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Tea Sourcing - Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud”

Classification: Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud” - yellow teaCultivar: Jin ji zhongOrigin: China, Sichuan province, Ming Shan County, Ya An, Mengding MountainGrade: Grand cru, Elite, RareBud: Sword shaped imperial bud pluck, buds super hairy (fine pekoe) yellowy-green and perfect in shape, sleek and shiny and unified. Aroma of Almonds, Chestnuts and sweet garden green peas.Infused Bud: Infused buds are releasing an aroma of fermented hops, violets and sweet honey.Liquor: Straw coloured cup with incredible aroma of orchids, violets and honeysuckle. Liquid is remarkably thick and round on the tongue with herbaceous and flower notes. The smooth and sweet taste is balanced with slight acidity and enriched with hints of fermented hops and roasted peanuts. After-taste is sweet vanilla with...

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Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Classification: Gyokuro Kagoshima, organically grown.Cultivar: YabukitaOrigin: Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Kagoshima, Kirishima Grade: Grand Cru, ExquisiteDried Leaf: The beautiful dark green leaves are extremely shiny, needle like and differ in shape and length. They give a delicate scent of lilies, mangoes, chestnuts and herbs with under-notes of eucalyptus and pepper.Infused Leaf: Infusion turns the leaves into vivid green and dense paste with strong & sweet green vegetal aroma.Liquor: The cloudy, pistachio green cup releasing an aroma of steamed green vegetables, thyme & butter. The liquid is extremely rich and creamy, fresh and delicate with generous notes of mixed fresh herbs like rosemary & parsley, spring vegetables like spinach & courgette and fresh walnuts. This is a remarkably balanced tea with sweet,...

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Tea sourcing batch n.239 - Teas from Japan - Kabusecha Gounpou, Kyoto Prefecture

We always source teas very carefully! No matter what kind of tea it is or for who it is. With our ruthless eyes, sinister noses and intense taste buds we take our job seriously. We take NO excuses, No political sides, No influence from previously excellent plantations or batches, No influence from famous legends, famous locations or even price in consideration. Our minds are clear as the sky (not Scottish!) and our tasting sheets are empty..... awaiting the verdicts. We briefly scan the dried leaves first and smell the fragrance, yet we know not to conclude all our hopes, wishes and scores at this point as appearance is not all that important (it is but even ugly tea can taste...

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Tea sourcing batch n.239 - Teas from Japan - Gyokuro Yame

We always source teas very carefully! No matter what kind of tea it is or for who it is. With our ruthless eyes, sinister noses and intense taste buds we take our job seriously. We take NO excuses, No political sides, No influence from previously excellent plantations or batches, No influence from famous legends, famous locations or even price in consideration. Our minds are clear as the sky (not Scottish!) and our tasting sheets are empty..... awaiting the verdicts. We briefly scan the dried leaves first and smell the fragrance, yet we know not to conclude all our hopes, wishes and scores at this point as appearance is not all that important (it is but even ugly tea can taste...

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Tea sourcing batch n.239 - Teas from Japan - Sencha from Kagoshima prefecture

We always source teas very carefully! No matter what kind of tea it is or for who it is. With our ruthless eyes, sinister noses and intense taste buds we take our job seriously. We take NO excuses, No political sides, No influence from previously excellent plantations or batches, No influence from famous legends, famous locations or even price in consideration. Our minds are clear as the sky (not Scottish!) and our tasting sheets are empty..... awaiting the verdicts. We briefly scan the dried leaves first and smell the fragrance, yet we know not to conclude all our hopes, wishes and scores at this point as appearance is not all that important (it is but even ugly tea can taste...

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