Anyone can go and find tea from a multitude of sellers and you can even try your luck buying direct from China. Therefore I have always considered it to be my job to be a tea curator and quality controller.
I am obesessed with selecting the right leaves at the right price for our clients and I taste so many teas of which about 90% are rejected in order to find the Mei Leaf collection.
Therefore it is always a mixture of excitement and trepidation when I unbox the teas which have been sent from the producers. This is especially the case when I know that it is a hard to find tea like this Bai Ji Guan Oolong.
After this video was filmed we spent a few days of back and forth with our suppliers and here is what they said about this tea: