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Follow The 2021 Spring Harvest

This article will provide updates, photos and announcements of new teas as they become available. Follow along as the first tea buds and leaves of 2021 emerge.

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2021 Mingqian Harvest – China

The 2021 Spring harvest truly represents a year of re-growth and emergence for people all over the world.  As the first buds and leaves emerge this spring, we embark on the exciting journey of a new tea season.  Our first teas this year will be from the Mingqian Season [ 明前茶 ]. These teas are harvested before the Qingming Festival [ 清明节 “Tomb-Sweeping Festival”] on April 4th. These teas are given the “Mingqian” designation which literally means “prior to Qingming.”

Our First 2021 Minqian Teas are Coming Soon!

March 24, 2021

These are some of the gardens that produce our organic Long Jing, Yulu Jade Dew and Single Cultivar Lu Zhen varieties in Jin Long Ping Village, Xuan En, China

Tea Garden

Tea Garden

ing Long Ping tea village in Xuan En

Jin Long Ping Village, Xuan En, China

hands picking tea

Jin Long Ping Village, Xuan En, China

People picking tea leaves

Harvesting Mingqian teas

Tea Leaves
Jing Long Ping tea village in Xuan En 2

We actually have relationships with these gardens and not just hit and run buyers.  We have sourced tea here for many years.

This field is E-Cha 1 Jade Buds Green Tea, a single bud pluck for Lu Zhen Green Needles style processing.

Jing Long Ping tea village in Xuan En 1

April 7, 2021

First Mingqian Tea has Landed

April 7, 2021

 

Taiwan Tea Gardens Update

Iron Goddess Farm in Mingjian Village – Nantou Taiwan.

This cultivars Wu-Yi and Qingxin are two of the oldest and original tea varieties grown in Taiwan for Tieguanyin (Iron Goddess of Mercy). In a week or so, the harvests will begin for our 2021 crop.

Iron Goddess farm in Mingjian Village - Nantou Taiwan - 1
Iron Goddess farm in Mingjian Village - Nantou Taiwan - 3
Iron Goddess farm in Mingjian Village - Nantou Taiwan - 2