"Jiang Mu Xiang" Dan Cong (Ginger Aroma) is a unique varietal of Dan Cong. It's a naturally occuring hybrid of Feng Huang area Shui Xian that has been selected over a period of two centuries. Jiang Mu Xiang Dan Cong grows at around 1000 meters of altitude in the north of Feng Huang in a village called Tou She.
Winter Shui Xian is very aromatic and when you brew it, it will fill the room with a wonderful chocolate and bread type aroma. The taste also has chocolate (very slight bitter) taste that quickly transforms itself into a thick longan sweetness that fills the mouth and and throat with lubricating nectar.
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.
High Mountain, first flush harvested in March 2016 from 100 year old tea trees! This Osmanthus Dan Cong (桂花) is amazing! As soon as you open the bag you will notice a creamy milk-like aroma. The brewed tea is creamy, sweet and thick with a long lasting osmanthus after-taste.
Mi Lan Xiang (aka Honey Orchid Aroma) Dan Cong is the most well-known Dan Cong style. Bai Ye varietal is used and was expertly processed over a period of four months to give it a special thick, sweet and floral (orchid) aroma.
Wen Zhong Dan Cong (文种) is a high mountain Dan Cong from Wu Dong area of Guangdong. It's also picked the earliest of any Dan Cong's and has a small-medium leaf size. Wen Zhong varietal is low yield and is only harvested in spring. The processing is typical of Dan Cong with a brown-green leaf.
Jin Mu Dan (金牡丹/Gold Mudan Flower) is a unique Wu Yi varietal which was first introduced more than 4 decades ago. It's a hybrid of Tie Guan Yin and Huang Jin Gui (but is not quite the same as Anxi's Jin Guan Yin).
Jin Mei Gui (金玫瑰 / Gold Rose) varietal was first introduced in 1990. It's a hybrid of Tie Guan Yin, Huang Jin Gui and Bai Qi Lan oolongs. It's been introduced successfully into both Anxi and Wu Yi areas of Fujian. The uniqueness of this varietal lies in it's ability to be roasted and takes on a natural floral sweetness much akin to rose (hence the name).
Fo Shou (lit. Buddha's Hand 佛手) is one of the many Wu Yi Rock Oolong varietals. It's not widely grown but is a classic Wu Yi varietal that was originally transplanted from Yongchun County near Quanzhou (Fujian) centuries ago.
Shui Jin Gui (lit Golden Water Turtle) is one of the four famous varietals grown in the Wu Yi mountain area. Shui Jin Gui has been grown since the Ming Dynasty, if not earlier. It's a hardy bush but with only moderate-low output. Spring is the best, Autumn tea depending on the weather can be quite decent as well.
Tie Luo Han (铁罗汉) or Iron Arhat is a rare varietal of Wu Yi Mountain Rock tea. It's one of the 4 "Si Da Ming Cong" or most well known Wu Yi rock teas which also include Da Hong Pao, Shui Jin Gui and Bai Ji Guan.
Our Huang Guan Yin is grown in Wu Yi mountains and has been grown and processed in the "Wu Yi Style", which means withering, roasting and re-roasting. The taste is very thick and sweet. There is no real astringency and sports a sweet mushroom and mineral sugar taste. Very enjoyable tea!