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A COMMON DESTINY

At the beginning, one man's dream. Over time, a utopia made a reality.  

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It took the magic of meetings, established relationships, a magnificent
location, shared values and a lot of synchronicity to light the spark.
Laurent Boillot, CEO of CHA LING

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JOSEF MARGRAF

 

A German biologist known for his work on biodiversity, Josef Margraf had the privilege of an incredible adventure in the 21st century: he discovered an unknown land, where tea plants grew protected from all pollution.  


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MINGUO-LI MARGRAF

Becoming a pioneer alongside her husband by introducing a new method of protecting the last of our forests, she developed and marketed natural products and remedies made from local plants to recipes in Traditional Chinese Medicine.

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LAURENT BOILLOT


Passionate about Chinese culture, an aesthetic soul and a nature lover, CEO of Guerlain (LVMH Group) Laurent Boillot first met Josef and Minguo-Li on a trip to China. Like them, he was astounded by the extraordinary beauty of the rainforest, “where the unexpected grows constantly”, the simplicity of local objects and the purity of the ceramics.  


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