The theme of this month's magazine was community. The articles focused on the plans are for their new center and how these envelopes connect all of us. Their descriptions of what they plan to offer for visitors in the future make me want to visit even more. I'll make it to Taiwan someday. I really enjoyed reading about the story of Mr. Xie, the farmer who donated this tea. His struggles and eventual successes with organic farming are truly inspiring. The gift this month was a beautiful wooden tea scoop. One can never have too many of these handy tools.
In case you don't know, past issues are available for free download. They are a wonderful resource for tea lovers. I often browse through issues from before I started my subscription. The thirst for knowledge (and tea) is never ending.