Today, the Bulang are more conscious than ever of their privilege and responsibility of ensuring the continuity of these forest tea plants by planting under the forest, which also involves protecting the species that surround them, because it is this ecosystem and not just the variety of the trees themselves that promotes the growth of leaves that are used to make
one of the most coveted teas in the world: genuine Pu’er forest tea.
"Our ancestors bequeathed us a legacy that we take pride in respecting: ‘I pass on this fertile soil and these forest tea plants. You must tend to them and protect them at all costs in order to pass them down to future generations and never let them perish’."
Mr Su GuoWen, Prince of the Bulang people