in Food & Drink Love It Enjoying my homegrown cup of tea – Camellia sinensis by Norman Darlo May 28, 2019, 8:12 pm 137 Views 22 Votes 28 Comments Share Tweet Pin Having grown the tea plant, <i>Camellia sinensis</i>, in my garden, harvested the leaves, and processed them, I am now enjoying a freshly brewed cup of my own homegrown tea. Very delicious it was, but don’t take me too seriously! Read LaterAdd to FavouritesAdd to CollectionReport What do you think? 22 Points Upvote Downvote Browse and manage your votes from your Member Profile Page Share Tweet PincamelliaCamellia sinensisdarlofood and drinkgardenHomeGrownIrelandsingle estateteatea plantation Written by Norman Darlo youtube 28 Comments Leave a Reply How did you process the camelia leaves? We have 2 camelia trees. 1 Log in to Reply Hi Mama! Here’s a video from my wife showing the process: https://youtu.be/GT7xVtcoBnY . That’s for black tea. But for green tea it is even simpler: just let the leaves wilt for a bit and/or quick-roast them in a wok, and add hot water. Let’s hear how you get on, if you make it 🙂 1 Log in to Reply This is a Great to see. Log in to Reply I’ve often wondered how thick your brogue was. Not very, I can understand you perfectly. lol. Love your voice, and it is very soothing. 1 Log in to Reply Aha, I’ve wondered about yours too, though I can understand most American accents quite easily, though exposure on telly and in films. My accent used to be stronger, and when I started travelling no-one could understand me, so it got the edges knocked off it. Plus I spent years doing amateur dramatics and reading my poetry on stage, so I guess that all played into me making myself clearer. When am I going to hear you then? 😀 Log in to Reply I heard you say Orange Pekoe and you know something that’s my favourite too although I do not grow it Darjeeling is where you get it from. we have had several different brands and now I have finally settled down to https://www.amazon.in/gp/product/B01LYOPJ5L/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_asin_title_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 1 Log in to Reply That looks nice, though a little expensive. I never saw darjeeling sold as ‘roasted; before. I might try roasting my own tea 🙂 1 Log in to Reply This is a first time for me too.tasting roasted tea. These days it is difficult to get leaf tea at this price – mostly it is dust tea. When I found this I was happy. 1 Log in to Reply I love tea. Of course, it’s the best homemade tea. 1 Log in to Reply You are so right, Vida! 🙂 Log in to Reply It’s a lovely video. You have the potential to be a commercial model, or are you? You have a very soothing voice. I thought you had a fully developed YouTube Channel so I visited. You might consider it. About the tea, I only drink those commercially processed which can be bought at the stores. Thank you for sharing. 2 Log in to Reply Thank you for your kind words, Sharon. No, I am no model 🙂 But I used to act on the stage, so I have had plenty of practice with my voice. My wife runs a large YouTube channel “Gardening at Douentza” https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU1w33lQmxW2satXeX4X-sQ 3 Log in to Reply It is really a pleasure to enjoy in your own products.Congratulations. It is great to watch someone who really enjoys. 1 Log in to Reply Thank you, TeaLea. You are very encouraging 🙂 Log in to Reply I would love a cup. How do you feel about Wanship Utah? 1 Log in to Reply I’d love to pour one for you! What is Wanship Utah? Log in to Reply Good evening Norman. Long time, no see… You really seem to enjoy that cup of tea but I can understand after all the toils you went through to grow, cultivate, harvest and process and then brew. Although I do not like tea, it sure sounds and looks very good to drink. 1 Log in to Reply It was a very real pleasure and reward, Hist 🙂 1 Log in to Reply Ooh, this sounds a lovely cup of tea, and I love the video. I have never considered growing my own tea! 1 Log in to Reply From your nickname, I’m guessing you’re more likely to grow coffee! I just bought a small coffee plant recently, but I understand it is very unlikely to bear fruit in my climate :/ But tea is much easier to manage and harvest 🙂 1 Log in to Reply Oh, I would love to grow coffee beans lol, but I’m not sure how easy that would be. I think growing tea would be easier. 1 Log in to Reply Love your accent Norman. Would like to visit and have a cup with you. 1 Log in to Reply It would be a real pleasure, Carol¬ I’ve yet to hear your accent 🙂 Log in to Reply May I have a cup of this tea? 1 Log in to Reply I would be delighted to share it with you, Ileana 🙂 1 Log in to Reply Thank you very much, Norman! 1 Log in to Reply Ahh, home made tea. How wonderful! 1 Log in to Reply It was! And it’s nearly time for another harvest 🙂 Log in to Reply Leave a Reply Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.