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[2013.04.20]
Limited and precious Ming Qian pu-erh tea in Lincang

  Qian Long Jing. In Chinese, Ming Qian means before Qing Ming (清明節, 4th of April). Although less people know, the word “Ming Qian” is also used for Pu-erh tea. Some people would think Ming Qian should not be associated with Pu-erh tea. In a way, it is YES but No. Regardless of whether the …

[2013.04.14]
Cha-tou, the Manufacturers’ favorite pu-erh ripe tea

The cha-tou is one kind of pu-erh ripe tea produced during the tea making process. The manufacturer often emphasizes that it is the most delicious and precious pu-erh ripe tea. The size and shape of cha-tou is irregular, and it is naturally formed. Cha-tou is naturally formed during fermentation The fermentation of pu-erh ripe tea …

[2013.04.08]
The secret of making ripe pu-erh tea

  One of the important objectives in this Yunnan trip is to look for the good ripe pu-erh. I have visited more than five manufacturers in the past one week. I would like to share some photos and knowledge in making ripe pu-erh tea.   Material used for ripe pu-erh Generally, majority of ripe pu-erh …

[2013.04.07]
Massive hailstones near the Myanmar border

  The pu-erh tea from Myanmar In Yunnan, we went to a village situated at the border to Myanmar to source for pu-erh tea. We wish if we are able to introduce some teas from Myanmar. According to local Chinese who live nearby the border to Myanmar, they have close communication, and in the past …

[2013.04.04]
The warm welcoming by pu-erh tea farmer with home-cooked lunch

Looking out the ideal tea in the minority’s village of Yunnan, we often have an honor to have lunch or dinner together with the farmer’s family. For them, the tea buyer is the most important guest in a year. They always serve us lunch as the highest welcome.     Very precious menus They cook …

[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 …

[2013.04.01]
Visiting Rahu race pu-erh hunter in Da Xue Shan

I arrived in the village located on the foot of Da Xue Shan. Today onwards, I am visiting various manufactures, farmers and pu-erh tea hunters. Firstly, I have visited a lady who is the Lahu race(拉祜族). She has a contract with several farmers. They are sending her the freshly produced tea on a daily basis. …

[2013.03.31]
Finding good green tea to produce quality jasmine pearl

Jasmine tea is one of the very important teas in our lineup. Many people may think that Jasmine flower plays an important role in Jasmine tea. Nevertheless, the most important element in Jasmine tea is the base green tea. I have visited Fujian province to search for the ideal green tea In this early spring, …

[2013.03.30]
The secret of making quality white tea

I have spent two days in the white tea factory located in Fuding city of Fujian province in China. The difference between white tea and green tea The main difference of white tea from green tea is that green tea will undergo either pan-frying process or steam-heating process in order to inactivate the enzyme. As for …

[2013.03.29]
Visiting tea garden in Fuding city of Fujian province in China

  I am now in Fuding city of Fujian province in China to buy some white teas and base green tea for making Jasmine pearl. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fuding   The home town of Fuding Da Bai Hao Fuding city is the hometown of the very famous cultivar, called Fuding Da Bai Hao (福鼎大白毫). The bud of Fuding …

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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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