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[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. …

[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 …

[2015.05.28]
What Everybody Ought to Know About Pu-erh Tea

What are the criteria that define the quality of pu-erh tea? How do we choose the right quality? Every year, I regularly visit Yunnan and stay there for a few weeks. In this article, I would like to share my experiences with you. What is pu-erh Tea? Historically, pu-erh tea was produced by the minority …

[2015.05.07]
Drying process that affects the flavor of raw pu-erh tea

Pu-erh tea consists of raw pu-erh tea and ripe pu-erh tea. The tea leaf of raw pu-erh tea is greenish color and the drinking feeling is closer to green tea or white tea. In fact, raw pu-erh tea is technically one kind of green tea. The basic process of both raw pu-erh tea and green …

[2013.07.26]
Video: Pan-frying Process of Pu-erh Tea

I made a video showing the pan-frying process of pu-erh tea. It was recorded this year when I visited Yunnan in April. This is the manufacturer who produced one of our raw pu-erh tea lineups : Mang Qing 芒慶. Raw pu-erh tea is a fermented tea The purpose of frying the tea leaves is to …

[2013.04.21]
Wild tea “Mao-Cha” on sale only for a limited time

  There are a number of wild tea trees naturally growing in Da Xue Shan. Da Xue Shan is one of the provincial Nature Reserve of Yunnan Province. These areas are managed by the Chinese authority and it is not easy for the outsiders and foreigners to access. Moreover, from Lincang it takes at least …

[2013.04.03]
Close-up photo of pan-frying process for making pu-erh tea

I am now staying in a small village situated at high mountain area (about 1500m a.s.l) in Ling Cang. I visited one farmer’s house for selecting Mao Cha (i.e., the crude tea of raw pu-erh tea). When I reached the destination, they were conducting the pan-frying process.   Different styles of pan-frying process I visited …

[2013.03.22]
The simple reason why some pu-erh teas has smoky flavor.

Smoke Gets into Your Tea – Debunk the Smoky Tea Myth Fresh plucked raw pu-erh tealeaves are usually processed through pan-frying. Traditional pan-frying processing would make the smoke gets into the tea. Some tea farmers, especially the minorities who live in the mountains in Yunnan tend to use primitive type of pan-frying method. They set …

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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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