The region of Xishuangbanna in Southern Yunnan, China is regarded as one of the birthplaces of tea. It is home to the oldest old growth tea forests (several hundred years old). The region’s biodiversity and ethnic minorities are true stewards of the ancient tea customs and culture. The Tao of Tea sources teas directly from these communities.
View of Andong Moungtain in Cangyuan, Yunnan at the border of China and Burma. Some of our organic teas (Tippy South Cloud, Lincang Maofeng Green, Puer Tuocha and Shou Pu Bing Cha) come from this area. Home to two remotely located tea areas known as Mengla and Mengku. The area is remotely located and takes considerable time to get there from the nearest big city in Yunnan. There were strong winds on the day we visited, and you will note that sound in the video.