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Masu Village: Chasing Tongmuguan Black Tea

Masu Village: Chasing Tongmuguan Black Tea
Masu Village, Tongmuguan.  This incredibly remote region of the world is home to the first ever black tea.  The locals that live here exist in a ...

关于我们

同志们好! 我们是ORT(One River Tea), 一个团结经济组织。网站和美国公司(LLP)成立于2018年。 本企业是以茶叶和茶具为主要产品,以欧美公平贸易消费者为主要对象。我们的三个大特色是实地采购、工分分配制度、和社会性投资。从采摘到加工再到出口,我们将尽量实现团结和正义分配。来...

Solidarity Trust Update

Between January 1st and June 30th some 9370 RMB was set aside via our profit sharing scheme. This money will be divided among the respective produc...

Translated 1979 Introduction of Lapsang Souchong

Translated 1979 Introduction of Lapsang Souchong

Lapsang Souchong is one of China’s national specialties. It is considered one of the three major types of Chinese black tea along with Gongfu Tea and Fenjicha[2]. Souchong itself can be further sub-divided into Lapsang and Artificial Souchong[3].

Yulu Survey Results

Thank you! Between January 20th and May 31st, thirty six friends and customers answered our survey out of the 80 samples we initially sent. We deep...

Xie Family

Father Xie brings the fresh Dancong oolong back to the production household
Meet the Xie family farm.  They have a very small amount of tea fields (only about 3 acres interspersed between bamboo forests and vegetable gardens).  During the spring the three family members spend most the months of March and April picking and making tea, while in May they begin to sort the maocha, and in June and July they will roast all the tea themselves!

Master Zhang

Master Zhang

Meet Master Zhang

He is a young White Tea producer in Fuding.  While he is new to tea, his passion is deep.  He reminds us a bit of a mad scientist, the way he talks about the tea making process.  Not only has he developed new methods to allow tea enzymes to blend aromas and flavors with each other, but he has also invented new tea production machines!  For the tea nerds out there, check out the full blog post on Zhang’s production process!

Xiangmiao Cooperative

Xiangmiao Cooperative
The Xiangmiao Cooperative is a successful and entirely Miao minority tea producers located in the rural mountains of Hunan.  In order to get to th...

Loushuiyuan

Loushuiyuan
Learn more about the Loushuiyuan Cooperative, a small Tujia Minority led cooperative consisting of dozens of small village residents and farmers that blend their land, their labor, and their time together to create the Green and Red Maojian Teas!

A Note on Taoshubao‘s Suspension From the Solidarity Trust

A Note on Taoshubao‘s Suspension From the Solidarity Trust
Since 2018, Taoshubao's Goldbud and Wild Black teas have been staples of our product line-up. Taoshubao was also the very cooperative that inspired...

Keosuyaping Family

Keosuyaping Family
In the extreme North of Laos, in the province of Phongsali, the Keosuyaping family has been tending a grove of ancient tea trees for generations.  ...