Friday, June 14, 2013


This is the new Summer French Iced Tea from Mariage Freres, Paris.  The galss jar is beautiful with a cap that doubles as a measuring cup of the tea leaves which is black tea with white blossoms and violets.  In a jug of about 4 cups or 1 litre filled with room temperature water, add the pouch of tea leaves and then put the jug in the fridge for at least 1 hour or 2.  Take out and add liquid sugar if needed.  The cool tea is fragrant and pure enjoyment.
I also got a cook book of cuisine using tea.  I will try.

Tuesday, June 4, 2013


This is a young man in batik designed for Labuhan ceremony. 

Vancouver's garden

I went to UBC botanical garden today in the morning to have a quick walk in the forest.  Sinofranchetia chinensis is flowering.  I love this plant.  I have 3 in my garden now all came from the same source.  One is a plant from cutting and 2 others from seeds.  So far, the plants like climbing onto trees the best.  It is hardy here in Vancouver.