where we joined the group we would be traveling through the world of tea in Taiwan.
We traveled with Shiuwen of the Floating Leaves (http://floatingleaves.com) teashop in Seattle, Maggie (a translator), and 6 total in the group. It was a lovely small group.
Mr. Zhou Yu, the tea master, served us tea and chatted for awhile about what he was serving us.
The entrance to the Wisteria Teahouse.
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I love the tables and drum shaped seats.
Inside the teahouse, while drinking tea, we sat on pillows on the floor
much like you see in the bottom left picture. It was a beautiful building
and was on the historic sight register.
The tea bowl in the middle right side was over 100 years old.
The tea master was very trusting to serve us tea in such beautiful bowls.
Notice the tea leaves were floating in the bowl.
This was a beautiful setting to begin our adventure into the world of Taiwan teas.
Come join me this week as we visit tea farms and the farmers.