We were happy to be able to have sourced this incredible Mao Cha. The material come from Gu Shu trees in Bai Ying Shan (2019). You can expect something special. The dried leaves have a fair aroma of apricot fruit. Flavour is typical Baiying, sweetness, mineral notes, a sweet aftertaste that carries and a smooth consistency. That’s all good! It’s the feeling of this tea that’s truly special. The feeling itself is extremely meditative, not harsh or energetic but quite aggressive and forceful in its relaxing nature. Simply put, very intoxicating Cha Chi experience.
This tea is a flagship among jasmine teas. An accurate translation of the name is 'Snowflakes Drifting into Emerald Pond', a description for floating jasmine flowers in the green brew. An excellent organic Qing Ming Mao Feng was selected as a base material. At the end of Summer during the hottest days (when the jasmine has the best fragrance), it was scented with fresh jasmine bud for five to seven times.
Dian Hong black tea, also known as Yunnan black, is one of China’s most famous black teas. This Golden Tip Dian Hong has lots of flowery orange pekoe and orange pekoe grade leaves along the dry leaves, and brews up with an absolutely lovely rich taste and aroma. This hand-picked and manually-produced tea is made from the buds and leaves of the Yunnan large-leaf variety of tea trees.
The silver-tipped leaves of this first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.
Rooibos can be translated loosely as “red bush”, which is a slightly misleading name, since this plant is green with yellow flowers. It is evident that this does not refer to the tea, nevertheless it is frequently associated with the tea due to the similar preparation method and certain shared medicinal properties such as antioxidant effects. The Rooibos plant, which with only few exceptions grows exclusively in South Africa, gains its typical red colour during the oxidation process, during which the typical sweet taste of this “non-tea” is formed.
Kamairicha 釜炒り茶 is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas.
This middle oxidized Oolong is a remarkable example of terroir driven, single cultivar tea at its best. From the mountains of Shimizu, Koushun is a single cultivar, middle oxidized Oolong with all the attributes of mountainside tea: an exotic and enticing aroma, beautifully rolled needle shaped leaves and a pure color of a brew.
Our Huang Da Cha comes from Shi Gu Tea Garden, located in Guihua Village, with an altitudes around 1050 meters. There is a 1200-year-old osmanthus tree, which is the oldest osmanthus tree in China. Every year during the blooming season, a faint smell of sweet-scented osmanthus flowers will pervades in the whole village. They say, this old Gui Hua tree gives a special flavour to all tea trees in the area. Thanks to high mountains, dense fogs and high air humidity this area is a perfect environment for an eco-garden like Shi Gu.
Dragon Well green tea (Long Jing) is commonly regarded as one of China's top ten teas, and is often served to visiting heads of state. During the Ming Dynasty, it became very popular and during the reign of Emperor Shunzhi in the Qing Dynasty, the Emperor’s love for this tea meant that it was frequently presented by petitioners as a royal tribute.
High mountain black tea from Shanlinxi is simply divine. If you indulge in the pleasures of high-mountian oolongs, you must try this tea. You will experience the same expansive liveliness where tangy stone fruit notes (peach, cherry) will dominate with hints of fresh vanilla and wintergreen freshness. The body is suave with very supple and silky tannins but what surprises is the most pleasant long aftertaste that simply lures you to not stop drinking it!