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Teas

Sourced directly from small batch producers in China and Taiwan, we select our teas based on variations in leaf variety, provenance, harvest date, and crafting style. These factors combine to create the enormous range of flavors and aromas we offer.

  • Da Yu Lin, Spring 2016
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    漢字 大禹嶺烏龍冬茶

    origin Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, sugarcane

    漢字 大禹嶺烏龍冬茶

    origin Da Yu Lin, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes citrus, sugarcane

    Da Yu Lin Formosa oolong has a level of complexity, flavor and aromatics that exceeds other teas in this category. The source garden sits at approximately 2450 meters above sea level (over 8000 feet). True Da Yu Lin has a reputation as Taiwan’s most coveted tea. At 2450 meters, the...


  • Fuding Silver Needle 2017
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    漢字 有機銀針白毫

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes apricot, marzipan

    漢字 有機銀針白毫

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft faded (air dried)

    flavor notes apricot, marzipan

    Harvested the third week of March, each down-covered leaf bud was picked by hand from a high elevation grove of Da Bai tea trees in Fuding County, Fujian. Once gathered, the buds were scattered on bamboo trays and slowly wilted with constant airflow for 30 hours. This step, called "fading",...


  • Mi Lan Xiang (Honey Orchid)
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    漢字 蜜蘭香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes honey, lychee

    漢字 蜜蘭香鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes honey, lychee

    Mi Lan Xiang is our most popular Phoenix Oolong.  We usually see raised eyebrows from those trying this tea for the first time, followed with that inevitable question, is this tea flavored?  It’s not, but the tea alone is remarkably flavorful.  It is also a very serious tea, descended from...


  • Cloud & Mist, 2017
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    漢字 有機雲霧綠茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft drum roasted

    flavor notes grass, butter

    漢字 有機雲霧綠茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft drum roasted

    flavor notes grass, butter

    Harvested late April 2017 from Fuding County, Fujian Province. Cloud & Mist is one of the oldest styles of green tea from Fujian. The locals sometimes call the tea "cai cha" or "vegetable tea", an endearing, familiar term for a tea that they drink day in and day out. Each...


  • Lishan, Spring
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    漢字 梨山烏龍春茶

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    漢字 梨山紅茶, 蜜香

    origin Lishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes floral, creamy

    Peaking at 2200 meters above sea level, Lishan is the third highest mountain amongst the 12 that make up the Lishan Range. The tea garden from which this tea is harvested lies at approximately 2000 meters (6500 feet) above sea level, an elevation that yields temperate weather in the summer...


  • Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme
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    漢字 極品龍珠飄香

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft rolled & scented

    flavor notes jasmine, sweet

    漢字 極品龍珠飄香

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft rolled & scented

    flavor notes jasmine, sweet

    Dragon Pearl Jasmine Supreme is our finest Jasmine scented tea. We only use spring-harvested Da Bai leaf buds from Fuding County, Fujian for the base tea, a variety usually reserved for white tea crafting. The buds are handpicked, then steamed and individually rolled by hand. The finished tea is then...


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

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa, malt

    漢字 金芽猴子紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes cocoa, malt

    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...


  • Tung Ting
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    Tung Ting

    $12.00

    漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    漢字 凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes gardenia, orchid

    A descendent of oolong varieties taken from Jian'ou in China's Fujian Province, Tung Ting was brought to the eponymous central Taiwan mountain in the mid-1800s. Its name means "frozen summit", in reference to what was, at the time, one of the highest elevation tea gardens in Taiwan. Today, tea is...


  • 2008 Yiwu Pu-Erh Bing
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    漢字 易武古樹茶

    origin Yiwu, Yunnan

    craft pressed

    flavor notes walnut, plum

    漢字 易武古樹茶

    origin Yiwu, Yunnan

    craft pressed

    flavor notes walnut, plum

    Acquired on our 2013 sourcing trip, our 2008 Yiwu 'Bing Cha' - or pressed tea - comes from the Yiwu township in southeast Yunnan province. Aged in the "Shou", cooked style, this pu-erh has already settled into a rich and versatile flavor profile. Upon first rinse, the aroma hints at...


  • Jin Xuan, Winter Sprout
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    漢字 冬片,烏龍茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes mango, buttercream

    漢字 冬片,烏龍茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang

    flavor notes mango, buttercream

    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...


  • Dragon Pearl Jasmine
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    漢字 有機龍珠飄香

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft rolled & scented

    flavor notes jasmine, rich

    漢字 有機龍珠飄香

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft rolled & scented

    flavor notes jasmine, rich

    We are pleased to announce this year's crop of Dragon Pearl Jasmine. Crafted from Da Bai tea from Fuding County, Fujian, Our Dragon Pearl Jasmine is produced over the span of two seasons. In early spring, the hand-picked leaf buds are steamed then meticulously hand-rolled and dried.  Once finished, the rolled...


  • Formosa Red Native Cultivar, Mi Xiang
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    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 原種蜜香

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes fruit, honey

    漢字 紅玉紅茶, 原種蜜香

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes fruit, honey

    We are not certain how long the tea plants for our Formosa Red, Native Cultivar have been in existence. The varietal had grown wild in Taiwan and largely ignored until the colonial Japanese administration identified it as a potential candidate for black tea production in the early 1900s. Thereafter, the...


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