Holy Mountain Trading Company


At Holy Mountain, we’ve searched the world to bring you the finest selection of rare full-leaf loose teas for sale from China, Japan, India, Nepal and other countries. These fine full-leaf gourmet teas offer a wealth of flavorful experiences that enhance your everyday meals, carry you through stressful days, and soothe the spirit. Choose from our selected varieties of loose leaf green teas, black teas, organic teas, and herbal teas to suit your taste and your mood.

Rare Teas

Tea ratings & terms, tea brewing & in-depth articles by expert tea tasters

Tea and Health

Health benefits of tea, tea and caffeine, & the latest medical research

Asian Tea Ware

Yixing ware, Taiwanese ceramic teapots, jade tea ware & Japanese cast-iron tetsubin

Japanese Tea Gardens

In USA & Japan, & tradition & innovation in Japanese garden design

Art Galleries

Galleries of tea art, Japanese tea ceramics of Richard Milgrim, & Sigiriya Maidens of Sri Lanka

Gods and Goddesses

Legends of Hindu & Buddhist deities

Cultural Traditions

Insight into other people’s way of life & beliefs

Holy Mountains of the World

Spiritual mountains sacred to the world’s religions

Asian Astrology

Predictions for the Lunar New Year & horoscopes for Chinese astrology signs

Earth’s greatest travel rush starts in China

On February 1st the largest annual human migration on the planet began in China with the commencement of chunyun, the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush. Between February 1 and March 12, about 2.98 billion trips are expected to be made as hundreds of millions of Chinese cram onto trains, buses, airplanes and boats to return to their hometowns for Chinese New Year, or use the week-long holiday for travel.

trips during chunyun, the 40-day Spring Festival travel rush


Of travellers take the bus

Additional high-speed trains per 100,000 extra passengers daily

People will use ride-sharing services to get home this year

Year of the Earth Dog

A good year, but tiring

The Year of the Earth Dog will see the inception of all things advance but it also will create increased pressure and stress.

More parties and celebrations

There will be new business opportunities, increased cash flow, and the time to build a good reputation and a high social status.

A superb time to wed

The Year of the Dog is particularly auspicious for weddings.

A great year for making money

Assertiveness is required to make appropriate decisions that don’t come back to bite you, and moderation is advised in family matters.

Health concerns are highlighted

The Year of the Dog is the ideal time to start eating healthy, doing exercise and getting rid of bad habits.

Lucky numbers, flowers and colors

Generally, lucky numbers this year are 9, 3 and 4. Lucky flowers are roses and cymbidium orchids. The best colors to choose are green, yellow and purple.