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Fertilizers and Tea

Fertilizers and Tea

In the above picture one can see some of the effects of tea fields which have been treated with man-made pesticides and fertilizers. Tea bushes that have been placed in rows are surrounded by largely lifeless ‘soil’. If you have an interest in high quality...
Spring Harvest 2018

Spring Harvest 2018

During April, which many of you know, is the usual spring tea harvesting month here in the north of Taiwan, it rained just nine days, for a total of about two and a half inches. This, compared to double that for rainfall last year. Even then, due to a somewhat...
The Difference Is…

The Difference Is…

The following post is meant to answer a question often asked of ‘Leaf of the East’, as to just how it is different from other tea companies in the market today. I’ll begin with a couple of quotes, “The map is not the territory” –...
Spring 2017 Taiwan Pickings

Spring 2017 Taiwan Pickings

A friend wrote in to a post I’d written on Leaf of the East’s Facebook page where somewhat unfortunately I post most of my thoughts and experiences with respect to tea. The following copied and pasted question and answer are long enough to warrant posting...