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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

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




2014 Norbu White Buds - 250 g Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Cake Nepali Jade - Nepal Green Tea 1980's CNNP Yellow Mark Sheng Pu-Erh Tea Cake Jungpana Spring Splendor - Darjeeling Tea - First Flush
This beautiful White Bud Pu-Erh Bing Cha is composed entirely of hand harvested, pure silvery-white buds from Yunnan Da Ye (large leaf) variety tea plants grown in Yong De county near China’s border with Myanmar. It was harvested in the Spring of 2013 and processed at a small facility in this rather remote area of Yunnan. It was compressed in late October, 2014 using traditional stone presses.
Nepali Jade is a gorgeous green tea, plucked to an extremely high one bud and one leaf standard and left unrolled to preserve the natural appearance of the leaf. The dry leaf aroma is light and sweet like fresh-cut grass, and when infused it produces a beautiful, crystal clear, pale jade liquor with a light, fresh aroma. The light-bodied infusion is mild and grassy-sweet with hints of baby green vegetables, almost no astringency, and a very clean, refreshing finish.
These well aged tea cakes were stored beautifully in an environment that was neither too dry nor too wet in both Hong Kong and Taipei over the past 25-30 years. When infused, the clear, dark reddish-brown liquor is exceptionally clean, smooth and soft in the mouth with a fantastic "damp leaves on the forest floor in Autumn"-type woody-sweetness and a mellow, sweet aftertaste that builds beautifully over a series of infusions.
The dry leaves of this Jungpana Tea Estate (Upper Division) First Flush Darjeeling tea are a mix of light to dark greens with flecks of coppery orange/brown and a scattering of fuzzy silver buds. The bright honey-amber colored infusion is smooth and crisp with hints of green grapes & sweet young green vegetables, lovely floral overtones, and a perfectly balanced amount of the characteristic "green" astringency of an extremely well made First Flush Darjeeling tea.