Zhao Bi Yun

tea farmer

How long have you been growing tea and what got your started?
I have worked with tea for 33 years. I love tea and tea farming was my dream when I was a little girl because my parents were tea farmers.

Can you describe a typical day out in the field?
I get up at 6 and go out after breakfast and a cup of tea. I will finish my work around 3pm in the afternoon. Then I will go back home to prepare dinner.

What is your favorite part of growing tea?
I love the firing of our yun wu because I love the pleasant smell during firing.

Conversely, what is the hardest part of your job?
I don't like the raining weather. Because too much moisture will ruin the tea. So during raining day I won't go out to pick up tea leaves.

Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
Suggest to use spring water or mineral water to brew the tea. The temperature should be about 80 degrees.

photo of yun wu
Zhao Bi Yun's
yun wu
A layered cup with fruity notes and a very light smokiness.