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Sencha Ohira 2013

Sencha Ohira 2013
4.5 stars 1 review

pack: vacuum, 30 gram (packed in Japan)

2012 Menghai "Spring of Menghai" Raw

2012 Menghai "Spring of Menghai" Raw Pu-erh tea
4.0 stars 1 review

Premium blend of first flush of spring tea * Batch 201This is a newer Menghai release, first released in 2005 and...

2006 Haiwan Certified Organic Pasha

2006 Haiwan Certified Organic Pasha Mountain
4.5 stars 1 review

Tall and straight forest - Meng Pasha Pasha in the Aini language means tall and straight forest. According to local people,...

BaDa 2013 - blind tasting set 1

BaDa 2013 - blind tasting set 1
4.5 stars 1 review

the pressed leaves aroma is strong and fruity, the taste is bitter, nutty, almond, fruity, fresh, balanced, very pleasent,...


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Eternal Spring
04.11.2013 10:26:30
Eternal Spring

The Purple Air coming from the east

5 stars 4.5 This review helped: 0 / 0

"Zi Qi Dong Lai" in translation: The Purple Air coming from the east. This saying refers to the sign that appeared on the sky when Laozi decided to leave into a desert to become a hermit. He was then caught by guardian Yin Xi in Hangu Pass. Yin Xi became his student. He asked (forced :-) Laozi to write a book about his teachings. And that is how the book Tao Te Ching was written.
The cake is small, 150g . There is a New Year motive of an old Taoist nn the cover. It reminds the new year 2011, when the cake was made. It is a blend of two materials from Menghai. The first is from Haiwan TF 2006. The second component is 2008 material from Gontingu, made in small TF in Menghai.
The cake is firmly pressed, however the tea can be well separated. I am adding couple of loose tickets to the whole tea piece. The first infusion after the flush, I am steeping a longer time until the brew gets darker red colour. The whole piece of tea is still holding together.
Tea scent is earthy and pleasant. Wet leaves smell earthy at first, then woody. The aroma reminds bamboo. Finally there is a fruity aroma.
The brew colour is a brownish-red.
The taste of the firs brew is dominated by woody flavour that stands out mainly in the back of the mouth and tongue. The aftertaste is slightly astringent with a hint of metallic and earthy sweetness on the tongue.
The second infusion has already dark red-brown colour as mahogany wood. The taste is very full. The distinctive taste of bamboo, fruit tones, ending with a pleasant astringency on the back of the tongue. The energy is strong. It nicely worms up belly.
Even after the third infusion the piece of tea is still holding together. The colour is almost black. The best infusions were second till 5th. They also contained fruity flavour components. Tea endurance is long. Very good ripe pu-erh. $12 for 150g.


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


„Some more obvi­ous man­i­fes­ta­tions of cha qi are a heat­ing or cool­ing of the extrem­i­ties (eg, sweaty palms when drink­ing a ‘warm­ing’ tea like aged puerh or heav­ily roasted oolong), a flush­ing of the face, or a mea­sur­able change in mood. In a small group, tea can either lead to deep con­ver­sa­tion, giddy laugh­ter, or con­tem­pla­tive silence.“

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Source Web: Wrong Fu Cha. Experiencing Tea[online].  [cit. 2002-05-20]. Available on WWW: <http://chahai.net/>. [q739] [s80]



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


„Most green teas with jasmine contain a significant amount of polyphenols, plant-based substances that have proven to have anticancer, antiviral, and antioxidant properties. This helps prevent certain cancers and slows aging by eliminating free radicals. Jasmine is good for diabetes prevention and reducing high blood pressure. It is believed to prevent strokes, heart attacks, thrombosis, and arterial sclerosis.“

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Oolong

Da Hong Pao “Big Red Robe”

Da Hong Pao “Big Red Robe”
0.0 stars 0 reviews

<p>Da Hong Pao is a famed Wuyi oolong tea. This tea is cultivated in the northern part of Fujian Province, in The Wuyi...

Zhang Ping Shui Xian “Light Narcissus”

Zhang Ping Shui Xian “Light Narcissus”
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<p>It is the rarest green oolong in China. It is almost impossible to find the original of this sort of tea on the world tea...


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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„Meng-Hai Tea Factory started to use the trademark "Da-Yi" around 1978. Xia-Guan Tea Factory started to register the trademarks "Song-He" and "Nan-Zhao" in 1992.“

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New teas

Longjing “Dragon Well”

Longjing “Dragon Well”
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Longjing is a king of all types of green teas. This tea is one of the most favourite...

Yunnan Puer Cha Yuan Cha Ripe Pu-erh 100g

Yunnan Puer Cha Yuan Cha Ripe Pu-erh 100g 2011
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This mini cake is called 云南普洱茶园茶(Yunnan Pu-erhCha Yuan Cha). It is produced at the...

2014 Laos Ban Komaen (Blue) Gu Shu Raw

2014 Laos Ban Komaen (Blue) Gu Shu Raw Puerh Cake 200g
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Phôngsali is a province of Laos, bordering Yiwu, Yunnan. It is located high in the...

2005 Yibang Old Tree Raw Puerh Brick

2005 Yibang Old Tree Raw Puerh Brick
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Spring 2005 material from Yibang was used for this semi-aged raw puerh tea brick. Rare...

Da Hong Pao “Big Red Robe”

Da Hong Pao “Big Red Robe”
0.0 stars 0 reviews

<p>Da Hong Pao is a famed Wuyi oolong tea. This tea is cultivated in the northern part...

Zhang Ping Shui Xian “Light Narcissus”

Zhang Ping Shui Xian “Light Narcissus”
0.0 stars 0 reviews

<p>It is the rarest green oolong in China. It is almost impossible to find the original...

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),...

2015 White 2 Tea Pin

2015 White 2 Tea Pin
0.0 stars 0 reviews

2015 Pin Raw Puer Tea 200g from White2tea. The Pin is a blend of three years of high...

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...

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...


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2004 Jin Hao Feng Huang Ripe Puerh Tuo Cha 100g

2004 Jin Hao Feng Huang Ripe Puerh Tuo Cha 100g
5.0 stars 1 review

The best ripe tuo cha this factory has ever made. The 801 product line is well known for the highest grade of leaves and mellow taste. Handpicked in high mountains (more than 2000 meters high mountain area in Wuliangshan), large leaf tea. Finely and traditionally processed. After 7 years aging, the tea produces sweet, smooth taste and aged fragrance of dried longan. A full deep ruby colored liquor with nice aroma. Very good storage in Kunming! Such a good tea is...


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„Smokiness
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2014 Jingmai Gu Shu Huang Pian

2014 Jingmai Gu Shu Huang Pian
4.0 stars 1 review

This tea is from Jingmai Da Zhai, grown in Da Ping Zhang area, and it is considered to be of the finest...

2013 Chawangpu Bada Zhang Lang Xiao Bing Cha

2013 Chawangpu Bada Zhang Lang Xiao Bing Cha 200g
4.5 stars 1 review

Nicely processed and completely manually produced tea from Bada mountains. The tea is coming from Zhang...

2013 Early Spring Premium Yunnan Mao Feng

2013 Early Spring Premium Yunnan Mao Feng
3.5 stars 1 review

Grade: AA+ Cultivar: Yunnan Da Ye Harvest area: Si Mao, Yunnan Yunnan green tea produced...

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„Meng-Hai Tea Factory started to use the trademark "Da-Yi" around 1978. Xia-Guan Tea Factory started to register the trademarks "Song-He" and "Nan-Zhao" in 1992.“

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