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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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Premium Matcha Shinto

Premium Matcha Shinto

Classification: Premium Matcha Shinto – rare powdered green tea
Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Japan, Kyushu Island, Kagoshima prefecture, Kirishima city
Grinding: Granite stone mill
Grade: Premium, Excellent, 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 delicate notes of sea air.
Liquor: Powerful, dense and cloudy dark green frothy liquid. The mouth-feel is rich and textured almost buttery like with a notes of sweet peas and freshly mowed grass....

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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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Tasting notes - Formosa Four Seasons Winter Special N. 303

Tasting notes  - Formosa Four Seasons Winter Special N. 303

Classification: Formosa Four Seasons Winter Special – Wulong tea
Cultivar: Qing Xin
Origin: Taiwan, Nantou County, Lu Gu Township, Pingding Village - altitude 800m
Grade: Supreme, Wonderful
Dry leaf: Tiny rolled drops of bright and dark green leaves with yellow matt stalks pointing up like a snake tail. Amazing sweet aroma of peach, vanilla and strawberry is rising from the pack.
Infused leaf: When infused the aroma of leaf has become more fragrant. Rose, orchid and sweet cherry with spicy nutmeg and exotic mango.
Liquor: Cup bright, clear light and yellow in colour. Aroma very sweet and fruity. Liquid mellow and light with stunning...

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