My name is Shiuwen Tai. I am the owner of Floating Leaves Tea in Seattle WA. I am working with Jake Knapp, a videographer and professional photographer who owns Cloud 9 Photography, to shoot a tea documentary in Taiwan. We want to raise money to make this tea project a reality. I have been running my tea business for more than 13 years. I go to Taiwan to source tea every year, and learn more about the people and processing techiques. Jake is a tea lover who has been serious into tea for 10 years. He loves tea so much that he has gone to China and Taiwan to enrich his tea knowledge. We have met some amazing tea people from our travels and we would love to tell you their stories. In a way, I feel this tea documentary is for those amazing tea farmers and tea professionals. With our love and appreciation for them, we feel we have to capture their life, their stories, and their tea skills for you and show you their incredible dedication to tea.
We plan to be in Taiwan June 2017 to shoot this tea documentary. For this specfic film, we will be focusing on the tea people and tea of Dong Ding Mountain. With your support, the funds will help us to get there, cover our expenses, purchase some necessary equipment, shoot, edit and license music for this film.
If you are a tea lover and feel this is a great project, please consider donating and help us to spread the word. We promise we will work very hard to make a beautiful film for you, the tea people and us. Some great tea country footage, a good story, and tea processing knowledge will come with your support.
Shiuwen and Jake
Dong Ding Tea Farmers