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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.

  • 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...


  • Liu An Gua Pian
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    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Liu An County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes rich, floral

    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Liu An County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes rich, floral

    Our Liu An Gua Pian comes from the mountains of Jin Zhai County, Liu An City, in Anhui Province. Unlike most green teas, where earlier harvest is prized, Liu An Gua Pian is picked around Guyu, a harvest festival that falls on April 20th. The later harvest is typical of...


  • Xin Gong Yi (New Craft) 2018
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    漢字 新工藝白茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, apricot

    漢字 新工藝白茶

    origin Fuding County, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes raisin, apricot

    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...


  • Lishan, Spring 2019
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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...


  • Persimmon Blossom (Ya Sai), Phoenix Oolong
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    漢字 柿花香(鴨屎香) 鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes asian pear, honey

    漢字 柿花香(鴨屎香) 鳳凰單丛

    origin Wudong Shan, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes asian pear, honey

    The Phoenix Mountain range historically has been isolated from the rest of Guangzhou due to its remote location and harsh terrain, resulting in the development of distinctly unique tea varieties and traditions. In particular, this persimmon blossom tea was so rare and so desirable that farmers took to calling it...


  • Heritage Beidou, Wuyi Oolong
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, fruit

    漢字 武夷大紅袍, 北斗

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes toffee, fruit

    Beidou, or "North Star" is famed as a direct descendant of the true Grand Scarlet Robe, or “Da Hong Pao”, variety. As true Da Hong Pao teas are reserved for elite government officials and dignitaries, we spend our sourcing trips searching for descendant varieties like this Beidou, which is reputed...


  • Fuding Silver Needle 2019
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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",...


  • Eastern Beauty, Black Tea
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    漢字 東方美人紅茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes stone fruit, honey

    漢字 東方美人紅茶

    origin Alishan, Taiwan

    craft twisted

    flavor notes stone fruit, honey

      Our Eastern Beauty is a totally unique crop of insect-bitten tea we recently discovered in Alishan. Most eastern beauty teas are crafted as oolongs (partially oxidized) and revered for their intensely floral and honey-like aromas, which they obtain from being attacked by leafhoppers. This tea is also crafted from...


  • Golden Monkey
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    Golden Monkey

    $16.00

    漢字 金猴子有機紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes smooth, roasted yam

    漢字 金猴子有機紅茶

    origin Wuyi Shan, Fujian

    craft twisted

    flavor notes smooth, roasted yam

    Gathered in April from the Wuyi Mountains of Northern Fujian. Fully enzymatically oxidized gold-tipped leaves and buds, crafted by hand into the shape of a monkey's paw. Red amber color, light for a black tea, exceptionally smooth and tannin free with notes of oven-roasted sweet potato. The relatively low astringency...


  • Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-erh, 2003
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    漢字 陳年野生生普洱茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft sheng (raw)

    flavor notes rich, camphor

    漢字 陳年野生生普洱茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft sheng (raw)

    flavor notes rich, camphor

    Our 2003 Wild Leaf comes from the ancient tea trees that have grown for hundreds of years on the mountainous slopes of southern China’s Yunnan province in Menghai County. Harvested and crafted by the aboriginal people of Yunnan, the tea is a “sheng” or raw pu-erh – aged naturally –...


  • 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...


  • Tung Ting, Dark Roast
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    漢字 炭焙凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar

    漢字 炭焙凍頂

    origin Nantou County, Taiwan

    craft qing xiang, roasted

    flavor notes toffee, brown sugar

    Each year, a portion of our winter harvest Tung Ting is set aside to be roasted to a greater degree than most Formosa oolongs. The process darkens the tea to create a rich and sweet tea that is smooth and fragrant. The sweetness of our winter crop Tung Ting from...


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