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  • Dong Ding Oolong tasting Set 2018
    $42.00
    100g
    Dong Ding Oolong tasting Set 2018
    This Dong Ding Oolong Set allows you to compare Heavy Roasted (50g) versus Light Roasted (50g) styles. The heavy roasted Dongding oolong gives an aroma of dried prunes, old orange peel, roasted sweet potato skin, with a very sweet high note. The flavor is of charcoal, roasted pine, baked nuts. The mouthfeel is dry and thick, not oily like yancha. In comparison, the roasted Dongding is very different, much more grassy & vegetal, but still thick & creamy, with a sweet strawberry milk-like fragrance.
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  • Wild High-Mountain Baozhong 2016
    $40.00
    75g
    Wild High-Mountain Baozhong 2016
    Wild High-Mountain Baozhong 2016. Grown at 1,200 meters above sea level in Taiwan. No fertilizer. No pesticide. No herbicide.
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  • Ali Shan Tasting Set 2016
    $37.00
    100g
    Ali Shan Tasting Set 2016
    This set includes 50g Ali Shan Oolong + 50g Ali Shan Jin Xuan. The oolong leaves spring open very quickly and are simply beautiful, long stem, bud & two leaves. This tea has been expertly processed with great consistency. The liquor is yellow-green, turning to yellow-orange if over steeped. Fantastic aroma - light, floral and green, the mouthfeel is light and creamy with a subtly sweet finish. Pairs perfectly with quiche! By comparison, the dry, heated leaves of the Jin Xuan give an aroma of sugarcane. When steeped, the wet leaves give off melted butter, vegetal notes & baked bread. Later in the session, sweet potato, and caramel are noticeable. The tea liquor is thick, sweet, and grassy, but not astringent. Absolutely delicious! Try it out for yourself!
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  • 1990's Wenshan Baozhong
    $48.00
    100g
    1990's Wenshan Baozhong
    Aged Taiwan oolong that's been gently re-roasted to awaken it's flavor & aroma - and what a delight it is! Arresting bouquet of fragrant plum wine & dried seaweed, aged wood, and dark chocolate. Tea flavor reminiscent of citrus peel & cloves. There's a lot of tea here for the money, and after 20 years in storage, no funky aroma or sourness, just clean, warming goodness.
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  • Bulang Chun Xiang 2016
    $45.00
    357g
    Bulang Chun Xiang 2016
    This is our first Tea Urchin manufacture of ripe pu'er, and for this special pressing, we chose 10 year old aged tea leaves from the Bulang region that give a smooth, mellow, warming feeling. That's why we named it Bulang Chun Xiang 布朗醇香 - only age and fermentation can produce a mellow Bulang! The hand-printed wrapper artwork depicts a tea spirit, by Elaine Su-Hui Chew. The thick wrapping paper is also hand made. We hope you enjoy it!
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  • Yiwu Charity Cake 2016 Spring
    $45.00
    357g
    Yiwu Charity Cake 2016 Spring
    This 357g cake's "tasseography" wrapper is an original lino-cut hand-printed on hand-made paper by the New York artist Elaine Su-hui Chew. The tea comes from a village called Guo Jia Shan (过甲山). We were shocked there's still such a poor village in Yiwu area, many of the kids are barefeet and lacking clothes. They don't have any ancient tea trees, only 30 year old trees which were planted by the Government to help them out of poverty. These tea trees have been left to grow naturally, and are tall & unkempt. The tea is young & fresh, with notes of bright rock sugar, barley, fresh grass, tobacco smoke. It doesn't have great endurance, but is very clean & pure tasting. Any order including this cake, will receive free shipping (we will refund you $15 after we ship & invoice).
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  • Mang Zhi 2015 spring
    $54.00
    200g
    Mang Zhi 2015 spring
    This is a delicious easy drinker that will uplift your spirits. The aroma from the wet leaves is great - with hay & barnyard, dusty old cushion or corduroy. First infusion offers cocoa without the powdery feel or bitter base. Subsequent infusions are sweet and smooth, creamy, buttery, fresh. This tea gets even better with piping hot water boiled in a tetsubin & a good yixing teapot. The teapot lid gives an aroma of faint apricot pie, apple danish. When brewed strong, it’s not as sweet, but more vegetal, with wood spice & tannin. The flavor is very active in the mouth, the after-taste lingers on the tongue. Noticeable huigan by the 3rd cup and mild euphoria by the 5th cup, with chaqi building in the upper chest behind the lungs. The sweetness fills the mouth & nasal cavity, happiness creeps up on you, with a light lifting feeling in the chest.
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  • Ma Hei 2015 Spring
    $60.00
    200g
    Ma Hei 2015 Spring
    MaHei 麻黑 neighbors LuoShuiDong, and is one of the most famous villages in Yiwu, where artisan pu'er cakes are still produced entirely by hand, and stone pressed, according to traditional methods. Mahei's deep-rooted, centuries-old tea bushes produce a thick mouthfeel with classic Yiwu sweetness and elegant floral fragrance. This tea has a lot of substance which makes it a good ager but it needs to be handled right. A 1 minute infusion gives off intense twig + bark tannins, wood spice and some of the sour bitterness of grape skin and seeds, with a hint of dried apricot and a citric tang on the finish. Short 10-20 second infusions produce silky smooth and thick tea, with fantastic floral aroma, and great endurance. So be gentle!
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  • Pa Sha 2015 Spring
    $83.00
    200g
    Pa Sha 2015 Spring
    One of our personal favorites from the 2015 Spring harvest, this Pa Sha 怕沙 pu'er tea is made from centuries old tea trees grown at high elevation (1,700m+). Thick and strong, but not too bitter, it can be enjoyed now but will also age well. The emptied server gives a pungent floral aroma with brown sugar, molasses, sea breeze, salted butter. The gaiwan lid offers up quiche crust, toasted herbs, black pepper. Active and complicated in the mouth, there is sugar, malt grain, walnut, grass, some bitter tannin, but no wood spice. Good energy on this tea, expect some burps & shivers! A cooling huigan on the tongue completes the package. Overall a rich & rewarding tea that combines characteristics of Bulang, Nannuo and Yiwu.
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