Shiuwen, the owner of Floating Leaves, invites guests to her tea table for good discussion and a pot of gongfu cha.
Drinking Old Tree White Tea from Yunnan
This is a little interim episode with no video component while John is away. We've been wanting to record a session with this tea for about a year now, and although we're very close to sold out of it now, we thought it would be fun to share our experience for those that have the tea already. It's the Nightshade White Tea. Harvested in 2020 it's already mellowed nicely with age. If we get another chance to buy a tea like this we'll jump on it, because this was an awesome session. If you got this one, let us know in the comments if you had similar or different impressions when you tasted it.
What’s Your Intention?
In this episode we explore how we go about setting our intention and adjusting for the tea in this ever changing moment.
Self Expression Through Gongfu Cha
This episode we explore ways to build understanding and express our vision of what a tea can be.
Techniques For Brewing Oriental Beauty
There's finally a tea in our lineup that we're using lower than boiling temperature water! Special Reserve Oriental Beauty. In this episode we talk about how we approach this tea and tell stories about our first encounters with it.
Making Adjustments For Special Teas
This episode was inspired by (1) John's question about how to make adjustments for different teas and (2) our experience of how to get the most out of our batch of Charcoal Dong Ding that was roasted in December of 2022.
Also, Noah is very excited to be back on the podcast again!
Waking Up Aged Oolong
We find aged tea is one of the more difficult styles to brew well. In this episode we explore some techniques that help to show the best side of an aged tea.
Lighthearted, informative, easy to listen
Love love love this podcast. It’s engaging and informative yet easy to digest and fun. A lot of it is centered around oolong—tasting notes with a lot of interesting tea philosophy and journey.
Thank you for this wonderful podcast
I’ve been looking for an Oolong centered active tea podcast that is enjoyable to listen to and gets into deep tea culture with hints of philosophy. This is truly a gem of a podcast
If you're serious about tea, this is a must listen
Love this podcast. So much fun. So much information. And I learn about teas I might not have understood or ordered without the podcast. Win, win, win.