Since there are so many varieties of tea, we have the freedom choose whatever we want – whenever we want it – so drinking tea never gets boring. However, just because we can drink a tea, doesn’t always mean we should. For it is well known that many teas from China contain dangerous pesticides, and this is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of problems. Throughout China, environmental pollution is a massive problem. When you add all the pollutants to the pesticides it compounds the problem. Ancient Tea Tree Tea, however, if sourced correctly, is the best hack to both enjoy your favorite teas, as well as drink safely and protect the environment. [Read more…]
There’s a fierce debate happening amongst the tea intelligentsia about whether or not Moonlight White is a White tea or a Puer.
You see, “Yue Guang Bai” is translated in English as Moonlight White. This is a tea I loved from the beginning of my tea hunting career and spent long time trying to hunt down the best Moonlight White (Yue Guang Bai) I could find. It literally took me 3 years to find China’s Best Moonlight White. [Read more…]
Recently, there has been more and more theorizing on the major benefits of ancient tree tea. Thus, increasingly more tea drinkers are turning towards ancient tree teas.
No doubt, one of the major ancient tree tea benefits is that they don’t need any pesticides or herbicides, as they have a natural repellant – pedigree. These trees have strong survival genes. In fact, if a farmer uses pesticides on the ancient tea trees it will eventually kill them, as they are super sensitive to anything unnatural. [Read more…]
My mission in the tea business has been the same since day one: to bring the teas that no one sees or has seen to the west. I have found in my time living and traveling throughout China that the best teas never get exported. That the companies selling so called “premium teas” are selling mass produced stuff that the true connoisseur would sneer at. Even the USDA Organic symbol means nothing anymore as the regulations are so laxed and so easy to get around for the large tea companies it is almost useless. [Read more…]