Visit a Tea Seed & Nursery Filed in Mingjiang / 拜訪名間的鴻興茶苗培育行

Left: Mr. Kang, the owner / Right: Me

Left: Mr. Kang, the owner / Right: Me

This week, I paid a visit to a tea seed & nursery field in Mingjiang.  The owner, Mr. Kang, has many years experiences in nurturing tea cultivars.  He is also the person who owns the right of two newly developed cultivars from TRES (Tea Research and Extension Station) :  Biyu/ TTES#19 (碧玉/台茶19號) and Yingxiang/ TTES#20 (迎香/台茶20號)  Any transaction of these tea plants needs Mr. Kang’s approval. Continue reading

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Definitely the most luxury tasting in 2013 Nantou Global TeaExpo

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10 Taiwanese Champion teas are ready for tasting

It is definitely the most luxury tasting I’ve ever made!!!

2013 Nantou Global TeaExpo from 5th, Oct., 2013 ~27th, Oct., 2013 is holding a “Golden Tasting” event, offering 17 different exquisite Taiwanese teas to taste, 10 teas per time, only cost NTD100.  It makes a pretty good deal…

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If you are a tea lover, and you happen to visit Taichung, Taiwan, this is the place you have to go!

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It was a sunny day, and I wanted to find a place outside for a good afternoon tea. Here we go, 耕讀園 in Taichung, a beautiful traditional tea restaurant hidden in the downdown of Taichung city.  But it is actually a very … Continue reading

Interview with Mr. Lee, Ming Zheng at Lee’s Tea Estate in Lugu, Taiwan

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Pre warming the tea pot

Prologue

In a summer afternoon, I stepped into Lee’s Tea Estate to interview its owner, Mr. Lee, an experienced tea artisan in Lugu, Taiwan.  I was so immersed in the talking (and teas as well) that I failed to keep track of time.  When the interview was finished, it was already dark outside.  Only then did I realize that we have been talking for almost 3 hours.  To be honest, I did not expect it would last so long.  I am never good at long talking, guess neither does Mr. Lee.  But, it was really amazing that two people who met each other for the first time felt like being old friends for many years.  There is an old Chinese saying which best describes this “A thousand cup of wines would not suffice when two confidants meet.” Continue reading

Sun Moon Lake after the rain

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It was raining, raining and raining in Taiwan for the last whole week! There are even floods in some places. Fortunately, the rain stopped few days ago and Kevin from Dong Feng Black Tea took the chance to shoot these beautiful photos in Sun Moon Lake, just after the rain. Thanks Kevin for kindly sharing his pictures. Continue reading