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Tea Sourcing – Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior

Classification: Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior - White teaCultivar: Da BaiOrigin: China, Fujian province, Ningde prefecture, Fuding cityGrade: Unique, Rare, Grand CruLeaf: Large, needle like buds of a soft green colour, covered by silver hairs. Gentle floral aroma of orchids, tulips and wild flowers mingles with herb spiciness – mint, thyme and clove. The buds are soft and fluffy on touch.Infused leaf: Beautiful silvery-jade buds releasing an aroma of clove, orchid and asparagus. Liquor: Light, soft and clear moonstone gem like liquid. Deliciously smooth, delicate and harmonious cup with notes of wild flowers, orchids, sweet vanilla, honeydew melon and twist of herbs and heavy rich creaminess. Pleasantly wild and uplifting liquor with no astringency and fresh and sweet...

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Tea sourcing – batch N.240 Pu Erh Teas – Sun-Dried Purple Buds Wild Pu Erh

Classification: Sun-Dried Purple Buds Wild Pu Erh 2018 - Sheng “Raw” dark tea or white tea?Cultivar: Ye ShengOrigin: China, Yunnan, DehongGrade: Magnificent, ExquisiteLeaf: Beautiful medium-sized purple-yellow and green buds, resembling the appearance of a dragon tail, giving off the fragrance of passion fruit, fennel and black pepper.Infused leaf: Infused buds are of reddish-green colour with intense notes of apricot, hay and parsley.Liquor: The cup has a vibrant apricot colour. The mouth-feel is complex, rich and creamy, offering a fresh aroma of apricots, black pepper and clove. The liquid is juicy and smooth with sweet-sour notes of mangoes, lychee fruits and spice and hints of herbs and smoke. Velvety, deep and robust after-taste with a beautiful, sweet floral bouquet lingers persistently...

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Tea sourcing – batch N.240 Pu Erh Teas – Bu Lang Mountain Cha Tou Ripe Pu Erh Tea Nuggets 2015

Classification: Bu Lang Mountain Cha Tou Ripe Pu Erh Tea Nuggets 2015 - Shu “ripe/matured” dark tea/aged teaCultivar: Yunnan Da YeOrigin: China, Yunnan, Xishuangbanna, Menghai county, Bulang MountainGrade: Supreme qualityLeaf: Small, blobs of tea leaves composed of golden buds and leaves. Aroma of dried figs, wet forest floor and sweet soy sauce.Infused leaf: Infused leaves are still in blobs :) and are of deep chocolate colour with persistent aroma of decaying wood, mango and leather.Liquor: The liquid is deep, vibrant burgundy colour, brilliant and thick (almost like a cup of coffee). Aroma has sweet & fruity notes with a hint of grilled meat. The mouth-feel is complex and full-bodied with mango, biscuits, wood and hints of liquorish. After-taste is velvety...

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Tea Sourcing - batch 235 - 1st flush Darjeeling Balasun Superior

1st flush Darjeeling Balasun superior: Magnificent! Dried Leaf: Large dark green, brown leaves and silvery buds; aroma of exotic dried fruit, herbs and “petrichor” the smell of fresh rain falling on dry soil/stone.Infused Leaf: Uneven light green leaves with some reddish hues. Parsley, dark wet wood and spice aroma.Liquor: Slightly astringent cup with brilliant apricot colour. A fresh flowery bouquet (tulips) followed by notes of lychee, pear & apricot with mountain herbs and rain after the dry spell. Excellently balanced liquor with brisk and light taste and lingering fruity after-taste.

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Tasting Notes - Jasmine Dragon Pearl Superior N.602

Classification: Jasmine Dragon Pearl Superior “Mo Li Hua Zhu”– Scented rolled green tea Cultivar: Fuding Dabai (“big white” cultivar which produces soft, downy buds)Origin: China, Fujian provinceGrade: Grand Cru, EliteLeaf: Perfectly rolled, tiny olive green pearls with pekoe silver tips releasing an intense fragrance of  jasmine.Infused leaf: Infused leaf has mellow shade of yellow/green and the pearls are slightly unfurled. First infusion is releasing a beautiful scent of jasmine and lily.Liquor: Infusion is bright and clear and has a colour similar to Chardonnay wine. Cup is velvety, smooth and sweet yet fresh and crisp with a little astringency. The beautiful delicately fragrant jasmine & lily is overpowering, lingering and enticing the mind. After-taste is sweet and long lasting. Infusions: Suitable...

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