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Love Between Jingmai and Burgundy

The 1st Romantic Novel about Tea&Wine: The Books for Your Loved

This is the first romantic novel about French wine and Pu'er Tea, it is a handbook that you can learn about wine and tea, the cultural landscapes you will dream of, and three love stories you will be touched by 🍷🎁


In the face of a large number of reference books on tea culture, how to promote Yunnan Pu'er tea culture with Jingmai Mountains centered, has brought the values of the author's writing. Since 2019, the author has been mainly engaged in tea training in English, tutoring international tea lovers, and mirroring the perspective of wine. Therefore, after several years of polishing, the writing perspective emerged bit by bit and was finally completed "Love in Burgundy"  in December 2021 and "Love in Jingmai Mountain" in 2023, which are twin works.

Love in Burgundy

"Love in Burgundy" is about stories mainly happenned in Burgundy, France. It is based on the love story between Thierra and Misu. It is a great love for French wine and Chinese Pu'er tea, as well as a decent love for the land that gives birth to wonderful things. This book uses an almost line-drawing technique to outline the romance between a man and a woman concisely but with colorful and warm brushes. It focuses on the past and present life of wine and Pu'er tea, as well as the tasting enjoyment, and uses delicate meticulous painting techniques to promote Chinese Pu'er tea and popularize wine culture by the whole romantic novel!


Preface by LiHang
             Founder of China Sommelier Academy

China is the origin of world tea. Tea culture has been deeply integrated into Chinese people's lives and has become an important carrier of inheriting Chinese culture. And wine has a history of thousands of years in Europe. France is the center of European wine culture, and Burgundy is a prestigious production region that wine lovers yearn for. Tea and wine are not incompatible. You can drink wine with close friends thousand cups, or drink tea and savor life.

Through the twelve chapters of this book, following the perspective of Thierra and Misu, wine and tea served as a bridge to integrate groups beyond cultures, ages, and genders. By connecting the knowledge of wine and tea through observation, experience, and dialogue, you can not only learn about viticulture, processing, and wine serving but also study China's tea culture in an international language. This is a rare book, creating the dialogues between tea and wine, and experiencing the exchange and resonance between East and West in culture and lifestyle.

This book takes the acquaintance, encounter, and love of Thierra and Misu as clues, leading us to appreciate the scenery and regional culture in Burgundy. Both Burgundy wine and Pu'er tea pay great attention to "terroir". Terroir refers to the sum of all environmental factors in the area where grape vines or tea trees grow, including geographical environment, soil, climate, weather, and other factors. Due to the differences in altitude, soil, microclimate, and other factors in each small production area, wine and tea produced in different places will have varied flavors and prices. The chapters introduce how historically monks would divide different plots by personally tasting the soil, which they passed down from generation to generation.

This book is different from the many books I have seen before which explain the Burgundy production area and the local "terroir". It tells us more comprehensively about the "customs". Gifted by nature, there are also hard-working people, including devout winemakers, and winery owners who love this land. The family wine vineyard is of great significance to them, carrying their memories, family inheritance, elders’ kindness, and love for the land. Tea and wine have their own merits, but the human factor is indispensable. Tea makers and winemakers inject soul into them, and they are both embodiments of the craftsmanship spirit. Misu has learned the essence of producing high-quality Burgundy wine and Pu'er tea, the fruits of exploring nature, understanding nature and respecting nature, and the crystallization of heaven, earth, and man.

In the book, Misu holds attentively each tea party with foreign friends. The environment, tables, and utensils are all prepared with a sense of ceremony. Every time, it is a grand meeting of ideas for cultural exchange between the East and the West, using tea as a matchmaker and making friends through it. The continuous integration in the process of communication has shortened the distance between people. During the tea and wine conversation, Thierra and Misu get to understand each other better, and their relationship is fermenting step by step.

