Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Oolong Tea Competition in Taiwan

This is a very typical wall that filled up with all sorts of awards from many many tea contests.  It could be popularly seen in farmers' places while visiting every Taiwan's tea district.

Do you know the first tea contest in Taiwan actually started by Lugu Farmers' Association back in 1976?  History has it!   (*Nowadays, there are more than 4000 various contests in different levels, styles, and tea varieties every year. )

If you want to learn more about Taiwan Oolong, do visit this recently renovated 'Tea Culture Museum in Lugu' and enjoy the best Classic Tung-Ting at its origin.

On 10/26/2015, we were there with our 2015 TOST friends.  Our hearty appreciation to Director Lin's hospitality.

Friday, January 8, 2016

T- Collectibles: Spittoon, Tea Cozy, Bamboo Basket, and Straw Hat

There are many items, usually not that easy to see or to purchase...but they surely will refresh up our good memories about this old trade.  Many tea stores or tea business might like to have them to add some accents.

Back in 2011 World Tea Expo, Josephine and I did come up one session to introduce some of these 'T-Collectibles' on the stage in Taiwan Tea Pavilion.  Now looking back those photos, so many tea friends there are indeed having great fun together!

If you will like to own these limited items, feel free to contact us.

Stainless-steel Spittoon for a professional cupping room   
(sku# TA-510)
Rice Straw Hand Woven Tea Cozy   
(sku# TE-108)
Bamboo Basket for tea leaf plucking                                   
(sku# TE-107)
Bamboo Leaf Hat for yard works                                         
(sku# TE-107A)

Now, let me share with you the photos taken from 2011 World Tea Expo.

Monday, January 4, 2016

7 Fantastic Taiwan Oolongs!

Breakfast tea on our 2016 New Year Day

2016 New Year Day Breakfast Tea:
Lishan Jade Oolong

We have Red Bean Rice Cake and Mandarin Orange (*all very Taiwan traditional stuff for the New Year day...) to pair with.

We enjoy very much this bone china tea set, a gift from Papa Dr. Pan.

Cheers to all my tea friends.   Happy New Year!

Happy 2016 !

First day of the Year 2016 in our office... 

Seeing so many new sprouts in the garden. 

New life and New hope!