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Welcome to my story and how it all started!

I hope you will feel inspired to put paints to paper - or even tea bags!

I've always been creative, embarking on many courses, from Patchwork & Quilting, Floristry, and even obtaining a Diploma in Garden Design.

In 2011 after a few stressful events in my life, I was diagnosed with hyperthyroidism. I'd lost 2 stone in weight despite gorging on chocolate and sweets daily! I stopped medication in 2013 but, by 2015 it returned with avengence.

Very disheartened, I reduced my hours of work, changed my diet and switched from coffee to tea. One day I'd sat down to enjoy a rooibos tea and discarded the bag on my boiler. The following morning the bag was stuck and when I tried to lift it off, I noticed the beautiful red tones on the tea bag itself. I immediately reached for my watercolours and my personal art therapy began.

Tests continued until Christmas 2018 and I stopped medication. Well I celebrated with a rooibos tea and a chinese take away! I have been in good health ever since. Art therapy worked for me and I have never looked back!

Thank you for reading, Paula xx

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My rooibos tea bag left on the boiler!

My Rooibos Tea Bag Left On The Boiler
Topic - China And Green Tea

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Green Tea is mainly produced in China & Japan, where over 1,500 varieties can be found and green teas are the preferred beverage of these countries. The fresh leaves are dehydrated to prevent any possibility of oxidation, which increases the beverage's tannins and the 'green', vegetal character of the liquor.


With a rich cultural history going back thousands of years, China, where printing, gunpowder and the compass were invented, is the cradle of numerous discoveries that have transformed civilizations the world over.
Tea has naturally emerged as an essential product, adopted for its medicinal benefits before part of the everyday life of Chinese society.


China overflows with famous green teas, including Long Jing, Bi Luo Chun, Anji Bai Cha and Xin Yang Mao Jian, to name but a few. Green tea represents more than 65 percent of all Chinese production. Methods of plucking vary in different region, usually plucked when young, the bud plus one or two leaves. Immediately after plucking they undergo the process of withering, a traditional method of spreading the leaves on bamboo racks and leave them to dry for a few hours to remove any surplus water. In order to produce green tea, this natural process of oxidation must be interrupted. This is achieved through dehydration.

The major growing regions are located in the south of the country, especially in Zhejiang, Anhui, Henan, Jiangsu and Jiangxi provinces.

What is your favorite tea?

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