Grass People Tree is a new tea brand that forages its tea from wild mountain tea trees and uses natural processes without machinery, pesticides or chemicals. To learn more about the brand and its history, join them at a tea ceremony for £15 in London, where you can also buy the tea loose from limited edition harvests and accessories that ensure a perfect cup of tea.
Grass People Tree was created by Rui Liu to share the story of the mountain region she grew up in through their authentic teas and the history behind them. The mountains of the Guizhou Province in Southwest China have the most favourable conditions for tea-growing, with leaves being foraged and dried throughout the year.
The leaves are carefully watched over by the tribes and The Tea Master, and are naturally withered and fermented under the sun without interference from industrial machinery or chemical processes. Prepared using traditional methods, the teas are resilient when it comes to brewing and they never taste bitter. This means that they can be rebrewed at least five times to release layers of flavours and fragrance, as well as nutrients and compounds each time they are rebrewed.
The tea is priced at £18 per 20g and the flavours included are: ‘Wild & Ancient Red Tai’, a tea coming from 1,500 years old wild Tai tea trees, which can boost the immune system and has a bold flavour is gentle orange blossom and caramelised honey, with smoky mountain wood undertones; ‘2 Year White Wild’, a white tea from the Buyi tribe that can be used as a natural remedy for a cold, a hangover or for tiredness; ‘Buyi Green’, a green tea that is rich in antioxidants and can help cleanse the body and improve oral health; ‘Master’s Red’, a black tea that is a lighter and more fragrant alternative to the English breakfast tea; and ‘Master’s White’, a great tea for beating a cold or healing a sore throat as it was made only using sun-drying.