Brewing happiness one cup at a time.

A Tea Master's Oolong

by Niraj Lama January 15, 2015 0 Comments

Happy New Year!

As promised here is the first of exciting new things we are unveiling this year - a very special line of oolongs from Taiwan selected by a local Tea Master who we have known for nearly 10 years.  Over the years, we've had endless discussions about tea and swapped our favorites teas.  And last summer, we had the good fortune of meeting him while on a tea teaching mission to America.  He has generously shared his passion and extensive knowledge of oolongs.  And now with great excitement, we are proud to offer a very special collection from A Tea Master's Oolong.

A word about Organic certification for these teas. You know we are very serious about keeping teas only from Organic sources. However, when it comes to these hand crafted artisan teas made by small farmers in Taiwan, it is near impossible to find any with Organic certification. The scale of their small operations just does not make it feasible to obtain certification. So it is in this unique case, trusting our Tea Master friend, we have made an exception. Barring the Concubine Oolong all other teas do not possess any Organic certification but are grown in traditional methods.

We now welcome you to try these exquisite oolongs. I am sure, just like us, you will enjoy and be inspired by them!

And as always, if you have any questions please do not hesitate to get in touch with me.




Niraj Lama
Niraj Lama

Author




Also in Blog

CNN, lists Leaf as among the best tea houses in the world
CNN, lists Leaf as among the best tea houses in the world

by Niraj Lama March 12, 2017 0 Comments

Last month we were truly humbled and honored when Leaf Tea Bar​ found itself listed as one of the World's 11 Best Tea Houses by CNN​. The news came out of the blue. For the first few moments we were just so stunned that we did not know what to say or think.

Read More

Chanoyu presentation
Chanoyu presentation

by Niraj January 29, 2017 0 Comments

A rare presentation on Japanese Tea Ceremony or chanoyu was held recently at Leaf Tea Bar, a newly opened tea house in South Wedge. A booked out audience of tea enthusiasts participated in the ceremony that was led by Rie Maywar, a local certified chanoyu instructor.

Read More

Chigusa
Chigusa

by Niraj January 18, 2017 0 Comments

We have named our upcoming presentation on Japanese tea ceremony, Chigusa. The event takes place this Sunday 01/22 at Leaf Tea Bar. If you are curious what Chigusa means, it is but a name of a clay jar that was used to store tea in Japan. No, not a type of a jar, but a jar that dates back to the 14th Century and was named Chigusa by tea men who had fallen in love with it. Today, the jar sits in the Smithsonian Institution.

Read More