Tea Time #11 – Dim Sum Tea & Top 3 Entries Revealed

Tea Time #11

Tea Time button

Tea Time with Justine (s)

I want to thank everyone for joining me for:

Tea Time #10 – Honey & Raisin Chocolate Drops & Green Tea with Rice

We had 7 lovely Tea Time entries, you can still see the Inlinkz page here:  InLinkz Tea Time #10


Here are the last Tea Time party goers who my greatest thanks go out to:

  1. Playing with my First DSLR Camera – Tequila Time, oh my, we have a beautiful photo here and alcohol.  My Tea Time certainly is getting a reputation, if you want to see what I mean, pop by to the post to see what I mean πŸ™‚
  2. A New Life Wandering – Afternoon Tea at The Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria BC, alright I am greedy, I just love experiencing different types of tea in different places, how they serve them, the traditions.  This is certainly somewhere I would love to go, pop by and see the visual evidence.
  3. Mara Eastern – Tea Time with Coke, no not that type, but still naughty in my mind, as I have seen how coke cleans a 2 pence piece.  Mara has refrained from bringing rubbish and alcohol this time, is she taming perhaps?
  4. Nty6x – T.. Beer time! – OK well the reputation continues, in this post we have ‘beer’ and some strange creature, pop by to see what I mean πŸ˜€
  5. Belgian Streets – Jack and Coke, now you might wonder what on earth this post is about.  A sublime bit of photography and I think Mara might be providing the top up’s for the content of this post perhaps?
  6. Deb’s World– A birthday treat, this post made me really smile, some innocent fun and clever takes with photography, pop by to see what I mean.
  7. Savoury and Sweet Food – Candy Lassi, all I can say is ‘oh my’ and ‘this is the kinda drink I would like at a Tea Party’, thank you.  Pop by and why not try to make this, surely it tickles your taste buds?


Tea Time #11

Due to Eclectic Corner tying in with Tea Time, ie I feature the top 3 entries in the Tea Time Post, I will be keeping the InLinkz open for this Tea Time Event until voting stops for Eclectic Corner, which is on: Friday 19th June 2015

So you have plenty of time to be putting in Tea Time #11 entries.  Please feel free to enter something out of the box, or a recipe, or some writing or photography, anything you can link back to the experience of having tea.

If you need to familiarize yourself with what the Tea Time Event is, please follow the link which goes to the Tea Time Page – Tea Time Page

A quick summary of the process πŸ˜‰

  • Please grab a badge to display
  • Tag your post Tea Time (#1 or #2 etc depending on which number it is)
  • When you write your post, please link back to my post that it relates to
  • Please then come to my post back here and enter the URL in to the InLinkz which you will find below.  This collects all the entries and displays thumbnails on the InLinkz page so everyone can congregate together, find out what everyone is doing and party!
  • Even if you are not posting a link, please pop by the InLinkz page to blog hop.
  • Please don’t forget to put your link in to the InLinkz page, just click the tea picture below πŸ™‚


So I present my treats for the Tea Time #11 :-

Dim Sum Tea

Most of you will be well aware of my tea addiction.  But my addiction does not stay at home, I like to try new places, new types of tea, new ways and when an opportunity came to taste a Dim Sum tea, I simply could not resist.

After a lovely day perusing a food market, myself and a very good friend made our way to Knightsbridge to try this Dim Sum Tea.  It was lovely not to have the usual array of sweet treats but our taste buds were still challenged as were my chop stick skills.  The atmosphere was calm and the decor elegant, service first class which is always a good start.

We did have prosecco included in our tea, which in hindsight I would chose not to have again.  Shock horror!  The reason being, it just didn’t seem to go with such a tea.  We had decided to save the Jasmine/Green tea until nearer the end but I found myself like a goldfish desperate for it earlier.

A little example of what we had was a delicious mix of fried and steamed dim-sums.  This included crispy scallop rolls, duck spring rolls, steamed mined pork dumplings and minced chicken lettuce wraps.  I was very impressed that I manage to pick the lettuce up with my chop sticks, folding the lettuce like an envelope, however the joy didn’t last long as it all collapsed luckily on to my plate.  We also had fresh mango and a sweet Chinese dessert.

My favourite as the prawn which seemed to be covered in wasabi, or horseradish tasting sauce with a slice of pineapple underneath, that was superbly yum.

The roof of my mouth had a bit of a fight with the gelataneous content of some of the dumplings, ie it stuck there, but that is where the tea comes in handy among other reasons.

