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Air-dried Yue Guang Bai “MOONLIGHT” Superior

Air-dried Yue Guang Bai “MOONLIGHT” Superior

Classification: Yue Guang Bai cha “Moonlight” Superior - white tea
Cultivar: Da Ye Zhong
Origin: China, Yunnan province, Puer – Simao Prefecture, Jinggu county, Tang Ta Village
Elevation: 1500m
Grade: Superior, Exquisite
Harvest: Spring 2019
Leaf: Huge, fluffy silver hairy buds and some purple-silver leaves. Sweet fragrance of cherry blossoms, strawberries and refreshing eucalyptus is rising from the well dried leaves.
Infused leaf: The colour is very light green to reddish, leather-like colour. Aroma of creamy herbs, cloves and vanilla.
Liquor: The cup has very soft hue of gold. The...

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Rooibos

Rooibos

Classification: Rooibos – herbal tea
Cultivar: The rooibos plant “Aspalathus linearis” is a member of the legume family.
Origin: South Africa, Cape town, Cederberg mountains
Grade: Superior grade
Leaf: Tiny, needle like chopped reddish, delicate leaves. Aroma of sweet grapefruit, honey and vanilla.
Infused leaf: Super bright, mahogany like mush. Aroma floral and lemon-y with a hints of geranium and honey.
Liquor: Bright, deep crimson red liquor releasing a strong citrus-floral scent. Mouth-feel is thick and sweet with beautiful notes of bergamot, herbs,burnt sugar and vanilla. Amazing drink for any evening...

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Wu Yi Shan "Flower aroma" Da Hong Pao

Wu Yi Shan "Flower aroma" Da Hong Pao

Classification: Wu Yi Shan "Hua Xiang - Flower aroma" Da Hong Pao - Rock Wulong tea (oolong tea, blue-green tea)
Cultivar: Da Hong Pao, mixed cultivar
Origin: China, Fujian province, Wu Yi Shan, Tong Mu Guan village
Grade: Superior, Exceptional, Grand Cru
Leaf: Dark purply-brown large leaves, lightly rolled and very crunchy on touch! Aroma of cedar wood, dried apricots and pepper rising from the well roasted leaves.
Infused leaf: Greenish-brown hugely open leaves with an aroma of lilies, cedar wood and a bamboo and spice.
Liquor: Magnificent, clear orange...

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Supreme Matcha Shincha - organically grown

Supreme Matcha Shincha - organically grown

Classification: Supreme Matcha Shincha, organically grown – rare powdered green tea 
Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Japan, Kyushu Island, Kagoshima prefecture
Grinding: Granite stone mill 
Grade: Supreme, Exquisite, organic
Leaf: Very fine powder of bright green Tencha tea with matt finish, milled between granite stones – traditional method. Beautiful, light dust which smells of fresh spring grass and spinach.
Liquor: Powerful, dense and cloudy green frothy liquid. The mouth-feel is rich, soft and textured almost like creamy avocado with a notes of sweet peas and walnuts. Extremely soft on the palate and refreshing with crispy umami taste. The finish is long lasting with savoury astringency, tingly sweetness and very uplifting effect.


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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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