SEASONALRecommendation
Oolong Tea
Wistaria recommended. A Masterpiece of Taiwan Oolong Teas.
  • Chen San Ling Shou From the 'Thousand Mountains' and their 'incredible ambience' this amazing organic tea is a striped-Oolong brought to Taiwan long ago from the north of Fujian. For the last hundred years, Bao Zhong tea has been synonymous with Formosa. The Zhen family has farmed organic teas in Ping Lin County for decades and their expertise is clearly e xpressed in this ric h and sweet infusion. 550
Black Tea
Wistaria selected. Made of Spring wild-grown tea leaves from Pinling, Taiwan.
  • Wild-Grown Black Tea Spring wild-grown tea leaves harvested by hand. Its aroma contains tea leaves, wood, orange, peach, floral and honey. The infusion gives a taste of softness, pure and elegance. A long-lasting aftertaste lets you feel as if you were in a mountain where is full of life. 680
Puer Tea
Selected and blended by Wistaria. 2007 Spring. Yunnan Mountainous regions.
  • Wistaria Hong Yin This special reproduction of the classic 1950’s tea comes from a verdant forest of ancient tea trees in Da San, Yunnan. The gardens have been kept pristine since their birth long ago, with an ample three to five meters between each tree, so that their branches may stretch out comfortably and smile in glorious crowns beneath the sky. Among them, there are some camphor and cinnamon trees, as well as prolific undergrowth and a whole ecology of insects, plants and animals. Confucius said that “everything expands as much as its nature allows.” And giving tea trees such freedom represents the traditional wisdom of countless generations of tea farmers. This new Hong Yin cake is modeled after the flavor profile of the classic Hong Yin First Grade (jia ji). This new version was harvested in the spring of 2007. Master Chow Yu, the founder and owner of Wistaria Tea House, carefully selected and blended this tea based on decades of experience with the original. The tea liquor is fine, smooth and thick with a mellow aftertaste and a peaceful Qi that expands throughout the body, similar to Chow Yu’s classic 2004 Tai He tea. 6,800
Wistaria Exclusive Tea
Taiwan's Aged Tea. 30-year-old Aged Dong Ding.
  • Shui Xian (Water Fairy) Shui Xian is an excellent tea, predominating other varieties of Wu Yi tea in quantity. Most Shui Xian is processed with a mild oxidization and a medium roast. Its liquor is strong and rich, attracting most tea lovers’ attention. 700
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Wistaria Tea Culture

Heaven and Man As One, the Locus of a Centered Heart

“Ritual is the organizing principle of Heaven and Earth; Music is the harmonizing principle of Heaven and Earth.” So writes one of the five most hallowed ancient Chinese Classics, The Record of Ritual. Chinese civilization was established through agriculture, in harmony with the greater world of nature, and the idea of “Heaven and Man as One” deeply permeated the basic strains of Chinese thought. In a tea setting, a session devoted to a “tea experience” and the delectation of tea, “both the self and the material world are forgotten; oneself and others are at peace together.” In such a setting, “a distinctive array is set out so as to fully express the sentiment of the moment.” The tea adept spreads out a length of fabric for the setting, which would be like spreading out a length of the natural world for the people present. And within this small world where the individual and nature are undisturbed and in harmony, one senses the beauty of tea’s unadorned and genuine reality. A single tea leaf exudes a fragrance of the essence of sun and moon; a bowl of tea exudes a mountain's soul of mist, rain and dew. This wondrous energy permeates the setting in its entirety: the tea utensils, the floral arrangement, even one's clothing. At this moment, there is no feeling that serenity and harmony are exclusive or dear, and there is nothing that does not embody the tea adept’s taste for life and refined sense of aesthetics.

Human feelings, ritual practices, and the beauty of simplicity are three paths towards understanding tea culture.

 

Excerpt from <Life Of Tea>

Author: Sophie Lin

CEO of Wistaria Tea House

 

 

紫藤廬 數位導覽計畫-【名人帶路】

 

 

 

 

顛覆一般制式的導覽,以紫藤廬特殊的歷史、建築、社會政治、茶文化、藝術美學……等等不同面向,

邀請熟悉紫藤廬的老朋友們,以自身與空間的關係,娓娓道來,跟隨著名人們的身影,

一起經歷紫藤廬的點點滴滴

讓心中的紫藤廬不只是一間茶館,而是一間隨著歷史脈動轉變的活古蹟。

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


 

【名人帶路】周渝 / 紫藤廬創辦人

「正靜清圓—紫藤廬的茶道精神  」

 


 

 

 

 


 

【名人帶路】陳勤忠/建築師

台北市市定古蹟—紫藤廬的建築與歷史