A Christmas themed Cha Xi for my red tea, Pearl of Amber, a roasted, fully oxidized luanze Oolong.
Let me thank all my readers and especially those who have left a comment or ordered tea from me. It has been another wonderful year to share my discoveries with you.
The biggest gift for me? It's not the tea I'll make or the teapot I'll receive, but the smile on my children's faces on this night:
Joyeux Noël à tous mes amis lecteurs et lectrices en France! Comme vous pouvez le voir ci-dessus, mon sapin est prêt et la décoration en place. Mais le plus important, ce soir, sera de rendre mes enfants heureux. Je leur dois tout, car sans eux, ce blog n'existerait pas!
My name is Stéphane Erler. I live in Taiwan since 1996 and have been studying tea with Teaparker. He's a worldwide tea expert and author of over 30 tea books. The study of tea isn't just theoretical, but it's also rooted in daily practice. It's a path of continuous improvement. As my brewing technique improves I get access to better teas and better accessories. These things go hand in hand. My blog documents my learning since 2004. And I have set up an online tea boutique with my selection of top quality teas, accessories and tea culture.