Spring 2021 Traditional Dong Ding Oolong Making
Above is a close up of the tea leaves in their final moments of wilting and oxidizing. The significant level of oxidation required in making a Traditional Dong Ding Oolong can be seen in the discoloration of the younger, more tender leaves, and the kind of matte finish on the surface of the leaves. The degree of wiltin
Tea Farmers Receive Subsidies For Drought In Taiwan
The Chairman of Taiwan's Department of Agriculture made an appearance in our neighborhood (Zhushan) to conduct a field survey of the impact drought conditions have made on crops of spring tea. The government has initiated a 3-tiered subsidization program that will help farmers replace lost crops.
Taiwan Lunar New Year Lanterns
For many people in Asia, the start of the Lunar New Year is what Christmas is to folks in most Western countries. Shops and business shut down for a week so people can go home to spend time with family. Festive decorations abound everywhere you look, and Taiwan is no exception. Here is what things look like on the grou
Leafhopper High Mountain Tea Tasting Notes | Eco-Cha Tea Club
The noticeably yellowish hue on many of the tightly rolled dried leaves shown above is a tell-tale indicator of the Green Leafhopper's presence during the growing season. Tea leaves that are bitten by the Leafhopper undergo a kind of oxidation while they are still growing. The tea tree's immune response to this minute