Floating Leaves Tea
The Path of Learning

The Path of Learning

May 10, 2021

The night before we recorded this episode, I went to go visit our teacher for the first time since arriving in Taiwan. That's the real fuel for why I'm here, to study tea roasting. It's the guiding principle that has kept us on track through lots of craziness. It was a great session, and I got a chance to unpack it a bit with Shiuwen on this podcast. Enjoy!

Traditional Oolong Processing

Traditional Oolong Processing

May 3, 2021

This episode was recorded shortly after I came down from the mountain, where I saw my first full oolong processing, start to finish! It was amazing, and during the recording I was still full of all that good energy. The style of the episode was more of an interview style. I got a chance to relay lots of information I learned up in the mountains! We will be selling this tea on our website in the next few days. Shipping direct from Taiwan!! If I wasn't here I never would have found something like this!

Nearing The End of Quarantine

Nearing The End of Quarantine

April 26, 2021

Hello again! This marks our first episode recorded remotely in both Seattle and Taipei! We toasted the near end of my quarantine period with a pot of Charcoal Dong Ding. 

Feeling the Love

Feeling the Love

April 5, 2021

Thank you all so much for your support! We love you :) We're getting ready for Noah to head out in a couple of days, and we're so excited!!

The next episode will be recorded long distance, with Shiuwen in Seattle and Noah in Taiwan. We've got to figure out how to do that, so expect some glitches. But it will happen.

Big Announcement

Big Announcement

March 29, 2021

This episode we drank a 30 year old tea for the grounding energy, and announced a big upcoming change for Floating Leaves! 

Out Of Focus

Out Of Focus

March 22, 2021

Good session today, but no direct focus. It's the show about nothing! So Shiuwen wanted to name this episode Out of Focus. We decided to drink Four Roast Dong Ding again, for three reasons. You'll have to listen to find out why!!!

Old Teas New Tricks

Old Teas New Tricks

March 15, 2021

Revisiting an oolong that we got three or more years ago in this session. It's not been an easy tea to brew, but Shiuwen was ready for the challenge! Yunnan grown high mountain oolong, harvested from Tie Guanyin cultivar bushes, and charcoal roasted by a master in Taiwan.

Attention

Attention

March 8, 2021

This episode we compared the current batch of Loshan Hongshui (which is running low) with the batch that's coming up next. Very fun session, and got us into some good conversations about focus, attention and joy!

Just Drinking Tea

Just Drinking Tea

March 1, 2021

This was a powerful session. After listening, we want to invite you to check out this video from the Plum Village Zen Community https://youtu.be/AxsCainXGMQ

After watching, if you want to try Shiuwen's challenge from the end of the episode, please feel free to reach out to let us know how it goes for you. We always love to hear from you! Enjoy!

 

Finding the Rhythm of Tea

Finding the Rhythm of Tea

February 22, 2021

This episode we are drinking Dong Ding A again! A new batch is always a great excuse to drink this tea. This time it lead us in all kinds of directions, and we ended up having a great conversation about structure, connection and rhythm.

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