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DARJEELING TEA

Exquisite Tea from India's Darjeeling District in the Foothills of the Himalayas

ALISHAN OOLONG TEA

Exceptional Oolong Tea from Ali Shan, Home of Taiwan's Indigenous Tsou Tribe

ASSAM TEA

Renowned Black Tea from Assam in Northeast India's Brahmaputra River Valley




Ali Shan High Mountain Oolong Tea - Spring Ali Shan Red Oolong - Taiwan Oolong Tea Yong De White Buds Gu Zhu Zi Sun - Green Tea
Yong De White Buds
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Gu Zhu Zi Sun - Green Tea
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These deep green nuggets of ball-rolled, hand-picked leaves yield a full bodied, light amber liquor which beautifully showcases this tea's unique "high mountain" aroma. This distinctive high mountain aroma is reminiscent of lilacs or orchids, and the amazing floral sweetness carries through in this tea's crisp, clean flavor and impressively long-lasting bittersweet aftertaste.
This leaves of this dark oxidized oolong tea have been rolled into a ball-shape, similar to the famous green-style oolong teas of the Ali Shan region. When steeped, this tea produces a beautifully clear, reddish-amber infusion with a sweet aroma. There is a familiar, distinct flavor and sweetness unique to the Qing Xin tea cultivar used to produce this tea that comes through clearly in the cup along with some sweet spices (cinnamon perhaps?) and maybe just a touch of dried flowers. The infusion is full-bodied, well rounded in the mouth, and the aftertaste is remarkably sweet & spicy.
Although it looks like a Silver Needles-style white tea, this is technically not a white tea at all. Strictly speaking in terms of origin and processing style, this is a Pu-Erh tea. It was hand-picked, processed and sun-dried in the Spring of 2014 from cultivated Yunnan large leaf variety tea plants grown in Yong De County, near Yunnan’s Southwestern border with Myanmar. The beautiful silvery-down covered dry buds carry a subtly sweet aroma reminiscent of newly dried hay. When steeped, the medium to full-bodied, light honey-amber infusion has hints of evergreen, honey and an herbal-sweetness with faint floral notes in the long and mouth-coating finish.
This tea, from a small farm in the Guzhu Mountain area of China’s Zhejiang Province, was picked and processed entirely by hand using the standard of two tiny leaves and one bud to preserve the integrity of these tiny, beautiful, near-perfect leaf sets. The dry leaves have a mild, sweet, green vegetable aroma with just a hint of nuttiness, and when steeped they produce a beautifully clear, light yellow liquor with a beautifully sweet aroma. The infusion is very fresh, subtly sweet, clean, and lightly floral with a silky-smooth mouthfeel and a lovely & lingering bittersweet aftertaste.