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. [q443] [s28]

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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...

2013 "Light Roast" Wild Tree Purple

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...

2013 Chawangpu "Shuang Shu" Xiao Bing Cha

2013 Chawangpu "Shuang Shu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
4.5 stars 1 review

This is the first time we made blending raw puer cake, so we took advice from a more experienced tea seller, who is also a...

Sencha Ohira 2013

Sencha Ohira 2013
4.5 stars 1 review

pack: vacuum, 30 gram (packed in Japan)


Tea reviews

Eternal Spring
06.01.2014 15:17:28
Eternal Spring

Bitter, sweet and full of energy - Hekai

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Dry leaves are huge. Some leaves are up to 5cm long. Time to time you can find yellow leave. The smell of dry leaves is fruity-sweet. Rinsed leaves smell very intensely fruity and sweet after honey. Much like maocha from Mengsongu.

The first infusion 20s . Lighter infusion, very delicate astringency on the tongue and the sweetness in the aftertaste. Delicate floral taste.

The second infusion again 20s – infusion has a sparkling yellow color and the taste is still soft. There is a pronounced astringency and bitterness at the back of the tongue. In the aftertaste there is a mix of sweetness with the bitterness of wild tea trees – “Gu Shu”. Sweetness is coming back into the mouth from throat – “Hui Gan”. The bitterness remains in the mouth for a long time and is very intense with woody tones.

The third infusion - a distinctive taste, astringency is very intensive and it blends into bitterness – “Ku Se“. The energy - “Cha Qi” - is coming directly in the head. You can still feel it even after 7th and 8th cup. Tea has a great energy. Bitterness is less pronounced in further infusions but still preset in the mouth.

Comparing this Hekai maocha to MengSongu, Hekai has more pronounced bitterness, it is not so honey-sweet and fragrant. For subsequent infusions there are mushroom tones present in the aftertaste on the tongue.
Simply great stuff with great potential for aging.


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


„Again, when tasting the tea, if there is any odd or un-natural smell one might well desist from drinking it.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. How to Identify Good Puerh Tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com>. [q757] [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


„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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Source Web: Health Help. Jasmine Tea Prevents Diabetes And More[online]. Available on WWW: <http://fwdmagazine.com/healthhelp/tag/jasmine-green-tea-benefits/>. [q218] [s50]



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“
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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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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
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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 Yunnan Simao Premium Green Tea "Gao Shan Yin Ya"

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 high mountain, picked tender buds and carefully processed. Though this tea is often called "Bi luo Chun" in the marketplace, Neither appearance nor taste are similar with original "Bi Luo Chun". The materials were picked from Yunnan varietal tree - Yun Kang No.10 (different from Bi Luo Chun Xiao Ye Zhong tree). So we name this tea "Gao Shan Yin Ya" and it means...


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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...

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...

2014 White2Tea New Amerykah 2

2014 White2Tea New Amerykah 2
4.5 stars 1 review

An old arbor Menghai blend. Thick body, lingering kuwei [pleasant bitterness], and plenty of oomph. This...

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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