The TATA tea gardens in Munnar are a sight, they are like smooth blankets of green over the mountain ranges, and trimmed so well, looks like water which has settled down and is calm. The forest behind is what is left of once a pristine rainforest
Source Web: Amoghavarsha. Kannan devan tea gardens - Munnar, Kerala[online]. Available on WWW: <http://amoghavarsha.com>. [q550] [s75]

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Sencha Ohira 2012

Sencha Ohira 2012
4.0 stars 1 review

Tea is an originally packaged in Japan and stored at low temperatures in Slovakia, which guarantees exceptional freshness....

2012 Myanmar - Beyond The Small Mengsong

2012 Myanmar - Beyond The Small Mengsong Mountain Gushu Xiao Bing 200g
4.5 stars 1 review

The raw materials of this cake came from villages in Myanmar, its north border on small Mengsong mountain. Tea trees are about...

2013 Spring Mengsong Baotang Gushu Maocha

2013 Spring Mengsong Baotang Gushu Maocha
4.5 stars 1 review

Mengsong is one of the oldest ancient tea area in Menghai. Baotang old village is located next to the ancient tea garden. The...

2013 Chawangpu "He He" Xiao Bing Raw 200g

2013 Chawangpu "He He" Xiao Bing Raw 200g
4.0 stars 1 review

He he is the last cake from Chawangpu 2013 spring production we offer now. He He is another Chinese name for two...


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Eternal Spring
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Eternal Spring

Blind Tea Rating

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I ordered the new tasting set of 7 sheng puerhs from spring 2013 with a new shipment of teas from pu-erh.sk. It was possible to choose from a classical labeled set or a blind test set without labels. The tea names can be obtained upon request by an e-mail. I thought it might be fun and I chosen blind set. At least I will not be affected and I can learn what I really like.

I will be opening samples one by one by numbers. It actually does not matter where I start :-) I will taste always one sample per a day. I simply want to enjoy every tea. Samples are 7g each, so I will only have one drink per each tea. It's not optimal. Tea party is not always satisfactory, so more importantly I need to take notes to be able to choose my personal winner and not to get lost.

I must say that it was not easy. All teas are very good in average, very fragrant; there is more or less bitterness in taste, wild energy and finally dryness on the tongue. Theay are all young sheng puerhs indeed. I always tried to recognize characteristic feature of each tea.

1. Bada - Sweet - 4,5*
2. Hekai - Quite bitter - 4*
3. Naka - Favorite - 5*
4. Bulang - Wild - 4,5*
5. Manzhuan - Plain - 3,5*
6. Youle – Good- 4,5*


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


„Tea learning is, at the end of the day, a solitary experience. No one knows what you’re tasting, so no one but you can teach yourself.“

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Source Web: MarshalN. A Tea Addict’s Journal: Blogging seriously about tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.marshaln.com/>. [q898] [s95]



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


„Processed green teas, known as "aracha" are stored under low humidity refrigeration in 30 or 60 kg paper bags at 0–5 °C (32–41 °F). This aracha has yet to be refined at this stage, with a final firing taking place before blending, selection, and packaging takes place.“

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Source Web: Green tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea>. [q456] [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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„The second thing is to govern the mind. The mind is the ruler of the whole body, the commander of all the mental power. When it is quiet, it produces insight; when agitated, it is necessary to sit calmly, collect the mind, and detach from objects, so the mind does not cling to anything, spontaneously entering into absolute nonresistance. The mind then merges with the Way. “

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Source Book: Cleary, Thomas. Practical Taoism. Shambhala Publications Inc, 1998. p. 112. ISBN: 978-1570622007. [q704] [s79]




New teas

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014
0.0 stars 0 reviews

Yiwu Zhengshan (易武正山) - That very Yiwu Mountain Harvest area: Yiwu Mountain,...

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...

2011 Raw Puerh Tea Paste "Cha Gao" 25g

2011 Raw 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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Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012

Kabusé Okuyutaka 2012
4.2 stars 2 reviews, 1 comment

Packing: vacuum, 50 grams, packaged in Japan Tea is an original packaged in Japan and stored at low temperatures in Slovakia, which guarantees exceptional freshness. The smell of hot tea leaves: strong, penetrating, the smell of freshly baked bread Color: greenish, clear Taste: sweetish, with a very thin bitter edge with a distinctive aftertaste


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2015 Chawangpu Menghai "Cheng Shuang" Xiao

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...

Shu Tuocha 2003

Shu Tuocha 2003
4.5 stars 1 review

„tailor-made” private production “Zhong Cha Gong Si” in Dayi (Menghai tea factory). This tea is made by a...

2012 Autumn Fujian Anxi Benshan 100g

2012 Autumn Fujian Anxi Benshan 100g
3.8 stars 2 reviews

One of famous oolong teas from Anxi is Benshan. This is a light roasted with low oxidation (only 10-15%)...

Quotes

„The second thing is to govern the mind. The mind is the ruler of the whole body, the commander of all the mental power. When it is quiet, it produces insight; when agitated, it is necessary to sit calmly, collect the mind, and detach from objects, so the mind does not cling to anything, spontaneously entering into absolute nonresistance. The mind then merges with the Way. “

Source Book: Cleary, Thomas. Practical Taoism. Shambhala Publications Inc, 1998. p. 112. ISBN: 978-1570622007. [q704] [s79]

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