Ken Stoltzfus, co-founder of Lancaster County-based Terrace Bloom Tea Co., pours a sample during a product demonstration at Stauffers of Kissel Hill supermarket in Rohrerstown. – (Photo / Amy Spangler)
“It might be hard to see similarities between China’s Yunnan province and Lancaster County. The connection between Columbia, Pa., and China is even harder to imagine.
“But because of a Lancaster County native with close ties to China, local tea drinkers are impacting the economy of villages in Yunnan.
“Hand-picked tea is imported from those villages to Terrace Bloom Tea Co., a startup in Columbia, and sold at retail outlets throughout Central Pennsylvania and New Jersey.”