Japan ruled over Taiwan from 1895 to 1945. During those 50 years, Japan left an indelible influence over this island. The Taiwanese tea industry was not spared and some of this period’s influence is still omnipresent today. One precise example of this is the development of a black tea industry which is now undergoing a revival since a few years. In a more general way, tea utensils have also been influenced by the japanese passage with the presence of kyusu style pots still being in vogue and the use of some typically Japanese firing and glazing techniques. All of these influences are now blended into what we can define as an authentic Taiwanese tea craft culture.