RIPE (SHOU) PUERH and other DARK TEAS
We sell premium teas in 2oz packets unless otherwise specified - about 9-10 Gongfu tea sessions
2005 Menghai Lao Cha Tou - 2 oz
Lao Cha Tou - or "old tea heads" - are the little, ultra-fermented knots of ripe puerh found at the bottom of the fermentation pile. Having not being tossed and turned with the rest of the loose tea in the 45 days or so of puerh fermentation, they were found nestled at the bottom where the heat cooked them a little longer. The result: more compression, extra creaminess and thicker mouthfeel, and extended brewing capacity.
These semi-aged, Menghai-sweet cha tou brew up a clear burgundy soup, with light camphor and malt notes. Smooth and mouth watering, so easy to drink! Pop one or two nuggets in a thermos or pot with boiling water and enjoy happy day of tea drinking.
2006 CNNP Red Label Zhong Cha - 2 oz
Shou puerh lovers will be very happy with this lovely tea. There are a good amount of golden buds and small grade leaves mixed into this cake to give it a rich flavor and aroma that has stood up over the years. Its proper storage is evident. A full, juicy mouthfeel with a load of chocolate notes upfront, give way to a silky smooth sweet finish with hints of brulee. Good stuff.
2016 Menghai Dayi Golden Fruit - 2 oz
The wrapper is so beautiful, I had to check out this tea. Menghai Dayi is one of the inventors of the wo dui (wet pilefermentation) process for ripe puerh and they know their business! Even though it is young, the soup has a wonderful smooth and thick mouthfeel, sweet and silky, with notes of chocolate, dried fruit (prune and persimmon) and a hint of ripe peach on the finish. It is ready to enjoy now but has a nice structure that will develop over time.
2010 Bulang Shan Golden Tips Old Tree - 2oz
2006 Fu Hai TF 7576 602 - 2 oz
2008 Nan Jian Tu Lin TF 903 Wuliang Shan Certified Organic - 2 oz
2003 Yunshan Da Zhang Hao Old Tree - 2 oz
2006 Pengchen TF Menghai Beauty - 2 oz
2008 Zhang Wu Ming Meng Song Shan Ancient Tree 2oz
2012 Lao Man E Village Ancient Tree - 2 oz
2006 Mengku Imperial Gong Ting Gold Award - 2 oz
2011 Langhe TF High Mountain Menghai - 2 oz
2006 Hai Lang Hao "Gold Hai Lang" - 2 oz
2010 Menghai Tai Xiang "Ancient Tree" 2oz
2014 Menghai Imperial Big Tree Gold - 2 oz
2005 Gong Ting Mengku Ripe Mini Cake 145 gms
2009 Rare and Wild Purple Bud Puerh Ripe 2oz
From our Rare and Wild Collection. Earthy and sweet with underlying jujube notes. A bit more earthy than our 18year Purple brick . Wild purple leaf tea as rare as the Camellia tea tree will give off only one purple leaf for every 30-50 green leaves. They absorb extra UV rays from the sun to protect the tree, thereby producing an amino acid and chemical profile different from regular tea leaves and considered to be more healthful. Drinking purple tea creates a relaxing, expansive state of consciousness suitable for meditation or socializing.
2010 Menghai Dayi Tribute Hon Yun 'Red Rhyme' Puerh Ripe 100gm
2005 Menghai Gong Ting Loose Ripe - 2 oz
Mini Tuo Cha with Noto Ginseng Flower 2oz
2016 Anhua Ben Se Ju Tian Jian 2 oz
We are always on the hunt for unusual teas for our customers.
This wild, Spring Tian Jian hei cha from Hunan is made from handpicked leaves and buds and slow roasted in traditional style to create a complex and aromatic tea with powerful energy. Dried fruit, floral, tobacco, mineral notes are highlighted. Delicious!
2010 Wuzhou Three Cranes TF 05117 Liu Bao Hei Cha - 2 oz
2009 Xinhua Qu Jiang Bao Pian Hei Cha - 5 pcs
This rare find from Hunan Province, China is a tea of old, re-invented by a researcher who combed through ancient books and visited village folk to save this tea from extinction. Premium materials from the Fengjia and Tianmen mountains are fermented and pressed into coin shapes that brew up a aromatic, flavorful tea. Stock is very limited!
Brew with boiling water in gaiwan for several steepings.
5 pcs (about 1 ounce)
Xinhua County, Hunan Province, China
2008 Anhua Bai Liang Hei Cha - 100 grams weight
Brew with boiling water or simmer the traditional way.
Anhui, Hunnan Province, China