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  • Three Cultivar Red
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    漢字 三品紅

    origin Fujian Province

    craft twisted

    flavor notes bold, earthy, dried fruit

    漢字 三品紅

    origin Fujian Province

    craft twisted

    flavor notes bold, earthy, dried fruit

    Our Three Cultivar Red is a unique blend of three varieties from across Fujian Province. In a world defined by tradition and age-old crafting methods, this tea is a rare innovation. The tea maker who created it is amongst a small group experimenting with new cultivars and crafting styles to create...


  • Glass Infuser Cup
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    The glass infuser cup's ability to brew tea far exceeds its rather simple demeanor.

    The lid helps maintain brew temperature, but also serves as a trivet for the infuser between brews. And  a laser-cut infuser keeps all sorts of teas tidy - from large leaf...

  • Bai Mu Dan
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    Bai Mu Dan

    $24.00

    漢字 白牡丹

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes almond, dried apricot, mellow

    漢字 白牡丹

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes almond, dried apricot, mellow

    Our Bai Mu Dan comes from Fuding County, Fujian Province. Its two leaf and a bud combination comes from the Da Bai tea tree, picked in mid-April after the individual tea buds that make up Silver Needle have been gathered. Once picked, the leaves undergo a gradual "fade", during which...


  • Golden Monkey, First Pick
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    漢字 金芽猴子紅茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa nibs, buttery, rich

    漢字 金芽猴子紅茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa nibs, buttery, rich

    Our Golden Monkey, First Pick comes from a tea garden on Jiulong Hill, in the eastern part of the Wuyi Mountain range. The area sees abundant rainfall, the climate is moist, the environment pure and the resulting tea leaves and its craftsmanship, exquisite. Picked in mid-March, it is the first...


  • Formosa Red Assam
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    漢字 日月潭蜜香紅茶, 阿薩姆

    origin Yuchi, Taiwan

    craft twisted, mi xiang

    flavor notes bold, honey, dried fruit

    漢字 日月潭蜜香紅茶, 阿薩姆

    origin Yuchi, Taiwan

    craft twisted, mi xiang

    flavor notes bold, honey, dried fruit

    One of four Formosa Reds from a tea garden located just outside Yu-chih Village, in the hills surrounding Sun Moon Lake, Nantou County, Taiwan. This is a pure-stock Assam, brought to Taiwan in the first half of the 20th century by the colonial Japanese in an effort to develop a...


  • Jin Xuan, Winter Sprout
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    漢字 金萱烏龍冬茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes sugarcane, fresh cream, vegetal

    漢字 金萱烏龍冬茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes sugarcane, fresh cream, vegetal

    Called “Dong Pian” in Chinese, Winter Sprout is by far our most unusual tea acquisition from Taiwan. Formosa winter teas are typically picked from mid-to-late November. If the winter is mild enough, the tea plant will sometimes grow a new sprout before slipping into cold weather dormancy. Our Winter Sprout...


  • Slate Canister
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    A simple but effective metal canister in slate grey, with an airtight inner lid to preserve the freshness of your tea leaves.

    Two lids keep the tea fresh, while the two sizes accommodate different size and quantities of tea leaves. The smaller of the two...


  • Peppermint Rose
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    漢字 薄荷玫瑰

    flavor notes peppermint, rose

    One of our more popular herbals, Peppermint Rose is a very simple blend of peppermint leaves and rose petals. The inspiration came from mint teas from Morocco that are sometimes served with a few drops of rose water. Peppermint Rose is exceptionally fine - we recommend brewing in an infuser,...


  • Xin Gong Yi (New Craft)
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    漢字 新工藝白茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, dried apricot, floral

    漢字 新工藝白茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, dried apricot, floral

    Our Xin Gong Yi white tea was harvested early April from Fuding County, Fujian Province. The hand-picked leaves consist of a bud and single leaf combination. The buds contribute florals and texture to the tea, while the leaves give it complexity.   Xin Gong Yi means "new craft". What distinguishes...


  • Dark Roast Tieguanyin
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    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes toffee, golden raisin, floral

    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes toffee, golden raisin, floral

    Harvested in Anxi County, Fujian Province in the springtime, the leaf is 30% oxidized, first by bruising the leaves in a bamboo drum and then allowing them to rest and gradually wither. The rest time enables the conversion of catechins into bioflavonoids while enriching the color of the liquor. We...


  • Aged Tung Ting, ca. 1980
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     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

     漢字   八〇年凍頂老茶

    origin   Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft  rolled & re-roasted

    flavor notes  coffee, smoky, mellow

    Until the mid-1980s, Taiwan oolong teas were rolled by hand in small canvas bundles. Hand rolling produced tea clusters that were looser than what is created using modern machine rolling methods. These looser clusters required firing at higher temperatures for optimal preservation, which in turn produced a richer, more robust...


  • Heritage Grand Scarlet Robe
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    So named because a Tang Dynasty scholar on his way to the Imperial examinations made tea from its leaves – and was the only scholar out of two hundred to pass the exam and awarded the imperial scarlet robe. In gratitude, the scholar wrapped the tea plant in those same...