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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...

Lao Banzhang 2013

Lao Banzhang 2013
5.0 stars 1 review

Lao Banzhang is the pu-erh that you will pay the most money for and the pu-erh that you find most likely a fake. Is it that...

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...

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5.0 stars 1 review

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Eternal Spring
19.08.2013 16:21:41
Eternal Spring

Sikkim – a pleasant surprised

5 stars 4.5 This review helped: 0 / 0

I have to confess, that I had to search on internet to find out where Sikkim lyses. Here is what Wiki says: "Sikkim (/ˈsɪkɨm/; also known as Shikim ) is a landlocked Indian state located in the Himalayan mountains. The state borders Nepal to the west, China's Tibet Autonomous Region to the north and east, and Bhutan to the east. The Indian state of West Bengal lies to the south. Kangchenjunga, the world's third-highest peak, is located on Sikkim's border with Nepal. Sikkim's Namgyal dynasty was established in 1642. Over the next 150 years, the kingdom witnessed frequent raids and territorial losses to Nepalese invaders. In the 19th century, it allied itself with British India, eventually becoming a British protectorate. In 1975, a referendum abolished the Sikkimese monarchy, and the territory was merged with India. The Chinese government eventually recognized Sikkim as an Indian state in 2003, on the condition that India officially recognize Tibet as a part of China." Now back to the tea.
The leaves are smaller, broken and brown. Actually it does not comply with the photos supplied by the shop (looks more like a DJ FF). But it is the only complaint about this tea. Dry leaves smell good. Wet leaves first smell after cannabis, which then turns into an intense sweet smell of ripe fruit. The brew is red in colour. The taste is full, spicy, woody fragrance with essential oils, slightly bitter astringency with a dry feeling in the aftertaste. For me it is very good tea and actually pleasant surprised. Purchased for $7.25 per 50g.


6g per 150ml gaiwan, water 95°C – 20s/5/10/15/20/40/60


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

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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"

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4.0 stars 1 review

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2015 Chawangpu Hekai Gushu Xiao Bing

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5.0 stars 1 review

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Quotes - Pu-erh


„Yunnan Provincial Government has stipulated that for tea to qualify as Pu er it must be:

i) of the Broad Leaf variety (Sinensis Assamica)
ii) grown in the Lancang (Mekong) River region
iii) sun dried. The third point is important as there is much tea grown in the Lancang River area that is not sun dried.

There are also increasing amounts of Small Leaf Variety (Xiao Ye Zhong /小叶种) being grown in the Lancang River area.“

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Source Web: Zhi Zheng Tea Shop. Puer Tea Glossary[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.zhizhengtea.com/>. [q628] [s78]



Green tea

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SeJak 2014 ECO Korea
5.0 stars 1 review

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JungJak 2014 ECO Korea

JungJak 2014 ECO Korea
4.5 stars 1 review

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DaeJak 2014 ECO Korea

DaeJak 2014 ECO Korea
4.5 stars 1 review

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2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui

2014 Spring Te Ji Grade Lianghe "Hui Long" Green Tea
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2014 Yunnan Simao Huoqing Green Tea

2014 Yunnan Simao Huoqing Green Tea
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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


„It is the first flush in the spring which brings the best quality leaves, with higher prices to match.“

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Source Web: Green tea[online]. Wikipedia. Available on WWW: <http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Green_tea>. [q455] [s59]



Oolong

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2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea

2014 Zheng Yan Tieluohan Oolong Tea
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Black, Red, Dark tea

2013 Chawangpu Xiao Jin Bing Red Tea 100g

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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

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4.5 stars 1 review

Exclusive collection of the youngest gardens in Darjeeling processed from fresh buds of cultivar AV2. The golden...

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4.2 stars 2 reviews

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The fruit is sweet,
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„Or perhaps you experiment with different parameters, water, ware, etc. and notice that it performs differently under different circumstances. This type of knowledge is not possible if you only have 25g of a tea. It can really only come with drinking 200, 300, or even 1000g of the same tea.“

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Source Web: MarshalN. A Tea Addict’s Journal: Blogging seriously about tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.marshaln.com/>. [q896] [s95]




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Moli Longzhu “Jasmine Dragon Pearl ”

Moli Longzhu “Jasmine Dragon Pearl ”
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One of the most favourite jasmine teas in China is the “Jasmine Dragon Pearl ” or in...

1998 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Raw Pu-erh 400g

1998 Ye Sheng Qiao Mu Raw Pu-erh 400g
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Name: Ye Sheng Qiao Mu (野生喬木) – Wild Arbor Tree.

2013 Lao Ban Zhang Raw Pu-erh 80g

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Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014

Yiwu Zhengshan 357g 2014
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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
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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...


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Meng Ding Shi Hua 2013

Meng Ding Shi Hua 2013
5.0 stars 1 review

"Stone Flower" - Best green tea from our plantation on the mountain Meng Ding. Careful collection, only the top buds with one small leaf. Dense, herbal fragrance of dry leavs. After steeping the smell is softer and it is pleasantly sweet, herbal to floral. The taste is full, round with a long, spicy aftertaste. Term Ming Qian Cha - 明前 茶 states with teas of the most valuable early harvest of the first leaves of the highest quality. It literally means tea picked before the spring...


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2013 Early Spring "Yunnan Bao Hong" Green tea

2013 Early Spring "Yunnan Bao Hong" Green tea
4.5 stars 1 review

"Bao Hong" tea is from Yi Liang county of Yunnan. It's leaf is quite small and it carries a high level of...

2014 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha

2014 Chawangpu "Lao Yu" Xiao Bing Cha
4.5 stars 1 review

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

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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„Or perhaps you experiment with different parameters, water, ware, etc. and notice that it performs differently under different circumstances. This type of knowledge is not possible if you only have 25g of a tea. It can really only come with drinking 200, 300, or even 1000g of the same tea.“

Source Web: MarshalN. A Tea Addict’s Journal: Blogging seriously about tea[online]. Available on WWW: <http://www.marshaln.com/>. [q896] [s95]

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