Wednesday, October 31, 2018

1) #2018TOST - Opening Ceremony and first field trip to Wenshan Tea District.

With the blessing with Taiwan’s cool and some rainy moments...TOST 2018 has begun with exciting and full schedule to Wenshan Tea Dist, at The BAI Tea House, WenShan Farmer’s Asso and beautiful WANG DER CHUAN tea house!

Jacob Bai and his family greet our 2018 TOST friends to study Wenshan Pouchong 


Followed up on our trip to the historical Wenshan Farm...  Thankful to Director Lai and Mr. Ueng for taking their busy schedule to have us  to wander around.  We were shocked to see that many plantations here were gone, and added more camping grounds for school students and visitors.  Tea is too labor intensive and Farmers' Association cannot compete with individual farmer on managing tea gardens.  They are more focused on refinery.  Good thing that Wenshan Farm still keeps a very complete tea cultivars garden for study.



On the way returning to our base - Dongwu Hotel, we have made a stop to visit one tea shop, the famous Wang Der Chuan.  The owner Lynn Wang shares with our members her philosophy and the concept of librarian display to educate her customers.  They have quite a few upscale tea shops in Taiwan and China.


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