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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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1st flush Darjeeling - Mighty Spring TEA

1st flush Darjeeling - Mighty Spring TEA

We are in search of the best 1st Flush Darjeeling of this season!

What are you searching for?

As we love 1st flush picks of many Darjeeling tea Estates, some plantations have always been more prominent to us than others. The beautiful and never changing quality of these teas, outstanding flavours and freshness is something what we are looking forward to each spring. This spring 2019 is not any different.

Why do we love 1st flush Darjeeling Tea?
The flower bouquet attack of the tea is like a burst of spring to our eyes, the fruitiness is like a summer dance to our taste...

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Tea sourcing - batch 235 - Ceylon New Falcon exclusive

Tea sourcing - batch 235 - Ceylon New Falcon exclusive

Ceylon New Falcon exclusive is a gentle, light, fruity and honey sweet black tea.


Dried Leaf: Small, broken leaves with a couple of golden tips with gentle aroma of sweet herbs and fruit.
Infused Leaf: Small and reddish tiny uneven leaves with some stalks. Fruity, perfume-like and sweet aroma.
Liquor: Amber-orange clear cup with delicate floral scent. Liquor light in the body with hints of green wood, spice and forest honey. Cup little bit astringent and not well balanced. After-taste very short not lingering.

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Tea sourcing - Batch 235 - Keemun Hao Ya Special

Tea sourcing - Batch 235 - Keemun Hao Ya Special

Our next Keemun to taste is Hao Ya. Hao Ya is significantly more floral, very rose-like and sweeter compare to Mao Feng. We also prefer Hao Ya to Mao Feng for it's complexity and longer lasting finish.


Dried Leaf: Small and sleek anthracite leaves and golden tips, gently twisted. Aroma of peach, herbs and golden warm hay.
Infused Leaf: Small, dark brown cut leaves with a floral aroma, sweet and woody.
Liquor: The brilliant chocolate-orange liquid has aroma of rose, violets and caramel. Cup soft and smooth with very floral (rose, orchid) sweet peach and caramelised banana taste and...

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Tea sourcing - batch 235 - Keemun Mao Feng Imperial

Tea sourcing - batch 235 - Keemun Mao Feng Imperial

Keemun...Qimen.....Keemun….same thing really!

We like our Keemun Mao Feng black tea (N.102) yet this one smells beautiful. The grade is atypical (wooow! that sounds awesome, now we are even more excited!) and it comes from beautiful Anhui province in China (traditional location for Keemun tea).
We also have a sample of Keemun Hao Ya Special ...so we had to brew them together to wisely slurp and compare and we can now tell you, that Mao Feng Imperial tastes more like a dark wood and orange and we shall tell you about Hao Ya Special in the next blog post :P

 

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