From the Taoist mountains of Wuyishan to the remote mountains of Yunnan, JT Hunter (founder of Wild Tea Qi) keeps on his search for the exotic, wild and ancient tree teas and master tea artisans. J T Hunter, our Founder, has studied with Taoist masters, Buddhist monks, and the tribal people of Yunnan in their mysterious tea cultures. He has been studying Taoist healing martial arts, meditation and Qigong for many years. While studying with a renowned Chinese medicine doctor, he learned how to heal himself emotionally and physically with wild teas. He learned that when a tea tree can grow strong roots into the ground it produces strong Qi.
After his trainings he went on to China to work at a free healing clinic, treating patients with a special form of Qigong Tui Na (Qigong Medical Massage) and Medical Qigong. While in China, he decided to explore the mountains where this magnificent wild Oolong came from.
It was love at first sight, meeting the farmer and his family who had been on the same mountain using the traditional cultivation and processing secrets for over 800 years. From this point on JT knew he had to research and find more teas.
Why was this not known in the West?”he thought.
It became JT Hunter’s mission to help support the true artisans, support sustainable tea harvesting practices and to make this amazing, spiritual tea culture known to the west, thus he created Wild Tea Qi.