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[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 …

[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 …

[2015.05.26]
Do you prefer tea leaf to be rolled tighter or softer?

In making teas, most of the teas will undergo rolling process, except some white tea and green tea. The rolling means rubbing or crumpling the tealeaf. Some tea manufacturers use machine to roll the tealeaf, while some people use their hands to roll. I would like to explain the purpose of rolling, and how the …

[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 …

[2013.11.09]
The Green Fly that Produces the Muscatel Flavor of Oriental Beauty

Most people associate Taiwan oolong tea as a lightly fermented tea, which is often called as high mountain tea. Nevertheless, there is one distinctive oolong called Oriental Beauty, which has a completely different characteristic from other Taiwan oolong teas. The Oriental Beauty is a deeply fermented tea. If you take a look at its tea …

[2013.08.18]
Gong Ting Jin Hao, the Ripe Pu-erh Tea made from Golden Buds

We have just released our Gong Ting Jin Hao Ripe Pu-erh tea. In Chinese, Gong Ding means imperial and Jin Hao means golden hair. 2 Different Types of Ripe Pu-erh Before we go into details about the Gong Ting Jin Hao ripe pu-erh tea, I would like to explain about two different types of ripe …

[2013.07.31]
The Secret of Grading on Ripe Pu-erh Tea

The ripe Pu-erh tea is often classified into various grades. The highest grade of the ripe Pu-erh tea is called the Imperial Grade (宮廷普洱), followed by the Special Grade, the Gift Tea Grade, 1st Grade, 3rd Grade, 5th Grade, 7th Grade, 8th Grade and till 10th Grade. However, the grading of ripe Pu-erh tea does …

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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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