Thursday, November 20, 2014

Testimonies about "TOST" Programs

From the Group of 2014 TOST 

Susan Kilian
Eric Bidault
Lisa Baughman
Tania Stacey
Jeni Dodd
Lynn Benson
Victoria Boyert
Patti Harrison
Bob Krul
Sonny Manzo
Jerry Liu
Aya Lin
Shih-Hung Lo

From the Group of 2013 TOST 
Chris Anderson  
Robert Comins
Wendy Ho  
Susan Kilian
Nancy Lisicki 

Thomas Lisicki 
Julia Matson 
Terry Morrison 
Jeanne Sielaff 
Tania Stacey 
William Wertheim 
Robert Williford

From the Group of 2012 TOST

Chris Anderson
Robin Baker   (IMS, Ltd.)
Robert Boewe   (The Spice Merchant)
Jeni Dodd  (Jeni's Tea)
Jeffrey Lorien   (Zhi Tea Gallery)
Michele Savage  (IMS, Ltd.)

From the group of 2010 TOST ----

Bill Waddington   (Tea Source)           
Bob Krul  (CTC Brewt Corporation)
Daniela Cubelic   (Silk Road Tea)  
Elise Scott  (Pearl Fine Teas)               
Judith Krall-Russo   (Judith Krall Russo, LLC)
Hoda Paripoush   (Sloane Tea Company)
Karen Hartwick   (Tea Leaves Tea Tasting Bar)
Ken Rudee   (Rudee Enterprises, Inc.)
Linda Villano   (SerendipiTea)
Lisa Boalt Richardson   (Lisa Knows Tea)
Lynayn Mielke   (Lighten Up Teas with Lynayn Mielke)
Melissa Wawrzonek  (Clipper Ship Tea Company)
Michelle Rose  (Cloudwater Farm)
Newman Johnston  (Teas Etc, Inc.)
Robert Boewe   (The Spice Merchant) 

Sunday, May 11, 2014

2013 TOST - Opening Ceremony

Taiwan Oolongs Study Tour (TOST) is an intensive week long tea educational program, which includes visit Taiwan’s tea gardens, farms, factories, museums, tea-houses, and research centers. This fosters many open discussions between farmers, scientists, and tea enthusiasts alike for our members. There is a two day hands-on session in AliShan that everyone will be making Jade Oolong from plucking the fresh leaves at the garden, step by step, to a complete tea ready to be taken home.  Taiwan Tea Institute is trying very hard to make every possible minute as packed with useful tea information.

This is the 6th year of our TOST program, and we have a very well mixed group of tea professionals from Northern America, Australia and England.  Group learning is indeed more fun and powerful, and we believe the "fermentation" of TOST training will continuously benefit everyone's career development or business growing.  A series of slides that cover the whole program of  TOST 2013 are posted below.  We have also posted the links of testimonials from our members on the right column of this blog.

Browse on...I hope to see you among our next TOST trip !

2013 TOST - Visit Wenshan Farm

2013 TOST - Visit TRES Wenshan Branch

2013 TOST - Visit Tse-Xin Farm

2013 TOST - Visit Jiou Fen Tea Room in New Taipei

2013 TOST - Visit Hong Hsin Tea Nursery

2013 TOST - Visit Mr. Chen's Organic Tea Garden in Nantou