Meet Huang Juan Hua from the WuYi Mountain range. Yezi is proud to work directly with Ms. Huang to bring you Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong and Da Hong Pao.
Name: Huang Juan Hua
Location: WuYi Mountains region, Fujian.
My parents, grandparents, great-grandparents and great-great grandparents: We have one thing in common. We are all tea farmers. So I could say, I am a fourth generation tea farmer!
We have our favorites: When you've grown tea for over 200 years, you bet you've grown all kinds of tea. But I am partial to our Lapsang Souchong and Da Hong Pao. You can give the soil credit, or the climate, but I can confidently say, you won't find better Lapsang and Da Hong Pao from China.
It's all done by hand - and back: We pick our tea leaves by hand. And then, because of the narrow mountain roads, we can't have tractors and other machinery on our farms. So we carry the tea leaves on our back. It's not back breaking work - because we love it!
My dream in life: I am proud that Chinese tea has become popular all over the world. But I have one dream - that all these tea lovers get the opportunity to try authentic WuYi Mountain tea.
At 23 years old, I am Yezi's youngest tea farmer: I know you are too polite to ask me my age. But I'm telling you anyway - because I'm so happy I have years upon years of tea farming ahead of me!