My name is Lon Higginbotham and I started Spiritwood Tea Collective as a way to share the amazing teas I discover on my tea journey. As a lifelong student of tea, I strive to spread awareness of tea practice, culture, history, and of course, how to recognize and appreciate fine teas. It is my sincere hope that everyone who loves tea has a chance to experience the joy of gushu tea. Taiwan, where we are based, is a perfect place from which to carry out our mission. For hundreds of years the island has had a rich tea culture, a bustling tea trade, and ideal conditions for the storage of pu er tea. Follow along as we seek to uncover the next treasure...
What is Gushu?
古樹 (gǔ shù) simply means ancient tree. Here at Spiritwood, you will only find tea leaves sourced from ancient trees in the remote mountains of Yunnan, China. We believe the best tea comes from big, happy trees with deep roots.
Great care has been taken to preserve the natural essence of the leaves. All our tea leaves are sun dried and hand crafted using traditional techniques.
Who are we?
The hunt for gushu is essentially the hunt for the world's most natural tea. Experience the simple joy of tasting a tree that knows only sunshine, rain, mountain air and the spread of deep, deep roots.