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  • Longjing (Dragonwell) 010 Gold

    Longjing (Dragonwell) 010 Gold

    It grows in hills around West Lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou has been famous for both the beautiful West Lake and for West Lake Longjing tea. Legendary has it that Emperor Qianlong once visited Hangzhou and wrote a poem titled “Watch Tea-picking” at Longjing tea plantation-Tianzhu. West Lake Longjing tea ranks top among tea products from sequence including “Shi (feng), Long (jing), Yun (qi), Hu (pao), Mei (jiawu)”.

    Origin: West Lake, Zhejiang Province
    Harvest Period: 2014

  • Longjing (Dragonwell) 019 Bronze

    Longjing (Dragonwell) 019 Bronze

    It grows in hills around West Lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou has been famous for both the beautiful West Lake and for West Lake Longjing tea. Legendary has it that Emperor Qianlong once visited Hangzhou and wrote a poem titled “Watch Tea-picking” at Longjing tea plantation-Tianzhu.

    Origin: West Lake, Zhejiang Province
    Harvest Period: 2014

  • Osmanthus Dragon Well Tea

    Osmanthus Dragon Well Tea

    When we talk about Chinese tea, one can’t be omitted is the Dragon Well Tea (also known as the longjing tea), as it distinguishes itself with its “green color, lingering fragrance, delightful taste and delicate shape.” This top-class green tea is your best choice to savor Chinese culture and the graceful natural view.

    Dragon well tea grows in hills around West Lake in Hangzhou City, Zhejiang Province. Hangzhou has been famous for both the beautiful West Lake and for West Lake Longjing tea.

  • Baihao Yinzhen (White Hair Silver Needle) Gold

    Baihao Yinzhen (White Hair Silver Needle) Gold

    Amongst white teas, this is the most expensive variety and the most prized, as only top buds (leaf shoots) are used to produce the tea. Genuine Silver Needles are made from cultivars of the Da Bai (Large White) tea tree family.

    Place of origin: Fujian Province
    Harvest Period: 2014

  • shou mei (longevity Eyebrows) Gold

    shou mei (longevity Eyebrows) Gold

    It seems only natural that white tea is made in Southern China, a place known for its extraordinary food culture. The heat and richness of an indulgent meal finds an ideal mate in cooling and refreshing white tea. In restaurants throughout the Southern provinces you’ll find pots of Shou Mei are close at hand.

    Origin: Fujian Province
    Harvest Period: 2013

  • Ripe Pu-erh tea (Loose Leave)

    Ripe Pu-erh tea (Loose Leave)

    As with many varities of teas and coffees, Pu-erh is named after the region where it was first harvested. There is a small town in the Yunnan province called Pu-erh, and trade in this type of tea was very heavy there.

    Origin: Yunnan province
    Pu-erh Type: Ripe
    Harvest Period: 2001

  • Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) 006 Bronze

    Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) 006 Bronze

    This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas. The name Tie Guan Yin (Mandarin) means "Iron Goddess of Mercy" and the tea is as magnificent as its name implies. There are many legends surrounding the origin of its name and one of it tells the story of a kind-hearted but poor farmer named Wei Yin. Despite working hard every day to make a living, Wei Yin would spend his free time tending an abandoned Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) temple he found near his place.

    Origin: An Xi, Fujian Province
    Harvest Period: 2014

  • Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) 033 Silver

    Ti Kuan Yin (Iron Goddess) 033 Silver

    This is probably the most famous of all Chinese Oolong teas. The name Tie Guan Yin (Mandarin) means "Iron Goddess of Mercy" and the tea is as magnificent as its name implies. There are many legends surrounding the origin of its name and one of it tells the story of a kind-hearted but poor farmer named Wei Yin. Despite working hard every day to make a living, Wei Yin would spend his free time tending an abandoned Guan Yin (Goddess of Mercy) temple he found near his place.

    Origin: An Xi, Fujian Province
    Harvest Period: 2014

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Tea Storage: Storing Teas for Aging vs. Storing Teas for Preservation September 30, 2014

Preservation

The careful ritual of the development, harvest, and processing of tea imbibes a special value can’t be measured in dollars alone. A special value exists in tea, wherein you may appreciate a wide range of flavors and qualities that don’t appear immediately. Tea shouldn’t be brewed days or weeks after purchase; many teas are most prized if their flavors have been allowed to mature. While many teas may be enjoyed shortly after processing, certain kinds of...

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