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Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:55 pm

Hello,

My name is David Campbell; I run Tillerman Tea (and I am a Cat Stevens fan.)

Since 2002 I have been travelling to Taiwan several times per year. Tillerman Tea, which specializes in premium single-source Taiwan oolong teas, was founded in 2007.

Buying tea in Taiwan is easy - buying great tea is very difficult and requires years of building relationships with farmers and tea makers. The growers and producers with whom I do business all are committed to the highest standards of sustainability and quality. Our offering is not extensive (I deliberately limit it to about a dozen teas) but I believe it includes some of the best oolong teas that Taiwan has to offer.

Our philosophy is one of complete transparency; every offering names the grower or producer, the cultivar, the garden elevation and the harvest season.

Visit our website at: www.tillermantea.net
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 12:47 am

I see your got you own custom branded Lin’s Ceramics, nice!
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:46 am

Yes, that is from the "old days" when I operated a physical shop. I retired from that but then got bored in retirement so opened the online version of TT. You are located in Taiwan, correct? Where? Perhaps we could meet on one of my trips.
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 6:56 pm

Tillerman wrote:
Tue Dec 12, 2017 11:46 am
Yes, that is from the "old days" when I operated a physical shop. I retired from that but then got bored in retirement so opened the online version of TT. You are located in Taiwan, correct? Where? Perhaps we could meet on one of my trips.
Sure thing, give me a shout when you are around!
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Tue Dec 12, 2017 9:18 pm

Tillerman wrote:
Mon Dec 11, 2017 10:55 pm
Hello,

My name is David Campbell; I run Tillerman Tea (and I am a Cat Stevens fan.)
We both like the same teas (mostly) and songs from Cat Stevens. However, I would not call myself a fan of anyone (singer or farmer). Each harvest & song is judged anew regardless what I liked before from...........

Nice looking website. Love to talk with you sometime.
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Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:22 pm

Sure - where are you located?
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Wed Jan 24, 2018 10:47 pm

Amanda Freeman wrote a wonderful review of Tillerman's Winter 2017 SLX and Winter 2017 Lishan.

You can read the review here:

https://ramblingbutterflythoughts.blogs ... oshan.html
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Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm

Some nice words from and an interview with Linda Gaylard, The Tea Stylist

http://theteastylist.com/2018/03/04/tai ... r-oolongs/
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Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 pm

Tillerman Tea takes the next steps to getting rid of plastic. Now using only 100% biodegradable packing filler and packing tape. Visit us at https://tillermantea.net
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Tillerman wrote:
Wed May 16, 2018 8:16 pm
Tillerman Tea takes the next steps to getting rid of plastic. Now using only 100% biodegradable packing filler and packing tape. Visit us at https://tillermantea.net
Very nice!
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Thu May 17, 2018 3:39 pm

Tillerman wrote:
Mon Mar 05, 2018 7:26 pm
Some nice words from and an interview with Linda Gaylard, The Tea Stylist

http://theteastylist.com/2018/03/04/tai ... r-oolongs/
I missed this before. Glad I read this article and recommend it.

Responding to a comment from Tillerman about aged oolong needing to be roasted: I had a couple from Hou de Asian Art that were not roasted originally but after about 10 years. I had another aged oolong that was never roasted (perhaps from Red Blossoms tea). Both were very pleasant but not powerfully flavored.

It seems a difficult task for a tea to show its original unroasted flavors, the flavor of the roasting, and the influence of aging beyond a mellowing effect. It's what I hope for (probably foolishly hope for).

Cheers
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Thu May 17, 2018 6:58 pm

Spring 2018 Wenshan Bao Zhong and Muzha TGY are now in stock! For these and other great teas, check out our website at: https://www.tillermantea.net
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Fri Jun 08, 2018 12:08 am

The majority of our 2018 Spring Gaoshan teas are now available and they are very good. Check out our website at: https://tillermantea.net.
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