In sharing my tea in Taiwan 2015 experience, I have been woefully tardy in updating the events that occurred on this trip. I would scrap the writing altogether, though there were experiences had that were so outstanding I will continue to share.
The Evening Event- Welcome Party
I fear I have shared too much about my personal feelings in the past posts so I will limit myself to sharing photos and let you decide the merits of this trip.
Welcome party complete with banquet, performance and dancing.
Opening ceremony began with formal tea service and opening speakers.
The food buffet sumptuous and the tea amazing.
The entertainers, entertaining and delightful
Have I mentioned the Paparazzi?
Everywhere we went, as well as comments we made, were either filmed or recorded. And although this was on a somewhat smaller scale than Hollywood I certainly felt what it must be like being an actor.
On this day the big focus, Michele Brody’s presentation. To make the most of our time we stopped to view the on site tea processing, then went over to see the tea house display.
Watching Tea Processing
Tea House Display
I sincerely wish this exhibition could be brought to the states for all to see.
The first teahouse shown came complete with a wall of tea.
Afterwards we attended Michele Brody’s wonderful presentation
The previous evening, Michele had shared her concern about presenting. She did a wonderful job taking the audience through the beginnings of her artistic expression and sharing tea as a way for people to connect. Proceeding from a teacart at her start to building teahouses. She also took the opportunity to recognize one of her wonderful sponsors Linda Villano of Serendipitea. Michele’s talents has taken her all over the world and was the conduit for our being on this trip. Her latest bamboo teahouse creation was displayed at Andrew Freedman House in the Bronx.
We ended day three with dinner at a farm to table restaurant that also doubles as a respite for those who want to camp out to escape the city.
The menu was filled with wonderful offerings with both traditional and non-traditional fare.
After another jam packed day we retired filled with gratitude and excitement for the last day ahead.