When you’re a tea nerd like me, sometimes the best way to find new discoveries is just to camp out on social media and . . . lurk. Facebook is the perfect place for this totally-not-creepy behavior because of the myriad of tea groups out there. Even some specifically geared toward the practice of tea growing. A lot of my knowledge about tea growers in the United States came from such [totally normal!]
lurking perusal. Such as this series of photos posted by a grower local to me, David Hathaway:
Apparently, there was a tea farm in Virginia, and it completely escaped my notice.