Welcome the year of Wood Element Dragon


As we celebrate the arrival of the Chinese New Year we step into the realm of the Wood Dragon. A combination of forces that symbolise growth, vitality and transformation. Let’s delve into how understanding the elemental aspect of the Chinese New Year specifically focusing on how the Wood Dragon can guide us towards personal growth and progress in the upcoming year.

Understanding the Wood Dragon…

The Wood Dragon embodies a fusion of the courageous and ambitious spirit of dragons, with the nurturing qualities associated with wood as an element. This unique combination encourages us to embrace change nurture our creativity and cultivate resilience as we embark on our journey of growth.

Areas to Focus on for Personal Growth…

Embracing Change; During this Wood Dragon year it is vital to welcome change as an opportunity for development and transformation. Instead of resisting change, we should adopt a mindset of flexibility and adaptability, seeking out new experiences and challenges that stretch our capabilities and broaden our horizons.

Cultivate Creativity…

The energy of wood is strongly associated with creativity and innovation. Throughout this year it is important for us to explore our potential in ways – be it, through artistic endeavours or problem solving approaches. By tapping into our instincts we can unlock fresh perspectives and find innovative solutions to old challenges.

Connect with Nature…

The Wood element is closely linked to nature representing growth, rejuvenation and vitality. Spending time outdoors engaging in activities like gardening or simply appreciating the beauty of the world can help us reconnect with our origins and recharge our energy. Nature acts as a source of inspiration and renewal fostering a sense of balance and harmony in our lives.

Setting Intentions…

As we enter a year influenced by the Wood Dragons energy it’s important to establish intentions for personal growth and development. Take time to reflect on your aspirations, values and priorities. Identify areas where you want to focus your energy and attention. By setting goals and intentions you can pave the way, toward a fulfilling life filled with purpose.

By embracing the power of change fostering creativity, building resilience connecting with the world and setting intentions, for growth we can embark on a transformative journey of self discovery and empowerment.

Thrive in 3 tea routine to harness Wood Dragon Energy…

While your tea is brewing set your intentions to achieve your goals. Start by finding a quiet and comfortable space where you can relax and focus without distractions. Close your eyes and take a few deep breaths to centre yourself and calm your mind. Inhale deeply through your nose, filling your lungs with air, and exhale slowly through your mouth, releasing any tension or stress.

Take a few moments to reflect on your goals and aspirations for personal growth this year. Consider what areas of your life you would like to improve or develop, whether it’s in your career, relationships, health, or personal development.

Write down your intentions, focusing on specific actions or changes you’d like to make in order to achieve your goals. Be as clear and specific as possible when setting your intentions.

Close your eyes and visualise yourself achieving these goals and intentions. Imagine how it would feel to be successful and fulfilled in each area you’ve chosen of your life. Allow yourself to experience the emotions of accomplishment as if you already achieved them.

Teas to honour Chinese New Year…

Choose from our range of exceptional Chinese Teas and welcome in Chinese New Year.

Dragonwell Delight 

Wood element green tea also known in China as Lung Ching or Longjing tea 龙井茶.  It’s name comes from an ancient well in the the area which contains particularly dense water. When it rains, the lighter droplets float above the well water and move and twist in a way that is supposed to resemble a Chinese dragon.

This tea is special to the area it’s grown in and it is only certified Dragonwell if it’s grown in the 65m² zone of the National Designated Protected Zone in the Zhejiang province. This mountainous area is cool, humid, rainy, and not too sunny. These conditions are perfect for growing the light, bright tea.

Pu’erh Green Beeng Cha

Green Elephant Beeng Cha Sheng, a tea that commemorates a remarkable journey undertaken by 16 wild elephants in the spring of 2021. This unique blend represents the beauty and significance of their expedition as they ventured from the wild ‘elephant valley’ in Xishuangbanna, heading south towards Kunming before retracing their steps homeward. In celebration of this historic event and the unveiling of a new elephant route, this pressed tea is a testament to the resilience and wonder of nature.

Vintage Yunnan Pu’erh

A true gem from the ancient tea gardens of Yunnan, China. Crafted with care and expertise, this exceptional tea offers a unique sensory experience that captivates connoisseurs and novices to Pu’Erh alike. The leaves of our Queen Vintage Yunnan Pu’Erh boast a captivating copper to brown hue, reflecting their maturity and quality. They are medium-sized, tightly twisted, and elongated, revealing the meticulous craftsmanship that goes into their production.

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