7 Extraordinary Teas from China, Myanmar, and Laos
While admittedly a simple truth, it is nonetheless truly inspiring to reflect upon the fact that the incredible diversity of teas produced throughout the world are all derived from the leaves of a single perennial evergreen plant: Camellia sinensis.
Processing, or the series of steps taken to transform freshly harvested tea leaves into a finished tea, is the most significant variable influencing each tea's final appearance and sensory characteristics. Processing is the biggest reason why, for example, a green tea and a black tea from the same producing region can differ so dramatically in appearance and flavor.
Passenger's latest tea additions offer a fascinating exploration of processing, including exquisite examples of classical Chinese tea styles and experimental offerings from highly accomplished tea producers in Myanmar and Laos. It is truly an honor to present these teas and we hope they will bring pleasure, tranquility, and inspiration throughout the winter months to come.