My new 'dragon and tiger' Cha Bu feelks small as I face the valley across Ching Jing (2000 meters high). A little bit further right (south), Qi Lai Mountain is surrounded by mist (picture below). In my cups, Oolong from ... Qi Lai Mountain! I can see and drink Qi Lai Shan at the same time! It feels like flying like an eagle! And the evening mountain air is so cool, even in the middle of August! But the daytime sun is much stronger thanks to the thinner air (we all got a tan!) It's no wonder top high mountain Oolong leaves absorb such energy, clarity and freshness!
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.