Wa Tribal People

The Wa ethnic minority lives primarily in the counties of Ximeng, Cangyuan and Menglian in Yunnan Provinces. The Wa people believe in the power of natural things and thought all things have their spirits, including for example water, mountain, and wood. The mightiest god was called ‘Muyiji’, and his five sons were the ancestors of the Wa. They have a tradition of respect and reverence for their tea trees on a very highly spiritual level. They believe that the tea trees have protected them throughout their dark times of history including the anti-British War of the 1930′s throughout which, the tea trees remained proud and strong. We are also proud to work with the Wa tribal people and grateful to be able to share in their age old tradition.