"Rui is a true blue gem, her knowledge, passion and integrity is found steeped in every part of Grass People Tree, I could not recommend her and her products enough.” 

T Anastasiadis Guardian News & Media 

"The team and I found the tea experience a rewarding and great introduction to our days away from the office. Rui’s energy and presence were so comforting and relaxing, not to mention an educational session on tea. I truly have a newfound appreciation for what I put in my body and for the wonderful healing benefits the tea has to offer. We will work to practice this appreciation daily." 


“Rui’s expert knowledge of and passion for wild tea of her homeland Guizhou has always brought light and great energy to everyone at our events. Whether it is the health benefits of the teas, the etiquette and philosophy of the Far East, or the ancient art of tea-making itself - there is just always something extraordinary to learn. Highly recommended.” 

Paul Armstrong Writer & Digital Strategist Forbes

“Rui's guidance opened my eyes to a deeper understanding of a culture's practice in tea craftsmanship, in addition to experiencing tea with a heightened sense of intuition. You'll never look at tea the same way again.”
Marco Namowicz

“Rui is incredible. So wise, so deep and so humble. Her way of teaching is exactly how I feel the true teaching should be - a fluid, alive, open-ended, breathing space where feeling and intuitive approach to Tea (and life) is at its core. “
“Rui’s class was a truly reinforcing experience on so many levels. Thank you for sharing space, and for bringing all of us together. I will be utilizing what I learned in this course for years to come.”
"The Grasspeopletree teas are unlike anything I have tasted before. The flavors and aromas are so complex, delicate and refreshing. They are delicious hot and cold. It is amazing to taste that these teas are not farmed but are growing naturally in the wild and to learn about the generations of history and expertise that go into them."
Eilish Macintosh, Textile and Print Designer, Louis Vuitton
"I’ve never tried tea like it. The tastes are so refined - from buttery popcorn to woody fragrance. It feels so healthy to be drinking - not claggy like tea or edgy like coffee. It tastes like nature I suppose. I’m hooked."
David Saltmarsh, Entrepreneur
Grass People Tree teas are so unique to other teas I have tried over the years. You really can taste how pristinely beautiful the land is, that they are cultivated from. Like Rui herself, the teas are calming and energising, making you feel centred. I find the whole process of preparing and drinking the tea very meditative. I also love the quirk of the different tea "personalities" during the brewing process - each variety of leaf twirls in a different motion when in the water!"
India Grove, Creative
"Grass People Tree Master’s Green is by far the most delectable green tea I have come across, and I drink a lot of green tea. Its delicate flavour is something I look forward to every morning. I put a generous pinch of leaves in my little pot and top it up throughout the day, as it lends itself to several brewings. It is light and refreshing and restores the soul. I know it comes from those beautiful mountains of China, and that it is prepared with infinite care and skill, infinite artistry, and I drink it with love and attention."
Miriam, Social worker
"Tea never cut it for me but I thought I would try green tea, having read the glowing reports. This coincided with my tasting tea from GrassPeopleTree. It has taken a bit of time to go from thick black coffee to clear green tea. I read up about where the tea comes from, how it is grown and harvested and prepared and unquestionably there is a completely different experience drinking it, with an element of ritual, a slowing down and a feeling of taking in something that is at best actively healthy. And I am actually quite enjoying it. I think of the mountains where it comes from , the families that have created it over the generations and it feels very special. Thank you Grass People Tree for bringing us something that speaks of care and love."
Simon Richardson, Photographer
"Drinking Grass People tea really put into perspective as to what tea should be. Refreshing, thirst quenching, energising and totally delicious. I honestly can’t go back to anything else."
Calypso Rose, Founder of indytute
"Unlike any other green tea I've had before. Absolutely delicious! It's so flavourful and there are plenty of flavours to choose from too"
Jack Neville, Designer
"I cannot describe with words the taste, the smell, the experience you will have after you try theses teas. You will never have a tea without comparing it to this heavenly one. It is my moment of peace, my peace of heaven on Earth. Specially Master's White. OMG!!!!"
Priscilla Pereira, tea lover
"The second I dipped my lips in Grass People Tree I knew I had stumbled upon something completely different.  It is striking how full and smooth the tea feels in the mouth, even after several brews. Coming from France, I would describe Grass People Tree as the 'Champagne of tea'. Plus, there are teas for everybody and every mood: each one has its own 'personality' and a unique aroma. Simply beautiful."
Maude Desmarescaux, Tea Lover, Data Analyst
"This tea is so delicious. It is mellow and fragrant and much less bitter than many teas I have tasted. I used to drink only ordinary Assam and green tea, but now drink far less as the tea from Grass People Tree is so much better!

I feel so much happier knowing that I am brewing an ethical tea that does not contain harmful chemicals or use tea bags that contain plastic. I feel very honoured to have visited the Master's Tea House in Guiyang, the town where Rui grew up, and to drink tea that is harvested in the traditional Chinese method dating back thousands of years. Rui is so kind and knowledgeable and always happy to answer any questions you might have. Also, the packaging of the tea is beautiful and the boxes make brilliant gifts!"
Sophie Cotton, Composer
"The charming Rui told me her stories, spending days in search of wild tea trees, learning how the teas were grown to how well the pickers were treated, becoming something of an expert in the subtle nature and world of Chinese tea. Grass People Tree delivers fresh tea leaves that taste delicious in charming simple packaging, going the mile to provide exceptional service. World Class!"
Lesa Green, Jewellery Designer
“So, it turns out I never understood the complexity of tea. The layers of subtle aromas and tastes unearthed by combining these simple leaves with boiling water is mind blowing. These unravel and go deeper as the joyful ritual of brewing and re-brewing ‘proper tea’ becomes a normal part of everyday life. Such complexity can only come from nature, so it’s amazing we can finally source teas cultivated by Mother Earth. The historical significance of tea is well known. Now I can understand why."
Henry Palmer, Co-founder of Gainsborough Wharf