop inside your grandmother’s kitchen following a sweet sent of candy fruits and sugar? And the you figure out that she is preparing a delicious jam which will spread over a warm piece of bread to warm you up after playing outside.   [...]

Tea Experience: Dancong Oolong Tea from Organictea Lin Farm

Tea Experience: Dancong Oolong Tea from Organictea Lin Farm

Somebody call them “Teas of Rocks”, but the proper name of these rare tea leaves coming from China is “Dancong Oolong Tea”. The legend tells us that ancient ‘Mother-tea-trees’ are still growing on the top of the mountains of the so called Phoenix city – the city of Chaozhu in the South-East China – and [...]

Golden Milk – Il latte d’oro

Golden Milk – Il latte d’oro

Alla prima avvisaglia del più classico dei malanni di (cambio) stagione, ho annientato il protrarsi a oltranza degli starnuti già dal potenziale secondo giorno di raffreddore, sfoderando uno di quei rimedi della nonna, infallibili non solo sulla carta: il golden milk! No, nessuna caccia alle pepite, ma una gustosa bevanda dallo scenografico color oro. E [...]

The Seafront Tea Rooms: Una buona lettura per un buon teatime

The Seafront Tea Rooms: Una buona lettura per un buon teatime

Una buona lettura da affiancare ad una tazza di tè caldo? Ve la suggerisce Alessandra Rovetta:  The Seafront Tea Rooms, una storia leggera, perfetta quando, in una domenica pomeriggio, la nostra poltrona preferita ammalia come una sirena e invita alla lettura e al dolce far niente. Una storia toccante di tre amiche, il cui filo [...]

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