Weather and Time

Weather, time, earth, and skill of the tea maker are the four major factors which determine a tea’s character. To endure the time and weather with an end in high quality tea one must, like the QingXin Cultivar suggests, by way of it’s translation into...

Cultivar, Terroir, and the Alchemy of Tea

“Which cultivar is this?” is a question I often ask when freshly picked leaves come in from the gardens. The idea of looking at cultivars as a determining factor for flavor profiles in tea of any color is something that came up again on a visit to one of Taipei’s...