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  • Gua Feng Zhai 2015 Spring
    $164.00
    200g
    Gua Feng Zhai 2015 Spring
    Our 2015 Gua Feng Zhai 刮风寨 presents a strong floral aroma, with a light butter note. The soup is thick, with really nice mid-palate grain and wood flavors, and a grassy aftertaste. A spot of huigan appears at the back of throat, chaqi kicks in around the 4th infusion, starting with a warm belly, then rising from the diaphragm and down the arms.
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  • Lincang 2015 Spring
    $43.00
    200g
    Lincang 2015 Spring
    Having made pure Nahan cakes in 2013 and 2014, we decided to do something different for 2015. We've made a special Lincang cake, comprised of a 50-50 blend of Nahan and Man gang pu'er tea. Both tea gardens are in close proximity to Xigui, Bangdong county. The aroma from the gaiwan lid is of broad beans, spinach, meadow, and hay. The emptied cup reveals notes of brown sugar, and sweet potato soup. As with our pure Nahan, there is bitterness (of the good kind), which is softened by the Man gang tea. The tea soup is thick and vegetal. A chesty chaqi builds behind the lungs, and subtle huigan follows a few minutes later. Please enjoy!
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  • Ge Deng 2015 Spring
    $87.00
    200g
    Ge Deng 2015 Spring
    Ge Deng is a pu'er tea region neighboring Mangzhi, Yibang, and ManZhuan, in Xiangming county. Ge Deng was one of the six famous tea mountains of antiquity 江北六大茶山 and was a tribute tea during the reign of the Kangxi emperor. Today Ge Deng is highly prized for it's ancient tea trees, but it’s annual output is tiny. Ge Deng leaves are relatively black and shiny, both small leaf varietal and large leaf varietal are grown here. Ge Deng tea is more known for its sweetness and huigan, than bitterness and astringency. Our 2015 Spring Ge Deng has a subtle orchid aroma, with mown hay and brown sugar. The tea liquor is medium thick, very clean and sweet, you can taste the 花香 in the water. There is some mid-palate bitterness, with notes of sunflower seeds, followed by wood spice and grain-husk on the finish. Then comes a light minty huigan. A very nice tea.
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  • Dark Forest 2015 Spring
    $98.00
    200g
    Dark Forest 2015 Spring
    Inbetween Wangong and Bohetang, is a small tea grove we've labelled "Dark Forest" because the tea trees are overshadowed by tall forest trees. A remote and secret place, only a tiny amount of tea is produced here. It took 3 trips into the forest to make this 16kg batch! An extremely limited and unique, wild-grown pu'er tea. Can you taste the free spirit of these dark forest trees?
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  • Jing Mai 2015 Spring Reserve
    $76.00
    200g
    Jing Mai 2015 Spring Reserve
    We made another special cake from Jingmai this year, selecting only the largest tea trees in Da Ping Zhang, the best gushu tea garden near Jingmai main village, elevation 1,700m. As you can see from our photos below, these tall and sturdy tea trees are several hundred years old. Picked and processed by Ai Zai Yi in late March, 2015.
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  • Famous Fu Shou Shan Farm 2016 winter
    $65.00
    75g
    Famous Fu Shou Shan Farm 2016 winter
    Fu Shou Shan is a highly sought after variety of high mountain Taiwanese oolong, grown at 2,600m elevation at a Government owned farm in the Lishan mountain range. Fu Shou Shan is known for being highly variable, with different harvest days producing different tastes & quality. Tea geeks in Taiwan compare Fu Shou Shan to rolling a dice! Our 2015 Spring selection was processed by a single tea maker and is a stand out example of what can be achieved with this terroir. When placed in a hot gaiwan, the dried leaves release a strong floral aroma with molasses and ripe fruits. Add water, and you get deep fried vegetables & crème brûlée from the leaves, with a candy sweet top note from the gaiwan lid. The tea itself is smooth, creamy and pleasantly sweet, with roasted notes coming through on the 2nd and 3rd infusions. We only have a tiny quantity of this excellent tea, get in quick before it runs out.
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  • Da Yu Ling 2014 Winter
    $60.00
    100g
    Da Yu Ling 2014 Winter
    High altitude Da Yu Ling from the 2014 Winter harvest. Just arrived from Taiwan! Exceptional aroma from the gaiwan, subtle notes of vanilla pod, buttery caramel, a light floral potpourri, with rose petals. The tea feels light yet creamy in the mouth with a sweet finish. Very delicate & refreshing!
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  • Bai Ji Guan 2014
    $55.00
    60g
    Bai Ji Guan 2014
    An exceptional, top shelf, zhengyan Bai Ji Guan 白鸡冠 (White Cockscomb), grown within the Wuyi protected reserve. Made in the traditional method, from actual Bai Ji Guan varietal, it is yellowish, not green like many fake Bai Ji Guan. Despite being one of the four famous yancha varietals it's relatively rare to come across good Bai Ji Guan, as it hasn't been planted widely, and being quite different from other yancha styles, not everyone has the skills to get it right. From the same master as our flagship Da Hong Pao Reserve, our Bai Ji Guan is lightly roasted, with a bright yellow liquor, very fragrant aroma, floral tinged with honey, dried apricots, and Chinese medicine. Aged since 2014, it's medicinal, detoxifying properties are enhanced. The taste profile is reminiscent of aged white tea, and old dry wood.
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  • 2001 Zhongcha - Ba Zhong
    $219.00
    357g
    2001 Zhongcha - Ba Zhong
    This 2001 CNNP cake is colloquially known to pu'er collectors as "Ba Zhong" because it has eight "中“ characters around the central, green "茶" character. Aged in Taiwan and acquired by Tea Urchin in 2014. It has an aroma of camphor and fermented fruit. A manly tea, with a touch of smoke and some bitterness, suggesting Bulang leaves in the source material. Thick mouthfeel, even a little silt-grain at the finish.
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