Reasons To Buy Living Leaf
We’re not the kind of company that occasionally visits plantations and orders blindly from across the world. We live here, inspect every batch and pick up from the farm directly.
Taiwanese Varietals Thriving in Yunnan
Long ago the original tea trees were transported from mainland China to Taiwan, where they flourished and became Taiwan’s treasured High Mountain Oolong.
Now they are back, thriving in Chinese soil.
Taiwanese Master Processors
Our tea masters came in search of truly organic, previously unfarmed land to nurture their plants to a new level, and they found it here in Yunnan. They bring with them generations of processing mastery, producing a very unique range of top grade tea.
Masterpieces In Their Own Right
Our teas don’t attempt to emulate the fragrances and flavours of their namesakes back in Taiwan or Fujian – and how could they?
With the differences in soil, climate and raw materials, our teas are produced as masterpieces in their own right, in the way that they want to come out, naturally.
Organic & Chemical Free
Our trees are grown without the use of pesticides, chemical fertilizers or agrochemicals, which are very common in other teas.
Our trees thrive in balanced ecosystem, including apple, pear and walnut trees, wild grasses and numerous bird and insect species,
all co-existing in harmony. There’s even an ancient forest and lake on the property, which is left to exist as it has for hundreds of years.
Genetically Strong Plants
Our plants thrive without any chemical assistance. It’s true that some plants die, but they are left to die. Unlike many companies, we would rather let them perish, making room for the plants with enough life force to survive alone, than prop them up artificially with chemicals.
High Mountain Elevation
All our teas are grown and processed at 2300m in Yunnan.
The high conditions are more extreme, creating stronger plants and more varied fragrances and flavours.
Isolated, Mountain Top Plantation
Our plantation sits on the very top of the mountain, with clean, cold winds blowing in from the Himalayas. The soil is totally pure,
with no danger of contamination or chemical run off from other farms, because there aren’t any.
Nutrient Rich, Previously Unfarmed
Our soil is nutrient rich and has never been farmed before,
creating trees that are strong and healthy. The land is naturally fertilized by the natural, biodiverse ecosystem that our gardens are a part of.
Clean, Balanced Energy
The natural environment, strong plants and traditional processing create an energy that is balanced, clean and vibrant. Our teas can be consumed daily to help you stay calm, focused and inspired.
Unique, Rare & Exciting
The impeccably clean environment, top quality raw materials, masterful, experienced processing methods and our ability to deliver to you directly from the farm, create a tea that is truly like no other. But there is only one way to truly find out – the proof, as the Chinese say, is in the cup.