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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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Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea 2020 was Released
We have launched 2020 wild puerh tea. This wild tea is from Da Xue Shan located in Lincang of Yunnan Province, China. We started to introduce Da Xue Shan Wild tea since 2010. But 2020 version was completely renewed. This year, we changed the source of tea, the producers and the production method too. Why …
High Mountain Purple Black Tea 2020 is Now Available
We have released High Mountain Purple Black Tea 2020. It was unexpectedly well-made this year. I am truly delighted by its outcome. About Purple Tea The High Mountain Purple tea is made from the specific type of tea, the locals called it “Zi Cha”, that means purple tea in English. It is a rare tea …

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