Masterful tea is a representation not only of the terroir at origin, but the skill and passion of master pluckers and producers. Developing an eye (and taste) for such elite tea making is an exercise in masterful tea importing—and a skill we hone year after year at origin.
We travel thousands of miles every year, seeking unique cultivars and processing techniques that celebrate their origins and the forward-thinking creativity of the newest generation of tea producers.
Many of our teas are the result of multi-year co-development projects at our farms for the stated the goal of creating teas with wholly unique shapes, flavors, and histories. GAO WEN, for instance, is a product of a unique, co-developed roasting process—a result only possible with intimate collaboration between us and our close friends at origin. We don't just seek out masterful tea; we help make it.