Joe's passion for tea drew him to Yunnan, China, where he fell in love with the region's beautiful landscape, the people, and of course their wonderfully crafted tea. This set in motion a trek across Asia in search of the world's finest tea gardens. Along the way, Aera Tea was born.
When he's not tasting tea, Joe enjoys finding new trails to hike and searching for the next tea garden to explore.
Photo caption: tea garden in Ilam, Nepal