• tea harvest gem

    This year tea harvest: a bulletin

    The suspicion of a drought hitting the tea areas has now been confirmed. The hints received last winter, such as few seeds on the trees, have been confirmed by our current delayed and slightly low-yielded tea harvest. The question is what this implies for tea producers broadly and how Eastern Leaves is going to cope More  →
  • BDW2016, Eastern Leaves

    Ephemeral Stones: our Beijing Design Week Project

    We thought an ancient forest to be immortal, then we saw the fires. Our irrational minds relied on stones, then: they must endure. In the village at the edge of the Eastern Leaves forest, there are some stones that were made to last forever, but they have been demolished and neglected. They lay abandoned close to More  →
  • Qiyi’s hands

    He didn't ask us to meet him at his home on the hill, but it was clear that such a journey was necessary when working with Qiyi. The wonders that he creates are to be touched with both hands and lips in order to be appreciated. Similarly, one must be in Qiyi’s proximity in order More  →
  • Hints of Rainy Season

    On the heights of our ancient trees. On the heights of our ancient trees rain is falling, right now. The wet season follows months of dryness, during which the tea trees grows very slowly, retaining the maximum amount of minerals and nutrients possible. We picked up the dry-season buds to make the Spring Tea, the most precious product of More  →
  • The Tea Harvest

      Early morning, an ancient forest, tea trees bud and leaves grow. The tea harvest—When does it happen and how do we do it at Eastern Leaves?   The basic material — Where does the tea come from? The dry leaves that we brew in our beloved cups were once fresh, colored a light green-yellow,

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  • Eastern Leaves for Bocconi Alumni Global Conference 2016

    Eastern Leaves has been the proud technical partner of the Bocconi Alumni Global Conference 2016, at the Hyatt on the Bund, Shanghai, March 10-11th 2016. We prepared a tailor made gift box designed for the event: our Ancient Tea Trees White Tea wrapped in a high-quality paper box, personalized with the client logo. It also

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  • The Tea Taster Traveling Set

    Traveling with loose leaf tea, and being able to prepare it properly anywhere: at your friends house, in your hotel room, during a picnic, or to taste the freshly produced tea directly in the plantation. This portable set has been designed by Zens. We bought it in a design shop in Milano, but there is

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  • Lorenzo’s interview for Radio Popolare

      Here is the podcast of Lorenzo’s interview for the Italian radio program “Pionieri” [Pioneers], yesterday live on Radio Popolare, that brings the memory of a pleasurable time spent with Gianpiero Kesten talking about our mountain, Eastern Leaves, and our lives. In Italian language.

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  • Eastern Leaves at Temple Hotel, Beijing

    Eastern Leaves at The Temple

      Experience the wild mountain tastes with Eastern Leaves at the Temple Winter Collection Pop-Up Store, in the charming location of the early Qing dynasty Temple Hotel, together with three other brands: mYak, Miogee and Hada Valley.

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  • AD China design magazine

    Eastern Leaves in the AD China December issue!

      Eastern Leaves in the AD China December issue! We are so happy to see us in print in a magazine we admire so much. Heartfelt thanks to Atlas Design Studio, that has made all this possible, and to the AD media team (Chen Jin is THE stylist!) for their professional curiosity. We are working on

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  • The beauty of being organic

    Today we took a breath under the amazing after-the-rain blue sky, and we walked in our tea forest. We were not alone: here is a brief picture diary of the small creatures we found on our trees. The beauty of being organic!    

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  • Wild Forest Honey Yunnan high mountain

    Wild Honey

    Wild honey skewers from the forest .. it had been left unattended by its bees, our farmer said. Amber color ambrosia and thousands herbs flavors;

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  • Day Factory puer tea Menghai

    The abandoned Dayi Nannuo factory, and about the continuity of leaves

    Close to our forests in the Nannuo mountain peak and our own tea factory there are the ruins of this gargantuan, old Menghai Cha Chang facility, whose technological vanguard and productive excellence led the whole tea industry, working on the once imperial tea leaves of the nearby peaks.

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  • Tea Flower

    October tea flower

      Early autumn warmth.

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  • Wireworks

      The traditional Chinese lanterns soul is made of wires, perfectly handcrafted by an artisan who has spent years and years looking for the ideal balance between every single wire of the thousands which composes it. Mr. Zhao is an old Beijinger artisan, who has learnt this art from his grandfather. His manual skills reached

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  • Eastern Leaves at the Beijing Design Week 2015

      Our Eastern Leaves have brought us to the Beijing Design Week, part of the installation by Atlas Design Studio. There are our teas and there is a taciturn craftsman, a master of metal wire-works. We are his wild tea house, resembling those wild tea houses that really existed during the Ming Dynasty, places that

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  • Tea Tree Gem

    Gems.

    This the first bud we have seen in the hilltop we own, on Nov 26th, 2014. It is the first gem the land shared with us, and the first message I leave here, while – four months later – I sit in a wooden house getting ready to pick up the first tea leaves of

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