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by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Feb 24, 2019 1:13 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan

My current favorite topic! I am quickly becoming an expert on old tea trees in Taiwan :) Taiwan has many wild tea trees that seem to have been isolated somewhat into three populations. One around Nantou, one in the southeast and one in the southwest. The southeast and Nantou area pretty similar and...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Fri Feb 22, 2019 9:14 am
Forum: Fermented Tea
Topic: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan
Replies: 12
Views: 2638

Re: Puer-esque teas from Taiwan

My current favorite topic! I am quickly becoming an expert on old tea trees in Taiwan :) Taiwan has many wild tea trees that seem to have been isolated somewhat into three populations. One around Nantou, one in the southeast and one in the southwest. The southeast and Nantou area pretty similar and ...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Thu May 31, 2018 9:35 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Hello All, I guess I should have posted this a while ago but Mountain Stream Teas is having its spring sale at the moment. You can get 15% off your total order with the code 'springforward'. We need some tea tasters for our spring teas! New whites, greens, spring pear mountain, a beautiful GABA oolo...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Thu Apr 19, 2018 8:15 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Last day for the 20% off launch sale! Offering a sample or two to anyone who wants one with their order as well. Thanks for making it a great first month for Mountain Stream Teas!
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: Oolong Vendor Topic
Replies: 124
Views: 39186

Re: Oolong vendor topic

I suppose it depends on what sort of shops you're talking about. I've seen a lot of "low quality" loose leaf shops popping up, which often sell either CTC or the lowest grade full-leaf. Of course, I do not know if any of those new outfits have good tea. What I do know is that the fancier they look,...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:36 pm
Forum: General Discussion
Topic: What packaging is best for packing tea?
Replies: 19
Views: 4808

What packaging is best for packing tea?

Hi All, I have a question about packaging. What does everyone look for in the packaging of tea? What is your favorite packaging? What is your least favorite? How important is the packaging for you? I am trying right now to figure out which direction to go. For sure, I have printed labels so no sees ...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

ShuShu wrote:
Sun Apr 08, 2018 7:41 am
Also placed an order! (Zip 10033).
Would be glad to try out your Lishan
You got it! Just for the record, anyone on here who wants to a sample or two with their order let me know here or in a PM. I am looking forward to hearing what everyone thinks about the tea as well. Thanks so much!
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:48 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Just placed an introductory order, shipped to 12484. I'd certainly welcome any samples, particularly of the orange blossom oolong, puer, or anything else you think I shouldn't miss. Welcome to the forum! Thank you very much and there will be a couple samples included for sure! Should be shipped out...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 08, 2018 6:19 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

I was under the impression that milk oolong is essentially never steamed in milk because it's expensive and not as accessible in Asia and the fragrance won't carry through much. The fragrance is from chemicals. It's interesting that your Bao Zhong is more expensive than your puer but I bought them....
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

I love the challenges of starting up so your questions are right on! I am also not an expert on Puer so I have thought through a lot about how I have labeled those teas. Here is the story: For the record if you are interested in seeing the Facebook page of the tea producer send me a PM. There are p...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sun Apr 01, 2018 6:51 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

I was under the impression that milk oolong is essentially never steamed in milk because it's expensive and not as accessible in Asia and the fragrance won't carry through much. The fragrance is from chemicals. It's interesting that your Bao Zhong is more expensive than your puer but I bought them....
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:54 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

It sounds like we (and others around here) have some similar goals on the transparency and "real tea" side of things. Best of luck! Yes it does look that way! That is why I joined this site. Seems like a little higher standard of people here than other spots. I am partial to Instagram though. That ...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Sat Mar 31, 2018 7:49 am
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Hi Bok, I love the challenges of starting up so your questions are right on! I am also not an expert on Puer so I have thought through a lot about how I have labeled those teas. Here is the story: All my Chinese teas are from the same vendor, a Taiwanese man who went to Chinese for tea after he reti...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:15 pm
Forum: Vendor Discussion & Recommendation
Topic: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?
Replies: 11
Views: 3123

Re: China / Taiwan Trip - Favorite vendors?

Hi, I am in the same business but live here. If you think I can help out with anything send me a PM. In general in Taiwan for tea sourcing, try to stay as far away from the tourist places as you can. Muzha is a waste of time but Pinglin is great if you have your own wheels and a few contacts from In...
by Mountain Stream Teas
Fri Mar 30, 2018 10:04 pm
Forum: Tea/Teaware Vendors
Topic: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure
Replies: 24
Views: 6279

Re: Mountain Streams Teas Launch Date and Spring Tea Adventure

Hello All, Website is launched and right now there is a sale of 20% off all teas with the code 'welcome'. As embarrassingly pointed out already, the link is: www.mountainstreamteas.com My goal with this company is to introduce some transparency into the tea industry. I have lived and worked in Taiwa...