A toast to the hard work of wulong tea.
Newsletter Archive Jun. 11, 2021 We’re taking a short pause from debuting 2021’s green, white, and yellow teas to show the darker wulongs some appreciation. According to the old Chinese agricultural calendar, now is just the right time to take a breath. We’re in the heart of Mangzhong, a solar term named for fruiting grain.… // MORE
Newsletter Archive Jun. 4, 2021 Yang Guangqing had no idea how he was going to make a living in the backwoods of Youle Mountain. He was a city boy who had just left his home in Chongqing, the largest city in China, to the middle of the highland rainforest in Yunnan Province, and he’d done… // MORE
Newsletter Archive May 26, 2021 When plant scientists came to a remote family farm to collect leaf cuttings from good tea bushes, the Gui family knew exactly where to take them. Perched on the narrow hillside of their land was a tea bush, unusually old, maybe hundreds of years old, that grew strange pale leaves… // MORE