“Turn right at next intersection please.” Brought back by the navigation,
I took a deep breath at finally ending this bumpy ride, started from my Europe trip.
Picky like me always travel carrying Taiwan Tea since I’m not really into Western floral teas,
other than the familiar taste it also resolves homesick.
However, sharing my teas in a strange land,
I found all foreign friends couldn’t stop talking about this “Taiwan tea features with western floral scent,”
which triggered my determination.
Oriental Beauty to me is a total strange catalogue reveals its great self after dozens of tasting.
“Leaf bud bit by Jacobiasca Formosana, the tea quality depends on how much it’s Saliva-ed;
for a tea garden to attract more Formosana and to stay, zero pesticide is tolerated.”
Mr. Liao stated passionately, filling up my cup.
“What if injurious insects stays?”
“That’s the necessary sacrifice for excellent tea, in an unstable even rare quantity;
after all, Formosana comes and goes in various gardens, you can’t force it stay,
making tea production unpredictably charming.” He smiled.
Tea-leaf is far more than drinking; its bitter and sweet come in patient and wisdom.
Everyman enjoys various tastes while Mr. Liao’s tea never hears a negative feedback.
Four generations of tea heritage plus a fully organic environment makes his tea the best-seller in Japan and Europe.
“Fruity scent with sweet honey taste, no wonder it lingers in foreigners’ memory.”
I was once again challenged with decent Taiwan tea.
Mr. Liao sighed, “Not easy for all Taiwan tea farmers!”
Standing at front-edge of Taiwan tea industry,
he surely has witnessed the harsh compete from China tea and Vietnam tea.
“Please allow me the chance to sharpen this local brand!”
I looked around the tea factory,
seeing the hand-picked tealeaves went all the way from tree top, human hands, cotton bags to bamboo basket Resting-To- Lubricate,
steps I firmly believe no machine can replace.
It takes time and effort to chill, and I promise to promote this art we are proud of - Taiwan Tea-making.
Tops western floral teas with natural honey sweet like an ancient Chinese beauty,
I present the world - Rouge Beauty Oolong.