Darjeeling Upper Fagu Spring Enigma comes from the same material as Upper Fagu FTGFOP1, but it was blended for more tippy result. Thanks to this, the final product is a bit smoother and sweeter. It has slightly higher amount of caffeine. 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.
This teapot is made from heat resistant glass with a useful, modern, and universal design. The fine stainless steel mesh filter is removable and large in diameter, so that tea leaves have space to open fully and bring out their best flavor. The wide opening of the mouth allows for the teapot to easily be cleaned and to remove the used tea leaves. This teapot is appropriate for both preparing iced tea and brewing hot tea. It is suitable not only for Japanese tea but for any kind of tea.
Sencha Karigane offers a rich and full aroma and taste, which in many respects is richer than classic Sencha. Karigane comprises not only leaves but also other parts of the tea plant, which are removed in the production of classic Sencha. Unlike Kukicha teas, which usually contain thinner and thicker stalks, stems and the lower, veined parts of the leaves, and which are usually produced from material designated for the production of Sencha or Matcha teas, Sencha Karigane teas contain only stems and the larger lower part of the leaves of Sencha tea.
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.
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.