The jade leaf is a small tea business located in Taiwan. We source our tea here from small farms, then ship directly to you from Taiwan. We specialize in high quality locally grown and traditionally crafted Taiwanese loose leaf tea. We love tea. Tea is our passion and we are enthusiastic about providing quality tea and teaware to you. We offer a large selection of locally produced hand-made teaware. Each piece in our hand-made teaware collection is a one of a kind piece made in Taiwan, including wood fired pieces. All of our teaware including our Yixing pots are individually selected for good quality and functionality. We only sell pots and teaware that have nice fitting lids and spouts that pour smoothly.


Qi Lai Shan / A New High Mountain Growing Area

May 05, 2016

This Spring I took some friends to the Qi Lai Shan Shi Feng Tea Factory, the source of our Qi Lai Shan High Mountain tea. Qi Lai Shan is a newer and very small high elevation tea production area in Nantou county consisting of only about 5 small factories. The tea fields are at an elevation of 2050m, pushing them into a category reserved for only the highest elevation teas in Taiwan.  Getting there was an adventure. It was probably the scariest "road" I've ever been on. It was more of a mule trail paved in concrete. They don't even have mules in Taiwan. Some of the turns were so sharp that you had to make a potentially deadly three-point-turn just...

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Visiting the farm: Organic Red Jade #18 in Taiwan

March 05, 2016

My wife Spring and I recently took a trip to connect with some of our tea farmers in Nantou. The second stop on our journey was the Yu Shan area where we spent time with Mr. Ou, his wife and 3 sons. He was gracious to invite us to his house for dinner and to spend the night. Mr. Ou is the Yu Shan area tea farmer and maker of three teas in our collection. He makes our Caramel Oolong, Yu Shan Tie Guan Yin and Yu Shan Black, all teas that we offer exclusively on our site. These teas are not available for sale anywhere else outside of Taiwan.  We were planning to head to the Sun Moon Lake area the following day and...

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