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The Price of Low-Elevation Taiwanese Tea

What is the average price of Jin Xuan? What about Oriental Beauty? Should I be buying in bulk?? Taiwan offers an eclectic and flavorful lineup of oolongs that goes far beyond their wonderful but pricy high-mountain collection. Though the western world remains a … Continue reading

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Hehuanshan Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 19]

James & Denny complete a short mini-series on a couple high-mountain teas from Floating Leaves Spring 2013 selection with an offbeat indie high-mountain selection Hehuanshan. Elevation-wise the tea was harvested well-above the high-mountain cutoff at 2,000 meters. For complimentary reading … Continue reading

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Alishan Taiwanese High-Mountain Oolong [Episode 18]

James & Denny start a short mini-series on a couple high-mountain teas from Floating Leaves Spring 2013 selection. This episode covers a classic favorite, the Alishan high-mountain oolong. For complimentary reading on Taiwanese Oolongs check out the Taiwanese Oolong Compendium, … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Oolong (& Black) Cultivars & TRES

The words cultivar and varietal are often used interchangeably (and incorrectly) around in the tea community. On this particular topic there is a ton of directly conflicting information and incorrect statements even amongst reputable sources. Knowing cultivars may seem ultra-technical … Continue reading

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Taiwanese Tea Vendor Guide

There are a number of vendors in the western world that offer Taiwanese Oolongs. Prices vary dramatically vendor to vendor and tea to tea (cheap, expensive) and there are even Taiwanese tea forgeries (i.e. grown in China/Thailand, harvested in a … Continue reading

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The Price of High-Mountain Tea

Buying tea and shopping for deals can be confusing. The landscape of vendors is intimidating and oftentimes a simple purchase at the cheapest price can be a mistake. Complicating matters, there are no consistent quantity standards and varying shipping policies … Continue reading

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Oriental Beauty Oolong [Episode 12]

In episode 12, James & Denny engage in a longer-form podcast while drinking Floating Leaves‘ Oriental Beauty covering topics like how they drink tea, learning about tea, brewing parameters, etc.

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Taiwanese Oolong Compendium

Taiwan has been described by Marshaln as “The Tea Shop Island” and is truly a tea lover’s heaven. Like Japan and unlike China, the standards for authentic Taiwanese tea are quite high. This doesn’t necessarily mean that all tea marketed … Continue reading

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Baozhong Oolong [Episode 4]

James & Denny continue on their series of Oolong teas with Episode 4, a delicious, curled Taiwanese Oolong from Floating Leaves: Competition Baozhong Oolong.

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