Thursday, September 30, 2010

Infusion Challenge @WTE 2010

This is the first time that World Tea Expo has the Infusion Challenge. Kim did a great design on this program... I might be the one proposed the idea but Kim did it all. It is very nice to have chance to observe our tea pros using different tea accoutrement to prepare the infusions. They takes their time and focus on every details... (*one thing, they probably overlooked the temperature dropping too fast in the convention floor of a big hall...) I think this is very encouraging program that can remind our fellow tea pros to continuously practice infusing teas at different environments and with accessories available.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

TACL 2010 LID Summer Camp @UCLA (8/5/2010)

Taiwanese American Citizen League (TACL) is having LID Summer Camp for during 8/4-7/2010 at the campus of UCLA. The coordinator, Jason Tsai and many counselors are our good friends since ITASA activities. I got the invitation from Jason since early April at UCSD to give his campers a workshop for them to learn about Taiwan's tea culture. He insists that the workshop must be creative and fun. You know the teens nowadays can easily get bored if they don't find it interesting. What a challenge we have for this one. Over 120 students plus our couselors and other guest speakers... View through the above photos, you might figure what is the result.
By the way, LID means Leadership, Identity and Development. I was amazed to see how this 2010 team has achieved. Jason and his partners deserve a big applause from our TA community.
My 4 volunteers for the day: Mindy Huang, Kyle Chou, Philip Chiu and Alinda Wang.
There are a few students did send in emails to get their aroma & sipping cups set as I promised in the class. I will make sure to forward these tea sets upon we received them from Taiwan Tea Manufacturers' Association.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

Tea Time with TAP at Rosemead City (7/24/2010)

On July 24th, 2010 at Roasemead City Community Center...
TAP and TACL Interrn about 60+ gathered for the tea workshop. Hoping this will help more of our younger TA will be willing to enjoy fine Taiwan Oolong and also will take a further step to share our Taiwanese tea culture with their friends.
I thank to Christina, Tony, Sharon and Nobert, four of my volunteers that join me for the hands on brewing. Also, Connie and Karen were busy serving tea to our audience...
Josephine and I enjoy this one very much!

Tea Cupping at Azusa Mountain Cove (7/5/2010)

Over the long weekend of Indepence Day, Josephine and I invited a few TA2 friends to our house. We all enjoyed a good time with delicious Vietnamese Sandwiches and various fruits and interesting topics... They are actively involved in our community service and it is a
nice chance for JP and me to thank them for their endless efforts for Taiwan.
After the lunch, they asked me to offer a tea cupping session right at our kitchen...and the following photos were taken from that happy moment.

Julie Huang's tea presentation in HK (6/15/2010)

My niece, Julie Huang currently lives in Hong Kong. Her daughter's school invites her to make a presentation about her tea family sent me a S.O.S for some photos from old days that linked to her father, Jackson Huang and her grandpa - Ebisu Huang, the founder of ABC TEA and Sha Keng Tea Manufactory in Hsinchu, Taiwan. These are very precious photos and bring back many glorious memories of our family tea business.