Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Is Wistaria Going West?

A few days ago, I received a shipment of some tea from Wistaria, a well-known tea and cultural institution in Taipei.  Included among the teas is a leaflet with a brief history and philosophy behind their brick-and-mortar façade.  The accordion leaflet is well-written and well-designed, and it serves the purpose of reaching out to English-speaking tea lovers.

Credit: Wistaria Tea House, Taipei.  Click on the attachments above to enlarge.

The shipment of teas also included 8 pu’er paid samples, packaged inside lovely small canisters.  Those who have visited the tea house and purchased some tea there are perhaps familiar with these canisters.  Inside them are the following teas at 25 grams each.
  • 2001/02 Yiwu Rustic / 易武麤茶 (Yiwu)
  • 2003 Ziyin You / 紫印攸 (Youle)
  • 2003 Qingteng / 青藤 (Mengsong)
  • 2003 Zipin / 紫聘 (Yiwu)
  • 2003 Ziyin / 紫印 (Nannuo)
  • 2004 Jiangcheng / 江城 (Jiangcheng area)
  • 2006 Taihe / 太和 (Yiwu)
  • 2007 Hongyin / 紅印 (Master Zhou Yu’s blend formula)

Well done indeed, Wistaria.

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