Infusing Fruits Into Your Teas

As the chilly start to the new year draws to a close, there is nothing more enticing than a satisfying jug of fruit tea for your guests when they visit your crib during this lunar festive season. This thirst-quencher is a must-have for the hot month ahead; how else do we keep going on about all the dips and gossips that will last us for the next 365 days? Whether it’s an intense black tea or a radiant white tea that you fancy, this post is bound to introduce some refreshing twists to your favourite concoctions that will keep your guests coming back for more. Black Tea  Fruits with sweeter and stronger flavours are preferred in this recipe to balance out black tea’s heavier flavour. Some favourite fruits to add into black teas include watermelons, oranges and mangoes. Steps: Steep one teabag and add in half a cup of cut fruits into your choice of jar with hot water for

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teapasar lifestyle: Spooky Screens

If you are done reading the books we recommended earlier last week, we are sure you must be itching for some more of that spooky adrenaline!Never one to disappoint, team teapasar has summoned the last of our courage to put together another list. This time it is something you can enjoy with some (human) company – HORROR FILMS! From Asian classics to sophisticated psycho-thrillers, these three films will get you pumped for Halloween and have you reeling from the thrill.Come on now, don’t be scared…scroll along and get your popcorn ready for a jittery movie night in! Shutter (2004)Starting our list of reccs with one of the most famous Thai horror movie, Shutter, this film encapsulates everything to be desired in a good chilling film; great plot, realistic acting, psycho-stalker ghost haunts, jump scares and the lingering fear of the spirit coming into our world. Shutter starts out with a young couple getting into a hit and run accident where

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teapasar lifestyle: Books for Halloween

IT by Stephen King Directly confronting our deep-seated childhood fear of clowns, IT is the brilliant masterpiece by popular horror genius Stephen King. With a framework built on haunting and eerie clowns, IT capture not just the horror aspect but also the experience of being a kid in an adult’s world where there is an element of danger lurking almost everywhere. Follow along the seductive storytelling as a group of childhood friends find themselves spiralling into the terrifying realm of a vile clown and eventual face their fight for survival against the heinousness villain. Expect not just pure appalling darkness but also the unity of friendship with some occasional sprinkles of childhood innocence. Frankenstein by Mary Shelley Possibly the most classic tale of fear for the unknown, Frankenstein is a literary masterpiece crafted by the then 19-year-old Mary Shelley which also begun the science-fiction genre. With countless of renditions and parodies produced across the years, the original Frankenstein remains the

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teapasar lifestyle: Teaflix and Chill

Brimming with warmth, light and laughter, Tatsushi Ohmori’s <Every Day a Good Day> is a heartwarming coming-of-age masterpiece that illuminates the tranquil beauty of chado or 茶道, the Japanese tradition of tea making. Premiered in 2018, this film is based on a collection of essays by Noriko Morishita, relating her experience of learning chado over a span of 24 years. With the traditional Japanese tea ceremony as the main focus, much of the film takes place in the tea room where a wise teacher called Takeda-sensei teaches Noriko, a clumsy yet lovable protagonist the way of tea; from the folding of the handkerchief to the proper positioning of the body when performing, each movement is calculated yet natural, easily painting a picture of elegance and poise that is furthered by the director’s choreography. Peppered throughout the film, Noriko’s careful reflection on the weather and life’s moments serve as significant indicators of her character while providing a precious glimpse to the

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teapasar lifestyle: Craft-tea idea

As we hunker down in our homes and reduce our social interactions, many of us have turned to DIY projects to help fill the void during the COVID seclusion. Almost overnight, we’ve become yogis, masterchefs, and the next Marie Kondo. There are seemingly endless choices of DIY projects available online – idiot-proof recipes to reduce food wastage, thoughtful hand-made gifts for that special somebody or even those thrift flipping hypes that kept you up (and binging) till 3 am at night. However, amongst this sea of options, there is one particular craft-tea project that stood out to us – Teabag art! Intrigued by the gorgeous art of New York-based artist, Ruby Silvious, team Teapasar would like to recommend this simple, fun and most importantly, eco-friendly craft idea to fellow tea enthusiasts of all ages. To give a brief idea of how Silvious’s works look like, here are some examples that we thought were exceptionally eye-catching…or brew-tiful if you may. Making

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