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….