"Lingering aromatics, sweet sensation on the sides of the mouth Mouth watering, and a vaporous persistent quality - these are what we call Yan Yun..." In a filmed lecture from September 2016, Li Xiangxi teaches about the concept of Wuyi teas' "yan yun" in an advanced course on the aesthetics and culture of Wuyi tea. This deep dive into the theory and philosophy is a must for every tea lover who w...
In his own words, Master Zhang speaks about his experiments and research studying and working to revive Anxi's oldest form of oolong tea. Looking a little like a dragonfly in form, the Original Oolong Revival has a shape somewhere between tightly balled rolled modern Anxi oolong and strip style Wuyi oolong.
In their own words, Master Zhou and Mr. Li of the Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmers' cooperative talk about one single, old tea tree. The tea tree in this video is estimated to be about 1200-1300 years old, and is used to create editions of single tree sheng pu'er. The tree is located at 24°16'13.6"N 101°12'19.6"E, near Beidieqing and Lvshanqing on the boarder of Zhenyuan County, Yunnan.
In his own words, Master Zhou of the Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmers' cooperative talks about old tea trees in Qianjiazhai. The grove of tea trees in the video is estimated to contain individuals between 400 and 800 years old. These trees are located at 24°12'44.5"N 101°13'21.1"E, near Pasuoluo and Santaicun in Zhenyuan county, Yunnan.
In their own words, members of the Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmers Cooperative Master Zhou and Ms. Wang speak about the Wang Family's ancient tea tree in Qianjiazhai. Estimated to be about 1800 years old, the tree is located directly behind the Wang's house, at 24°16.227'N, 101°12.326'E near Wenchacun and Shanwenxian in Zhenyuan County, Yunnan.
"The person brewing is not leading. We are just one part. We are serving the tea and those around us. We are not the master; the master is tea." In her own words, our partner in Wuyishan, Li Xiangxi, teaches about the connection between tea and "Cha Dao" - the way of tea - revealing how the practice of tea gives form to subtle philosophical and spiritual ideas.
In his own words, Master Zhang teaches us about techniques he and his neighbors use to grow and breed Anxi oolong cultivars. From cutting and grafting to growing from seed, each technique offers different advantages for preserving varietals or creating something new…
In his own words, Master Zhang speaks about the way that the air (sky), the place (earth), and the people need to come together as one to make truly great tea. From gaining the experience needed to be flexible with changing weather conditions, to the way you need to work with a tea to coax a […]
"Tea requires sky, earth, and people to come together as one... These flexible and organic things are hard to completely control. It takes a mutual agreement with the tea. You can't just demand it." - Master Zhang In his own words, Master Zhang speaks about the way that the air (sky), the place (earth), and the people need to come together as one to make truly great tea. From gaining the experien...
In her own words, Li Xiangxi shares the story behind the accidental discovery of Wuyi’s famous pine-smoked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong black tea and explains why wild-picked Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong from Tongmu is unique.
In her own words, Li Xiangxi explains what makes her family's wild-picked jin jun mei in Tongmu so unique. From the unique geology and weather of the region to the natural biodiversity in native plants and wildlife, to the wildly propogated tea bushes that grow all over the mountain slopes, each budding at a different time, every element comes together to create unmatched teas.