Collection: The Xiangtu Collection

tu or soil, ... evokes locality, homestead, and hearth. This is the nurturing root of one's being. Attachment to it is built on the unexamined foundations of biological life, the intimacies of childhood experience, the warmth of familial communions, local customs and practices, the unique qualities of place.

Hearth and Cosmos
Yi-fu Tuan


Shoucha, 
accelerated fermentation Pu'er tea, is produced through a piling process similar to composting. Heat and moisture stimulate microbial activity, breaking down organic matter. As with natural fermentation shengcha - leaf quality, craftsmanship, and storage all have a significant impact on quality.

The resulting leaf yields an earthy, mineral-laden infusion that imparts a profound sense of comfort. Xiangtu (鄉土) translates as 'native soil' and refers to one's ancestral homeland and a deeply rooted sense of place. 

Our shoucha is lineage specific - sourced and refined into an immaculately curated collection in Yunnan over the course of several decades before being presented here. The result is a well-focused collection expressing claritydepth and complexityBeginning with our signature 'Xiangtu Jingmai' cake, we follow leaf type, fermentation and storage styles back several decades to the 1970s beginning of shoucha. A thorough initiation into the art of transformation.

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  • 2023 Theasophie 'P'u Ming'
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  • 2015 Theasophie 'Xiangtu Jingmai'
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  • 2014 Theasophie 'Original Ecology'
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  • (NV) Theasophie 'Chennian Xiangtu'
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  • 2006 Menghai Mini-tuo
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  • 2002 CNNP 'White Needle, Golden Lotus'
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  • Rosewood Tea Knife
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  • Theasophie Gift Card
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  • 2000 Theasophie 'Lincang Tribute'
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  • 2000 Menghai Factory '7572'
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  • 1999 CNNP 'Original Ecology'
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  • 1998 Menghai Factory '7262'
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  • 1993 CNNP 'Original Ecology'
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  • 1990 CNNP 'White Needle, Golden Lotus'
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  • 1980s Menghai Factory 'Ginseng Fragrance'
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  • 1970s CNNP 'Cultural Revolution Brick'
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