Taiwanese Tea Pluckers Jigsaw Puzzle
Taiwanese Tea Pluckers
In the morning light on Mei Shan, professional Taiwanese tea ladies are plucking tea leaves on Mr. and Mrs. Hung-Chen Wang’s tea fields. Their fields are near the little tea town of Rui-li in the famous Ali Shan District. Taiwan, formerly known as Formosa, sits 100 miles off the Chinese coast – a tiny island 89 miles wide by 250 miles long. Taiwan is just a mere 14-hour non-stop flight from Los Angeles to Taipei. Taiwan is very famous for its aromatic, amazing oolong teas. From Oct. 16-23, 2011, I immersed myself into my tea studies while travelling with Josephine Pan and Thomas Shu as a member of their Taiwan Oolongs Study Tour (TOST). So much to know about tea production. So much to appreciate about this beverage I drink.
For a quick Taiwan tea visit, go to: https://www.paulawinchester.com/paulas-tea-tours/taiwan-october-2011.
To learn much more about oolong tea manufacture go to: https://tealoveandcare.wordpress.com/2011/10/29/taiwan-oolong-study-tour-day-3-2/.
Photo by Paula Winchester