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Tri Shan, a Visit With the Founder of the Community.


My experience visiting the Baiyue tea community with my host Tri Shan was one of the most enriching and unforgettable experiences of my life.

Tri Shan was a warm and gracious host who had grown up in the area and was intimately familiar with the culture and traditions of the Baiyue people. He was passionate about sharing his knowledge with others and had dedicated his life to promoting the beauty and richness of the Baiyue tea community to a wider audience.

When we arrived in Ha Giang, Tri Shan greeted us with a warm smile and a cup of freshly brewed Pu Ehr Tea. He explained the history and culture of the Baiyue people and gave us a brief overview of what we could expect during our visit.

We started our journey by hiking through the lush green hills to a nearby tea plantation. Tri Shan pointed out the various plants and trees along the way, explaining their medicinal properties and cultural significance. He also shared stories about his own childhood and the traditions that he had grown up with.

As we arrived at the tea plantation, we were greeted by the tea masters who were busy picking and sorting the tea leaves. They welcomed us warmly and invited us to observe the tea-making process. Tri Shan translated for us, helping us to understand the nuances and intricacies of the craft.

We watched in awe as the tea masters worked quickly and efficiently, using traditional methods to pick, sort, and roast the tea leaves. They were clearly experts in their field, with years of experience guiding their every move.

After watching the tea-making process, we were invited to join the tea masters and their apprentices for a traditional tea ceremony. Tri Shan helped us to understand the meaning behind each ritual and guided us through the ceremony with grace and respect.

As we sipped the tea, Tri Shan continued to share his knowledge and passion for the Baiyue culture. He explained the importance of preserving traditional knowledge and practices, and the challenges that the community faced in doing so. He also spoke about the role that tea played in the local economy and the impact that it had on the lives of the Baiyue people (you can find more info on this topic in the social life category).

Throughout our visit, Tri Shan was a gracious and knowledgeable guide who went above and beyond to make our experience memorable and educational. He took the time to answer our questions, share stories, and foster a deep appreciation for the beauty and richness of the Baiyue culture.

As we said goodbye to Tri Shan and the Baiyue tea community, we felt grateful and inspired by the depth of knowledge and passion that he had shared with us. Our visit had not only deepened our understanding of the Baiyue culture, but it had also left us with a profound respect for the people and traditions that make up this unique and vibrant community.


A few of the tea products Tri Shan and his team create.


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