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30 Dec

A New Tea Center

I study, volunteer and live at a tea center in Taiwan. It’s known as Tea Sage Hut, and known for Global Tea Hut and The Leaf Magazine.

At Tea Sage Hut, we host tea lovers from around the world. Together, we drink tea and learn from the spirit of tea that is sometimes talked about in association with tea ceremonies, but too often forgotten about as people focus on the surface aspects of tea (i.e., price and flavor) alone. After much time traveling the world to learn about tea, I found that I can learn most deeply about tea here, and I am thrilled to be able to help visitors learn through their time here, and readers learn through our publications.

In the time since I arrived to live in Taiwan, the number of visitors and subscribers has been rapidly growing. Soon, Tea Sage Hut will be expanding to reach more people. And we were recently donated a huge asset in this plan — a pristine piece of land in the mountains of Taiwan.

Two students walk through the mountainous land for our new tea center.

This is the land that has been donated for our new tea center. It has a waterfall, a cliff and enough room for housing, a meditation center and organic tea farming and tea production.

We’re putting all the pieces together to make an incredible tea center based purely on donations, one where people can visit free of charge to learn about tea in a deeper, more sustainable way. I’ll be posting more on this as the project develops, but in the meantime, I just want to send out thanks for everyone who is helping, be it in donations or in emotional support or in any other way. Thank you all for helping make this dream a reality!


  1. Marilyn  February 20, 2013 at 4:18 am

    Beautiful and so exciting! Good luck with the development.


    • lgoodwin  March 23, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Thanks, Marilyn!


      • Dragon  May 26, 2013 at 10:47 am

        That’s a creative answer to a dfificult question


  2. T-Lovers  April 13, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    It’s amazing! I came across Tea Sage Hut recently, and really wanted to visit it, yet my forthcoming tea journey is going to be in China. Ideally I wanted to do three things – go with my chinese friend on a tea trip, then go with the crazy (in a good way) russian guy on his tour, and then come to Tea Sage Hut from Xiamen… But as a single mum, it was difficult to be able to do all three in one go, so I chose the Chinese mainland to go to first… Now, reading about the project and seeing the beautiful pictures of it, I wish a little bit that I chose this place to be a part of my current journey… Because this is the side of the tea that interests me – deep and meditative, not the intellectual knowledge..
    well, i know deep in my heart that everything that happens to us is meant to be, just need to accept it and relax into a flow of Life. So knowing this, I understand that this decision is what is needed for me right now. And I trust Life that it will give me an opportunity to come to Tea Sage Hut at another time very soon, and spend more deep and aware time there…


  3. Lera @ T-Lovers  April 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

    I thought I posted a comment here but may be something didn’t work…
    I am so happy to read more about this place, and it’s my dream to come there to feel the deep energy and meditative essence of the Tea…
    I am going this Tuesday on two tea trips to China, and actually wanted to do a third trip as well – to Tea Sage Hut, but being a single mum didn’t have an opportunity to go for so long. Or may be it needs a separate trip altogether…
    If it’s meant to be Life will bring me there. :)

    It’s a magic to read you blog posts about you, tea and Taiwan – thank you!


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