Batch 85 of the Eco-Cha Tea Club is the 7th anniversary commemoration of Eco-Cha's cooperation with Mr. and Mrs. Lin. Seven years ago as of this winter's harvest, Mr. and Mrs. Lin produced their very first crop of certified organic tea from their newly established farm. In support of their endeavor, we ran a crowd funding campaign to procure the entire inaugural harvest. After reaching our initial goal, we ran a booster campaign to raise funds for the renovation of the cabin on their remote homesteaded farmland where Mr. Lin was born and raised.
That was seven years ago. Now, after years of challenges and lots of hard work, Mr. and Mrs. Lin's organic tea farm is a confirmed success story! They have an ongoing contract with an organic supermarket chain here in Taiwan and sell out of their produce seasonally! We timed our request to procure some if this momentous winter harvest, and Mr. Lin also fulfilled our request to lightly roast our batch to share with the tea club.
To learn more about Mr. and Mrs. Lin's story and the local tea industry, watch our documentary that we produced as part of the campaign!