The beginning of Lao Kombucha goes all the way back to 2013, when Jonathan flew to China for a period of nine months. His goal: intensive training in a martial arts school. After a few weeks of intense physical stress, his body finally begins to get used to this new rhythm of life and he ultimately decides to take a little break and visit the surrounding area. In the small town of Muping, he discovers an ancestral Tea House. Back in Quebec, Jonathan used to consume tea as a go-to drink everyday, but without really paying attention to it. Thus, while talking with the owner of the tea house, Zhang Wei, he learned a lot about the subject: all the tea families, the terroirs, as well as tea production and consumption techniques.