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Kalo Chia Black Tea from Nepali Tea Traders

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Nepali Tea Traders Tea Description:   The strength and vigor of Jasbirey Village, in the foothills of Sandkaphu Peak, inspire our traditional Black Tea (Kalo Chia means black tea in Nepali). Partially rolled by hand, this traditional method produces a distinctive, nuanced cup. Kalo tea is characterized by a rich caramel flavor and a lasting gentle finish (because of its high altitude cultivation and extended oxidation process.) Read More

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Mr. He’s 1st Picking Laoshan Black Tea from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Laoshan Black is our most popular tea, and its success has encouraged Mr He of Laoshan Village to keep refining his process to make it better every year. This year, Mr. He has taken leaves normally used for his delicate and subtle early spring green tea and allowed them to roast in the sun for three days before hand processing in small one to two pound batches, yielding this incredible Read More

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Dong Ding Oolong Tea from Eco-Cha

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Eco-Cha Tea Description: This batch of tea comes from Yong Long Village, just above Dong Ding Mountain. Yong Long is known for a rich red soil which differs from other locales in Lu Gu Township. The unique flavor of the Dong Ding Oolong produced here is attributed to this soil quality, along with the fact this region is home to the most concentrated population of the most skilled Read More

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Tong Tian Xiang Phoenix Mountain Dancong from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Oolong Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: This Dancong offers a full and engaging tasting experience.  In early steepings, a crisp mineral or stone quality dominates the texture with a rosewood quality on the sides of the palate.  Soon, a mouth-watering juicy note of apricot makes an entrance and continues to build up a thicker body for the tea. Learn more about this tea here. Taster’s Review: I have tried Read More

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Laoshan Village Chai from Verdant Tea

Tea Information: Leaf Type:  Black Where to Buy:  Verdant Tea Tea Description: Chai is a wonderful thing.  When the spices and tea are just right, there is something alchemical about the flavors with or without milk and honey.  We set out to build a better chai, starting with the tea.  We use our chocolatey, malty Laoshan Village black tea as the base, and build up from there with traditional additions like cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, and Read More