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Bulang Shan 2013 - blind tasting set 4

Bulang Shan 2013 - blind tasting set 4
4.5 stars 1 review

rich and delicate bulang bitter taste with sweetish aftertaste, sweet tingling almost in the throat, after the third cup of this tea have one cup of warm water and at once you will understand what is this tea about this spring hand-pressing of pu-erh cakes was done in a very skilled manufacture in Yiwu, is more tight than previous years, there is more work for me when taking apart the tea leaves for samples, but for long term storage the tight pressing will allow keep longer the...

NaKa 2013 - blind tasting set 3

NaKa 2013 - blind tasting set 3
5.0 stars 1 review

this tea is sold only as a sample, each order is limited to have only 2 samples of this tea aroma of a freshly baked bread with fruity tones, very specific scent and taste, energetic bitternes, in some parts very similar to the one from Lao Banzhang, disappearing after a while and leaving strong and pleasant aftertaste, the similarity with Banzhang they say it is used in good fakes of Lao Banzhang, this year this tea sold only as samples, the ordered 5 kg of this was sold on...

HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2

HeKai 2013 - blind tasting set 2
4.0 stars 1 review

nicely balanced bitterness with a breze of sweetness, beautiful honey-fruity aroma, pleasant and pure feeling after swalowing the tea in the mouth, in the second brew there is already the richness and dense texture of the tea soup, already after a few sips a steady aftertaste, or rather taste sits on the tounge with a mounth-drying effect, the cup gives parfume like scents, the next brews are tough and syrupy, condense flavours, I would describe in overall the taste as rounded, softened...

BaDa 2013 - blind tasting set 1

BaDa 2013 - blind tasting set 1
4.5 stars 1 review, 1 comment

the pressed leaves aroma is strong and fruity, the taste is bitter, nutty, almond, fruity, fresh, balanced, very pleasent, fancy like Banzhang like bitterness, slowly disappearing in the mouth, raising salivation with dryness in the mouth this spring hand-pressing of pu-erh cakes was done in a very skilled manufacture in Yiwu, is more tight than previous years, there is more work for me when taking apart the tea leaves for samples, but for long term storage the tight pressing...

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 ancient tea gardens are at an altitude of 1800 meters above the mountains. We tasted many kinds of Maocha and this is one of the pure Gushu(Ancient tea trees) tea samples. This tea has soft texture - mildly sweet and flowers aromas. Slightly bitter, cool and refreshing feeling left in the mouth.

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...

2013 Chawangpu "Shuang Shu" Xiao Bing Cha 200g

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 friend. He offered many high quality Maocha from Mengsong area. The materials we chose came from the highest altitude (1860m) place, next to the Naban river national nature reserve. Far away from noise and pollution! Jingmai tea came from the same tea-maker as last year. We watched them only pick ancient trees for us. All the tea leaves are from one single...

2013 Chawangpu "Gao Shan Liu Shui" Xiao Bing Cha 200g

2013 Chawangpu "Gao Shan Liu Shui" Xiao Bing Cha 200g
4.5 stars 1 review

高山流水 [gāo shān liú shuǐ] :lofty mountains and flowing water; -- referring to the harsh reality that talent and ability can rarely meet [find] people who can really appreciate them. These cakes are a blend of the high mountain ancient tree tea from Mengku and Menghai area. The Menghai materials came from 2012 spring harvest and were matured for a year in Kunming, then blend with 2013 early spring tea from Mengku East Mid-levels. The tea has a strong taste, fresh,...

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 famous Chinese poets and Tao - Chan legendary figures. Han shan (寒山) and Shide (拾得). Hanshan and his sidekick Shide are honored as emanations of the boddhisatva Manjusri and Samantabhadra. They were very famous in China but now they are well know only in Chinese New year and wedding motives like He He. He-He er xian (Chinese: 和合二仙; pinyin: Hé-Hé èr xiān, i.e. "Two...

Darjeeling Jungpana Wonder Delight Second Flush 2013

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.

2013 Zhejiang Long Jing Hong Cha AAA Grade

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. The liquor has a deep ruby red, aroma of ripe berries, nuts and cinnamon with a little dark chocolate flavor, fresh and velvety smooth mouthfeel, with a surprisingly long, charming aftertaste. Really worth a try! Producing area : Hangzhou area , Zhejiang province Production date : Early April 2013

Darjeeling Thurbo Wonder Delight Second Flush 2013

Darjeeling Thurbo Wonder Delight Second Flush 2013
2.0 stars 1 review

The best type of clonal tea, which was possible to taste this year. A wonderful, spicy, attractive and clean aroma with hint of citruses, delicate flavor. Harvested only from selected tea plant P312 and produced under the supervision of one of the finest Darjeeling teamaker Mr. J.D. Raie. The summer harvest, known as the ‘Second Flush’, makes what are reputedly the best teas in the world. What makes them so distinctive is a special tinge of sweetness. These teas are delicately...

2013 Jinggu Da Bai Hao Hong Cha

2013 Jinggu Da Bai Hao Hong Cha
4.5 stars 1 review

Jinggu area, it's famous for one of varietal tea trees – Da Bai Hao – “Big White tomentum”. The tea leaves and buds with dense white tomentum are larger than other tea variety. Its delicate aroma is sweet and appealing, its taste is thick mellow and unforgettable. This is one of highest Yunnan black tea production - first harvest, hand picked and highly selective process. Pleasant taste of Yunnan Hong Cha (black teas). The dry material - hairy aromatic long buds. Rich flavorful...

Sikkim Temi FTGFOP-1 Second Flush 2013

Sikkim Temi FTGFOP-1 Second Flush 2013
4.5 stars 2 reviews, 2 comments

Excellent tea from a single garden in Sikkim, spread around the village of Temi, in the beautiful landscape of the legendary kingdom. The lot number SK-2 was prepared the traditional way of Temi gardens, it consists mainly of tea plant cultivar T-78 and B-157, it contains a greater amount of tips and two leaves, which give us the embedding, bright, clear golden brew with a full color attractive aromas flowers, fruits and precious woods and full, heavier, balanced flavor with fruity notes and...

2013 Yunnan Simao Huoqing Green Tea

2013 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 quality green tea comes from Simao area and was picked in late February. Picked one bud and two leaves. Commercial name for this tea is Bi luo chun in Kunming market, but we feel this tea doesn't look like original Biluochun, and the taste is not similar either. We call this tea Huoqing, because the look of jade green leaves is very similar to Yongxi Huoqing (涌溪火青,...


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„Black Puerh Tea was invented by Kunming Tea Factory in 1972/73 and was manufactured in Xia-Guan Tea Factory ever since 1976. It is now manufactured in many different factories and is by far the most popular type of puerh sold.“

Source Web: Pu-erh.Net. Puerh History: Noteworthy Facts[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.pu-erh.net/sections.php?Choice=Puerh_History>. [q748] [s82]

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