Taiwan's Miaoli County is well known for its traditional bitter orange tea. According to legend, the Hakka people would claim the pulp and peel of the bitter oranges that were offered to the gods and char this mixture for a perfect harmony of smoky citrus flavor. When brewed, this tea develops into a deep orange color and exudes a strong, bright aroma.
Lennon Tool Bar standard inks come in two lines: Indigo Color and Formosa Color. The Indigo Color is inspired by "aizome," or Indigo Dyed textiles, and the colors represent the different shades of blue throughout the process. The Formosa Color is inspired by places in Taiwan. This is a special ink series inspired by the classic Taiwan teas to remind you of slowing down the pace. Use these colors to write your stories, and you could have a sip of the sweet aftertaste of life just as you are drinking Taiwan teas.
- Color: Bitter Orange Tea
- Dye-based Ink
- Taiwan Tea Set Colors: Muzha Tieguanyin Tea, Sun Moon Lake Ruby Black Tea, Wenshan Pouchong Tea, Dongding Oolong Tea, Bitter Orange Tea, Mesona Tea
Lennon Tool Bar was founded in 2014 at Tamsui, Taiwan. Initially, it started to promote arts and crafts of Indigo Dyeing, a business that flourished a century ago in Taiwan, and at the time, Taiwan exported a considerable amount of "doroai," or the raw material of colorants used in Indigo Dyeing, to the Japanese Empire. Lennon Tool Bar draws inspiration from the traditional process and the popular colors used in Indigo Dyeing.