YUN HAI – Afternoon Light
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You know when a company is built on such integrity and passion that you can sense it, or in this case, taste it? Yun Hai - meaning “sea of clouds,” is headquartered in Taichung, Taiwan, and New York City and is helmed by Lisa Cheng Smith, Lillian Lin, and Ivan Wu. Pantry items for Chinese and Taiwanese cooking burst with flavor, provenance, and good feeling and are sourced directly from artisans, farms, and soy sauce breweries in Taiwan. Terrain, technique, history, and humanity collide -- taste the flavor.

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We're hooked on those cheap bags of Trader Joe's dried fruits that we share with our toddlers too, but these aren't those. This sampler pack of delectable imports offers thick slices of dried rarities, preserved to perfection with each hunky, flavor-bursting bite offering a taste of Taiwan across four different fruits. Added bonus, Yun Hai works directly with farmers and farmer-owned coops in Taiwan to source, purchase, and package, intending to ease some of the dependency on trade with China (because you know they be acting up).