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2013 Xiaguan “Holy Flame” Baoyan Raw Puerh from Crimson Lotus Tea

Hello Tea Friends, Today I will be reviewing an interesting and somewhat traditional Tibetan  tea called Holy Flame. This tea is intended to be used as the base for Tibetan Yak Butter Tea (Po Cha) which is consumed daily in Tibet. I have tried some instant mixes for Yak Butter Tea in the past and honestly found them disgusting, though saying that I am not a buttermilk fan in general. I found it to be far too salty and sickly that I couldn’t drink it. Perhaps having it fresh would make a difference but I may never find out. Either Read More

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2006 Xinghai Golden Peacock Ripe Pu-Erh Tea from Yunnan Sourcing

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-Erh Where to Buy: Yunnan Sourcing Tea Description: A classic Xinghai ripe tea produced from the late 90’s until.  Xinghai tea factory is the 2nd producer of ripe tea in Menghai town (after Menghai tea factory), and has an excellent “wo dui” fermentation process.  Our 2006 Golden Peacock was aged Donguan town in Guangdong.  It’s a “Guangdong dry-stored” tea that has already lost it’s “wo dui” (fermented) taste.  The tea brews up a deep, dark but clear burgundy-brown tea soup.  The taste is sweet with a expansive lubricating taste and feeling in the mouth.  Both subtle and complex Read More

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Moonlight Beauty Raw Pu-erh Loose Tea From Teavivre

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Raw Pu-Erh Loose Leaf Where to Buy: Teavivre Tea Description: The moonlight beauty tea is developed by the local Yunnan tea makers based on the continuous summarization and deepened understanding of the new trend of pu-erh flavor. It is a new breed of pu-erh tea. Made of the tender buds of large-leaf tea and processed with the method similar to that of Fuding White Tea. Moonlight beauty tea has a rich bouquet and clear yellow soup broth. As for as taste is concerned, this tea has a smooth, pliable, sweet and fresh mouthfeel without any bitter note. Learn more Read More

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2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu-erh Tea Where to Buy: ES Green Tea Description: This cooked(ripe) loose-leaf pu-erh tea has been produced in 2005. Slim tea buds are covered with gold fuzz. Neat and clean. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen is a ripe, cooked loose-leaf pu-erh tea from 2005.   For these tea leaves you will see slim tea buds that are covered with gold fuzz.  The leaves from the 2005 Shu Tuo-Phoenix Old Tea Tree Tea from ESGreen are neat and clean as is the flavor of the offering. Even though this 2005 Read More

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Pu’er Tea (Raw Loose Leaf) from Cloud Nine Teas

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Pu’er Tea Where to Buy: Cloud Nine Teas Tea Description: A bold fragrance, slight astringency, a hint of bitterness and a sweet aftertaste: this is raw Pu’er tea at its best. We love its explosive pick-me-up quality, and we think you will too. Place of Origin Simao, Yunnan, China Harvest Spring 2015 Storage Airtight dry storage recommended (sealed in a zip-lock bag. BPA-free) Brewing & Enjoying The goal is to bring out the tea’s essential oils. Raw loose Pu’er is best brewed at around 85-90 degrees Celsius with filtered water. Steep at least 5 grams of leaves for 10-20 seconds and watch them open Read More