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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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Pre-rain Green Snail Spring Imperial grade

Pre-rain Green Snail Spring Imperial grade

Classification: Bi Luo Chun “Green snail spring” - Pure bud green tea
Harvest: March 2019
Origin: China, Yunnan province, Simao district, Mojiang town
Cultivar: Yunkang #100
Grade: Special, Ace quality, Fantastic, rare
Leaf: Beautifully rolled silver buds into tiny pearls. Strong aroma of lily nectar, honey and biscuits, absolutely overpowering.
Infused leaf: The buds are light green, smooth and perfectly unified. Floral bouquet is almost opiated, tulips, peonies, lilies with hints of sweet green peas and a tiny hint of peach notes.
Liquor: Crystal clear and soft golden cup. Aroma of...

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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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