Tea Master Zheng is a quiet, kind, gentle and humble man, deeply connected to tea and China’s ancient cultural practices.
After giving up a very successful communications business he has dedicated his life to the practice and art of tea making. He’s been studying over 20 years with some of the best tea masters in Yunnan learning the ancient spiritual tea making techniques and Taoism. Tea without spirit, is not real tea.
The puerh teas he makes are from very old tea trees, many 350+ years old. It is their age that gives them the power and nutrients to move your qi and heal. And the spiritual connection that Master Zheng has with the tea allows their essence to be freed.
His life’s dedication to tea is revealed in the friendship he built with a 90 year old tea farmer. Master Zheng met this man who had tea from a 1000 year old tea tree. And Master Zheng courted him over 3 years in hopes that he would be allowed one day to taste the tea from his tree. And as his karma would have it, he was eventually able to get some of this amazing tea. He graciously shared it with our good friend Ming, as Ming understood and recognized the depth of the tea. And Ming shared it with us. For two hours we had the experience of drinking his tea. Unfortunately, the tea is not available for sale. Only a select few have enjoyed this old man’s tea.
Master Zheng is on a mission to preserve China’s ancient cultural practices one of which is the tea ceremony and the art of making and drinking tea. Master Zheng has payed attention to every detail in designing his Tea House. He merges the life and beauty of reclaimed wood from ships with beautifully designed stone tea tables and magnificent tea. His Tea House is really a masterpiece to be seen, felt and shared.