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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...
Tea and Artifice

Tea and Artifice

If you have an interest in tea culture and high-quality tea, the questions of where and how your tea is made are probably important to you. Taken as a whole, of course your tea’s supply chain can tell you much about its quality. The history and culture of where...
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...