Saturday, June 16, 2018

2018 TUF Cultural Night, very tea-flavored evening (6/16/2018)

In a very tea-flavored evening, 2018 TUF Culture Night, taken place on 6/16 @Almansor Court in city of Alhambra, featuring a Keynote:
" Made in Taiwan: Food Safety, Ecology, Technology. "

Our speaker, Steven Teng and his associate, Frank Lin from Taiwan Tea Corporation, came all the way from Taiwan after a presentation in #2018WorldTeaExpo and then invited by TUF to share with our SoCal Taiwanese community this new tea project TTC is working on... Laopi Tea Farm, insights into a World-Class Taiwanese tea agricultural venture.

Many guests from SoCal Tea family, as well.
Honorable Swarna G. (Consul General of Sri Lanka),
Reena Shah from ITI, also the Devan Shah Los Angeles Interantional Tea Festival,
Amit Mehta from Chado Tea India,
Teresa Green, Wes Cowen, Henry Y Huang from Azusa Tea Club,
Patti Harrison from Pasadena Tea Festival,
Kai and David Oredugby from NYA Tea....
Thank you all for supporting our community event!


I hope you enjoy the Open Tea Bar, where our volunteers serve 4 Hot teas and also Boba Milk Tea.


The Puppet Show Figures Exhibition by Rex Yu is such an enhancement of this Taiwan Cultural Night.


Molding Taiwan's New Culture, this is indeed a wonderful evening for our community.
TUF rocks! Committee team and volunteers amazingly make this event happened within very short time! And, we are hearty thankful to all the sponsors and the guests !


Thursday, June 14, 2018

World Tea Expo 2018 @ Las Vegas (6/12-14/2018)

1) Show Floor -  (*great to meet with many tea friends, customers, and vendors...)


2) Origins Tasting Tour (*One of the best designed tea educational program in World Tea Expo)

3) Laopi Tea Farm - Insights into a World-Class Taiwanese Tea Adventure.  ( JT & Tea invites GS Haly Co. to co-sponsor this special presentation in 2018 World Tea Expo. The presentation done by Steven Teng, Tea Project Manager of Taiwan Tea Corp.)


4) Oolong-Sense: The strategy and tactics to promote Oolong in your tea buseiness.
    A special training course that JT & Tea has offered.

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A sign is on JT & Tea's Building (5/4/2018)

This is a story, about "Love and Friendship"...

An iron sign used to be hanged on the wall of an old tea house located in an alley of Taipei's Chungshan N. Road... As a new restaurant was taking over, there laid the cast-iron sign...

this sign traveled and traveled...linked up with a string of friendship...
finally, it is on again... On 5/4/2018, this sign is hanged on JT & Tea's building.

All starts from... our good friend, Jerry Liu's parents, Mr. and Mrs. Michael C Liu noticed the sign having been left behind. They asked the new owner if the sign were being used.  Thinking their sone would find a nice home for it. The new owner stated to please take it. Thus, they hauled the sign up to their flat nearby.  After the return of their son, months later. Jerry asked Norman, Thomas' younger brother, to have it picked and packed in Sha Keng Tea Factory at Hsinchu and then shipped to the US for JT & Tea.

Josephine and I decided to have a new painting job on it with our logo color.  Our good neighbor, a welding shop, is offering his professional service to help mount the sign.

The second day, one of our good friend, Warner came with his high-end cameras to take a series of photos on the sign also our office. 

It is not just a sign, it is Love and Friendship deep in so many good friends' hearts.

We are blessed.      Thank you all!

Sunday, April 22, 2018

JT & Tea 2018 Spring Oolong Tasting (4/21/2018)

We've planned this event as we don't get to exhibit and offer some tasting for our community tea friends at the 2nd Pasadena Tea Festival in March.

Saturday, 4/21, 2-4:30pm at our Cupping Studio in Baldwin Park, CA.

We start tasting the 2018 Early Spring Jade Oolong from Nantou.  (*This one was harvested and made on 3/14/2018.  I hand carried back just for our tea friends to enjoy the freshest Jade.)

Followed by Josephine's tea talk:  (*while I am making the next 3 Oolongs for tasting)

"The Technology I have seen in TTC's Laopi Farm Project on my 3/12/2018 visit."

After the tea talk, we got the first Oolong Flight #JT-301,
Milk Oolong, Jin Suang cultivar from Taitung
Classic Tung-Ting, Jin Sien cultivar from Nantou
FB: 78, Formosa Bonita, Chinsing Dahpan cultivar from Taoyuan

Plus a Bonus Tasting of 4 classic choices from TTC's Daxi Tea Factory:
Pouchong / Oriental Beauty / Formosa Bonita / Ruby 18

We always have a good time with tea friends gathered over the tea tasting and chatting.  Josephine also displays some of her personal collection.  And, by the way, every participant gets a Personal Cupping Sets with Registration.

We are so happy to take this opportunity to get to use my draft for Cupping Placemat that I am designing and will be using on the World Origin Tasting Tour (Taiwan) also in my Oolong Class in 2018 World Tea Expo.  There are a few improvements to be made, and grateful to the Team-Efforts.

When will be our next Tasting?
Very possible it will be June 16th (Saturday, Father's Day Eve) - We are working on it!
Could be a Joint-Event: "Father's Day Afternoon Tea" followed by TUF's Banquet Party.
Details will be posted.