Wednesday, February 22, 2012
2011 TOST - Visit an Oranic Tea Garden in Mingjian (10/18/2011)
After our stop by Hong-Hsin Tea Nursery, we then come to see one of domestic certified organic tea garden in Mingjian, Nantou. The owner is our good friend, Mr. Cheng Cheng-Ching. (He helps us to produce a slideshow for demonstration on the traditional Oolong Hand Rolling ) Mr. Chen and his wife greet us at the road side, and we have to take a distant walk to a far corner land and it is isolated from other tea fields and surrounded with natural forest. We can tell how the environment there is protected ecologically. Mr. Chen has developed a few different cultivars on this organic tea garden and he got high demand for his tea with very limited supply. This is a great experience for all of us. I finally got to meet and see the Big Spider that was told to be drawn to catch the green leaf hoppers during the season.