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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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Mi Lan Xiang "Honey Orchid Aroma" Dan Cong

Mi Lan Xiang "Honey Orchid Aroma" Dan Cong

Classification: Mi Lan Xiang “Honey Orchid Aroma” Dan Cong - Wulong tea (oolong tea, blue-green tea)
Harvest: April 2019
Cultivar: Bai Ye
Origin: China, Guangdong province, Wu Dong Mountains, Zhongshan village
Grade: Superior, exquisite
Leaf: Big, curly brown & yellow well dried leaves and buds. Aroma of well dried wood, mint, dark cocoa and sweet caramel.
Infused leaf: Dark brown/green, lightly twisted needles. Aroma of wood, mint, geranium and ocean air.
Liquor: Crystal clear, deep apricot-like cup. Aroma spicy, woody and floral. Mouth-feel crisp, wild and soft with notes of fresh...

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Premium Keemun Mao Feng

Premium Keemun Mao Feng

Classification: Premium Keemun Mao Feng – Black Tea
Cultivar: Zhu-ye-zhong
Origin: China, Anhui province, Huangshan district
Grade: Superior, great quality
Leaf: Curly little leaves of aubergine/black colour with sharp pointy ends and tiny golden tips, releasing an aroma of cornflowers, shortbread and poppies.
Infused leaf: small, shiny, twisted leather brown leaves holding the scent of cardamom, chocolate and black pepper.
Liquor: Beautiful clear and light golden-amber cup. Aroma of sandalwood and roses. Cup rich and full with a notes of soft fruit, honey and cocoa. Malty and peppery after-taste with...

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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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