Unearthing Savor & Soil

A worn and weathered large-leaf Assamica strain planted from seed in the 1970’s Cultural Revolution. I sampled the soil around this tree in Spring of this year, discovering to my amazement that over the decades it had cultivated an intricate network of beneficial bacteria and fungi around its root structure. The tree produces sugars through…

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Why is Nannuo Shan a Top Tea Terroir? Ecology, Culture, History (Part 2)

The second of two pieces on Nannuo Shan. Ancient tea trees, the vibes of Nannuo, local history, processing tea with the locals, overall impressions.

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Why is Nannuo Shan a Top Tea Terroir? Ecology, Culture, History (Part 1)

My thoughts regarding the Nannuo Shan terroir following my initial trip there in 2017. Local culture, recent history and ecological protection efforts. How they effect tea tree growth and more.

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