This is a short post to say that we are back in Switzerland and will be shipping our teas from there during the coming months. There is no change in the shipping fees.
We also want to thank you all warmly for your support and trust during the year 2019! This year has been very important for us and we look back at it overwhelmingly satisfied, thanks to the tea-related bond we have been able to create with our customers. 2020 will be another important step in our mission to promote high quality Anhua Dark Tea …
The picture above shows logs of Qianliang Tea ageing in Anhua County.
We will be in China from 24 July 2019 until the end of the year. The online shop will of course stay open during all this time. Products will simply be shipped from China instead of Switzerland (no changes in shipping fees).
Any tea variety is always a reflection of its place of origin. The soil imparts its qualities to the tea plants and the weather influences how the leaves are processed. Local customs and eating habits also play a role.
Sometimes people like to know who is behind a website. We understand this and feel it is a fair request. Instead of writing a long post, we created a video collage of pictures of us in Anhua County, Hunan Province.
Anhua Dark Tea is certainly one of the tea varieties that requires the most processing steps. While every single step has its purpose in the making of the final product, none is as defining as the Qixing Stove (七星灶) sequence. It is also unique to Anhua Dark Tea. All its variations go through it.