Floating Leaves Tea
Tea Class with Shiuwen | Recognizing Cha Qi with Smelling Cups

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Recognizing Cha Qi with Smelling Cups

June 27, 2022

This episode is all about using smelling cups to explore more deeply into the scent. We also identify the meaning of Cha Qi, and how Cha Qi manifests in the scent.

 

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink this exact tea and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the teas on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39731915817167%5D=1&updates%5B39651322429647%5D=1

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Techniques for Identifying Stale Tea Pt. 2

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Techniques for Identifying Stale Tea Pt. 2

June 13, 2022

Oolong tea does not go bad, but it does go stale if stored improperly, or for a very long time.

In this episode, we taste the same Tie Guanyin oolong tea, one stored properly and one improperly. John and Shiuwen identify the staleness of tea through drinking.

 

To join the class and learn from these episodes, please place an order and leave a comment to let us know you'd like some stale tea to practice with. Otherwise, if you have a bag of tea you've left open for quite some time you can also practice these techniques and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions.

 

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Techniques for Identifying Stale Tea Pt. 1

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Techniques for Identifying Stale Tea Pt. 1

June 6, 2022

Oolong tea does not go bad, but it does go stale if stored improperly or for a very long time. In this episode, Shiuwen offers John a few techniques to smell from the dry leaf if a tea is stale.

 

To join the class and learn from these episodes, please place an order and leave a comment to let us know you'd like some stale tea to practice with. Otherwise, if you have a bag of tea you've left open for quite some time you can us that to practice these techniques and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions.

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Tracing Tea’s Scent Inside The Body

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Tracing Tea’s Scent Inside The Body

May 23, 2022

With higher grade teas, we are looking for more complexity in the scent. Not only how flavorful or how many notes it has, but also where the scent is felt in the body. This episode Shiuwen and John compare two oolongs to isolate the sensation of scent reaching deeper inside of the nostrils.

 

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink this exact tea and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the teas on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39651321872591%5D=1&updates%5B40287149392079%5D=1

The Tea : Nantou Four Seasons, Smooth Water Baozhong

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Timing #NoFear #MakeMistakes

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Timing #NoFear #MakeMistakes

May 9, 2022

This episode Shiuwen and John explore the third main parameter of tea brewing : timing. How long does the water need to sit on the leaves? #NoFear #MakeMistakes

 

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink this exact tea and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the teas on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39651320299727%5D=1

(Note : For this episode, any Taiwanese tea from our shop will get the point across.)

The Tea : Ruby 18

Tea Class with Shiuwen | The Breaking Point

Tea Class with Shiuwen | The Breaking Point

April 25, 2022

This episode we soak four black teas to see if they 'break' or not. A good tea will still show a sense of structure and movement, even if it's brewed to the point of unpleasantness. We are using two of our own black teas and two tea bag teas.

 

To join the class and learn from these videos, you can drink these exact teas and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. If you buy these two teas, leave us a message in your order notes and we'll send the teabags for free ;) Find the teas on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39651320201423%5D=1&updates%5B39651320299727%5D=1

 

The Teas : Ruby 18, House Black, 2x Tea Bag from Grocery Store

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Finding Your ”Golden Ratio”

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Finding Your ”Golden Ratio”

April 11, 2022

This class we will be exploring different leaf-to-water ratios to see if there is really such a thing as proper recipes.

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink these exact teas and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the tea on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39651321970895%5D=1

The Tea :

Charcoal Dong Ding

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Fundamentals of Tasting : Noticing New Sensations of Roasted Oolong

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Fundamentals of Tasting : Noticing New Sensations of Roasted Oolong

March 28, 2022

In this tea class, Shiuwen guides John to notice the various places in the mouth and body where roasted oolong can produce unique sensations and textures.

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink these exact teas and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. These teas will be used in the next episode as well. Find the teas on our website here => https://floatingleaves.us/cart/update?updates%5B39651321970895%5D=1&updates%5B40528029647055%5D=1

 

The Teas :

House Oolong

Charcoal Dong Ding

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Get The Most Out Of Premium Oolong With Boiling Water

Tea Class with Shiuwen | Brewing Basics : Get The Most Out Of Premium Oolong With Boiling Water

March 12, 2022

Shiuwen offers a tea class on the ‘correct' brewing temperature for oolong tea. Is it ok to boil green oolong?

 

To join the class and learn from these videos, you can drink these exact teas and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the teas on our website here https://floatingleaves.us/products/secret-garden-alishan-high-mountain

 

The Tea : Secret Garden Alishan High Mountain Oolong

Season 2 : Tea Class with Shiuwen PREMIER | Fundamentals of Tasting : BASIC vs PREMIUM Green Oolong

Season 2 : Tea Class with Shiuwen PREMIER | Fundamentals of Tasting : BASIC vs PREMIUM Green Oolong

February 28, 2022

Shiuwen of Floating Leaves offers a tea class on the defining characteristics that make green oolong more basic or more premium. Focus is on experiential learning.

To join the class and learn from these episodes, you can drink these exact teas and answer Shiuwen's guiding questions from your own experience. Find the teas on our website here =>

https://floatingleaves.us/cart/39651321807055:1,41098440343759:1

The Teas :

Jin Xuan

Secret Garden Alishan High Mountain Oolong

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