At Innofarmer Tea we take great pride in our excellent quality, very tasty and wonderfully aromatic tea that we offer customers worldwide. We have had the absolute pleasure of sharing our tea with folks in Taiwan, Canada, the USA and countries throughout Europe. One very important characteristic of our company is that we focus on our knowledge and thorough understanding of each and every type of tea that we offer our customers.
While we don't offer a great number of teas like some other large-scale stores and boutiques, we take great pride in the fact that the teas on offer are studied and researched thoroughly. It would bring us great pain and anguish if a potential or current customer asked us a detailed question in which we either didn't have an answer to or, at best, a partial answer without the greatest of confidence.
So let's take you on a tour of the teas that we offer either through our online site or our growing list of marketplace shops throughout Toronto and beyond.
Oolong Tea (or Wulong Tea)
Our Oolong Teas, like most of our offerings, come from a small village in Taiwan called Ming Jian Village, Nantou. While this area is not considered to be "High Mountain", the quality and flavour of the tea is breathtaking.
Oolong Tea can offer a light, fresh taste - Chin Shin Oolong Tea - and a strong, roasted flavour - Dong Ding Oolong Tea. Dig a little deeper and you will discover a very beautiful Oolong that goes by the name of Red Beauty which has a distinct flavour similar to the Lychee fruit - sweet with a hint of sour notes.
Oolong Teas makes a wonderful addition to most light flavour meals and can also be enjoyed as a midday treat or a compliment to any dessert. Rolled tightly during the processing stage, when mixed with hot water and left to sit for a minute or two the leaves unfurl to release the very distinct Oolong Tea flavour. Online Store
The Black Tea leaf compliments most desserts and can also be enjoyed throughout the day. Add a dash of brown sugar or honey and you have a tea that stands above the rest. Our Black Tea is dried into long, flavourful leaves that open up emitting a wonderful smell that pulls you closer to the cup with each and every sip. Let the tea linger in your mouth an extra second or two to allow the full flavour - delicately sweet - to make it's presence felt.
Compliment this tea with a fresh salad or dark chocolate dessert and you will discover a very unique Black Tea very different from many found in China, India and even Taiwan. Online Store
Ginger & Brown Sugar Cider
Our Signature drink, Ginger & Brown Sugar Cider, has been a very big hit in Toronto and through other parts of North America. As the cool Fall months turn to the frigid Winter months, there are very few drinks that compare in taste, warmth and prevention than this gem of a cider.
Proven to prevent illness and sooth the worst of colds and flu, this delicious Cider offers a wonderfully spicy kick with fresh and plentiful ginger alongside the sweet flavour of brown sugar. Add a spoonful or two of milk/cream and you've got the perfect winter comforter.
PS. From November ~ February, I have at least one cup of G & BS Cider to help keep my body warm and to prevent any potential colds and other illnesses that try to make their way into my daily life. Online Store
This past weekend was a fun, cool and busy one. Sunday, however, was the icing on cake for the family and I. After packing up the car with a few items of necessity - it was a chilly and damp afternoon - and a small serving of tea, we headed north of Toronto to a small town called Stouffville, which is located about 30 minutes north of Toronto. We were going to meet some friends for some apple picking and tea drinking. Well, in reverse order that is.
We arrived about 30 minutes before our friends so the family and I decided to unpack our tea equipment and leaves, and make a quick serving of tea to warm up our chilly bones before the 'big pick'. What I discovered after steeping the first of three steeps was that a stove (or other water heating device) is a must when making tea. (With that said, you can very easily brew up some GuiFei Honey Oolong tea and a variety of others through a cold-brew method. It takes about 6-8 hours to fully appreciate the taste, but it makes a fantastic summer refresher.) We filled up three medium-sized thermos' with boiling water at home, but by the time we arrived at Applewoods Farm & Winery the water had already chilled.
Still, the warm tea was a nice way to loosen up and warm up our cool frames before heading out to gather some delicious apples.
After a few hours of picking and some time in the playground, we were ready to head back to the city for a fun-filled family BBQ with all the fixings - including a couple of juicy and delicious apples!
If you would like to visit Applewoods, here is a link to their website. Just click and visit. Enjoy!
Yesterday, we shared a special Tea Outhing No. 5 with our very good friends from Taichung City, Taiwan. Some familiar faces, and a few new ones, came out to our final Tea Outing in Taiwan before Innofarmer Organic Tea moves to Toronto, Canada. It was definitely an enjoyable afternoon filled with good conversation, laughable moments and, of course, some delicious tea.
I would like to thank those who came out yesterday and to those who came out to some or all of our Tea Outings No. 1 through 5. We look forward to sharing our excellent tasting and healthy variety of tea with friends from around the world.
Next stop: Toronto, Canada (which also includes the rest of North America and beyond!)
When enjoying an afternoon cup (or two, three and more.) of tea, I like to take advantage of the endless possibilities of where, when, how and with whom I can enjoy one of my favorite drinks and pastimes.
Just this week my very good friend Cannie (who is not pictured) introduced me to a local artist who not only enjoys tea but is a true specialist in the art of tea making. Candy, who you can see pouring one of a variety of teas from her collection, welcomed me with open arms into her studio and home to share with me some very special Taiwan tea. In fact, I had the pleasure of meeting her twice - in the very the week - allowing my taste buds to be swept away in a flurry of sweet, sparkling tea.
These two encounters once again helped to remind me of the very special experiences enjoyed during not only the tea making process but also the education that always comes from several hours of interesting conversation. Candy shared with me three very special types of tea: Oolong Black Tea, LuGu High Mountain Tea and GuiFei (Honey Oolong) Tea which is quickly becoming my favorite tea.
I hope to introduce these uniquely flavoured teas to my collection of wonderful, high quality and great tasting Taiwan teas.
Thank you, Candy. It was a wonderful week spent with close friends drinking tea, engaging in conversation and creating new relationships.
“You can never get a cup of tea large enough or a book long enough to suit me.”