Civilizations communicate between diversities, and learn from each other through exchanges, mutual learning then achieves development, therefore, development promotes the diversity of human civilization. "Love in Burgundy" shows the timeless fragrance of tea, implying the subtlety and humbleness of the East; The fragrance of wine overflows, which coincides with the enthusiasm and unrestrainedness of the West. These two drinks represent two different ways of savoring life and interpreting the world. I hope that more works like this will be available, accelerate the internationalization of Chinese tea, and Chinese tea will be better and more comprehensively understood by the whole world.


Mr Li Lang 

Principle of Wine Academy
Founder of IFW Center

Master of Chinese Sommelier

May 14, 2023

Love in Jingmai

" Love in Jingmai Mountains" is mainly happening in Jingmai Mountain. It is the marathon love between Thierra and Misu in the post-epidemic era. This book continues the love between the two as the main line, uses the time and space sequence of the story development as the logic, and delicately describes the customs and culture of Jingmai Mountains and the charm of Jingmai ancient tea in a life-like way. Whether it is the protagonist or every other character in the play, they are vivid, both derived from life while higher than life. Through flesh-and-blood descriptions, it shows the inspirational spirit of contemporary young people to conquer difficulties and never compromises in the face of them and also conveys to everyone that shows the unique customs of Jingmai Mountain, the only tea cultural heritage site in the world.


Preface by Hongjie Zhou
             Professor of  Yunnan Agriculture University

"Pu'er tea from China, Jingmai Mountians for the world". Here, there are trees and forests, the deep tranquility of the original dense forest, the sea of clouds rising and falling in the mountains with the morning light, the long-standing ancient villages, Buddhist temples, and the vigorous tea trees, all of which outline the most beautiful scenery of Jingmai Mountains. The people of Jingmai Mountain have lived on the mountain for generations and maintained contiguous tea forests. As time passes, Jingmai Tea Mountains has a tea history of thousands of years. Such a completed ancient tea forest cultural landscape has been preserved, allowing Jingmai Mountains to apply for World Heritage successfully. It is also destined that the Jingmai Mountains will become the "Window to the World " of Pu'er tea culture and the "Tea Tree Kingdom". Pu'er tea is the emblem of Chinese culture. In Jingmai Mountain, the mountain has not changed, the tea trees are greener, and the ancient villages are more intoxicating. With a cup of fragrant tea, you can travel to the tea mountain every year.

The book contains twenty-one chapters, and each chapter follows the perspective of Misu. While exploring the secrets of the ancient tea forest in Jingmai Mountain, she also feels the unique folk customs of local ethnic minorities and the Pu'er tea culture that has been passed down for thousands of years. Flipping through the book, which smells of tea, and following the protagonists along the storyline, readers are shown that every plant and tree in Jingmai Mountain is full of love. The Bulang people have a tea ancestral temple -- Aileng Temple and the Dai people also have a tea temple, whose tea ancestor is called Zhao Nuo La. For thousands of years, people of all ethnic groups in the Jingmai Mountains have lived in harmony and thrived with tea for generations, demonstrating the simple ecological ethics and wisdom of harmony between man and nature, and harmony between people. It is worth visiting a holy place in the eyes of tea drinkers around the world, tasting tea, and diving deep into the ancient tea forest. The protagonists taste the moonlight white, sun-dried black tea, raw Pu'er tea, ripe Pu'er tea of Jingmai Mountain, etc, and compare them with French wine to show that Pu'er tea's aging potential, it becomes mellow, soft, and smooth with time, truly as the appreciated life.

In the book, Misu says, "If tea is a kind of music, then other teas are pop music, simple and easy to understand; while different styles of Pu'er tea are classical music or symphonies of different musicians, although it takes some time to fall in love with it, once you get into it, you won’t be able to put it down.” It is true that the charm of Pu'er tea can only be experienced by personal experience. Regardless of nationality, men, women, old or young, Pu'er tea is life, and Pu'er tea is love.

"Love in Jingmai Mountain" is based on the love between Misu and Thierra. The heroine met and fell in love with Thierra in a foreign country, and then reunited cordially after returning to China for a long time. The story is like Jingmai's tea and French wine. The story uses Jingmai Mountain Pu'er tea as a medium, by describing the ecology, nature, folk customs, history, and culture of Jingmai Mountain and many other elements, the story of a love and tea trip between a Chinese and a French man is fermenting till the happy ending, which is connected with wonderful descriptions and unique insights about Pu'er tea from different perspectives. The ups and downs and progress of tea also promote the concept and realm of harmonious coexistence between man and nature, and the inseparability of man and tea.

