June 19, 2014

Photo Credit:

Artist’s Work:

Miriam Novalle

Location:

New York, New York

Medium:

Tea

T Salon was founded in 1992 beneath the Guggenheim Museum. Since then they have evolved into a completely eco-sustainable company dedicated to providing customers with the highest quality loose-leaf teas on the market. T Salon believes that tea is a living, feeling art and they dedicate to sharing this healing way of life with others around the world. Founded by Miriam Novalle, T Salon sells over 250 loose-leaf teas, products, and tea accessories to consumers, restaurants, spas, and yoga studio.

Consenses Interview with Sally Taylor: 

 SULTAN is a Honeybush base with blackberries, Sultan raisins, lapacho and rose hips.

What made you want to participate in this project?
I’m a painter by heart, a perfumer by trade and a tea blender by passion

What was your first reaction to the image?
Sensuality

What was this song about in your mind?
I didn’t get the song.

What did you name your tea and why?
I named it Sultan, because it’s a sexy tea and because it has sultan raisins in it.

What part of the image informed you’re interpretation the most?
Vibe

What part of your tea came to you first?
Sultan raisins, fruit and roibos red base.

What was your process?
I tought of something sultry, something red, something exotic & cultural.

How do you normally create? How was this experience different?
I create trhough seasons, through emotions, through outside desires & people.

What techniques/tools did you use to help you express you’re interpretation?
No tools just taste.

Are there certain choices you made which mean something specific to you that the observer might not know?
I think I deal with countries, visuals & desires.

Extra credit:
I’m a painter for the last forty years I’ve always wanted to see what art taste like, I’m launching a line of teas called artea and this is a very auspicious time to translate photographs, images and art to tea. Art walways moves me, excites me and now for the first time I can take my art of blending, painting, tasting & smelling in 360.

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