When we wanted to offer a cup of tea to the world, we had been thinking, what characteristics should it have? Later, we found the answers from the characters of tea itself.
First, it should be natural, without additives, without flavors, away from chemical pollutions.
This means that it should be green from planting to processing. Therefore, the suppliers we visited and have been working with are tea farmers and tea makers, so that we can ensure the source of each tea is clear for us and for our customers
(Organic oolong tea garden at 1700 meters elevation)
We attach great importance to the growth environment of tea trees. Many of our teas come from officially certified organic tea gardens. Moreover, many of our raw materials come from ancient tea trees, which are old tea trees with more than 100 years of age (mainly in Yunnan, including Pu’er tea, black tea etc. ). Science shows that tea from ancient trees is richer in nutrients and more conducive to human health. In addition, we should ensure that the tea making process of our partners is reliable and stable.
(Cooperated Tea Workshop in Yunnan)
Secondly, we respect tradition and advocate handicrafts.
We believe without the participation of craftsmen, a product has no spirit. Therefore, our tea leaves avoid mechanical intervention to the greatest extent. We try our best to select teas produced in the way of traditional processes: manual picking, manual frying, manual rolling, and even the labels of packaging – information is written by hand with a traditional Chinese soft pen.
Thirdly, our tea should be affordable for ordinary people.
We are in the homeland of tea. We work with partners from the source – tea farmers and direct manufacturers. There is no middlemen. This not only facilitates us to control the quality and ensure the supply, but also provides a fair price for our consumers. Our products are not the cheapest on the market, but they must be the best balance between quality and price. That means tea of the same quality has a better price advantage.
Finally, it has a link with culture .
Tea is very comprehensive. It can be a way of life or go beyond life. If it is soluble in water, it is a beverage; Integration with flower arrangement is aesthetics; integration with poem is literature; Integration with Zen is religion. When we choose products, we also take these cultural factors into account. We understand what we are delivering is not only a drink, but also a culture, a lifestyle and a spiritual journey.
(a Buddhism temple managed tea garden)