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[2019.01.10]
Tsukigase Sencha Processed with Long Withering

We made an interesting green tea with Tsukigase’s spring tea. It is sencha, and we conducted long withering process to enhance its flavour. As a result, it gives a gentle floral scent that reminds me of Taiwan’s lightly fermented oolong tea. After producing tea in spring, in order to further enhance its flavour, we kept …

[2018.09.20]
The Ultimate Natural Farming, Liu Jia Raw Pu-erh Tea 2018

We started selling Liu Jia Raw Pu-erh Tea 2018. This year we have made a big improvement in process. We conducted very long withering process in order to enhance the flavor and richer drinking sensation. Completely Left in Wild like Tarzan Liu Jia Raw Pu-erh Tea is from the tea garden owned by Mr. Liu. …

[2018.09.04]
2 types of Special Taiwan Oolong Tea is Opened for Pre-Booking

We had stayed in Taiwan for sourcing oolong tea. In 2018, thanks to very less rainfall, we noticed that the flavour of tea was stronger in general. My tea manufacturer was very happy and kept smiling all the time. This year, apart from the teas for our standard line-ups, we have found two special oolong …

[2018.01.17]
New Release of Li Xiang Bai Mu Dan White Tea

We released a new white tea, called Li Xiang Bai Mu Dan. The tea garden is located at high mountain that is about 2000-2200m. We carefully selected the garden that is free from any pesticides and fertilizers. Unlike the ordinary white tea produced in Yunnan province, for this white tea we implemented the Fujian production …

[2017.08.18]
Making 4 times fired Phoenix Oolong Lao Cong Shui Xian

We just placed an order for very unique types of Phoenix Lao Cong Shui Xian. It is the Shui Xian collected from old tea tree, and undergoing four times baking. The entire baking process takes one year for production. I am only able to receive this tea in next year. It is the baking that …

[2017.04.29]
Producing Exceptionally Long Withered Raw Pu-erh Tea

Throughout my years of tea expedition in China and meeting with unaccountable number of tea manufacturers, I learned that most of pu-erh tea manufacturers agreed that “the long withering improves the flavor of tea”. However, I have not seen any pu-erh tea that underwent very long withering. Due to various constrains in their work arrangement, …

[2016.04.14]
What is the difference between raw pu-erh and green tea?

Some people often confused between raw pu-erh and green tea. The appearance of these teas looks similar indeed. Actually, the process of making these two teas are exactly the same, the different is merely the drying method: green tea is dried with hot air dryer while raw pu-erh tea is dried by sunshine. The tea …

[2016.01.21]
Calling shu pu-erh tea as cooked pu-erh tea is inappropriate

We often came across customers called the Shu Pu-erh tea as “cooked pu-erh” instead of ripe pu-erh tea. Many people thought that the ripe pu-erh tea is made by cooking tea with direct heating. In fact, it is incorrect. Shu has a few different meanings The word in Chinese and also in Japanese used for …

[2015.12.12]
Rare white tea from Ma An Shan

We produced white tea using the material from Ma An Shan. This is one of the best sources of tea which gives extraordinarily strong body and aftertaste. Ma An Shan white tea gives very long lasting finishing and sweetish aftertaste. This is one of the exquisite white teas in our lineup. Tea from above 2000m …

[2015.09.25]
Buying Phoenix Dan Cong Oolong in 2015

The quality and characteristic of Phoenix Dan Cong oolong varies a lot on each batch. As this tea is one of very important groups of tea in our lineup, we only purchase this tea visiting the production site after tasting many different batches. This is the 6th time I visited there. The reason why we …

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Taiping Houkui 2019 is now available in our store
2019 Taiping Houkui is available in our store. Taiping Houkui was listed as the Top Ten Famous Teas in China. It has been the well-known green tea of Anhui province since Qin dynasty. We have both standard and special tribute grade. The special tribute grade was grown at higher altitude and it gives longer lasting …
2019 Chinese Green Teas are available in our store
We have now received three types of 2019 Chinese green tea and one yellow tea. Thanks to less rain in this spring, the quality of these teas is excellent. Shi Feng Long Jing 獅峰龍井茶 Long Jing is the well-known Chinese green tea. It is produced in Zhejiang Province. In particular, Shi Feng Long Jing produced …

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