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Pre-rain Green Snail Spring Imperial grade

Pre-rain Green Snail Spring Imperial grade

Classification: Bi Luo Chun “Green snail spring” - Pure bud green tea
Harvest: March 2019
Origin: China, Yunnan province, Simao district, Mojiang town
Cultivar: Yunkang #100
Grade: Special, Ace quality, Fantastic, rare
Leaf: Beautifully rolled silver buds into tiny pearls. Strong aroma of lily nectar, honey and biscuits, absolutely overpowering.
Infused leaf: The buds are light green, smooth and perfectly unified. Floral bouquet is almost opiated, tulips, peonies, lilies with hints of sweet green peas and a tiny hint of peach notes.
Liquor: Crystal clear and soft golden cup. Aroma of...

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Pre-rain Dragon Well Imperial grade

Pre-rain Dragon Well Imperial grade

Classification: Pre-rain Long Jing “Dragon Well” Imperial grade - Legendary Green tea
Harvest: March 2019
Cultivar: Long Jing 43
Origin: China, Zhejiang province, Hangzou, Long Jing village near West Lake
Grade: Imperial grade, Exceptional
Leaf: Big, light yellow-green bud and leaf, pressed into flat shape – resembling the top of a spear - with a tiny bits of white cotton-like lumps. Aroma of Geranium, mint and creamy cashews.
Infused leaf: Beautiful, light green & pointy bud and leaf. Aroma of sweet peas, broccoli, cucumber and cashews, very fresh.
Liquor: Crystal clear,...

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Pre-rain Honey Aroma Golden Needle Yunnan Superior

Pre-rain Honey Aroma Golden Needle Yunnan Superior

Classification: Honey Aroma Golden Needle Yunnan Superior - Black tea
Cultivar: Yunkang 100 / Chang Ye Bai Hao
Origin: China, Yunnan province, Simao district, Nin`er
Grade: Superior, exclusive, entirely made from buds
Leaf: Long slender and hairy golden buds, releasing an aroma of honeysuckles, violets and peonies. The buds are super beautiful to look at and even more to smell the floral, sweet and fruity flavours.
Infused leaf: Infused buds are matt, leather-like and perfect in shape. Unified. Aroma of dark wood, black pepper, violets with a tiny hint of smoke.
Liquor: Crystal clear amber cup with bright golden rim. Aroma of forest honey, peony...

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Pre-rain Wu Yi Shan JIN JUN MEI AA Premium grade

Pre-rain Wu Yi Shan JIN JUN MEI AA Premium grade

Classification: Jin Jun Mei AA Premium grade – Lightly smoked black tea
Cultivar: Xiao Cai
Origin: China, Fujian province, Wuyi shan mountains, Tong Mu village – rock tea
Grade: Superior, exclusive, AA
Leaf: Tiny twisted golden super hairy and light buds, absolutely stunning to look at. Aroma of dark chocolate, gently smoked wood, liquorice and dates.
Infused leaf: Tiny, unified and beautiful needles, the colour of leather. Aroma of caramel, wood and gentle light smoke.
Liquor: Crystal clear, deep forest honey-like cup. Aroma of spice with a hint of smoke and woody notes. Mouth-feel soft, velvety and syrupy with fresh green camphor wood, dates,...

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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...

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