In a world full of distractions, we relish the time it takes to pause and sip tea. To pause and truly connect with yourself and also to pause and connect with another human being. We find our best ideas and creativity come when pausing our everyday lives to reflect, to appreciate the natural world, to let our mind’s wander.
We want to know how you pause and sip tea!
To kick off the series, we’ve asked one of our talented photographers, Jono, to submit his post on How Do You Tea?
How Jono Does Tea (#howdoyoutea)
Being brought up in an Asian household, tea was basically our water- we drink it every day as it is said to have health properties. Our tea leaves are mostly young harvested crops imported from China, but occasionally we drink traditional Japanese green tea.
Canon Lens mug- So deceptive! At one point I tried putting it on my camera..!
Mum’s mixed Japanese tea- My mum’s mix of Japanese green tea with rice tea- a great mix with plenty of flavour.
Fuji X100 camera- One of the most amazing digital cameras I have ever used, discrete and beautiful.
Godzilla Cactus- My family sells plants at the Kings cross market on the weekend and I called dibs on this one the moment I saw it, it’s awesome!
Glasses- You can’t drink tea without these on! Haha
Polka dot bow tie- One of my favourite bowties to wear, it makes you stand out when doing wedding photography especially!
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We would love to hear from the Tomte community of tea lovers! Get creative and share a photo of your favourite tea cup and your favourite place to drink tea. Be inspired- when you are next enjoying a cup of tea, look around the room and pick out the things that make you happy. Get creative- is there a story behind your favourite mug? Tell a story with a photograph using tea as your inspiration! The scene can be as simple as a cup of tea next to your morning newspaper, or a cup of tea surrounded by a collection of items unique to you. Just be sure to add a description of the items in your photograph and why you love tea.
Send a hi-res image from your mobile phone or camera to email@example.com with the subect line ‘How do you tea’ and we’ll publish our favourites on our blog. And for our friends on Instagram- don’t forget to hashtag your tea photos #howdoyoutea and include the tag @tomtelife.