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New Teas from China – Spring pick 2019

New Teas from China – Spring pick 2019

This is only a short blog post about our new fresh TEA arrivals from China. They will be up on our page very soon, so look out.

When the T-box arrived we were so thrilled that we forgot the time of the day. We have started to open all T-bags like frenzy addicts, soaking the aroma of each tea deeply into our lungs, while admiring the perfectly shaped, unified, unbroken leaves of different hues and shapes. This is a spring 2019 pluck of mostly green teas with one white, one wulong and one black tea. It is so fresh that we...


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...


Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Tea Sourcing - Gyokuro "Jade Dew"

Classification: Gyokuro Kagoshima, organically grown.
Cultivar: Yabukita
Origin: Japan, Fukuoka prefecture, Kagoshima, Kirishima
Grade: Grand Cru, Exquisite
Dried Leaf: The beautiful dark green leaves are extremely shiny, needle like and differ in shape and length. They give a delicate scent of lilies, mangoes, chestnuts and herbs with under-notes of eucalyptus and pepper.
Infused Leaf: Infusion turns the leaves into vivid green and dense paste with strong & sweet green vegetal aroma.
Liquor: The cloudy, pistachio green cup releasing an aroma of steamed green vegetables, thyme & butter. The liquid is extremely rich and creamy, fresh and delicate with generous notes of mixed fresh herbs like...


Tea Sourcing – Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior

Tea Sourcing – Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior

Classification: Bai Hao Yin Zhen “Silver Needle” Superior - White tea
Cultivar: Da Bai
Origin: China, Fujian province, Ningde prefecture, Fuding city
Grade: Unique, Rare, Grand Cru
Leaf: Large, needle like buds of a soft green colour, covered by silver hairs. Gentle floral aroma of orchids, tulips and wild flowers mingles with herb spiciness – mint, thyme and clove. The buds are soft and fluffy on touch.
Infused leaf: Beautiful silvery-jade buds releasing an aroma of clove, orchid and asparagus.
Liquor: Light, soft and clear moonstone gem like liquid. Deliciously smooth, delicate and harmonious cup with notes of wild flowers, orchids, sweet vanilla, honeydew melon...


Tea Sourcing – Batch N.240 – Moonlight & Snow Chrysanthemum Buds Dragon Ball – Hand Made

Tea Sourcing – Batch N.240 – Moonlight & Snow Chrysanthemum Buds Dragon Ball – Hand Made

Classification: Moonlight & Snow Chrysanthemum Buds Dragon Ball Spring 2017- white tea with Chrysanthemum flowers – hand made
Cultivar: Yunnan Da Ye
Origin: China, Yunnan province, Pu Erh – Simao Prefecture, Jinggu county
Grade: Outstanding, Supreme

Leaf: Beautifully rolled small greenish-brown balls with silver tips and imprinted crimson flowers. Floral aroma is mingling with an aroma of fresh zest, dried fruits and sultanas.
Infused leaf: After first infusion (in a Gaiwan – cup with lid) and the tea is still in a perfect ball shape. It takes up to 5 infusions to get these tea leaves to freely float! Amazing :) The aroma is...