The Beginning Of A New Year 2021

The Beginning Of A New Year 2021

Well as a new year sets in I'm beginning to think about using this first month to focus on my goals ahead of me.
As of today, 19th January I have set out these 3 goals:
Convert my Summer House in the garden to a studio
Be smarter during lockdown and create digital products
Focus on the light ahead of me, mindfullness and stop chasing shadows

As well as my goals I have selected a word for the year which is: Intention

This word is meaningfull - so for every piece of artwork I create - My Intentions of the What, Why, When & Where for each piece will be explained and will tell the story.

Whilst walking the woods this wintery day, 20th January, I saw my first snowdrop, Galanthus. This is my first artwork Intention. So stay tuned and watch out for my posts and artwork.

Thank you Paula
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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Paula xx ....