Drinking tea is taking a break from work, stress and cold feelings. What better place to do that than on a sunny beach between swins?! The winter seems like a distant memory already.
My winter High Mountain Oolong from Alishan gives me its fresh and fine energy. It also quenches my thirst in a much more relaxed and comfortable way than a cold beverage would. This paradox is particularly striking here on the beach.
I also find joy in my 'dancing fishes' Cha Xi. It gives me a preview of what I'm about to see between the corals!
Next week, I will take another spring break. This time, I'm heading to the USA and Penn State's Tea Institute!
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.