2017 Black Friday Sales

Ancient Forest Black Tea from Art of Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy: Art of Tea Tea Description: A specialty of the southwest province of Yunnan, this unique tea is harvested from ancient trees on the protected land of Jingmai Mangjing’s Blue Mountains. 100% organic, hand picked and sorted, this black tea steeps a rich, earthy infusion with notes of cedar and honey. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: The description of the “creamy texture and notes of amber and honey” this tea purports to provide made me particularly eager to try it. It certainly sounds divine, after all. I was even more Read More

2017 Black Friday Sales

2005 Changtai Yun Pu Zhi Dian “Top of the Clouds” Sheng Pu-erh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Crimson Lotus Tea Tea Description: This is a very special puerh prepared by the Yunnan Changtai Tea Industry Group. The blenders who work for Changtai are true masters of their craft. The leaves in this puerh are a blend of 15 mountains, Spring picked in 2005. The name for this cake “Yun Pu Zhi Dian” means “Top of the Clouds”. Since Yunnan means “Southern Clouds” this name has a double meaning. It refers to the heavenly experience and also that this puerh contains the best from Yunnan. Learn more about this tea here. Read More

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2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy: Mandala Tea Tea Description: The material we chose is grade one leaf picked in 2006 and ripened in 2007.  The raw material is from the most remote area in Lincang and is far from cities, roads.  This makes for a very pure tea with no worries about pollution from cities. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: Confession time:  I have been putting off trying this 2011 Phatty Cake Pu-erh from Mandala Tea for a long time.  Why?  Because it’s pu-erh.  It’s all about that seemingly ingrained attitude toward pu-erh. Fortunately, since it Read More

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1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong From Butiki Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Aged Oolong Where to Buy: Butiki Teas (However it is no longer for sale) Tea Description: Tea Description: Our 1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong is a 22 year old spring harvested tea from Nantou, Taiwan. This rare tea is oxidized between 20-30% and charcoal roasted. Da Ye Oolong is uncommon today since this tea has a lower production volume. Our 1991 Da Ye Aged Oolong is sweeter and creamier than our 2003 Reserve Four Season Oolong. Notes of roasted chestnut, bark, fresh butter, honey suckle, and cinnamon can be detected. Due to the age of this tea, some Read More

2017 Black Friday Sales

Menghai Shou Pu-erh Third Grade (2008) from Wymm Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Where to Buy:  Wymm Tea Tea Description: This shu pu-erh brews with a rich and honey flavor and long-lasting jasmine rice aroma. Small buds from high mountains in Menghai County, located in west of Xishuangbanna Dai Autonomous Prefecture in Yunnan Province, are picked to make the tea in 2008. Pu-erh tea has the potential to ferment over time, and this tea has been post-fermented for 6 years since production. Post-fermentation gives the tea vibrant flavours and richer aroma as well as deep wine colour. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I was so excited Read More