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Sharing and Appreciations of the Tea Team  
  Team members  
 
Mr. Chi-ching Huang
School:THE Affiliated High School of NCCU
Title: Advisor
Position: Develop research plan, hold group meetings

Mr. Ming-Nan Chen
School:Ching Shin Junior High School
Title: Advisor
Position: Develop research plan, hold group meetings, analyze the research data, and advise website content.

Feng Yuan
School:THE Affiliated High School of NCCU
Title: Group Leader
Position: Activities planning, allocating work, organize website content, contacting group members, and field interviews.

 Ching-Dan Chiang
School:Taipei Jingmei Girls High School
Title: Group member
Position: Visitation activity execution, data analysis, and field interviews


Ching-Yi Chiang
School:Taipei Jingmei Girls High School

Title: Group member
Position: Organize the progress report, meeting notes, and field interviews.

Jing-Wen Fan
School:Taipei Municipal Zhongshan Girls High School
Title: Group member
Position: Secondary activity planning, website text editing and organizing, data analysis and field interviews.

Photographs with Chairman Wang of Wang’s Tea.

The team members of the Chingshin Tea Team.

 
     
  The Teacher  
 

Our school is located in the Taipei Wenshan District, it belongs to the earlier Wenshan District, and we have long heard of the famous Wenshan Baozhong tea name, it is a specialty product that is the pride of the local people. Participating and advising in the competition this time, as well as undergoing the research on “Wenshan Baozhong tea,” the students and I all increased our knowledge and perspective. Through interviews we got to know many enthusiastic and resolute people, quietly working for the Taiwan tea industry. 

That we could have such good results, I want to thank the volunteer mothers for all your assistance, your encouragement and support was our greatest strength. I also want to thank all the enthusiastic friends that helped us, we are very grateful. Finally, I want to thank the “Chingshin Tea Team” that I worked alongside with, each adorable student, we have seen your growth and hard work, I hope in the future you can continue to shine!

At the very end, I hope that through the small but serious efforts of our team, it can allow good fortune and a deep tea aroma to continue to flow in every corner around us.

 
     
  Feng Yuan  
  Every research project is a new learning experience for me, in terms of the knowledge and the content direction; I was like a slowly absorbing sponge!  This year, I was really happy with the team atmosphere; it was like we all had grown up and matured. We were not noisy like the years before and could propose questions and modify the direction without the teacher constantly pushing us. Our teamwork and mutual understanding was also excellent, our hard work paid off in some other small areas as well, the poker competitions during our break time, allowed my poker skills to dramatically improve.

Tea is an interesting topic, it was not until we started our research did we discover the vast amount of information. In regards to the history and the current environment, we can all see that tea has had an important role in the economy, culture, and education… in Taiwan . We all hope to become people with culture, we took what we learned in school, along with all types of information, using the resources of the community, we finally finished a meaningful research project – “Finding Tea,” it was an exciting learning experience.

The experience that really made an impact on me was Chairman Wang of Wang’s tea, maintaining such a graceful and ancient building in such a busy district; the owner Mr. Wang’s perseverance of maintaining the traditional industry and the gentle cultural atmosphere there really struck me. He did not take the old building and renovate it into a skyscraper to sell, through his individual strength, persevering for the culture of tea, and maintaining a space for tea in the future!
 
     
  Jing-Wen Fan  
 

Actually I am no stranger to brewing tea, but I only have the knowledge of an outsider. The process of interviews, typing the project, finding information, all provided me the chance to learn and gain valuable experiences.

Interviewing is a link that cannot be missed in the competition; we can gain a lot of knowledge and answers through interviewing many specialists in various fields. What stands out most in my memory is going to Wang’s Tea, the owner Mr. Wang not only took us to see the tea manufacturing factory, he gave us an introduction about tea, took us to see the tea production process, and taught everyone how to brew a good pot of tea, allowing us to experience the joys of brewing tea. I think this is not an opportunity you can obtain every day, so everyone cherished this experience even more.

Although the process of the competition this time was not as smooth, but this caused it to be even more challenging, the ranking we received naturally was not as important.

 
     
  Ching-Dan Chiang  
 

Before participating in the website topical research, I did not know anything about tea, I only knew a little. But because we did this “Chingshin Tea Team” research project, it allowed me to have a deeper understanding of tea. The reports I had done before were always easy and I did not need to use the internet, because of this opportunity, I gained the experience of doing a busy teamwork research project.

Doing a topical research project was not as easy as I thought, you not only have to put in your full effort, you have to take out a lot of time to do interviews and organize information, there are also meetings that need to be held. Although doing this project was a very tiring experience, but it was still a happy experience and I have increased my perspective!

For any matter, if you do not participate in person, you do not know the joys and sorrows, although it was very tough, I still gained a lot, I now clearly know how to combine school, the community, and research. Finally I want to thank our advisor, my teammates, and the volunteer mothers; besides this, I want to thank all the elders that we interviewed, you really allowed our content to be richer and fuller.

 
     
  Ching-Yi Chiang  
 

In the Chingshin Tea Team this time, although we encountered all types of bottlenecks, but we still used perseverance to finish, sometimes in my mind I wanted to run away, and sometimes I totally wanted to give up, but I still wanted to continue to the end. Because although it was a really tough process, but there was still a little pleasure, so I worked hard to finish the project.

In the process of doing the project, it was very emotional, I learned a lot of knowledge regarding tea, experienced all the hardships of finishing something, and learned about the importance of teamwork. If there was no spirit of teamwork, there would be no project this time, I thank all my team members for doing this project and for teaching me many things.

 
     
  The applause of the volunteer mom  
 

The hazy morning is just starting to brighten; I was shivering in the cold thinking: “will these children appear?” But you all arrived with red faces, I was filled with admiration.

The past few months, every meeting, every interview, actually it gave my heart great joy, I was happy that our children did not have the pressure of school entrance exams, they could use their imagination, and say out-of-the-blue statements, often making us laugh! But their concentrating faces during the interviews, and their careful search for “prey” in the museum, these children caused me to gasp in amazement: “You really are so great!” I often could not see these noisy children on the car as the same concentrating children during interviews, they really could be both calm and active, I could not help but thank Chingshin for teaching our children so well!

“You need to take time off again?” The teachers and the mothers could not comprehend our “spoiling” them, after all entering high school was their biggest dream, and the Basic Competence Test should be their main goal!

But I believe concentrating on every research subject is more important then the Basic Competence Test, the Basic Competence Test of life is unlimited; the achievement of big dreams has no fixed form, it is through constantly learning and growing. I believe in the race of life, when the gun fires, “Chingshin Tea Team,” you will be the children that run the most steadily!

 
     
     
     
 
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