Shiuwen Tai was born and raised in Taiwan, where she was steeped in tea culture from a very young age. Once her schooling and travel took her away from Taiwan, she became inspired to re-discover and share her roots through her love of tea.
She opened Floating Leaves Tea (located in Ballard) 9 years ago. Since then, she has been back to Taiwan yearly to deepen her tea knowledge and bring the best teas back to Seattle.
She loves to share tea with people and has dedicated her tea career on sourcing tea directly from Taiwan. Her wealth of tea knowledge has garnered her lots of accolades in the tea community locally and abroad. In her humble and comfortable tea shop, you will see tea drinkers laughing, enjoying, sampling and talking tea with her. She also provides a series tea classes and tea club meetings.