Friday, September 30, 2022

Tea ware for Taiwan Oolong

PERSONAL TASTING:
' Enjoy your tea, your own way. '
 
Yet, freedom is not free... 
Sense. Savor. Smile.
 
Make sense is important.
 
Tea ware for Taiwan Oolong.
Based on the oxidation levels of Taiwan Oolong, 
there are certain criteria on tea ware will make the
Oolong tastes difference. ( *material and style of 
tea ware might decide whether to bring out the best
of each different Oolong...)
 

 
A) for Pouchong Pure/ Mountain Jade -
 

 
B) for Classic Tung-Ting/ Amber Beauty 
 
 
 
C)for Oriental Beauty/ Cognac Oolong/ Formosa Bonita
 

 

《Tea & Tea-cher》Happy Tea-cher's Day !

 
《Tea & Tea-cher》
 
9.28 is Teacher’s Day in Taiwan.
Happy Teacher’s Day to all!
 
It is Tea-cher’s Day, too.
(*what do we learn from tea?)
 
I would surely like to share the following message from my friend and tea-cher, Scott Chen.
 
“ 年輕的時候,努力學習各種製茶的技巧、茶園管理的能力、烘焙的敏感度,透過各種成就來肯定自己!好像自己有能力掌握這一切一樣!
但是時間一久了,發現原來茶教我們的比我們能學的還多更多,學會與自然共生,學會將嚴苛惡劣的條件視為一種試煉,學會慢慢地感受茶傳遞給你的訊息!學會謙卑的面對茶、面對自己!茶這個東西根本學不完⋯⋯
今天是教師節,感謝父親,也就是我的茶老師帶我認識茶,感謝茶教我的道理!
找一款最適合自己的方式喝上一杯最喜歡的茶吧!
敬我們最愛的台灣茶!”
 
Scott is right. 
Over a while… you will eventually find that tea has taught us a lot more than we thought that we have learned from tea.
 
During the Pandemic Crisis, tea teaches me more on my living practice in life also in tea business.
 
Less desire,
life becomes light
 
Slower in pace,
calmer in mind
 
Easy go,
free up more
 
Simpler in style,
friendly to unite
 
Fewer thoughts,
brighter vision
 


 

Wednesday, July 20, 2022

"Experiencing Taiwanese Culture Through Tea” (7.27.2022@ Los Angeles Taiwan Center)


 "Experiencing Taiwanese Culture Through Tea” was a popular topic when I presented a class to 10 bright and beautiful candidates of Miss Taiwanese American Pageant last Sunday. Our 165 photos were prepared in collaboration with the Modern history of Taiwan, demonstrating the traditions, the technologies, food safety……Picking out and organizing photos from our 13 TOST seasons and other events took me a long time but with pleasure and sweet memories!! I had a great time with these young ladies. The Hakka Moji and chilled Oolongs were extremely loved! 
 
台美小姐選拔主辦人請我替十位活潑可愛的候選人上一堂台灣文化的簡介。題目很大,我決定就從近代史切入,用茶業發展史來解說。從過去13年TOST和其他活動,上萬張的相片,挑出165張,來欣賞、討論傳統文化、進而理解高科技的產業應用及食安議題等等。我也要求台美小姐們思考、設計最能代表台灣的服飾!台美小姐的決賽是八月六號!加油啊!
 
 















Monday, May 23, 2022

2022 Father's Day Giftea

 

 
Father’s Day Giftea-
 
Get father a gadget and a fine Jade Oolong.
Make this Father's Day more fun, happily...
 
One tin of 2022 Spring Jade, (2 oz. for 20+ infusions)
and an easy Uniq-Brew, (enjoy the leaf unfurling and experience of 
separating leaf and tea liquid after a perfect infusion. )

Gift Presented in an elegant red wood finished chest.
 
Limited Edition.
For JT & Tea Selected Dealers.
*Group Purchase also welcome !


 




Monday, May 9, 2022

Ceremonial Tea Service before Official Wedding

 

 
4.25.2022 Monday morning 
 
Over the weekend, watched quite a few NBA games… then this ‘Ceremonial Tea Service’ for a beautiful Wedding is the highlight. 
 
Not to perform a Tea Ceremony to entertain families and guests…It is a meaningful Ceremonial Tea Service before the new couples have their official Wedding Ceremony.
It started early from last year, Josephine has to shop the proper tea ware with Bride’s mom together and shipped it over from Taiwan. 
 
Glad that everything went very smoothly and the happy and lucky couples received all the best blessings from both bride’s and groom’s parents and families. 
 
There are many sayings about the tradition of Ceremonial Tea Service before the Wedding. To me, witness Bride and Groom thank to their parents…not necessary to say Goodbye and Welcome for Bride from one family to another... It is more a commitment that two families now become ONE big family for the good couples. From now on, both bride and groom will learn how to make good teas to cheer up the whole family.
 
 







Tuesday, April 12, 2022

GOURMET ICED TEA MADE EASY

GOURMET ICED TEA MADE EASY -
      Quart size filter bag to make one liter Iced Tea, 
      fast and easy.
 
      Serve with Pitcher or Glass Bottle. 
      Perfect for Party or Gathering.

 
SKU#16822  Formosa Oolong
        #16823  Jasmine Green 
 
 
Packing:   
20 Quart Size Filter Bag (Net 7.5g each) in a resealable package.
12 packages in one case.
 
Directions:
Hot Infusion:  Add 500 ml rolling boiled water over a filter bag in the pitcher.
Steeped for 5 minutes and add the ice cubes to serve.
Cold Brew: Add one liter water over a filter bag, leave in fridge for 4 hours to serve.

For Party or Gathering, suggest to use Glass bottles and stem ware to serve the
Gourmet Iced Tea of yours.
 
 

 

 



Saturday, April 2, 2022

#2022 Mother's Day Special - Amber Beauty

#2022MothersdayOolong

'Amber Beauty'

Cultivar: Chinsing Dahpan.
Estate: Henshan, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Original Crop: 2011 Spring
 
Signature Bake: 3.26-29,2022 for 72 hours.
Rested and stabilized for another 72 hours.
 
 

 *25-40% oxidized                                                    ball-leaf                          

Made from broad, thick leaves, the baking of this Oolong requires 

a tremendous effort of a master’s special technique, with 

continuous practice. This tea can often be enjoyed infusion after 

infusion.   Very floral and nutty sweet.


 


 





Tuesday, March 1, 2022

#2022 EarlySpringJade (#60487)

 

2.28.2022 Monday
 
#2022 EarlySpringJade (#60487) delivered to Los Angeles this afternoon. 
 
Cultivar: SiChiChun (*Four Season)
Eco-farming Garden, about 410 meters elevation.
 
Plucked on 2/8/2022
Processed on 2/8, wrapped rolling and dried on 2/9.
Refined and lightly baked on 2/10.

District: SunPoKung, Nantou, Taiwan
(28° NE, 230°50'23"N 120°37'30"E) 
 
*Very fresh and good Ginger Lily floral, easily offers a few more infusions.

*Limited Edition.