Once or twice a year Shuiwen from Floating Leaves
comes to Portland to do a tea tasting.
It is always a delight and full of laughter and the sharing of tea.
As she pours the tea, she shares stories of tea in Taiwan.
Recently we gathered together to taste tea.
There were seven teas on this wet Sunday afternoon.
Mostly oolongs, but with a puerh tossed in for pure pleasure.
Each tea was different and most beautiful in the
scent, appearance and taste.
Can you see the differences of colors of the spent tea?
If you have never sat at the table and sipped tea
with Shuiwen you really must do so.
She has a shop in the Ballard district in Seattle;
so if you are traveling through Seattle or live nearby
for sure plan to stop and sip tea at her table.