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Harvesting/Production

Spring Harvesting

Spring Harvesting

It's officially Spring and early Spring harvests have been entering the market. I'm very excited to get my hands on some Spring harvested teas from China and Taiwan. In celebration of the oncoming of Spring, I'm going to break down Spring tea harvesting periods. When talking about harvesting, regardless of season, there is no definite harvest and production dates. I think it is more accurate to say there is a definite timeline that these harvesting periods will take place. A rough breakdown of Spring tea harvesting... Ming Qian Qing Ming festival is a traditional Chinese festival that falls on the...

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An Introduction to Oolongs

Taiwan Tea harvest

An Introduction to Oolongs

Today's post is an introduction to Oolongs. This particular style of tea is one of the most enjoyed types of tea consumed by tea drinkers. Oolong tea is rooted in Fujian Province, China. A lot of the most popular Oolong teas consumed today are grown and harvested on the rocky outcroppings of Wuyi Shan or the lush hillsides of Benshan in Anxi, China. It made its way over to Taiwan by way of Fujianese expats. With them, they brought their knowledge of tea growing, as well as seeds and cuttings to carry on with Fujianese tea tradition. Not only is...

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