Your favorite tea takes an interesting journey to reach your cup. And it begins in the mountains of Taiwan. The Huang family dynasty travel twice a year to sample fifteen to thirty different kinds of tea, and begin selecting the teas that The Teahouse will serve.
The Tea Farms
Tasting the Teas
Next comes the tasting. Davin and his wife describe it as an educational, but social and familial experience. Opinions and stories alike are shared. First the host warms up the tea ware with hot water, because pouring brewed tea into a cold cup can affect the taste. After the tea has steeped, the tea is then poured into a tea server. This is to blend the pot of tea, to ensure the first cup is not lighter than the last. Tasters are instructed to judge the tea based on color, aroma, texture, and of course, taste.