Hey GYI Taiwan!
We're really happy we have the chance to meet you and show you around tea country while you're in Taiwan!
While in Taiwan you'll notice that tea is everywhere, not just on the farms! From traditional to modern, tea is deeply rooted in Taiwanese culture. By discovering more about tea, you'll learn more about the Taiwan, it's people, culture, and history.
We've got a fun photo contest that we hope will help you dig deeper into tea culture while you're here...and the winners will receive some fresh Taiwanese tea in the mail when they get home!
How It Works
1. Take photos of anything tea related while in Taiwan.
2. Share the photos on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram with the hashtags #gyi2015 and #EcoChaTeas.
3. We'll pick the winner on July 20, 2015.
Find Eco-Cha on Facebook @EcoCha and on Twitter and Instagram @ecochateas.
How To Win
If your photo has the most shares, likes, or comments, you win! Share lots of photos because the total shares, likes, and comments will be added up! So the more photos the better!
Bonus points: Share photos of anything tea related from your home countries.
What You Win
Tea! We'll send you (or anyone you like our favorite gift pack, the "Taiwan Tea Tour". The Taiwan Tea Tour contains different Taiwanese teas, so you can try five different types and get to know the difference. These teas come from the area that we visited together!
Tea Photo Tips
You’ll find tea everywhere in Taiwan! Look for fresh tea stands, bubble tea, tea houses (both modern and traditional), tea tables in people's homes and offices. Or…just look at the huge selection of iced-tea in 7-11! For an extra challenge just look for the Chinese character “茶”.
Good luck, and looking forward to seeing your photos!
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The appearance of the brewed tea has gained substance, and become a deeper yellowish gold in comparison to the thinner, lighter unroasted brew. This coincides with the flavor profile in that the roasted version is heartier, with a more balanced character. The aroma coming off the leaves from the initial rinse is reminiscent of buttered carrots or yams. After the first brew, the aroma is more like grilled corn, cooling off into freshly baked scones. The second pour brought on stronger roasted vegetable notes, but again cooling off into a pastry aroma.
Red Oolong offers a smooth, balanced, mildly sweet, rich but not quite bold flavor profile, with elements of fruit compote, pumpkin pie, and a hint of dried flowers. This ultra-friendly character, combined with the fact that almost all Red Oolong is cultivated naturally on the southeast coast of Taiwan, facing the wide open Pacific, where the sky reminds a North American of the northern west coast, is no wonder why it is rapidly gaining popularity on the international market. Once again, Taiwan leads the way in Oolong Tea innovation!