This Mi Lan Dan Cong is comprised of long, beautifully twisted deep greenish-black
leaves with a light aroma of toasted grain. When infused, the light amber
liquor has, as the name "Mi Lan Xiang" (honey orchid aroma) suggests, an
aroma reminiscent of honey and orchids. In the cup, the medium to full
bodied infusion delivers bittersweet, woody, honey, floral, roasted
grain and dried-fruit flavors against the backdrop of a pleasingly
assertive but not biting astringency. The bittersweet, floral elements
build steadily sip after sip into the gloriously long-lasting finish for
which Fenghuang Oolongs are so prized.
Imperial Jasmine Pearls is a Spring harvest, 2016 green tea which has
been hand-rolled into its distinctive pearl shape and naturally scented
with fresh jasmine flowers. The base tea has been plucked to an
extremely high standard and is comprised primarily of tender, young buds
with the occasional bud and single leaf complex mixed in. When infused,
the tea flavor is mild and sweet, which harmonizes perfectly with the
balanced, not-overpowering aroma of fresh jasmine flowers.
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.
This tea is comprised of reddish-brown, loosely ball rolled leaves with a
mild, woody aroma. When infused, it produces a reddish amber liquor
with the woody & plummy aromas common to moderately aged oolong tea.
The medium bodied infusion has a nice fruit-tinged peaty/aged flavor
that balances nicely against elements of aromatic wood and dried fruit.
The finish is peaty & sweet with elements of dried plums and moist,
sweet pipe tobacco.