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Tea is the Art of Time (Part Two)

Tea is the Art of Time (Part Two)

In a previous blog, we discussed the longevity and timelessness of tea, as well as its increasing popularity in today’s culture. To further discuss the role that time plays in the art of tea, today we will be focusing on the ancient trees that we believe represent the best possible source for tea.

Like many things, these majestic trees have humble beginnings. After the seeds are planted, the tree sprouts and generally takes three to five years to reach adulthood. From there, it takes many more years to grow to its full potential. This growth, however, is just the beginning. The grand tea trees that grow on the mountains of Yunnan can thrive for centuries.

Every year, each tree receives attentive care, and is nurtured by sun, wind, and rain.  After all of this, it’s time to harvest the tea. Capable hands take the time to pick the best possible leaves from the trees. After this, the tree should be given enough time to rest and regrow, in order to produce another great harvest the following year. It’s time that produces the bountiful harvest, and makes it a piece of art.

For thousands of years, our ancestors have benefited from these tree’s magnificence. Each ancient tea tree, no matter if it grows on the top of the mountains or in deep valleys, is a piece of art given to us by nature, through its extraordinary workmanship in the passage of time. So, next time you drink tea made from ancient tea trees (as most of our tea is), take the time to appreciate the exquisite artistry of the tea, sculpted to perfection by time.

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