Imagine an agile old tea picker plucking fresh leaves on the side of a steep mountain. We call this monkey picked tea because it takes skill and agility. Our teas are gathered by hand high on the mountain side by the local villagers and families that have been harvesting tea for years. Commercially farmed teas generally use large machinery to cut the tea.
Some of our teas like our Wild Snow tea is hand rolled and roasted over hot charcoals giving the tea a unique rich taste. To save money and time commercial farms mostly use machines for everything and use a hot air dryer to dry the tea so the tea loses important flavors and the amount of time it can brew decreases.
Our tea plantations are looked over by true tea masters. For example, Our Wild Snow tea is cultivated by the same family that has been using the same techniques for over 800 years on the same mountain. Our Wuyi Mountain Rock tea is cared for by a secret sect of Taoist monks. Compare that to the commercial farms where they are usually owned by a large company with little or no care for the tea itself and just seeing profits. Most of them do not even know how to cultivate tea.
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