The Great Tea Steeping : Teaman in Taiwan

Live Like Water presents the Great Tea Steeping a journey to Taiwan to source some great teas! It is my pleasure to present to you this photo essay, a collection of self portraits on location while visiting Taiwan this spring. Enjoy the tea trail and be sure to visit to get your fresh and tasty teas!

Live Like Water Teas at the East Bolton Farmer’s Market

This past summer Mom and I were very happy to be introducing the community to Live Like Water Teas at the East Bolton Farmer’s Market … and boy was it fun! … well, we did make it fun … East Bolton and its neighboring community is truly amazing … not to mention all the people who visit! The was such an Amazing energy … vibrant and fun … thanks to all who participated at our Saturday Event … Thanks being there … happy times with an extraordinary energy and spirit … Mom and I really hope to see you all in the upcoming year! In the mean time enjoy these moments that Mom and I captured throughout the East Bolton Farmers Market this summer … and of course if you need more green tea do visit or contact me. on!


Michael your Teaman



China’s Long Jin Green Tea

fuji-digital-pictures-805Finding and buying some of the best tea depends on relationships and introductions. Last year when my partner and I were purchasing tea in China, we were fortunate enough to have been introduced to the West Lake region and where the real Long Jin / Dragons Well Green Tea is grown, harvested and produced. Here we met a fantastic tea farmer and his family who indeed had some of the best quality Long Jin Green Tea. Timing is everything during harvest time as the tea quality changes quickly. We were able to buy the 1st and 2nd flush / picking and it was a real treat. Human hands mean love, and we could taste the hard work and pride in his superior green tea.

Tea farmers hand.

Tea farmers hand.

After the tea is picked and shade dried, the leaves are baked using this cauldron. Here lies the art of baking the leaves to bring out the full character of this delicious green tea.