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[2017.07.29]
Visiting Phoenix Village for Spring Oolong 2017

We were staying in Phoenix village in Chaozhou for sometime and sourcing the Phoenix Dan Cong. We would like to share some progresses we have made in this trip. Generally Stronger After Taste This year, the weather in Phoenix village was generally colder and less rain fall compared to previous years. We observed the similar …

[2017.07.26]
New Release of Bao Dao Shan Ripe Pu-erh Tea

We released the new product, Bao Dao Shan Ripe Pu-erh tea. Bao Dao Shan is the famous mountain in Feng Wei, Zhenkang( 鎮康県鳳尾). It is the mountain located very close to the Myanmar boarder. Steep Rocky Mountain like a blade Bao Dao Shan is a steep rocky mountain. To me it looks like the blade …

[2017.06.21]
New Release of Taiping Houkui 2017

We just released new crop of Taiping Houkui 2017. Since the quality was outstanding this year, we bought two types; one of it is the special tribute Taiping Houkui. Orchid floral flavor Taiping Houkui is the signature green tea represented Anhui province. The appearance of Taiping Houkui is very distinctive. The tea leaf is long …

[2017.06.16]
2017 Spring Tea from Tsukigase in Nara

I have visited Tsukigase in Nara to survey the progress of spring tea and their production. It was just in the mid of tea season. I met with our tea manufacturer and we exchanged a lot of innovative ideas regarding tea processing, and I inspected the outcome of the experimented teas. This year we are …

[2017.05.26]
Pre-Booking for Bai Shu Raw Pu-erh Tea and Exceptionally Long Withered Raw Pu-erh Tea

We open the pre-booking of two types of raw pu-erh mao-cha: Bai Shu Raw Pu-erh Tea, the White Bush Raw Pu-erh Tea The Exceptionally Long Withered Tea, called Huo Cao Shan Raw Pu-erh Tea We have very limited quantity of these teas since we only selected them in a very short period from 9th to …

[2017.05.20]
Releasing 3 Types of Single Bush Phoenix Oolong Tea

In Chinese, the tea collected only from the specific single bush is called Dan Zhu (单株). We bought three types of Dan Zhu Phoenix oolong when we visited Phoenix village in 2016. Terminology of Phoenix Oolong Nowadays, there are many terms of tea in Phoenix village, like Dan Cong, Lao Cong or Dan Zhu. Since …

[2017.05.12]
Pre-booking of Geng Ma Pu-erh tea made with green tea pan-frying style

I have been aware that the naturally grown tea, in particular, the freshly plucked tea from the wild tea garden  gives very strong floral scent; moreover it has very less bitterness and astringency. In order to amplify these cup characteristics, we used special pan-frying method in order to dry the leaf swiftly and remain the …

[2017.05.11]
The Summary of Yunnan Spring Tea 2017

As the season of the first plucking is over, I would like to share my review on 2017 teas from the South West of Yunnan, such as Lincang, Bao Shan, Jing Gu, Chang Ning and Da Li area. Usually, the most critical factor that affects the quality of tea is weather. Since the day I …

[2017.05.03]
Pre-Booking for Da Xue Shan Wild Pu-erh & White Tea

We now open the pre-booking for the two types of Wild Tea mao-cha: Da Xue Shan Wild Raw Pu-erh Tea, and Da Xue Shan Wild White Tea The pre-booking is only open for a week until 10th of May. It is because of we need to quickly proceed for the compression before the quality of …

[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, …

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High Mountain Pu-erh Tea is Now Available in Our Store
High mountain purple raw pu-erh tea is now available in our store. This is one of the very interesting raw pu-erh teas we made in 2019. High mountain tea called Zi-Cha High mountain purple tea is made from the specific varietry called Zi-cha by the locals. In Chinese, Zi-cha means purple tea. This variety is …
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 …

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