Chengdu, the capital city of Sichuan province, is really famous for traditional teahouses around the streets . If you like tea and chinese tea culture, you totally need to go to Sichuan.
Source Book: Chen, Jin. Teahouse 茶铺. Chengdu, Sichuan province : 上海锦绣文章出版社, 2007. s. 115. ISBN: 978-7-80685-808-0. [q827] [s28]

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2004 Shi Kun Mu Yibang Gushu Raw Puerh

2004 Shi Kun Mu Yibang Gushu Raw Puerh Cake 400g
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This cake is one of the "four cakes set(Yiwu, Manzhuan, Menghai and Yibang)"which were produced by master Shi Kun Mu. Cakes...

Shu 7581 - 2002

Shu 7581 - 2002
5.0 stars 1 review

„tailor-made” private production “Zhong Cha Gong Si” This tea was stored for the whole time in Guangzhou, moved to...

2003 CNNP Yi Wu Arbor Ming Chien „Hundred

2003 CNNP Yi Wu Arbor Ming Chien „Hundred Mark“ Beeng Cha
5.0 stars 1 review

Processing: discontinuation of oxidation, rolling, sun drying, humidification, pressing performed hydraulically, tea, however,...

2011 Bulangshan Banpen Village Raw Puerh

2011 Bulangshan Banpen Village Raw Puerh Cake 357g
4.5 stars 1 review

This raw puerh cake is made of Wan Bang Tea House from Kunming. This product without neifei and printed wrapper is offer to...


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Kabusé Daitsuin 2013

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Eternal Spring
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Eternal Spring

Kabusé 2013

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I have stuck my nose into the bag and inhaled aroma of tea. It smelled sweet after strawberry jam.

The leaves are dark green and beautifully shiny.

Kabusé is substantially the same as Sencha. The only difference is that the tea bushes are 10 days before harvest covered with mats. This will reduce the amount of sunlight falling on leaves and tea is therefore forced to increase the amount of chlorophyll to allow photosynthesis even with less sunlight. The taste is then finer and less bitter compared to Sencha .

It's a pleasant tea. At first infusion I am using very cold water about 45°C. I am steeping for about 1 minute. Brew is very light in color with a fine haze. The taste is sweet, like cream with no signs of bitterness, only gently astringent grassy taste.

The second infusion - again cold water and steeping for 10s only. Still no bitterness, astringency is little stronger. Sweet and salty taste. The grassy taste, where I am finding traces of strawberry jam. You can observe very mild bitterness at the end in your mouth.

Just goodness.


Pu-erh

2006 Myanmar Kokang Mei Hua Bing Raw

2006 Myanmar Kokang Mei Hua Bing Raw Puerh Tea 100g
4.5 stars 1 review

This little cake come from border area with Myanmar from Kokang (果敢; pinyin: Guǒgǎn), area about 20km outside from China....

2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon

2006 Changtai Long Ma Rui Ming "Dragon Horse" Raw Puerh Cake 400g
4.0 stars 1 review

This cake is composed of Lancang and Menghai area selected materials.After 5 years aging in dry storage, this cake now taste...

2014 Autumn Mengsong Bamboo Raw Puerh Tea

2014 Autumn Mengsong Bamboo Raw Puerh Tea 500g
4.0 stars 1 review

This tea come from autumn 2014 harvest from Mengsong (Menghai), blend of tea from different villages, trees 60-80 years old,...

2015 Chawangpu Mengsong Old Tree Xiao

2015 Chawangpu Mengsong Old Tree Xiao Bing
4.5 stars 1 review

This tea come from Mengsong mountain, wild arbor tea garden. Trees are 80-120 years old, growing wild in forest.¨ We visited...

2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang"

2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao Bing
4.0 stars 1 review

Cheng Shuang 成双 means in pairs This cake is blend of two villages and mountain in Menghai area. Material for this...

2015 Chawangpu Hekai Gushu Xiao Bing

2015 Chawangpu Hekai Gushu Xiao Bing
5.0 stars 1 review

Material for this cake came from Man Nan Lao Zhai in Hekai mountain. Man Nan Lao Zhai is home of Lahu minority. There are very...


Quotes - Pu-erh


„The Appearance of Tea
The appearance of dry tea leaves is affected by the form, be it loose, cake, brick, bowl and so on, how much sunlight the leaves have absorbed, the production methods, etc.

If the leaves appear dried out, lifeless or impoverished in some way it is an indicator that there has been a problem with the production or storage of the tea.

Also, picking over the leaves, they should look plump, fertile, with an appearance of abundance. The tips should be delicate with distinct hairs on the leaves and a uniformity to the overall appearance. “

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. How to Identify Good Puerh Tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com>. [q758] [s84]



Green tea

SeJak 2014 ECO Korea

SeJak 2014 ECO Korea
5.0 stars 1 review

Korean green tea picked in the spring of 2014 in Hadong district, Jiri mountains. Grown and produced by an organic, one of the...

JungJak 2014 ECO Korea

JungJak 2014 ECO Korea
4.5 stars 1 review

Korean green tea picked in the spring of 2014 in Hadong district, Jiri mountains. Grown and produced by an organic, one of the...

DaeJak 2014 ECO Korea

DaeJak 2014 ECO Korea
4.5 stars 1 review

Korean green tea picked in the spring of 2014 in Hadong district, Jiri mountains. Grown and produced by an organic, one of the...

2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui

2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea
4.5 stars 1 review

Selected grade famous high mountain green tea from Huilong Zhai, Dachang village, Lianghe county, Dehong prefecture....

