Spring Tea Harvest On Lin's Organic Farm

April 08, 2015

Mr. and Mrs. Lin harvested their spring crop of organic oolong tea today! The early morning fog retreated and offered a clear day for the harvest. And today's unusual weather of a mild cold-front coming in brought a natural air-conditioned effect for the processing of the leaves in their home factory. The yield was slightly less than expected due to the unusually dry growing season, but still produced considerably more than the previous inaugural harvest.

We eagerly look forward to tasting the fresh spring batch, and will keep you posted as the leaves are roasted and are ready to share. Here are a few shots of the morning harvest and early afternoon solar withering. 

 





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