Huang Jiang Bin

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I was just start to work in tea. In the last several years I was at home to take care of my two kids after marriage. Now my kids are in the kindergarten. So I am free during the day. I want to earn some money. As a result, I am working now.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I go out to work after I send my two kids to the kindergarten around 8. Then I need to finish my work at 3pm and pick up my kids and back home for preparing dinner. I am busy the whole day but I am happy.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I love the plucking. I love to see the beautiful mountains and hear the birds singing. I enjoy the my work and I think I am working in a beautiful picture.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
I do not like raining day. I could not go out to work if it is raining. It is hard to work in the wet mountains and the payment will be much lower. Because the tea grade will be much lower if making from the raining leaves.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Suggest to use gongfu tea set to brew the tea. Yixing teapot is also a good choice. The taste and aroma will be much better than using a big cup. The temperature of hot water must be 100 degrees.

photo of anxi wulong low fire
Huang Jiang Bin's
anxi wulong low fire
Complex with crisp floral notes and a sweet lingering spring greenness.