This book is about Misu and Thierra truly understanding each other and actively integrating into the place where each other lives, regardless of each other's nationality, identity, living environment, culture, language, and other differences. The love between them has long been beyond nationalities. Misu met Thierra in France and fell in love with each other in Jingmai Mountain in China. The moment Misu took Thierra to explore the rich forest of Jingmai Mountain, she already regarded them as family members and shared her secret holy place. Just as the people of all ethnic groups in Jingmai Mountain coexist harmoniously, Thirra, as a foreigner, is experiencing the local ethnic culture. At the same time, it also represents the imprint of one's own country and the mutual tolerance of Jingmai Mountain. This is what nature has given us humans to pursue beauty and seek common ground while reserving differences.
























"Love in Jingmai Mountain" uses a tea leaf as a bridge connecting China and France. At the beginning of the epidemic, through the perspective of the protagonist, the world can see China's socio-economic recovery and development and the efforts made to protect the natural ancient tea forests. It is a book that conveys the concept of the natural harmony of Pu'er as a world tea garden among tea trees. The ancient tea forest cultural landscape that Jingmai Mountain continues to inherit and is always fresh will reappear the glory of Pu'er tea culture on a new stage. This book was conceived with great concentration and is committed to finding the balance between modernity and tradition, so that tea culture can play a very good starting role in the development of traditional Chinese culture with a brand-new role.

The completion of "Love in Jingmai Mountain" coincides with the success of the UNESCO heritage, it shows the complete cultural landscape of the ancient tea forest in Jingmai Mountains and delivers the concept of harmonious coexistence between man and nature and man and tea. The simple concept has important contemporary value and has high historical, humanistic, and ecological value. She not only has the profound intention to spread Pu'er tea culture to the world and promote Sino-French exchanges but also has the belief to always convey, promote, disseminate, and show the charm of Pu'er tea. The publication of this book will play a huge positive role in the inheritance of China's excellent traditional culture. Pu'er tea culture has been full of vitality from thousands of years ago to today and has become a new and unique cultural symbol of Chinese tea culture. Let Jingmai Mountain truly go abroad and fragrant the world, become a shining namecard of world tea culture, and jointly witness the formation and development of tea culture in China's Lancang River Basin, the origin of the world's tea trees. We will always be looking forward and waiting here, welcoming people around the world to enter the perfect world of Pu'er tea and experience the beauty contained in Pu'er!



 Professor Zhou Hongjie
Yunnan Agricultural University
National Outstanding Teacher

                         May 6, 2023

Zhong Mei (Mabol), the author, ads the founder of "Discover Cha", loves wine and tea culture and has been committed to the dissemination of traditional Chinese culture for more than ten years. Such a positive and hard-working young tea lover, she wants to spread tea culture to the world, "Love in Jingmai Mountains" is a work she completed three years after the epidemic. In this book, she injected her unique understanding of tea and implemented it into the revelation of life. , a wonderful journey of natural exploration begins through the love story of an exotic couple. The love of Jingmai Mountains is not only the love between Thierra and Misu, but also the love for Jingmai Pu'er tea, attachment to Jingmai Mountains, nostalgia for friends, and nostalgia for parents. People are born in nature, take in nature, and love nature. Jingmai Mountains is not her hometown, but Misu has a reluctant love for Jingmai Mountains that is similar to her hometown. This is in line with people's most authentic fascination with nature. The whole book is relaxing and refreshing. Even if "love" has its ups and downs, the ice and snow will soon melt away and the love will bloom again. Reading the tea is like drinking the best Pu'er tea from Jingmai Mountain. It has the sweet charm of an orchid, the orchid fragrance is cinnamon-like, sweet and mellow, romance and elegance coexist, and spirit and humanity coexist.

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