Masu is a village in the mountains above Tongmu. It is known for producing excellent black tea, some of which is featured in our shop. Looking at a satellite image (Masu on Google Maps), you might think that there is no tea grown here at all, as the familiar images of rows of tea are nowhere to be found. Unlike the majority of Wuyishan, the tea grown in Masu is not cloned bushes or kept in neat rows. The trees are all "xiao zhong", small leaf variety, and propagated by seed. The trees are allowed to grow fairly wild in natural gardens.
In addition to tea farming, beekeeping is a popular and complementary activity. What I find interesting is that the tea and honey from the same fields have some of the same fragrance. Trying some is a nice way to help separate the fragrance of the place.
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I'm from Wuyishan, China and live in the USA. I sell tea from my family's farms. You won't find tea from all over China here, only tea from the Wuyi mountains, since that is what I know best. I hope you enjoy it. Feel free to get in touch! Email me at email@example.com
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A bimonthly tea club featuring yancha and hongcha from Wuyishan.