Emeyu believes that tea carries with it an ancient wisdom that balances imperfections and focuses the mind. This philosophy of tea is irrevocably linked with subtlety of experience, the importance of ritual, relaxation and appreciation.
The name Emeyu encapsulates the essence of tea culture. The first part stems from the legendary Chinese mountain E Mei Shan; covered in mist and cloud, clear springs, pines and flowers, it is an inspiration of natural beauty and freshness that is home to over 20 Buddhist temples and famous for producing the most beautiful and fragrant tea.
The second part comes from the name of the ‘tea saint’, Lu Yu; a Chinese orphan who perfected his tea skills under the guidance of Buddhist monks, wrote the first book on tea, became the Emperor’s favourite tea master and, after his death, a saint to whom tea farmers still pray. Lu Yu is a by-word for expertise, taste and luxury. His legendary book provides recommendations for seeking out the best water and recognising the finest leaves, and the quality of his service for the emperor remains unsurpassed.
Emeyu’s approach to sourcing, brewing and storing its loose tea embodies all of these qualities.