The term “Handcrafted tea” may seem like a misnomer if you are unfamiliar with this ancient art form from China.  Perhaps “sculpted tea” is more descriptive of the lovely hand shaped tea leaves from the Yunan and Fujian provinces of China.  Handcrafted tea is made by rolling and shaping tea leaves into stars and other shapes.  This techniques was likely first used in order to extend the shelf life of the tea leaves, but is now enjoyed by people around the world for the delicate beauty and craftsmanship.  Most handmade teas are made from green tea leaves and are known for their strong flavor.