All in all a great experience, has just heightened my desire to try other teas!

Have any of you had a Dim Sum Tea?

Visual Evidence


Eclectic Corner #11 Momentarily


Who Did You Vote For?

We had 11 amazing entries throughout the month, consisting of photography, poetry and quotes.  Thank you to all and at the bottom of this post you will find the InLinkz page to go and blog hop to see the other entries.  As promised however I am featuring the top 3 entries that you as the general public voted for πŸ™‚

Top 3 Featured

Top Entry

Momentarily Terrified by Musings of a Frequently Flying Scientist – Week Two Writing Piece (Poetry)


Momentarily Terrified

There’s a constant drone in an airplane.

If you remove your headphones, you can listen to it.

But inevitably you will stop hearing it.

Until there’s a change in the frequency, the timbre of the sound.

Then there’s that feeling in your tummy. Why did the sound change?

You steal a few furtive glances at the other passengers nearby. Did anybody else notice?

You look out the window.

Into darkness.

Nothing else changes.

Nobody seems to notice. All staring at screens or trying to sleep.

Back to normal. As normal as possible at 35,000 feet.

You sit back.

Listen to that constant drone.

It becomes comforting.

Imagine if it disappeared. 

This was Desleys’ written poetry piece for the monthly Eclectic Corner Momentarily Challenge.  Included is her photo too, to go with.  I have to say I hate flying and her words sent an icy chill down my spine.  Fantastically scare, thank you Desley LOL.  Pop by to say hello to Desley, she’s a friendly soul and really won’t scare you normally.  Well done for top votes!


We have joint entries for 2nd place.

Joint 2nd Deb’s World – Momentarily – Week 2 Written Piece (Poetry)


In the scheme of things

We are on this world but momentarily.

How we leave the world is more important than the number of years we live

in regards to what we’ve done and

what we’ve achieved.

What will we be remembered for?

What will we leave behind as our legacy?

What memories and stories will they tell?

Deb’s got joint second in votes.  She provided a wonderfully thoughtful written piece for Week 2.  To me, this is the kind of piece of writing I would like to have up on my fridge or somewhere I look regularly just to remind me of how we value our time and what we make of it.  Pop by to say ‘Congrats’ to Debs and see many of her other lovely down to earth writings.

Well done Debs!


joint 2nd is Mara Eastern – Momentarily – Week 1 (Photography)

A moment frozen in time

Mara Eastern Momentarily

Mara Eastern Momentarily

A very stunning piece of photography provided by Mara who usually is keen to desaturate her photographs.  However, this time we are provided with plenty of beautiful colours, some of which highlight the movement of the man on his motorbike.  A great depiction of momentarily Mara, thank you and congrats!  Please pop by to say hello to Mara, she will provide you with endless dry wit to entertain you amongst other things.

We had joint entries for the next entries also, so I am leaving it here for 3 featured posts, however you can still view all the wonderful entries from amazing bloggers who have supported me with the new format of Eclectic Corner.  All of whom I wish to thank.  Please continue with your amazing writings and photography, have a cup of tea with me, a chat and take a peek at all the other entries for Momentarily which you will find here:

Momentarily InLinkz Page


Just a side note, my blog URL has changed from Eclectidoddsnsods.com to Eclecticoddsnsods.co.uk, you can find the URL here:  Eclecticoddsnsods.co.uk

The .com URL will take you through to my Retail Website, which is still under construction, but don’t worry if you go there, there is a direction for coming back.  There might be a few links throughout the blog that take you to my Retail Site, I shall correct them bit by bit as I find them.


So please come and join the Tea Time #11 Party, click the Tea badge below to go through to the InLinkz page to either post your tea time fun, or blog hop and visit others just to simply say ‘hello’ and see what they have done.  Remember to pop back and say ‘hi’ every so often to see what new deliciousness or visual treats might be there.  Justine xxxx

Have a little click below to enter or just enjoy!


