We champion female-led enterprises, and many of the tea farms we work with are run by women, like the Wu sisters in Nantou, Taiwan. They are second-generation Red Jade tea growers whose patriarch played a critical role in a small tea revolution that took place almost a century ago.
Katie Yen leads an all-female organic farm in Yuchi Village, Taiwan, home to the famous Sun Moon Lake. After her farm was made inaccessible for a year by an earthquake two decades ago, she discovered the tea plants had developed a more intense flavour. So she chose to keep the farm entirely organic—a much more challenging path to take.