Monday, November 21, 2016

FB-78 is getting closer to satisfy OB fans!


Checking a crude tea of FB-78, (*Formosa Bonita with Chinsing Dahpan cultivar), and compare the aroma, flavor and tea liquor with Oriental Beauty that made with the same leaf from the same garden just at different season...
Well, this is just a crude tea, when it is completed with refinery finish... it could be much better!

I always believe FB-78 can satisfy many OB fans, if OB were not available or affordable... Glad that this project is getting there...

Friday, November 18, 2016

TaiwanTeaForum @NCHU on 11/4/2016


We have an immediate post #TOST2016 activity in Taiwan, on 11/4 we participate a conference and forum discussion at National Chung Hsing University in Taichung.  I am honored to deliver the keynote for this 1104 Conference.  Josephine has also led full house audience to chant her famous "We want Taiwan Oolong Tea" !

This is indeed a physical check-up for Taiwan Tea Industry especially with so many compliance change on Food Safety & Environmental issues domestic and internationally.  I tip my hat to the organizer, National Chung Hsing University, for very well designed agendas and forum discussion.  Taiwan tea industry has drawn more attention from the scholars, college students and young tea entrepreneurs... it is very positive!

 


Taiwan Oolong Sommelia @ Teatalk Academy (Taipei) on 11/6/2016



Josephine and I have been invited by 'Teatalk Academy' to offer a training course after #TOST2016.  This is our first time to give this 3 hour course in Mandarin. 
We are very excited to meet many young and enthusiastic tea professionals in Taiwan.  Quiet a few of them are the second or the third generation of family tea business, also some have returned from overseas to launch their new tea shops or taking care of new tea gardens... Timing is perfect, and I do hope this training might help them to think out of the box. 

Taiwan Oolong Sommelier course has total 4 sessions of training.  This one is the session I - Over all introduction and Theory. 

Thanks to Tommy Tang of Teatalk Academy to provide these photos for our documentation.  Sunny and the assistants are truly helpful for tea preparation during the session.