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Monday, August 22, 2011

Taiwanese Tea Information

I have been working on writing more about Taiwanese teas for my website and would like to share them with you.

The first page that has been completed is about Taiwanese Tea, Growing Regions and Tea Varietals with Chinese pronunciation. You can check it out here:

We are still working on the page layout and the list of teas will expand over time. I hope you will enjoy learning the Chinese terms for our favorite teas. If you have any feedback or questions, please contact me at tea@floatingleaves.com

I am also working on stories about the tea farmers that I met in Taiwan and some facts about Taiwanese Teas. I will announce them as soon as they have been published on the website. Have fun reading!


Will said...

Shiuwen - looks great.
I would really encourage you to give your users a pointer to this very useful resource for pronouncing Hanyu pinyin... even though it's a good system, I'm sure you can relate to the pain of hearing someone pronounce these words phonetically as they would be in English.

The best and easiest to understand page I've seen to quickly explain how to properly pronounce pinyin is here:


Shiuwen said...

Hi Will,

Thank you for liking it and thank you for sharing the information. I believe a lot of people will find it useful.
I don't know pinyin( as you know, Taiwan use a different system).

Will said...

Oh, I know. But since all the notation on the site is in Pinyin, might be good for people to have an idea how to pronounce it.

Lew Perin's site http://babelcarp.org is also a good resource

Anonymous said...

HI Shiuwen,

I would be interested in learning more about the history/origin of particular varietals and why they are processed the way they are. For example, do people ever attempt to process typical strip varietals such as wuyi or bai ho into a rolled ball style such as muzha or vice versa try to process a tie kuan yin varietal as you would a bai ho or wuyi. I do not believe I have ever seen a tie kuan yin leaf varietal processed any way besides rolled ball. Anyway, I think this would be of interest to other folks as well.



Shiuwen said...

Hey Will,

Thank you for sharing the information. I bet people will feel it useful.

Shiuwen said...

Hey Kyle,

Those will have to be traced back to Chinese Oolongs.
In Taiwan, I can find Buddha Hand in both rolled style and strip style. ChinHsin varietal is done with both styles, too.
I will look into it after I finish my other projects.