This lovely tea is grown in Mengku County of Lincang in a village called "Dofu Zhai" (aka Tofu Village). It's a local varietal, a hybrid of pure Assamica and Change Ye Bai Hao. The tea was picked and processed between September 20th and 28th.
Tong Mu Guan Village in the Wu Yi Shan is well-known for it's black teas and oolongs. Our winter harvest Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is from an un-managed and natural tea garden (野放茶园) in Tong Mu Guan area. The cooler weather challenges the tea plants which tends to make them very aromatic and pungent.
A pure bud pick from Autumn 2016 crop of purple propagated tea plants in Jing Gu. Purple leaf tea (not the same as wild tree purple 野生茶) is a naturally occuring mutation that is the result of a camellia assamica's mutation to adapt to ultraviolet radiation from sunlight.
Autumn harvested tea from pure assamica tea trees growing in Guang Bie area of Bu Lang Shan in Menghai county of Xishuangbanna. Bu Lang Mountain teas are well know for producing world-class ripe and raw pu-erh teas because they are strong and bitter with a sweet finish.
This is the purest gold bi luo chun black tea we have ever offered! Just the buds from Autumn harvest tea leaves growing Feng Qing were picked and processed without the slightest inconsistency into this elegant pure gold black tea.
Mao Xie means literally "Hair of the Crab" and refers to the hairs on the tea leaves that break off when brewed and float on the top of your cup. Mao Xie has got a thicker and sweeter taste than its more floral counterpart Tie Guan Yin.
Jin Guan Yin (金观音) is a cross between Tie Guan Yin and Huang Jing Gui! Young Huang Jin Gui tea bushes are cut and then Tie Guan Yin varietal is grafted with it. After 2 years the plant is producing this "Gold Guan Yin"!
This is the highest grade of Tie Guan Yin we have ever come across. It's unique to Gan De village and cannot be beat in terms of taste and aroma. It can be infused many many times each time yielding a distinctive thick "Guan Yin" aroma and taste. Autumn 2016
This is the highest grade of Tie Guan Yin normally available. Picked in a small window of just 2 days during the spring and autumn harvest and hand-processed in small batches to achieve a high level of aroma and full Guan Yin taste! Also known as AAA Grade!
This grade is also referred to as "Grade AA" Tie Guan Yin. Premium Grade Tie Guan Yin is quite different from our Fancy Grade Tie Guan! A much higher grade with careful processing. More important Premium grade TGY has a higher aromatic quality, fuller and thicker taste, and bright emerald tea liquor!
Fancy Grade Tie Guan Yin is made from a genuine varietal of Tie Guan Yin from Gande village in Anxi County of Fujian province. The tea is full of flavor and aroma, smooth but with a bitter-sweet aftertaste. This grade is also referred to as "Grade A" Tie Guan Yin.
Spring comes early in Yunnan! A mild sunny winter, quickly gives way to spring which allows for this fresh and nutty green tea. It is composed entirely of buds and leaves picked in early March. The tea is expertly processed in small batches to ensure a nutty thick fresh green tea taste!
A lovely Autumn harvested tea from Yang Ta village in Jinggu county. Camellia Taliensis varietal tea leaves picked from 40 to 60 year old plantation bushes, and processed into this lovely and unique black tea.
This has been picked as 1 leaf to 1 bud sets and processed carefully rolling the tea into pellets. Like most Yunnan black teas the tea benefits from short-term aging and develops a malty sweet taste and lovely fragrance with a hint of chocolate and flowers.