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2014 Year of the Horse Design Contest!

Welcome everyone to 2014, the Year of the Horse! Last year was a great success with many excellent contributions!

To sweeten the pot a bit we will be offering a 1st, 2nd and 3rd and 4th price for the best designs!

1st prize: $250.00 USD credit voucher for use on Yunnan Sourcing dot com (or dot us) website!
2nd prize: $150.00 USD credit voucher for use on Yunnan Sourcing dot com (or dot us) website!
3rd prize: $100.00 USD credit voucher for use on Yunnan Sourcing dot com (or dot us) website!
4th prize: $50.00 USD credit voucher for use on Yunnan Sourcing dot com (or dot us) website!

Please submit all designs no later than March 5th. We will announce winners on this blog, and via twitter, vk and facebook (of course we will email winners directly) no later than March 5th.

1. Designs should be done in either Photoshop or Illustrator 300 DPI. Other formats may be OK, but would prefer these two formats. Also provide us with a JPEG or PDF format version of the design so we can easily compare and preview.
2. Any fonts used should be included with your submission.
3. Design must prominently feature these characters “云之源”
4. Bonus for hand drawn lettering or illustrations.
5. Bonus for inclusion of a horse (character or image) in the design
6. Keep design to three colors (or black and white). No mixing / gradient of colors as this won’t print well on the hand-made white paper we plan to use.

We reserve the right to:

1. Change the fonts or design features of your design before we print the wrapper.
2. Add additional information, such as our logo, hand stamp seal, net weight of the tea cake, QS information (back) and QR code (back) to the wrapper, or anything else
3. Retain right to use as we see fit, now and into the future!
4. If you like we can feature your name and “Designed by” on the back of wrapper when we print it.

Thanks and good luck, if you have any questions email me at scott at yunnansourcing d0t com!

– Scott

Our 2010 Early Spring Yi Wu Mountain Gua Feng Zhai sample press has arrived!

It’s great to hold this tea in my hands for the first time! After enjoying the Mao cha over the last few weeks its exciting to see the sample press!

Gua Feng Zhai is a small village in the Yi Wu Mountains right near the Laos-Yunnan border.  It is well known for it’s wild arbor teas that carry a special aroma and age with an incredible textured grace.  We were able to secure just 50 kilos in total of this rare tea.

We plan to stone-press as a 250 gram cake with this wrapper style…

– Scott