Meet the Producer
One of the first things you’ll notice about Mr. Luo is his infectious enthusiasm. He loves tea, loves sharing his knowledge and gardens and loves finding new ways of making tea well. It makes sense, as he used to moonlight as a tour guide for his own tea gardens. Now that his productions are being decorated by TRES and Taiwan’s new scoring rubric TAGs, his renown has grown steadily. Not content with old stock, he has begun growing nearly every new TRES catalog addition: #22, #23, #24, and, surely soon, #25. For extremely young plants from avant garde varieties, the results are mature and complex. Mr. Luo grows organically, with a mindfulness first for the ecology of his surroundings and has even begun reclaiming a few abandoned gardens on Shan Lin Xi, converting them back to organic.