Monday, December 14, 2009


We're back from our trip, jet-lagged and mostly happy to be home. Found some great teas and we'll be posting our discoveries on our website in a few days. I've got a ton of photos to sort through and I can't wait to share my experiences with everyone. Taiwan was beautiful and Hong Kong felt like a second home.

Here's a few pics from our journey while I get back into the groove of things.
Our last morning in Taiwan, the view from my window.

The fresh, honest face of the Camellia Sinensis flower.

A tea tasting, one of many...

Enjoying some tea against the backdrop of the Hong Kong night.

Hong Kong egg tarts go great with tea.

Yet another tea tasting, this time some heavy roasted TiKwanYin.

And no trip would be complete without some beautiful antique teapots to admire.

More to come...


Maitre_Tea said...

WOW, what's with the glaze/paint job on that teapot on the left in the last photo

yumcha said...

That's a glazed Late Ching Dynasty teapot. It's pretty wild and the clay beneath the glaze is most likely real zhuni. Winnie adored it and it's now a part of her collection. I'll be sure to devote a post to it with some detailed pictures. It's quite unique.

toki said...

That is one of the prettiest Qing's painted yixing I've ever seen. Luck her, luck you. Can't wait for your beautiful visual journal! No Pressure, of course : P

Welcome back! T

yumcha said...

Thanks Toki!
Glad to be back. Found some great stuff on our journey so I'll be posting again sooner than later.