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.
Pu Erh pressed into an approx. 250g brick. The typical production location of brick Pu Erh tea is the souther part of the Yun-Nan province. The tea in the shape of a Zhuan Cha brick was most frequently produced in ancient China before the Ming dynasty, and during this period was used as an official currency. The brick shape was chosen for a purely practical reason, namely simple transit and storage. Pu Erh brick teas are primarily produced from the wide leaves of the Camellia Assamica plant.
Green Pu Erh tea pressed into the popular shape of a 100g nest. The tea offers a rich green infusion with the classic taste of green tea. We recommend portioning of the nest into the largest possible pieces and leaving the water to work for you.
The white rose of Yunnan is a unique tea, which gains its quality on one of the upland plains of the Yunnan Mountain Range. It is very rich in active substances, and surprises immediately upon first contact with its distinctive fruity aroma. The infusion is coloured a fruity yellow thanks to the length of brewing, the taste is very delicate and slightly spiced. The tea falls within the category of orthodox teas, for which the processes of cultivation and processing have not changed for hundreds of years.
Our small nests are not pressed under high pressure, it is easy to divide into portions and use a smaller quantity than 5 g, but at this size it is not expected that this will be required. In such a case it is suitable to let hot water do the work for you and extend the brewing time for the first infusion by approximately 30 seconds as against the time for loose Pu Er teas. The tea offers the dense, moist earthy aroma and taste which is typical of Pu Er tea, the infusion has a dark brown colour, and several infusions can be produced with regard to the length of brewing and used temperature of water.
The brick is the classic shape for Pu Erh teas, and as with other shapes it is possible to purchase Pu Erh also in the form of small bricks. This Pu Erh was harvested in 2007 and subsequently pressed into small bricks with a weight of approximately 8g. The tea originates from a small village close to the Mohan border between Laos and the Chinese province of Yunnan.
The Xin Hui mandarin peel contains approximately 20 g of Pu Er tea from the Menghai region in the Chinese Yunnan province, with an age of approximately 5 years. The production process covers hollowing of the inside of the mandarin, hand filling of the peel with Pu er tea and drying in direct sunlight, which ensures not only the drying of the peel, but also its sterilisation. The Pu Er tea subsequently matures inside the mandarin peel, during which the “lid” of the packaging, the upper part of the peel, is removed, and the tea during ageing absorbs the aroma of the mandarin, taking on delicate citrus tones. The infusion is brewed either from Pu Er alone or for a more distinctive taste, from Pu Er together with the mandarin peel.
A special Luk On tea, ageing in the presence of a range of Chinese herbs according to the recipe of Li Ching-Yuen, which give the tea its specific properties in connection not only with the beneficial gastrointestinal effects we expect from this tea. The tea produces a rich, dark, powerful infusion with an earthy aroma and taste with coffee sub-tones, all wrapped in a very refined sweet floral aroma.
Genmaicha created to cater to the taste of the farmers on the organic tea farm in Uji, from where the tea originates. With regard to the weather, during the course of the year and shortly before the harvest, the farmers modify the time during which the tea is shaded from the sun, as well as the time in which the leaves are exposed to hot steam during the process of halting oxidation.
V čínské provincii Hunan najdeme několik zajímavých čajů, ale asi nejzajímavější a nejznámější je Fu Cha nebo Fu Zhuan, který řadíme do kategori čajů Hei Cha a který typicky najdeme v podobě lisované cihly o hmotnosti 300 g. Čaj je někdy nazýván Golden Flower Tea díky přítomnosti ušlechtilé plísně Eurotium Cristatus, která připomíná male žluté kvítky a je rozprostřena po celém objemu cihly. Čaj silně rezonuje s prvkem Země (Wu Xing) a je po staletí oblíben mezi korejskými mnichy. Tibeťané a mongolové jej vždy používali jako lék na bolest břicha. První Fu Zhuan byl vyroben již v roce 1368 na počátku vlády dynastie Ming a nikdy nechyběl mezi zbožím, které se převáželo po Hedvábné stezce.
The leaves for our old white tea (Lao Bai Cha) originate from the mountainous region around the district town of Fuding, located on the border of the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. Buds and two to three leaves are always harvested from a large-leaf tea plant, in this case a quality grade corresponding to King Peony tea has been used. The resulting pressed tea may be consumed immediately, but may also be exposed to a process of ageing for several years. The oxidation process was halted by hot steam, and the leaves were pressed in a traditional stone press. With age this tea gains refinement, the sharp to piquant flavour attributes have been rounded off over the years.
The leaves for our old white tea (Lao Bai Cha) originate from the mountainous region around the district town of Fuding, located on the border of the Fujian and Zhejiang provinces. Buds and two to three leaves are always harvested from a large-leaf tea plant, in this case a quality grade corresponding to Silver Peony tea has been used. The resulting pressed tea may be consumed immediately, but may also be exposed to a process of ageing for several years. The oxidation process was halted by hot steam, and the leaves were pressed in a traditional stone press. With age this tea gains refinement, the sharp to piquant flavour attributes have been rounded off over the years.