The Mangjing Collection
An invitation to accompany us into the mountains where Yimu was born and raised. From our seasonal shengcha - evoking a morning walk in the brisk air of the tea gardens, to our 'Mangjing Moonlight', this collection is a refined expression of tea mountain ecology, craftsmanship and hospitality. We've assembled raw, cooked, red and white teas in this capable introduction to our handcrafted Jingmai Mountain varietals.
Le cru et le cuit (homage to Lévi-Strauss)
Raw and cooked, sheng and shou - the two main categories of Pu'er tea, are also used by French anthropologist Claude Lévi-Strauss to denote nature and culture. Pu’er tea is a poignant expression of these interpenetrating domains, a natural-cultural substance in a constant state of transformation.
The Xiangtu Collection
Xiangtu, native soil, sense of place and the affective quality of earth. Theasophie's shoucha selection begins with our very own Jingmai Mountain productions and traverses decades to arrive at a Cultural Revolution era classic. Modesty aside, we believe this is one of the most exquisite shoucha collections you will encounter!