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Taiwan Tea House

Taiwan Tea House

by MATT D'ARGENT

A beautiful day of play at a tea house. Sipping down cups of exquisite High Mountain Oolong and feasting on a vegetarian banquet. Big love to Lily, Mr Yen and my bestie Mike. Thank you for an incredible day.

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Meet The Chang Family Of Shan Lin Xi

Meet The Chang Family Of Shan Lin Xi

by MATT D'ARGENT

The Chang family are one of the finest produces of high mountain oolong in Shan Lin Xi. Their Plantation is located in the LongFengXia or Dragon Phoenix Gorge at the top of the Mountain. 

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The act of mindfulness

The act of mindfulness

by MATT D'ARGENT

Mindfulness is essentially about waking up, connecting with ourselves, and appreciating the fullness of each moment of life. Kabat-Zinn calls it, "The art of conscious living." 

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Liquid Gold - High Mountain Oolong Tea

Liquid Gold - High Mountain Oolong Tea

by MATT D'ARGENT

This short film features Mr Chang, a tea master in Taiwan. Mr Chang and his family own and operate a boutique tea garden in the high mountains of Shan lin Xi.

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The Importance Of Water For Tea

The Importance Of Water For Tea

by MATT D'ARGENT

Tea mainly consists of water and structure of the water is of paramount importance. It seems many of the ancient masters understood more of the essential importance of water than most of us do in the modern world.

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Jioufen Tea House

Jioufen Tea House

by MATT D'ARGENT

Traveling in Taiwan is not complete without a visit to a tea house.  One of my favorites is located an hour's drive from Taipei in a small mountainous town called Jiuofen.  Once an old gold mining town has now been transformed into a fabulous tourist destination.

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Quest For The Best

Quest For The Best

by MATT D'ARGENT

G'day and welcome to Chi Tea. For those that don't know me, my name is Mathieu d'Argent and in many ways, my whole life revolves around tea.  Much of my time is spent drinking tea, exploring aspects of tea culture and chatting with tea friends and tea professionals. 

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White Tea Dragon Balls

White Tea Dragon Balls

by MATT D'ARGENT

Dragon Ball tea adds a new dimension to the social tea gathering. Viewed through a glass teapot or tempered glass, they offer a visual spectacle as they open to resemble the Chinese chrysanthemum. 

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Choosing The Perfect Clay Pot

Choosing The Perfect Clay Pot

by MATT D'ARGENT

There is something quite romantic about using a Yi-Xing clay tea pot to brew your tea.  Not only is the craft of making clay tea wares an ancient art, but the feel of the natural earthly compound of minerals that has been skillfully hand crafted into a functional everyday commodity, is a continuous source of fascination for me, and many others who share this passion.

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