Last year was a very dry spring but for tea it was good. This year has been even dryer and it has not been good. By this time last year we had already got a fair amount of tea. This year we, like others we know, have been coming back from Bulang Shan, Nan Nuo Shan, Youle with a kilo or two of tea, but nothing more.
Yesterday, after many dry months it finally rained: Yiwu, Nan Nuo Sahn, Bulang Shan all received a smattering. Hopefully enough for tea trees to start sprouting leaves….