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Tea Harvesting Calendar

Tea Harvesting Calendar

Tea out of stock:
Lately, I have been asked about why are we low in stock or out of stock of some teas?
I know, that you guys are used to buying apples, potatoes or other fruits and veg all year round in these “beautiful” Mega-gigantic supermarkets. Surely, you are not convinced that fruit and veg is growing all year round? The same can be said about tea. These Mega-gigantic supermarkets for such reasons of profits or to not to lose their customers are failing to tell us the truth, that we are actually buying one year old carrots (or...


New Teas from China – Spring pick 2019

New Teas from China – Spring pick 2019

This is only a short blog post about our new fresh TEA arrivals from China. They will be up on our page very soon, so look out.

When the T-box arrived we were so thrilled that we forgot the time of the day. We have started to open all T-bags like frenzy addicts, soaking the aroma of each tea deeply into our lungs, while admiring the perfectly shaped, unified, unbroken leaves of different hues and shapes. This is a spring 2019 pluck of mostly green teas with one white, one wulong and one black tea. It is so fresh that we...


Tea Sourcing - Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud”

Tea Sourcing -  Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud”

Classification: Meng Ding Huang Ya “Yellow Bud” - yellow tea
Cultivar: Jin ji zhong
Origin: China, Sichuan province, Ming Shan County, Ya An, Mengding Mountain
Grade: Grand cru, Elite, Rare
Bud: 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...


Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Classification: Gyokuro Kagoshima, organically grown.
Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Kagoshima, Kirishima
Grade: Grand Cru, Exquisite
Dried 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...


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

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...