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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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Fuding Bai Mu Dan "White Peony" Senior Grade

Fuding Bai Mu Dan "White Peony" Senior Grade

Classification: Fuding Bai Mu Dan “White Peony” Senior Grade - White tea
Cultivar: Fuding Da Bai Hao “Large White”
Origin: China, Fujian province, Ningde prefecture, Fuding county
Grade: Superior, Senior grade
Leaf: Large bud covered with dense silvery hair mixed with large green-brownish leaves. Herbaceous aroma with notes of dried apples and honey.
Infused leaf: Green-copper leaves releasing a scent of lemon, pepper and honey.
Liquor: The liquor is crystal clear, lemon like. The mouth-feel is complex, delicate and floral with a notes of dried apples, cantaloupe melon, hay and honey....

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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.


About: Matcha...

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