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How Is Tea Grown? A Guide to Tea Cultivation and Production

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How Is Tea Grown? A Guide to Tea Cultivation and Production

How Is Tea Grown? A Guide to Tea Cultivation and Production

great tea craft starts in the fields

February 27, 2023

Tea craft starts in the fields. To really appreciate how tea tastes, you need to ask: how is tea grown? Planting and farming practices make the difference between good tea and truly great tea. Although most people might not be able to visit a tea farm, you can still know your farmers - the people behind the tea!

We’ll explore the challenging work of the tea farmer, with a focus on small family farmers: from caring for the land itself to planting specific cultivars, knowing when to harvest the tea, and how to care for it along the way. By the end of this article, you’ll know why the term “tea master” truly belongs to the farmers more than anyone else.


"The term 'master' truly belongs to the farmers more than anyone else."


Lu family farm in Laoshan
The tea plant, camellia sinensis
Tea Farmer and Verdant Tea Owner He Qingqing picks fresh spring Laoshan tea leaves from her family's tea plants