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
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
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
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.