Q How has tea farming changed over the years?
A"Tea production is very traditional. The picking and producing has not much changed during so many years. But for management we have made changed and improved. Before we sell the teas by ourselves. But now we are handled by the factory uniformly. The factory will tell us the policy of local government as well as the request of our far buyers outside China."
Q What do you think makes your tea more unique or better than others?
A"The long term working experience is the key point."
Q What makes the difference between a successful and unsuccessful harvest?
A"The weather and experience are very important to make good tea and make successful harvest."
Q Do you exchange growing secrets with other local farmers?
A"Yes, I will."
Q Are there any tips you can give on how to best brew your tea?
A"It is very important to enjoy tie kuan yin with heart. First we need to be calm and quiet. Second it is very important to use natural water and gong fu tea set to brew teas with friends. The natural water includes mineral water, well water, and mountain spring water. Distilled water and tap water cannot be used."
Q What is your favorite tea to drink and why?
A"My favorite tea is tie kuan yin. Because it has the affection of reducing blood fat and refreshing spirit. I like the natural smell and pleasant flavor. I like the sweet feeling in my mouth after drinking."
Q If you had any advice to give western tea drinkers, what would it be?
A"Drink more tie kuan yin. Try to understand the tea culture as well the way of brewing teas."
Q What does this project & contribution mean to you?
A"I am very happy that there are so many tea lovers outside China. Before I only know my county and a little bit of China."