April 18, 2015
Highly unusual weather conditions during this year's spring tea growing season have resulted in considerable damage to the produce.
April 16, 2015
A repeated recipient of top ranking prizes in the local, and most prestigious Dong Ding Oolong Tea competitions. His family farm and factory have been inherited by his sons and grandsons, and he spends his days tending a substantial vegetable garden and doing things like harvesting bamboo shoots.
March 26, 2015
We are happy to announce that they have indeed, and classic spring weather has commenced.
June 06, 2014
There was an unpublicized occasion provided by the Farners' Association for local participants in the competition and a few select guests to sample the spectrum of this spring's competition teas
May 21, 2014
The final results of the competition will be posted publicly on Thursday May 22nd. You can imagine the level of anticipation among the local artisans
May 16, 2014
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.
May 13, 2014
Last Friday night I rode up to our source of Organic High Mountain Oolong to observe and partake in the harvest.
May 08, 2014
He was in the final hour of roasting a batch of his spring tea harvest to be entered in the world's largest Oolong Tea Competition.
May 06, 2014
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.
April 29, 2014
Our source of Tsui Yu Jade Oolong (台茶13號) had an interesting story to tell when we asked him about spring harvest.
April 20, 2014
Yesterday we visited our friend in Songbolin, Nantou County - Taiwan to taste some freshly made spring teas and collect some samples.
April 19, 2014
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.