A view of Darjeeling from the Happy Valley Tea Estate
Source Web: Mjanich. A view of Darjeeling from the Happy Valley Tea Estate[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Darjeeling>. [q447] [s45]

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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...

Big Green Tree Yiwu 2001

Big Green Tree Yiwu 2001
4.5 stars 1 review

„tailor-made” private production “Zhong Cha Gong Si” in Dayi (Menghai tea factory), so in case you see the 2001 BGT paper...

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...

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,...


Tea reviews

Eternal Spring
27.06.2014 13:40:23
Eternal Spring

Very specific and fragrant flavor, but I love it

5 stars 4.5 This review helped: +1 / 0

I purchased a 25g sample of this tea with very specific and fragrant flavor. The sample had disappeared fairly quickly. I've always enjoyed the tea, so I ordered the cake.

The sample consists of two large fragments and many individual leaves. It can be seen that the cake is loosely pressed and leaves are cut.

Steamed leaves are very fragrant. It is an intense floral odor.
The brew has darker color. The taste reminded me at first green tea "Gun Powder", but as it turned out, there are many scents and tastes hidden in this tea.

No bitterness, only strong astringency on the tongue. Intense, fruity and floral huigan from the first cup.

The taste is dense and very strong, spicy. Great astringency. Aftertaste is also very strong, fragrant. Overall, it is the spicier tea with fragrant character that will last long in the mouth.

The cold brews are first dominated by more mature taste, which is then quickly covered by astringency. Later infusions are pleasantly sweet and fragrant.

This is a 9-year-old tea that has matured in a dry environment in Kunming and still has plenty of potential for further aging. It is not the tea for everyday drinking. It is very fragrant, spicy astringent tea and not everybody will like it. It is a quite matured tea at a very competitive price - big cake 357 grams for $29.

Tea is very fast. Use cooler water about 90°C and watch the dosage. Have a fun.


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2005 Nannuoshan TF Menghai Raw Puerh Cake 357g 2005 Nannuoshan TF Menghai Raw Puerh Cake 357g


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


„Poor control in fermentation/oxidation process can result in bad ripened pu'er, characterized by badly decomposed leaves and an aroma and texture reminiscent of compost.“

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Source Web: Pu-erh tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pu-erh_tea>. [q500] [s62]



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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„Smell:
The hot tea leaves: after pouring the tea from the gaibei. Again, a different smell! You can also smell the empty gaibei: a strong smell means that the leaves could have been brewed a few more times.
The empty cup: you can use it as a wen xiang bei! The empty pitcher can also be used as a big wen xiang bei!“

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Source Web: Tea Masters Blog. Gong fu cha brewing: the 5 senses[online]. 2005. Available on WWW: <http://teamasters.blogspot.com/>. [q868] [s91]




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 "Light Roast" Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong

2013 "Light Roast" Wild Tree Purple Varietal Black Tea of Dehong
4.0 stars 1 review

This is a lightly processed black tea that was hand-crafted using a wild tree purple leaf varietal from Dehong prefecture. Ye Sheng "野生“ varietal aka "Camellia sinensis (L.) Kuntze var. assamica (J. Masters) Kitam." is a primeval varietal that pre-dates Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica and is a naturally occuring non hybridized varietal. It's potency in cha qi arises from it's unadulterated nature. It is naturally bug repellent, grows wild in the forests of Yunnan at an altitude of 1600-2200...


Experiencing tea

„kou gan; 口感 - Literally mouth-feeling. Dictionary definitions vary between mouth-feel referring strictly to textural character - i.e. 质地/zhi di, others to a broader definition of flavour. In tea drinking it is largely...“

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Dooteriah SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel 2nd Flush

Dooteriah SFTGFOP 1 CH Muscatel  2nd Flush 2012
3.0 stars 1 review

rich, slightly 'barrique' taste of oak barrels as in wine, balanced bitterness, smooth and strong finish,...

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....

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...

Quotes

„Smell:
The hot tea leaves: after pouring the tea from the gaibei. Again, a different smell! You can also smell the empty gaibei: a strong smell means that the leaves could have been brewed a few more times.
The empty cup: you can use it as a wen xiang bei! The empty pitcher can also be used as a big wen xiang bei!“

Source Web: Tea Masters Blog. Gong fu cha brewing: the 5 senses[online]. 2005. Available on WWW: <http://teamasters.blogspot.com/>. [q868] [s91]

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