Deep in the mountains, the ever-changing weather conditions that constantly challenge tea-makers are vital to tea growing and making. Resisting machine-heated processes means small producers can only make a very limited number of batches. Their ability and commitment to turning adversity to their advantage is what makes these teas rare and truly unique.
Grass People Tree will never encourage the pursuit of so-called “golden tips” and “silver tips”. Instead, we would like you to join us in cherishing what nature offers, trusting that as humans we can make the best of what’s given and supporting those who devote their lives to the legacy of tradition.
Only 10kg of this tea was produced in total, of which just 5kg remains. This green tea was picked and made by the female villagers from a Buyi Tribe in south-west Guizhou, using ancient techniques that are only passed down to women. The tribe is so remote that the mountain path was the only way we could reach them when we visited three years ago. Prepare to be wowed by this nutty, fragrant and incredibly thirst quenching green tea. It can be brewed hot or cold.
A total of just 4kg of this tea was made by the only Yi village in west Guizhou that still masters yellow-tea-making. A light amber infusion offers all round comfort. Expect a smoky mountain pine fragrance with a hint of agave nectar. Enjoy this tea in support of dying tea-making techniques.
This tea, which comes from 1500 year old wild Tai tea trees, is the boldest of flavour, fragrance and nutrients. Famous for its crystal clear amber colour, its flavours slowly evolve from gentle orange blossom to caramelised honey, with smoky mountain wood undertones. A total of just 8kg was produced.