Pursuing authenticity, transparancy and fairness, Respekt Team visited the tea farm in mid April 2015.
Respekt Q：The tea farmer in Suzhou growing Biluochun told us that they cannot stop using chemical pesticide as the pest attack is serious and damging the tea, how could your tea farm here not using chemical pesticide？
Xitou A：It is a matter of eco system, we do have pest attack, but not serious as damaging the tea. You can see the trace of pest attack from the te leaves, but it doesn't cause huge problem of productivity. There are a lot of birds eating the worm and pest and not all pest are not good.
Respekt team don't feel a question of using chemical fertilizer is essential as the river around is extreme clear and clean, they become already a big temptation for the team to use such natural water brewing the tea. It is obvious if toxic chemical fertilizer is used.
Chinese Wisdom: Beautiful Mountain and Natural Water nurture Best tea
One of the key value of a cup of green tea is the quantity of tea buds, the more tea buds in a cup, the tea will taste clearer and fresher . It is why 1 bud 1 leaf and 1 bud 2-3 leaves are in different price and it tastes differently. Respekt talked to the tea farmers and workers and want to share with you their knowledge.
Respekt Q: how many tea buds could be picked in one morning by one farmer?
Tea Farmer A: about 200-400gram and about 3000-6000 tea buds. Our tea buds do not look as beautiful as those conventional tea (those using chemical fertilizer and pesticide), because our tea grows naturally. It is what the heaven send to us.
Respekt Q: Do you like your tea?
Farmers A: Very much, as it is safe. However, we prefer those with more leaves, such as 2-4 leaves, it tastes stronger. May be we are not poetic enough to appreciate the professional measurement. (laughing)
仁悅婺綠是公平貿易茶，究竟是什意思呢？ 就是除了附上不剝削農民的合理價格，更有社會發展基金，婺源溪頭茶中的社會發展基金，已經用在投入新廠房建設和提供獎學金給當地農民子弟。 所以你的每一分錢，花在仁悅茶中，也是超值的。
What does it really mean when Respekt Wulv is sourced from fair trade certified tea farm? Respekt Tea is valued more than a cup of tea because it paid the social premium. Fair trade social premium collected from Wuyuan Xitou tea farm helped is to build a new tea processing factory and to issue scholarships for students.