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Gold Medal at the “Prix Epicures” Price in Paris

Our Yueguangbai Moonlight White Tea has won the gold medal at the prestigious Prix Epicures in Paris, kindly presented by UNAMI Maison de Thé.⁠We won the Thès Category in the most important price for Epicerie Fine, that is everything a wise man wishes to be delighted with. The biggest thanks goes to the people who work with us: our mountain team, with the experience and never-ending curiosity of our tea-master Li Er 力二, and our Chinese team, that has been following us like a family since the very beginning of our crazy adventure. ⁠Our leaves would have never made all the way from our enchanted mountain to Place de la Concorde in Paris without the precious and generous support of...

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European Tour – Our leaves go west

In Yunnan, in our forest, the rain is falling daily, to regenerate and nourish the soil. It reassures us about our tea trees, we know they will be good during the next dry, wintertime months.Our 2018 Spring harvest tea leaves have been packed and are ready to make their travel west, to Europe, ready to be experienced and enjoyed by every passionate, taste-lover who wants to join us.Between September 16th and October 9th we will be in Holland, France, and Italy: hereunder we publish a calendar, come back often checking for updates and feel free to contact us anytime for further information, suggestions, and bookings! September 16th, 1pm, The Hague @Filtro Coffee Presented by Jessica Zagers of The Aesthetic Leaf, we will...

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Green Hues: Tea Picking in the Forest

When entering our forest to harvest the season’s tea buds, one is immediately struck by the wide array of green hues. Variance of tea trees’ leaf color is mother Earth’s way of signifying which leaves are ready to become Eastern Leaves. Our ancient tea trees (camellia sinensis assamic trees) consist of large darker leaves on the bottom of branches nearer to the trunk as well as smaller light-green buds on the far tips of the branches. These fresh lightly-colored buds are eagerly reaching out to us to be plucked and harvested. The bud’s light color and slightly curled shape shows nature’s time tested way of enticing humanity to harvest tea. Controlled Harvesting Harvesting the fresh buds from our ancient tea trees...

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Tea & Wine tasting @Slow Wine Tour 2017, Beijing

  Wine is an agricultural product, just like our tea. The leaves and grape all grow from solid,growing in different environment , climate, and after complicated processing they transfer to two kinds of product,different but same important in people’s life.At the end of last year,in the “slow wine tour in Beijing’ which was host by ‘Slow food Editore’ and ‘slow food great China’, Eastern leaves with SLOW FOOD made an ingenious combination of tea and wine. What marvellous experience may we get? What kinds of tea that the wine need to combine with can get wonderful balance? The tasting was organized as a tasting workshop for 40 people, selected among tea, wine and food professionals and media. It was like...

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Chinese National Television documentary on .. Eastern Leaves!

We have been chosen, unique among the dozen of thousands of Yunnan tea producers, to be shot a documentary on the way we grow and make tea in our mountain forest, preserving the original ecosystem and constantly trying to pursue the excellence of this fabulous terroir. At the end of the harvest season we have been followed for several days by a professional troupe, literally day and nights, up and down the mountain, shooting any tiny thing we did. They took a long time to talk with us, it has been like a long interview that has soon become a stream of consciousness that touched our personal stories since childhood, our passion for taste and experiences, and of course our...

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