2014 Yunnan Simao Huoqing Green Tea

2014 Yunnan Simao Huoqing Green Tea
4.0 stars 1 review

Spring comes to Yunnan earlier this year. And also spring teas from regular spring harvest are picked a bit early.This good...

2014 Yunnan Zao Chun

2014 Yunnan Zao Chun
4.0 stars 1 review

"Early Spring" - fresh green tea from higher elevations near Yun Pan Shan (1100m) in early spring harvest. Nice uniform leaves...


Quotes - Green tea


„Green tea originates in China, but it has become associated with many cultures throughout Asia. Green tea has recently become more widespread in the West, where black tea has been the traditionally consumed tea.“

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Source Web: Green tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea>. [q432] [s59]



Oolong

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea
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This Zheng Yan tea from Cindy Chen was baked 4 times over charcoal to achieve a medium baking level. Harvested from a single...

2013 Čang-pching Šuej-sien „Black perl“

2013 Čang-pching Šuej-sien „Black perl“
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Velice zajímavý a kvalitní lisovaný čaj z málo známé oblasti Čang-pching. Tento oolong byl ručně sklizený v zahradě u vesnice...


Black, Red, Dark tea

2013 Chawangpu Xiao Jin Bing Red Tea 100g

2013 Chawangpu Xiao Jin Bing Red Tea 100g
4.0 stars 1 review

This small red tea cake is made from 2012 spring harvest Simao high mountain material. Carefully pressing in Menghai , simple...

2014 Darjeeling Rohini Exotic SFTGFOP1

2014 Darjeeling Rohini Exotic SFTGFOP1
4.5 stars 1 review

Exclusive collection of the youngest gardens in Darjeeling processed from fresh buds of cultivar AV2. The golden...

2013 Wuliang Wild Hongcha

2013 Wuliang Wild Hongcha
4.2 stars 2 reviews

This tea is collected from ancient, wild trees on Wuliang mountain. These are truely wild trees, that haven't been planted by...

Darjeeling Jungpana Wonder Delight Second

Darjeeling Jungpana Wonder Delight Second Flush 2013
2.5 stars 1 review

Beautifully prepared whole leaf tea cultivar Pb312. Very rare tea from this garden, production only 9kg.


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„Longjing tea, sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-fried green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.“

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Source Web: Longjing tea 龍井茶[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longjing_tea>. [q137] [s33]




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Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014
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Yiwu Zhengshan (易武正山) - That very Yiwu Mountain <br> Harvest area: Yiwu Mountain,...

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea
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This Zheng Yan tea from Cindy Chen was baked 4 times over charcoal to achieve a medium...

2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake

2016 Chawangpu Bada Laoyu Raw Puerh Cake 400g
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2012 Xiaguan FT Zi Yun Hao Raw Tuo 100g

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This Xiaguan tuo shape raw puerh tea is made for Fei Tai (For Taiwan)" means this...

2016 Myanmar Jingdong Xiao Bing Cha 200g

2016 Myanmar Jingdong Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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The raw materials of this cake came from Jingdong, Myanmar, just west of the...

2016 Chawangpu Yibang Manguishan Xiao

2016 Chawangpu Yibang Manguishan Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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Last winter was unusually cold. Many people thought they would have a good harvest the...

2016 Chawangpu Manzhuan Gu Shu Huang Pian

2016 Chawangpu Manzhuan Gu Shu Huang Pian 200g
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When people pick the tea from ancient trees, usually they pick one bud and three to...

2015 Quanjihao Manzhuan Raw Puerh Tea

2015 Quanjihao Manzhuan Raw Puerh Tea Paste 100g
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Established in the Qing Dynasty and passed down for thirteen generations, Quanjihao...

2009 Ripe Puerh Tea Paste "Cha Gao" 25g

2009 Ripe Puerh Tea Paste "Cha Gao" 25g
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Almost on the verge of disappearing, Pu-erh tea paste used to be the special tribute to...

2011 Raw Puerh Tea Paste "Cha Gao" 25g

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Almost on the verge of disappearing, Pu-erh tea paste used to be the special tribute to...


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2000 Shu Pu 7262

2000 Shu Pu 7262
4.5 stars 1 review

Factory - „tailor-made” private production “Zhong Cha Gong Si” in Dayi (Menghai tea factory) Taste - After 12 years the taste is smooth and fine, its rich body has still a great potential to develop its character. Storage - Most of time stored in taiwan’s mountainous district where the enviroment is clean. Material 7262 is a recipe from year 1972, used in Dayi (Menghai tea factory), uses grades of maochas from grade 2 to grade 6. The outcome tea soup is thick and smooth


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HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2

HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2
4.0 stars 1 review

nicely balanced bitterness with a breze of sweetness, beautiful honey-fruity aroma, pleasant and pure...

2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g

2013 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
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Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman Material for this cake came from a small Bulang village in Bada...

2006 Bailong TF Jinggu "Da Bai Hao" 357g

2006 Bailong TF Jinggu "Da Bai Hao" 357g
2.0 stars 1 review

Jinggu area, it's famous for one of varietal tea trees – Da Bai Hao – “Big White tomentum”. The tea leaves...

Quotes

„Longjing tea, sometimes called by its literal translated name Dragon Well tea, is a variety of pan-fried green tea from Hangzhou, Zhejiang Province, China where it is produced mostly by hand and has been renowned for its high quality, earning the China Famous Tea title.“

Source Web: Longjing tea 龍井茶[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Longjing_tea>. [q137] [s33]

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