The Founder's Collection, 2019
An exclusive collection of beautiful, esoteric teas. Specially curated by Peter Luong
The Founder's Collection is a subscription series that takes members beyond Song's core teas. Sourced by Song's founder and tea buyer, Peter Luong, the collection features outstanding, unique, and enigmatic teas that are not available anywhere else.
Members of The Founder’s Collection will be placing their trust in Peter’s talent to scout out and determine the most exquisite teas during his Spring sourcing trip this year. Our aim is to assemble a set of teas outside the constraints of Song's core collection, teas that for reasons of scarcity, obscurity, cost or otherwise, do not fit within our broader line-up.
As you read this, Peter is live in the field, cupping and discussing hundreds of teas with local producers, and carefully curating this special collection.
Because we’re working on this series in real time, it’s important that we know exactly how much of each tea we will need to secure before Peter returns from Asia. Therefore, membership will be limited to 30 participants, and we will close registration on Sunday, April 21st at 8 pm PST. No additional Founder's Collections will be sold after April 21st.
As a member, you will receive a shipment from the collection every other month, six times a year. Your first shipment will arrive in June 2019. Price is inclusive of shipping.
Each shipment includes 1-2 carefully selected teas, along with brewing guidelines, tasting notes and flavor profiles, and a personal note from Peter detailing the origin of each tea, the story of how he found it, and why it made the cut for the collection.
We are aiming to have approximately 120 grams of tea per shipment. However, exact tea quantities may vary depending on the type and rarity of the tea in each shipment.
Volume 01 Selections
Issue 01: YELLOW IS THE NEW GREEN: Golden Baicha, Golden Dragonwell
Issue 02: TRUE ROCK TEA: Huiyuan Keng Beidou, Jiulong Ke Rougui, Tianxin Yan Shuixian
Issue 03: A TASTE OF THE PAST: Dayuling (2009), Buddha's Hand (1979)
Issue 04: OUR CONTRIBUTION: 9 Day Fired Oolong, Mr.+Mrs. Chen's Original, Refired
Issue 05: AN AGED TEA FOR A NEW YEAR: 1997 Gong Ting Pu-erh
Issue 06: EPONYMOUS: Old Grove Song Cultivar
More familiar with our old quantities? Here’s the conversion:
|Metric quantities||Ounce equivalent||Servings|
|30 grams (new size!)||1.05 oz.||5-8|
|60 grams||2.10 oz.||10-15|
|120 grams||4.20 oz.||20-30|
|240 grams||8.46 oz.||40-60|