Eastern Leaves owns a forest tea plantation in Nannuo and Pasha Mountains, which flourishes naturally in the undergrowth of a centuries-old Yunnan high mountain forest.
We interfere as little as possible with the growth of our trees, trying to preserve the original thriving environment that surrounds them: this is the reason we call ourselves forest keepers rather than farmers.
Farmed, produced and pressed by Eastern Leaves
We take care of each leg of the production of our teas, from the forest care untill distribution and signature packaging.
We produce Pu'er shengpu, shupu, Dianhong red tea and Yueguagnbai white tea, all of them available in different formats and vintages.
The best Chinese terroir
Tea and teaware selection
Besides our production, season after season we carefully select small batches of other teas from like-minded producers, with whom we have developed a long-term relationship.
In 2019, after a decade spent as tea scholars and producers, our founder Vivian Zhang decided to start her own educational program in cooperation with the Chinese National Tea Academy.
We offer courses and masterclasses on Chinese tea, either long-term and one-day tastings online or offline in our tea-room and our tea forest.
At the cultural root
Everything we do originates as closer as possible at the source of its culture: we produce and source Chinese tea while living in China, travelling extensively all year long.
We ship either from China or from our EU warehouse in Milan, Italy, thus avoiding the custom clearance procedure for our western clients.
We are happy to contribute to the growth of our beloved industry, with reseller programs that includes full support for your activity, from tea and teaware to education and technical skills.
Join our team
Our multi-cultural team is composed by Hani, Han and Dai minorities in Yunnan, China, that join our European branch.
Life in Yunnan has taught us how important is to listen to the most diverse point of views: we welcome applications from any continent, and if you wish to start a cooperation please write us motivating your proposal, we will be happy to get in touch with you.