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February 12, 2017

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Video of Modern Oolong Tea Making

Video of Modern Oolong Tea Making

We are excited to share this video we recently made that shows all the steps involved in making Oolong tea. We were inspired to make this simple documentary film after we contributed an extensive, detailed article to WORLD OF TEA on the machines that have been invented in Taiwan for modern Oolong Tea processing.

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January 13, 2017

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Rebirth Of An Organic Tea Farm

Rebirth Of An Organic Tea Farm

The farm is now moving into its third year of a newly planted crop, and is just beginning to yield a harvest. Rocky has a lot of work ahead of him, but we are all confident that this new generation with a new scientific approach to farming as well as a small but growing network of farmers to share experience with, that he will succeed in his efforts. I will be sure to keep in closer contact with Rocky and hopefully Eco-Cha will have a chance to share the tea from this farm that was brought back to life!

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December 28, 2016

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Lugu's Youth Brew Tea For International 4H Event

Lugu's Youth Brew Tea For International 4H Event

Lugu's 4H Project recently hosted around 70 international 4H members for their 2nd Annual Asia Network Board Meeting. And this year this the Lugu Elementary School, in cooperation with National Taiwan University Tea Research Center prepared a select group of students to brew tea for the guests. These students practiced their tea brewing etiquette along with English poetry recitals and conversation since last spring. 

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December 15, 2016

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3 Teas That Blew Our Mind from the Eco-Cha Tea Club

3 Teas That Blew Our Mind from the Eco-Cha Tea Club
3 Teas that Blew Our Mind from the Eco-Cha Tea Club This past year has been an exciting adventure for our Eco-Cha Tea Club members and there have been a lot of great rare teas and fun extras. Here are a few that really stand out for us. View full article →
August 24, 2016

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Taiwan's Living Art Of Tea Club (生活茶會)

Taiwan's Living Art Of Tea Club (生活茶會)

Since 1992, the Lugu Farmers' Association has sponsored a course in Tea Art. The purpose of this educational program has been to provide local residents with an aesthetic understanding of tea art and culture. It is meant to provide a foundation that participants can innovate upon and develop their own embodiment of Tea Art. After attending both practical and theoretical classes, participants take a written exam and do a tea brewing demonstration of their own design in order to receive the Tea Art Award.

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May 25, 2016

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Spring Tea Harvest 2016: A Journey To Lishan

Spring Tea Harvest 2016: A Journey To Lishan

Eco-Cha is dedicated to finding the farms that are smaller and independently run from start to finish in the making of quality tea. This is what we have learned to be worth supporting and promoting here on the ground, at the source. 

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May 18, 2016

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Spring Ride To Alishan's "Village Of Great Peace"

Spring Ride To Alishan's

Eco-Cha's pictorial post on spring tea harvest 2016, received a lot of compliments in appreciation of our sharing snapshots of our tea adventures in Taiwan. This inspired us to take a few extra moments to stop and enjoy the view on our third ride into 太和村 or "Great Peace Village" in the last couple weeks. Here are some photos from that ride. Our readers know that we've tended to focus on an in-depth perspective of the tea industry in Taiwan. Now we feel like it's time to share some simply pleasurable sight-seeing in the country where all this wonderful tea is produced.

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May 05, 2016

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10 Tea Blogs To Help You Learn About Tea

10 Tea Blogs To Help You Learn About Tea

Learn more about tea from these 10 great tea blogsOne of the best things about learning about tea is learning about tea; the subject is immense and there is always more to learn. There are so many great resources out there, too many to list in this post, so here's a great starting point.

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April 18, 2016

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14 spots to drink tea in Taiwan that can't be missed

14 spots to drink tea in Taiwan that can't be missed

14 spots to drink tea in Taiwan that can't be missed

There are so many amazing places to drink tea, and quite frankly, we will drink tea anywhere, but here are some of our favorite spots around Taiwan.

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March 31, 2016

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How to Pick a Good Looking Oolong Tea

How to Pick a Good Looking Oolong Tea

Judge Oolong from Looking at it

It turns out that you can tell a lot by "judging" Oolong tea by it's appearance. Here's a quick list of things to look for when you are looking at dry Oolong tea leaves. 

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