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...
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. “The map is not the territory” – Alfred Korzybski. While the above quote is...

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...

Evan Shaw – Wood Fired Pottery

寶島, BaoDao, Treasure Island, is where I first met Evan Shaw, more than thirty years after he’d left the United States to study meditation in India. In 1974, one could still travel from Western Europe through Iran into the Middle East to the Far East without...