Monday, March 27, 2017

Taiwan Oolong workshop in First Pasadena Tea Festival (3/26/2017)

SoCal has a big tea market alright.  In addition to the Los Angeles International Tea Festival in the Autumn/Winter, now we are very excited to have Pasadena Festival of Tea in the Spring and held at the beautiful Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden.

JT & Tea has taken a booth to offer Taiwan Oolongs for tasting, also provides a workshop to introduce '7 Beauties, Taiwan Oolong' to our tea friends who want to know more about Taiwan Oolong.  We introduce a new classification system that we've developed.  Based on the Oxidation levels, Rolling skill, and Baking techniques, we have Taiwan Oolong to be classified in 7 Beauties:
from lightly oxidized to extra highly oxidized: Wenshan Pouchong, Jade Oolong, Classic Tung-Ting, Amber Oolong, Oriental Beauty, Taitung Oolong, and Formosa Bonita.
Thanks to our event organizer, Patti Harrison and her excellent team to bring us The 1st Pasadena Tea Festival on 3/26/2017.
I am so very grateful to Dr. Jerry Liu and Christopher Ing Lum for their helps to set up the display.

Here is the slides of this activity.

Oolong Outpost @Pasadena Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden on 3/26/2017

The First Pasadena Festival of Tea is taken place at the gorgeous Storrier Stearns Japanese Garden on 3/26/2017.   Josephine and I was there since 9:30am to get ready for this Oolong Outpost.  We have been focused on serving teas... and until we finally see the photos...then we realize how lucky we are in the most beautiful setting to have so much tea fun in a pleasant Sunday afternoon.

Please enjoy these photos....

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Like father, like son!

My 95 year-young father is super passionate and he treasures every MeetUp of Shakeng Tea Club that Norman Shu coordinates at this old tea factory. Maybe this facility no longer processes large lot of crude teas as it used to in the past... but nonetheless, it still can serve good function and contributes to the tea industry like having this one.

Well, Mr. Shu surely is proud to witness "good topics with professional presenters plus very enthusiastic and eager to interact participants" taken place there time after time!  Norman does have a solid team with family and friends to volunteer and devoted to all these tea events.

Thanks to Mr.赤堀実 and Mr. Sanjay Guha for an excellent T-Day at this old factory where I grew up. (*Wish I were there with you least Josephine has made it this time.)