Monday, October 2, 2017

Celebrate the 10th Anniversary of Northwest Tea Festival

Northwest Tea Festival celebrates the 10th Anniversary on 9/30 - 10/1/2017 @ Seattle Center.  Our hearty congratulations to Julee & Doug for such a remarkable job well done. The show floor is always packed with tea enthusiasts and everyone is holding tasting cup to try various offers.


 
 

Josephine and I have offered two workshops on each day with Oolong Baking on 9/30 and Taiwan Oolong Cupping and Grading on 10/1/2016. 

 



Thursday, June 29, 2017

Get ready for #TOST2017 !

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Every time looks at this little hard-working fountain on our counter... it always inspires us and reminds ourselves that 'Tea Education' is a non-stopped effort...

There are two different dimensions: Professional training and consumer outreaches.
After #2017WorldTeaExpo, we are now focusing on a few regional tea festivals, staff training for customers, also our #CommuniTeaService to offer oolong tastings in our local library, museum and tea shops...

And, here comes the next big one in October - Celebrate our 10th Anniversary trip of #TOST2017 ( taiwanteatour.blogspot.com ) We are very excited and feel most ready this year!

With Dr. Liu and our advisors from #TaiwanTeaInstitute , we finally put together Oolong-Sense,  which will make our hands on educational trip with solid information to back up our study. Every move in the plantation at various districts with different cultivars, on the plucking, during the process...and the craftsmanship to complete an intricate infusion... there are so many 'Why' in our minds when we're working and studying along the trip....and now we are more comfortable and able to discuss each 'Why' with the 'Answer'.   

Knowledge is key for tea marketing and promotion... For those who already signed up for #TOST2017, we can't wait to learn together with you during 10/19-26/2017.

7 Beauties from Taiwan to 2016 World Tea Expo

Thanks to our good friend, Johnny Tu, patiently taped these 5 videos:
'Taiwan Oolong @ ITI Workshop' back in 2016 World Tea Expo.

What an honor to work with Tea-cher, Mr. James Norwood Pratt, to share the 7 Beauties from Taiwan...one by one...

1) https://youtu.be/h82-XHPkAdQ
2) https://youtu.be/aDsmQGh8jhs
3) https://youtu.be/Owln877p7JA
4) https://youtu.be/pIQ-n5au-hM
5) https://youtu.be/3pQQSMkMu1o

Thursday, April 6, 2017

Oolong Outpost @ TUF Art Exhibition on 4/1/2017


TUF has an Art Exhibition, "The Beauty of Taiwan, Heart of Asia" featuring Taiwanese artists' oil paintings and water color paintings on 4/1-2/2017 at Los Angeles Taiwan Culture Center in City of El Monte.

JT & Tea is invited to offer Taiwan tea serving and Oolong Tasting on the Opening Ceremony and during the Art Talk by Master Lin on 4/1/2017.  Josephine and I have prepared 'Guava Leaves Tea' in air-pot for self-serving.  We thought of throwing this Taiwan tradition to go with this culture event. Guava Leaves Tea, also nicked as Bac-Gon-Cha in Taiwan Hakka, as it is popularly seen in the country-sides. A big pot of tea, under a big tree...always filled and free for travelers to self-serve.  I like this tradition, so friendly and considerate.



Besides the self-serving Bac-Gon-Cha, we also set up a tasting square for Oolong Outpost activity.  Josephine, Jerry, Peter and two beautiful Liao sisters are having fun with our guests who visit this art exhibition. Oriental Beauty and Rose Oolong the two teas we offer for tasting are extremely popular!
Glad that our artists, especially Master Lin and his wife love the teas and the idea to have us there!