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[2018.05.20]
Seeking for Limited Tea Only Available in May

We arrived Yunnan in March and have been staying for more than one month. In Lincang, spring tea starts around 20th of March. On the other hand, certain teas only available for the first plucking in May. As much people cherish the earliest fresh tea of the year, little people know that the higher the …

[2018.04.05]
The Field Report of Yunnan Tea in 2018

I have been staying in Yunnan since 31st of March. I have visited a few mountains to survey the condition of many tea gardens, and I have met my tea manufacturers to gather the first-hand information of 2018 tea. The altitude is very important element for quality We are now staying in a town located …

[2017.05.11]
The Summary of Yunnan Spring Tea 2017

As the season of the first plucking is over, I would like to share my review on 2017 teas from the South West of Yunnan, such as Lincang, Bao Shan, Jing Gu, Chang Ning and Da Li area. Usually, the most critical factor that affects the quality of tea is weather. Since the day I …

[2017.02.28]
The true reason why some pu-erh and black tea causes stomachache

We noticed that there are a number of customers who refrain from black tea or raw pu-erh tea due to the uncomforted stomach. I too have had the same experience that I suffered from stomachache after drinking some black tea. However, it has nothing to do with black tea or raw pu-erh tea. If tea …

[2017.01.06]
The rain affects the quality of Oriental Beauty

In 2016, we could not purchase any Oriental Beauty Oolong from Taiwan. It was due to the quality that was unsatisfactory. Continuous rain during harvesting season of Oriental Beauty Oriental Beauty tea is made of specific tea cultivar in Taiwan called Qing Xin Da Mao (青心大冇). In ordinary tea garden, the pests are not welcomed …

[2016.09.24]
Being Surprised by the Earliest Plucked Rose

We have just released Rose Damascena. This time it happens to be very special quality due to one specific reason. We purchased the rose plucked in May Our Rose Damascena is produced in Taklamakan Desert of Xinjiang, China. In the past five years I have been purchasing these flowers consistently. Previously I was buying the …

[2016.04.22]
Tea made only from White Tea Trees

I have always been dreaming of making tea from a specific type of tea tree. I wish to collect the tea leaves from the tea tree that I personally selected and process it. This is half my hobby and half experimental based project. Throughout the years of my tea expedition in Yunnan,  I met a …

[2015.11.26]
Rain during harvest season of tea is not welcomed

Quality of tea varies every year because of weather and climate. It is just like wine. In particular, the rain condition has a vast effect on the quality of tea. The quality of tea drops when there is a lot of rain during harvest season. Agricultural product harvested on rainy day gives very light and …

[2015.04.25]
Natural farming tea garden that is beyond agriculture

As compared to other places in China, every year I spend a lot more time in Yunnan. The reason is simple. In the entire world of tea, besides Yunnan, it is hard to find another place that is so rich in the natural-farmed tea. In Yunnan, we have a bountiful opportunity to explore the tea …

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HOJO TEA Online Shop NEWSlist

Limited Sales of Single Tree Raw Pu-erh,White and Black tea 2019
We have released Single Tree Pu-erh Tea 2019. Literally, the single tree tea is harvested and processed only from one single tea tree. Each single tree tea is sourced from the high mountain in west Lincang, the altitude is at around 2000-2200m. Thick Taste of Old Tree We selected particularly old tea tree for making …
Lapsang Souchong Qi Zhong from Tong Mu Guan in Wuyi Mountain
We have released Lapsang Souchong Qi Zhong. It is the most premium Lapsang Souchong in HOJO’s line-up. This tea is from Tong Mu Guan in Wuyi Mountain. Qi Zhong is seed-grown tea tree, and tea garden is totally sustainable. Unlike ordinary black tea, this unique black tea gives strong fruity flavor  reminiscent of peaches and …

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