  30 comments for “Tea Time #11 – Dim Sum Tea & Top 3 Entries Revealed

  1. May 26, 2015 at 10:20 AM

    Aweee, it’s a stunning post, and it looks it pays off to refrain from bringing rubbish to your party, so maybe I’ll tame a little πŸ˜€ Greetings from London, hence my short comment, need to explore your home city ❀

    Liked by 2 people

    • May 26, 2015 at 2:22 PM

      yay your in London an dhoping to see you soon. What places are you going to already? How excting…mail me ok? Yes, no rubbish you see, you got some lovely support in votes…well done and thank you πŸ™‚ x


      • June 1, 2015 at 9:43 AM

        Talking about rubbish, stay tuned in, my today’s Poetry Rehab will be on the topic of rubbish, as agreed πŸ˜€

        Liked by 1 person

  2. May 26, 2015 at 10:31 AM

    Great post full of flavour of all sorts!! Thanks for the mentions and suggestions to pop by our blogs too. I’ll be by for tea time soon. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      yay and a total pleasure, thank you for supporting me in this challenge/event venture πŸ˜€ xxx

      Liked by 1 person

  3. May 26, 2015 at 12:26 PM

    Yummy! I looove dim sum / yum cha and all things dumpling related. It looks delicious. And I love how it’s presented like high tea!! Fabulous.
    And how exciting to get a mention in the momentarily voting. That’s lovely. So sorry to have scared you! X

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 26, 2015 at 2:21 PM

      hah, I am over the fear for now..grinz..and it worked as you got top vote! The tea was lovely, very different and great not to have an overwhelming amount of sweet things, made me really want my tea! πŸ˜€ Well done x

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 27, 2015 at 9:42 PM

        Thank you!!! You’ve made me need to have dumplings this weekend πŸ™‚ x

        Liked by 1 person

        • May 28, 2015 at 6:08 PM

          lol, you are a dumpling fan? I think I might be now πŸ˜€

          Liked by 1 person

          • May 29, 2015 at 12:34 AM

            All time favourite food. I just found out about a new place opened here and we are going to check it out soon. Hopefully this weekend! X


  4. May 26, 2015 at 2:02 PM

    That looks like quite a spread, Justine, lovely! Yes, indeed, green tea, or perhaps even Oolong would be a much better pairing for dim sum. The glutinous rice cakes do take some getting used to, but since most of them (not all) are gluten free, I can also enjoy them πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 26, 2015 at 3:59 PM

      yes they def took some getting used, they seemed to grow and grow in my mouth, until the point my eyes were bulging desperate for the tea to wash it down with hehe x

      Liked by 1 person

      • May 27, 2015 at 4:24 AM

        haha! I’d forgotten what the sensation was like the first time that I’d tried them – kind of like stuffing your mouth full of cottonwool! πŸ˜›

        Liked by 1 person

  5. May 26, 2015 at 5:01 PM

    What a unique way to have some tea! Dim Sum. The food looks really good.

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:12 PM

      it was wonderful and a wonderful experience, one to have again for sure πŸ™‚ x


  6. May 27, 2015 at 12:42 PM

    I’ve been for tea – here’s my post! http://wp.me/p2juKh-Xx

    Liked by 1 person

  7. May 27, 2015 at 1:11 PM

    Wow! That’s very delicious looking dimsum. Strangely i didn’t see any pictures of the dimsum tea! Hahaha. Was quite curious to what it was. Btw, Great recap of the featured posts πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 28, 2015 at 6:08 PM

      haha yes I had drunk it all quite quickly at the end, I needed it by then for sure πŸ˜€ x

      Liked by 1 person

  8. May 29, 2015 at 6:31 AM

    Wow, I’ve never been to such a fancy dim sum lunch! I am so jealous Justine! I could see why you were wanting the tea earlier instead of the prosecco. Nothing works like hot tea in cutting the greasiness of a classic dim sum meal. Did you enjoy the mochi rice cakes? Where exactly was this? Need to visit someday. πŸ™‚

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 30, 2015 at 7:22 AM

      It’s at the Millenium Hotel and its in their Chinese Restaurant its lovely so a permanent feature. You must come and visit. Your right about the tea v alcohol I really learnt my lesson.

      Re the mochi rice cakes I loved the taste but I had an odd experience which I didn’t really focus on in my post. The cake seemed to stick to the roof of my mouth and expand and was really then difficult to swallow as it was so glutinous and I felt like I was going to choke. It actually quite scared me and happened with each one so I don’t know if I am allergic to something perhaps? X


  9. May 31, 2015 at 9:35 AM

    That was a fancy tea ceremony, looking absolutely delicious. What a treat!
    It reminded me of the tea ceremony offered by my Chinese friend. Need to schedule a second round! Lol.

    Liked by 1 person

    • June 2, 2015 at 6:54 AM

      awe, you do and i do too, perhaps we can have one when youre next over πŸ˜€ x


Comments are closed.

%d bloggers like this: