Advice from The O.G. Tea Sage
The best quality tea must have creases like the leathern boot of Tartar horsemen, curl like the dewlap of a mighty bullock, unfold like a mist rising out of a ravine, gleam like a lake touched by a zephyr, and be wet and soft like a fine earth newly swept by rain.
– Lu Yu (733–804 AD), Song dynasty poet best known for writing The Classic of Tea, the first definitive book on tea.
This detailed character of tea can only be seen in full leaf teas that are steeped in a vessel large enough to let the leaves move, unfurl, and expand. It’s our goal with each of our tea infusers to offer the tea leaves room enough to be steeped to their full potential, rather than cramped & crushed in tea balls, tea pinchers, small infusers, or bags. It sounds so simple, but the difference in quality is huge in my opinion. You be the judge. Test it out side by side and let us know what you think! Here’s a link to our Monkey-Picked organic white tea if you like what you see above. (If you click on the photo you’ll get a zoomed in view.)