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Harvest Report 2014

For complete harvest reports from Taiwan (weather, conditions, expectations, etc)


Spring Harvest Report 2014 #11- Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong May 16 2014, 0 Comments

Last weekend we procured our spring batch of Shan Lin Xi High Mountain Oolong from our favorite farmer in the area. This farm also produced our current stock of High Mountain Concubine Oolong. ...Read More


Spring Harvest Report 2014 #10 - Live From Our Favorite Farm May 12 2014, 5 Comments

Last Friday night I rode up to our source of Organic High Mountain Oolong to observe and partake in the harvest. ...Read More


Spring Harvest Report 2014 #9 - Spring Rain's Late Arrival May 06 2014, 0 Comments

Central Taiwan has finally gotten some rain this past week, interspersed with some bright sunny mornings in tea country. On Saturday afternoon a storm came through when we first arrived, but had cleared by nightfall. ...Read More


Spring Harvest Report 2014 #8 - Waiting For Jade Oolong April 28 2014, 0 Comments

Our source of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong (台茶13號) had an interesting story to tell when we asked him about spring harvest. ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #7 - Spring Shopping Begins! April 20 2014, 0 Comments

Yesterday we visited our friend in Songbolin, Nantou County - Taiwan to taste some freshly made spring teas and collect some samples. ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #6 - The Weather's Fine As Harvest Climbs! April 18 2014, 0 Comments

The weather this spring continues to be ideal during harvest season. Almost no rain has allowed farmers to remain on schedule and not have to postpone the timing of their harvest.  ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #5 - Dong Ding Harvest Photos April 16 2014, 0 Comments

All of these photos were taken from Sunday March 30 to Monday April 14, 2014 in Lugu, Taiwan. ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #4 - High Elevation April 10 2014, 0 Comments

Higher elevation farmers that we've asked have all said that it has been a late season (longer winter), but so far conditions are favorable for spring harvest. ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #3 - First Sips, Jin Xuan Oolong April 10 2014, 0 Comments

Last week, we tasted samples of two different batches Jin Xuan Oolong grown at 1000 plus meters elevation in Meishan, Chiayi County that were harvested and processed last week. ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #2 - Mid-Harvest April 07 2014, 0 Comments

Lower elevation areas (Mingjian, Nantou) and southern areas (Meishan, Chiayi) have already been harvesting for the last 2-3 weeks.  ...Read More


Spring Harvest 2014 Report #1 - Winter into Spring April 03 2014, 0 Comments

The weather this spring started out cold and dry – basically an extended winter season. This delayed the growing season of spring tea, particularly at higher elevations and in more northern areas.  ...Read More