Thursday, 28 November 2013

Tea and tofu

Tracey Potter posted a photo on Instagram of a tea she liked 
and I just had to try it for myself.
It was delicious!
All natural flavours so not too sweet.
I had mine hot but it would make a great thirst quencher if chilled.
It even made its way into my illustrated journal.

I started with a quick pen sketch
in my large Moleskine sketchbook
using my trusty ZIG Millennium 005 pen.
I used a Uniball Vision Elite pen with blue ink
to stroke in the 'Tetley' background.

Followed by some watercolours.

Final detailing using Faber-Castell PITT pens
in black and sanguine
plus a Uniball Signo pen in white to fatten up 'Tetley'
which looked quite anorexic in the early stages.

One thing that I'm loving at the moment is
I made a stir-fry noodle dish with this
a week or so back and it was SO delicious!
It might just make it into my sketchbook one day. 


  1. hmm peach tea, will have to see if i can find something like that here.
    i have spiced apple in, but haven't tried it yet, smells good tho :p

    1. Haven't tried apple tea but I imagine it would be nice. :)

  2. Love the sketch--and seeing it step by step, too!
    Never heard of the marinated tofu. If we had that here I'd be on that like white on rice. ;)
    Glad to see you sketching again. *hugs* xoxo

    1. Thanks, Rita. Yes, marinated tofu! Delicious with stir-fry! :)

  3. that sketch is life like! BTW did you buy the marinated tofu in coles or Woolies? was it in the fridge section? freezer? Must look out for it it looks yummy!

    1. Thanks, Krissie! I bought the tofu from Woollies and followed the instructions where I fried up the tofu first and then added the marinade. It's in the vegetarian fridge section near the cheese. :)


  4. VERY PRETTY likeness of the tea packet captured, those warm colors, so inviting & cozy! I like tofu and miss it--living in our small town, it is not easy to come by... LOL! Happy Days ((HUGS))

    1. Thanks, Tracy. A pity tofu is scarce there. I must admit that I wasn't a fan of tofu initially but I am now. I especially love the way the Thai restaurants cook tofu. :)

  5. Wow! Great job on the tea pack. I can't tell the difference between the two. :) That tofu sounds yummy! Hope all is well. Tammy

  6. I have just recently become a tea drinker out of necessity but I find that I really like it. I will have to look for this in my store. I love your sketch. Thanks for letting me know about the link. I checked and had typed it in correctly but when I tried it it took me to the same place it took you. I guess computers have a mind all of their own.

    1. Thanks, Ginny. I quite enjoy a cup of tea. How odd that the link takes us elsewhere to what you have typed in. Maybe try deleting the linkage fully, then re-add the new link address?


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