Author archive for Leo Kwan

  • Oct072018
    Tea garden in Alishan, Taiwan

    Milky Taste Jinxuan?

    Gems of Formosa Cities in Taiwan may not have glamorous skylines like New York, London, or Hong Kong. Nor its…

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  • Jun092018
    A visit to the Wang's family traditional Tieguanyin farm in Xiping, Anxi, Fujian

    Traditional Tieguanyin Tea Farm

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  • Jun082018
    The leaves of three different Tieguanyins

    How to Read a Tieguanyin Tea Leaf?

    ( This article deals with greener style Tieguanyin, not the classic, aka deep baked style. ) Maybe you cannot be…

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  • Apr192018
    A bowl of ramen

    Between Ramen and Oolong

    he day before yesterday my wife and I were in a situation when we had to do lunch in a…

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  • Mar242018
    Phoenix oolong in gongfu tea style

    Phoenix doesn’t have to be gongfu style

    Fenghuang Dancongs and other Phoenix oolongs are my own favourites. I drink a lot of them. Contrary to most people’s…

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  • Mar072018
    Tea Garden in Meishan

    Why we offer a Paochong from Meishan but not Wenshan?

    In our other capacity as a consultant and wholesaler, we need to pursue extreme qualities in different tea regions for our clients. For the famous Taiwan oolong, Wenshan Paochong, we

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  • May172017
    A pluck of Shidaye, the leaves for making Taiping Houkui green t

    Mother of All Green Teas

    Taiping Houkui is produced from this special cultivar called Shidaye ( shi-da-yeh ). The name can be roughly translated as Persimmon Large Leaf. ( It has nothing to do with the fruit, though. ) It is the most visible commercial crop in the hilly landscape of Taiping, an hour and a half from Huangshan.

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  • Mar242017
    Buds of jasmine flowers

    The Difference of Tea Hong’s Honey Pearl Pekoe

    There are plenty of selections for jasmine scented green tea in the market, but if you are in for a…

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  • Feb242017
    Infused leaves of Imperial Topaz Nepali Black Tea

    Imperial Topaz: Another Fine Gem from the Himalayas

    To answer the demand for Himalayan black teas that are oxidised more deeply, we could have just bought straight away…

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  • Feb212017
    Playing with the farmer's boy on the side of the small tea field

    The Fragrance of Taiwan

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