We are offering some bad teas, yes you are hearing me, this is our first trying to break the rule and widen your tea world, tea is not boring. Check the bad teas for sale below:
- Sunny bay black tea – bad tea$10.00
- Prometheus drops – bad tea$10.00
- Bug loves muscatel – bad tea$10.00
There is nothing bad to fear, once you have crossed that threshold, all is well. Another world, and you do not have to speak.Franz Kafka
That is pretty true, growing in the greenhouse is very fragile and big limitation. No one wants to be born bad but we can learn a lot from it and thus improve it.
Why that tea is bad?
Tea is not just a product, it’s a natural gift that make it happen by gifted people. The weather, the soil and the people, it’s all tea connected. Drought is a real threat to us this year, 6 months and only one raining. Some of the bad teas showed above are the result of this bad situation. These teas might drag you to the field, to face what we face, to think what we think, to thrill what we thrill and you are not just owning a tea.
In my philosophy, the most interesting part is how to embarking on the challenge, normally everything will be evolved after that. Let’s take a look at The Prometheus Drops, it’s the fight back of desperation, the image is still so clear in my head. That was a very comfortable day in late September, the temperature of early morning and night was about 20°C, under the sun it’s much higher, as high as 38°C, but because of the high altitude one will feel cool once go into the shadow. This is the perfect weather for White tea making, I had this idea, still have. So everything of tea processing went into common route, then 2 days later I found a problem, the moisture didn’t go out as usual thus the White tea characters didn’t show out clearly. Then I asked myself, if we continued this way, the final tea we had would be same as other 90% tea in the market, is that what I want? Sure it was not, we need to find a solution but firstly I gotta to find out what caused this trouble. After checking and talking, I found the 1st direct cause was the fresh leaves plucked, over half of them were very big, too much big which means too much moisture. I can not blame our pickers, as in the past they always got the job done perfectly, besides they are all on the grandma age, how dare I piss them off?! The deepest crime is the long time drought, it had not been raining for over 6 months. The tea plants can survive is indeed a miracle as I saw many many dead bushes there. They survived and grew by the chewing of dew, so tough plants.
So what should I do now? how could I revert this situation.
Misfortune got blessing from luck, luck hides misfortune in somewhere.BC 571 by Lao Zi
That’s totally true, with wisdom and patience the bad can turn into good. Too much moisture is the bad, let’s make use of it, then I had to break the tea making rules and import Fermentation into White tea, so I got the tea rolled, fermented and finally roasted, that’s ridiculous if you show this to an old tea master who might angry and shouted “how dare you make white tea this way?” I do. I am a creator which means break rule sometimes.
Then how is the final tea? Don’t guess, try it I am sure you will get a little surprise. Enjoy the bad tea.