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2020 Harvest Season: climate datas and production forecast

Natural phenomena and human activity shape our climate and the outcomes of our harvest. These first few months of 2020 have experienced one of the most severe droughts of the decade. This article explains in detail how this situation affects the tea trees of Xishuangbanna, and why we should all take action and fight to protect our precious tea leaves.

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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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