Saturday, February 21, 2015

CommuniTea @ San Marino City Crowell Public Library on 2/19/2015

"Start the new year off on a refreshing note! 

Come to Crowell Library on the lunar new year and learn all about the processes that result in the “Spectrum of Taiwan Oolongs.” Every year our favorite Ambassador of Taiwan Tea, Thomas Shu and his lovely wife Josephine Pan, take a group of professionals to Taiwan for a tour that explains the production aspects of oolongs that so many enjoy. Learn about the amazing craftsmanship involved -- the picking, withering, oxidation, fixation, rolling -- every step that results in producing the different types of oolongs.  From lush gardens to tea cups! And of course samples will be available to savor!
At past workshops with Thomas, patrons have learned to savor and appreciate teas like fine wines. They explored the aromas of an array of teas that can soothe or stimulate, but always tantalize the taste buds and elevate one’s well being.  
As every year, there are surprises in store: this year it involves a Taiwan puppet show for the celebration of Lunar New Year 2015!"

This event is well promoted over the internet and also local news ... and here we are celebrating 2015 Lunar New Year with our local friends again!   This time, we also invite our good friends, Mr. & Mrs. Rex Yu to demonstrate their own collections of Taiwan's Puppet Stars.

Our theme for this year: The Spectrum of Taiwan Oolongs.  The bonus is to have Josephine to share a field trip educational experience - TOST program, that a bunch of tea professionals who traveled to Taiwan for their hands on study on Taiwan Oolong. ( )