Donnie

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Yes, We Use Machenery.

Yesterday we had 173 hits on this web site.  That is amazing because I don't even know 172 people but I am glad they are finding the Fairhope Tea Plantation interesting.  Also, everyday I get phone calls, emails and text from all over the USA, and a bit from around the world.  They are very [...]

2020-04-16T19:25:21+00:00 April 16th, 2020|

Yellow Tea

This past October when Mr Weijin visited our farm he told me how to make yellow tea.  So I ran a batch.  Here you can see it compared to our black tea and there is quite a color difference as well as a taste difference.  It taste like white tea to me, very light and [...]

2020-03-23T20:15:47+00:00 March 23rd, 2020|

First Flush Baby-bud

Isn't this pretty! This is the first batch of tea for 2020. I call it shade grown baby bud. It is very favorable and rather strong for shade grown. With global warming this has come a couple weeks early this year. I already have plucked another batch after this one with many more pickings to come. I am still sold out of tea and likely will not bag these early batches but save for special occasions, like when all our family comes over for our annual Easter Egg Hunt. All the bushes are budding out now and it will be soon I take the "NO TOURS TODAY" sign off my driveway. My neighbors think it is because of the COVID-19!

2020-03-19T17:41:08+00:00 March 19th, 2020|

SOLD OUT!

    In the past 30 years I have never  SOLD  OUT  of tea.  I made just under 200 pounds of tea this past year which is twice what I did the year before.  This past September I was sitting on 120 pounds and only having a tea party for guests once a week.  I thought [...]

2020-02-28T19:28:04+00:00 February 28th, 2020|

Dead of Winter

Yes, it is the "dead of winter" here even though it is 70 degrees outside.  We are not picking tea now but are involved in many tea field activities, almost every day.  It is like a Christmas tree farm that is active all year and not just at Christmas time. We are doing lots of [...]

2020-02-06T01:09:52+00:00 February 4th, 2020|