Romeo & Juliet Tea Hearts
The ancient tea makers of Yunnan, who developed the method of pressing tea into miraculous shapes back in medieval
China, knew that when things were done well, amazing results could be achieved. To start, they knew that you couldn’t
turn a sow’s ear into a silk purse. Which is to say that the world’s greatest tea techniques were useless if they
didn’t start with the best ingredients. Subsequently, to create their works of art, only the finest teas from gardens
high in the clear air of the Yunnan mountains were used. When processed into their tiny forms, whether a bird’s nest,
crown, flower or in this case a heart, the teas they created took on a life of their own, transcending the time and
place of their creation.
Nowadays, a visit to Yunnan will show that the same level of care goes into the production
of the province’s famous pressed teas. The finest leaf available makes its way to the factory where it is steamed
and pressed into forms before drying. Like the famous love story, this tea has the power to take you away to another
time and place.
Each ~ $.25