I am very excited to announce that I will be leading a tea tour to Taiwan this December! I have not been back there during the winter time for the past 12 years. I can't wait!
On this tea tour, we will focus more on tea processing and how to taste tea. For tea processing, the goal is for the participants to learn the basic concepts about outdoor oxidation and tea roasting. We will be tasting teas with farmers from 4 different farms and will learn from them what they look for in a tea that they specialize in producing. The tea farms that we will visit will be PingLin, Muzha, Alishan and Dong Ding.
The trip is scheduled to be from December 23rd to 31st. I will be updating the logistics on Floating Leaves Tea Website soon.
The following photos are from our May 2013 trip. They're so much fun to look at and bring back really nice memories.
|Farmer Chen showed us outdoor oxidation at PingLin|
|Tea field on Dong Ding mountain|
|Tea picking in Muzha. Photo provided by Matthew Kraus|
|Indoor Oxidation on Alishan. Photo provided by Matthew Kraus|