Some History of Tea in Taiwan

There are a few significant tea producing countries or regions that have changed their name since tea began to be a significant industry there. Probably the most notable example is Sri Lanka. It used to be known as Ceylon, and to this day the tea produced there is known by the same name. And then …

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Stopping for Tea in the Netherlands – Part 2

After having stopped in a lovely chocolaterie and tearoom in Part 1, I wasn’t sure what the next chapter of Dutch tea adventures would bring. But, as luck would have it, the very next day we stumbled upon another tearoom. And this time it served—yep, you’ve guessed it—loose leaf tea! Rejoice! This was quite an …

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Pairing Tea and Food — Mocha Peanut Butter Brownies and Formosa Oolong Tea

Time for another recipe (the 7th in a baker’s dozen). This is another that goes great with tea. Be adventurous and give her recipe a try with a pot of the tea named and assess the pairing for yourself. The recipe: Mocha Peanut Butter Brownies No picture available — yikes! So, here are the Double-Duty …

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Tea Review: English Tea Store’s Formosa Oolong

I usually prefer to start my day with an oolong tea. Yes, I know that lots of tea drinkers need the “kick” of a strong black tea in the morning. But I like to ease into the day with a gentler cup. Generally my tastes run to the lighter end of the oolong spectrum, to …

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Review ― Formosa Oolong from The English Tea Store

Tea Name: Formosa Oolong Estate Tea Tea Type: Oolong from Taiwan The British found out centuries ago that tea drinking was essential and drinking good tea was even more essential. How do you have civilization without a good “cuppa”? You can certainly feel civilized after a cup of this tasty oolong. Oolongs are semi-oxidized, that …

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