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The Founder's Collection, 2023

The Founder's Collection, 2023

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An exclusive collection of beautiful, esoteric teas. Specially curated by Song Tea founder Peter Luong.

The Founder's Collection is a year-long 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. As a member, you will receive a shipment from the collection every other month, six times a year.

In celebration of Song’s 10-year anniversary, Volume 05 of The Founder’s Collection focuses on teas aged 10 years or more, which, throughout decades in careful storage, have taken on a terroir of time and place that unfurl and express in hot water. Over the course of six issues, we’ll dip into the Luong family’s personal archives, tasting teas that Peter’s parents have stored away in the early days of their traditional Chinatown apothecary, those from his travels over 20 years in the field, and treasures we’ve unearthed in caves, closest, and back rooms of tea makers in China and Taiwan. We’ll discuss history, tradition, cultivar and craftsmanship, and their role in the ongoing story of a living tea.

Using the same methods and process that Peter has relied on in the field for nearly two decades, we’ll cup each shipment of teas together, take notes, and share feedback in regular guided group tastings online. Tea is a drink to be shared with friends, wherever they may be. We hope you’ll join us as we embark on a journey across the globe.

Membership is limited to 50 participants.


Your first of six shipment will arrive in September 2023, barring shipment issues at origin. Price is inclusive of shipping.

Each issue of the collection includes a number of thoughtfully selected teas, along with brewing guidelines, 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 estimate 50-120 grams of tea per shipment. However, exact tea quantities may vary depending on the type and rarity of the tea in each shipment.

Interested to learn more about The Founder’s Collection? Discover Volumes 1-4 here, or send us an email at




Volume 05 Selections

Issue 01: Two Baozhongs: 2023 Pinglin Baozhong, Circa 1980's Wenshan Baozhong

Issue 02: 4 Aged Oolongs: 2013 Qing Xin, 2008 Qing Xin, 2003 Tieguanyin, 1998 Qing Xin 

Issue 03: Pu-erh P1: 2005 Yiwu, 2006 Bulang

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