Source Web: Crisco 1492. Tea plantation in Ciwidey, Bandung , Indonesia[online].  [cit. 2014-08-21]. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tea#mediaviewer/File:Tea_plantation_in_Ciwidey,_Bandung_2014-08-21.jpg>. [q965] [s121]

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2013 Yunnan Simao Premium Green Tea "Gao

2013 Yunnan Simao Premium Green Tea "Gao Shan Yin Ya"
4.0 stars 1 review

This is one of the best quality green tea which is produced in Yunnan province. First spring harvest in early March 2013 from...

2013 Zhejiang Long Jing Hong Cha AAA

2013 Zhejiang Long Jing Hong Cha AAA Grade
5.0 stars 1 review

Material came from the same tea trees with Longjing green tea. The dry tea leaves are rolled tightly and full of aroma....

YiWu 2012 autumn

YiWu 2012 autumn
4.5 stars 1 review

pressed by stone mold into 250 grams cakes, autumn maocha Massive sweetishness in the back of the mouth, already...

Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012

Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012
4.2 stars 2 reviews

Packing: vacuum, 50 grams, packaged in Japan Tea is an original packaged in Japan and stored at low temperatures in...


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Sencha Ohira 2013

4.5 stars  4.5  1 review
Eternal Spring
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Eternal Spring

Sencha 2013

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After Fukushima, I was not sure how is it with radioactivity in Japanese teas, so I asked Peter of Pu-erh.sk . He told me that the Japanese tea does not leave the country until it pass the test for radioactivity. The farmer had to wait six weeks for his test. Then there were two extra veterinary checks performed in Slovakia... So I'm OK and I can enjoy my tea :)

Dry leaves smell surprisingly sweet after strawberry jam in the bag. It is a very fresh scent. Wet leaves issued grassy "spring" like smell (probably just my wishful thought in the middle of winter).

Grassy flavor comes with fine sourness, bitterness with light hint of marzipan and finely dry feeling on the tongue.

I am preparing the tea in the small porcelain teapot 80ml, 2-3g of tea. For the first infusion, it pays to wait for cooler water about 50-60°C. Be careful, if you pour a hot water on the tea, the brew will be bitter. Steep for about 1 minute. Second infusion for 10s and the third for 15s. Enjoy :-)


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


„There is also a lack of formal definition for "gu shu." Some say "gu shu" should only refer to trees over 300 years of age, that is left to grow tall, and not pruned back. But in reality, most "gu shu" trees are cultivated, which entails annual pruning to encourage regrowth & lower branches for easy picking. A lot of "gu shu" on the market comes from trees as young as 100 years old, some of which is as short as 1.5m high. But a 100 year old tea tree growing in the wild can also grow higher than 3m high. Eventually the government will legislate what classifies as "gu shu." Until then, let the buyer beware!“

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Source Web: The Tea Urchin. Learning how to identify gu shu & make maocha[online]. 2011. Available on WWW: <http://teaurchin.blogspot.cz/2011/09/learning-how-to-identify-gu-shu-make.html>. [q937] [s107]



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


„Many varieties of green tea have been created in the countries where it is grown. These varieties can differ substantially due to variable growing conditions, horticulture, production processing, and harvesting time.“

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Source Web: Green tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea>. [q433] [s59]



Oolong

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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“
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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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„Pu'er Tea; 普洱茶. That 'Puer Tea' was given this name suggests that historically this kind of tea - post fermented camelia sinensis assamica must have come from the south and west of Puer for there to have been any sense in transporting it through that city. The majority of good Puer tea still comes from the Xishuangbanna region. Puer County itself was not an historically important tea producing region.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. Puer Tea Glossary[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com/>. [q627] [s78]




New teas

2009 Cha Shu Wang "Jing Mai Chun Liao

2009 Cha Shu Wang "Jing Mai Chun Liao Cha" Raw Pu-erh Tea Cake 357g
0.0 stars 0 reviews

This Pu-erh is called "Jing Mai Chun Liao Cha" (景迈纯料茶) - Jing Mai Mountain Pure...

2007 Zhong Cha "Fu Lu Shou Xi" Raw Pu-erh

2007 Zhong Cha "Fu Lu Shou Xi" Raw Pu-erh Tea Square Brick 100g
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Fu Lu Shou Xi (福禄寿喜) - Fortune, Wealth, Longevity and Happiness

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman Material for this cake came from a small Bulang...

2012 Xiaguan FT Zi Yun Hao Raw Tuo 100g

2012 Xiaguan FT Zi Yun Hao Raw Tuo 100g
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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
0.0 stars 0 reviews

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


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2013 White 2 Tea New Amerykah

2013 White 2 Tea New Amerykah
4.5 stars 2 reviews, 1 comment

This puer tea cake is made from a 2013 pure Spring blend of gushu [old tree] material from the Menghai region, heavily weighted with Bulang region material taken from forest areas (as opposed to old growth from old tea gardens) . Intense kuwei [bitterness] and potency that will not disappoint lovers of brute strength. We promise. The total production of this tea was under 30 kilograms. 357g Cake


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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...

2015 Chawangpu Bada Lao Yu Xiao Bing

2015 Chawangpu Bada Lao Yu Xiao Bing
4.0 stars 1 review

Lao Yu (老妪) : old woman Material for this cake came from a small Bulang village in Bada...

2002 Fu Cha Ju Ailaoshan Ripe Puerh Cake

2002 Fu Cha Ju Ailaoshan Ripe Puerh Cake
4.2 stars 2 reviews

This high quality ripe cake is made of spring large-leaf varietal arbor tea from Ailao mountain. Ailao...

Quotes

„Pu'er Tea; 普洱茶. That 'Puer Tea' was given this name suggests that historically this kind of tea - post fermented camelia sinensis assamica must have come from the south and west of Puer for there to have been any sense in transporting it through that city. The majority of good Puer tea still comes from the Xishuangbanna region. Puer County itself was not an historically important tea producing region.“

Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. Puer Tea Glossary[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com/>. [q627] [s78]

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