Secret Garden – China Burma Border

Tea from a remotely located tea garden in Lincang county, Yunnan, China at the border of China and Burma.  The mountainous landscape is home to few, but prized tea gardens.  Due to their remote location, it is difficult to hire tea pluckers there.  As such, the tea plants are not heavily pruned and have taken on a semi-wild character which gives a pleasant flavor profile that is low in astringency.   It took us over a day of driving from the nearest major Chinese city to get to this tea garden. The Tao of Tea is the only U.S based tea company to be able to source tea from this garden.