Jin Yi Li

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I working tea with for over 30 years, my hometown in the tea area so it seems a logical choice.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
Every day I go to the tea garden around 6 am and check tea growth, to check that it is OK for plucking or not. At 11 am I will go home for a rest and lunch, in the afternoon I will go tea garden again to spread manure.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I like the plucking part.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
The hardest part is withering, withering is the most important part of tea production, the tea quality determines that part.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Water must be 100 degrees, the flavor will come out 100%.

photo of muzha tie guan yin
Jin Yi Li's
muzha tie guan yin
Exquisitely aromatic with hints of honey, blossoms and a touch of mineral.