Tag: Oriental Beauty

A Taiwanese tea workshop in Singapore

Just a few weeks ago, I attended a Taiwanese Tea Workshop. It was run by two tea-loving friends, Hongyuan and Jacquelyn, who recently set up a little tea education outfit called Pekoe & Imp. They’d been regaling me with lovely tales of their Taiwan tea…

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The evolution of tea – Part 3

Previously, we looked at how tea began as what is known today as green tea and then inadvertently spun off into yellow tea and dark tea (AKA post-fermented tea). The puzzle is still incomplete, though, as there are…

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Atmospheric teahouses in Taiwan

You have only one day in Taiwan and you face the ultimate traveller’s dilemma – how should you spend it and where should you go? Yes, you can shop and eat until you literally drop, but why should you when you can,,,

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A tea delegation to Taiwan

At the end of June 2012, Indian Tea Board Chairman Bhanu led a high-powered tea delegation, comprised of members of the ITA, UPASI, DTA, and Exporters Association, to Taiwan. I was lucky enough to be a part of this…

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Stories about my favorite oolong teas

I love oolong teas for their flavor, complex character, sweet aroma, and stories. Chinese folklore seems to have a story for every tea invented. I enjoy learning how royalty from China and abroad have discovered teas…

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