This special black tea comes from Guilin, a prefecture-level city in the northeast of China's Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region. It is a hand-picked Autumn harvested black tea processed with sun-drying technique (Shai Hong 晒红). This is a strong black tea with plenty of depth and complexity that will age wonderfully, developing honey sweetness and earthy spice character after just a few years. The addition of osmanthus flowers adds a unique apricot fruit and butter character to the honey and mineral sweet of the black tea.
Our White Monkey comes from Tongren, a small city known as the "gateway to eastern Guizhou". You can find it in the junction of Guizhou Province and Hunan Province. Early in the morning within the first two weeks of the new season's tea growth, around late March time, the top two leaves and bud are carefully plucked from the bushes. The tea leaves still have the 'hairy down' on them and when gently steamed and dried they become a truly superb green tea. A pale infusion offers a pure, delicate, velvety flavour. You can enjoy a truly delicate taste with a slight trace of honey notes. The tangible astringency sits mid-tongue, balanced with a natural green sweetness that lingers pleasantly long after the cup is finished.
Shui Xian is the most traditional tea cultivar in Wuyi. In Wuyi, there is a saying, 醇厚不过水仙 - No better taste than Shui Xian. Especially for the Lao Cong Shui Xian, the main word to describe its special quality character is "Sweet". The kind of sweetness which is pure and clear with no confusing flavors. The three-stage charcoal roasting makes the tea ending up with mature sweetness, accompanied by a mellow coffee like flavor. And the old trees (Lao Cong 老枞) grown ecologically add a delicate mature complexity and overall energy (Cha Chi 茶气). Truly amazing tea.
The material for this amazing Sheng Pu-erh comes 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.
Our Bing Dao Sheng Pu-erh Cake (冰岛生饼) is a raw pu-erh cake that comes from Bing Dao (冰岛) Village located high in the mountains not far from Mengku. The 200 g cakes are hand pressed from leaves picked from ancient arbor trees grown at an altitude over metres. These are fully grown tall tea trees that are 200-300 years old and being of this age are very suitable for producing high quality sheng pu-erh. Cake releases a pleasant fruity aroma. The clear and bright golden liquor has a light fruity aroma. The taste is smooth, with fruity plum and creamy cereal notes. There is already a good amount of sweetness in this tea even though it has not been aged for a long time.
Our premium mini tuo cha are made from Simao fermented ripe pu-erh. These are about 4-5 grams each. They are based on seed growing Yunnan big leaf mixed cultivar Qun Ti Zhong. The brewed liquor is a lovely deep red color and the flavor is rich, sweet and smooth. This is a great drink for a dry throat , after a heavy meal, or just for enjoyment alone! Our ripe Pu-erh teas are well-known for their balanced flavor, sweet after-taste and complex flavor. A great choice for an everyday drinking ripe pu-erh tea.
An organically grown white tea from Simao in Yunnan Province in China. It was harvested by hand at an altitude of about 1500-1600 m above sea level, a bud and one to two leaves plucking style. The fragrance of the dry tea leaves is fresh and the infusion tastes smooth, sweet and soft with nutty tones and a subtle florality. The aroma and texture of this tea reminds one of an aged white tea.
Our Ai Jiao Oolong does not come from Wuyi but Baise of Guangxi. It grows at altitude of almost 2000 meters in separation from all kinds of pollution, both industrial or human. What makes this tea so special is the fact that the tea hill is actually a volcano which is still considered active. The volcanic soil gives tea bushes very special attributes in terms of health benefits as well as taste. The high elevation and volcanic soil impart a sweet taste and fragrant aroma highly valued by Oolong tea connoisseurs.
This cake is based on sun-dried arbor material from Matai 马台乡 village in Lincang. Two leaves and one bud were picked up in early April. Medium stone pressed in a local small factory. Intensive and typical fragance of Mengku teas. The tea soup is golden and clean, thick and full, stimulating in mouth and throat. Very pleasant tea with excellent quality/price ratio!
Chun Hao tea is a high grade green tea type that comes from the Fujian province of China. Chun hao tea has a sweet scent as it comes infused with jasmine flowers. The jasmine flowers lend it a floral flavor while accentuating its natural toasty taste.
Shui Xian, often spelled as Shui Hsien, which literally means Water Sprite (Water Fairy) or Narcissus. The traditional making process of Shui Xian Oolong is very complicated, and the most sensitive is baking, which defines a final taste and quality of this tea. Our Shui Xian Oolong Tea uses the traditional baking process, which is to place the tea in a bamboo baking cage, using the heat generated by burning charcoal, to bake the tea leaves for a long time. This tea belongs to medium-baked tea, so the dry leaves have relatively deep color with obvious roasted aroma and honey tones.
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.
Our Dian Hong Jin Hao comes from South Yunnan organic tea garden located at the altitude around 1,650 m which is well managed ecological subsystem. Tea leaves were harvested in the middle of April and processed in a factory with 50+ years of experience in producing black tea. The tea garden is planted with Changye Bai Hao tea cultivar, which is famous for its long tender tea shoot and a lot of white hair. The tea tree behaves good resistance to disease and pest. Tea brewed from our Yunnan Black Tea has a reddish brown color. The aroma is strong sugary and floral with a slight roasted undertone. The taste is smooth and sweet and the aftertaste is refreshing and clean.
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.
Da Hong Pao is a medium-baked oolong tea similar to Shui Xian, with a distinct woody aroma like dried leaves. The material for this tea comes from high-altitude mountains. Leaves are manually harvested in Spring. The tea garden sits at the foot of Dafeng Mountain. Because it is low populated and far away from a dense civilization, the natural and ecological environment here are preserved and become a paradise for wild animals.