Pu-erh Tea & Hei Cha (“dark” tea)
This 1998 Xia Guan Tuo is an excellent raw puerh tea that has matured 20 years in ceramic containers in Kuala Lumpur. This sheng puerh is a perfect example of slow and stable Malaysian storage and Tia Ji is a classic recipe produced by the Xia Guan Tea Factory.
You’ll find this tea is very rich and balanced with wonderful notes of sandalwood, hay and camphor and a very sweet aftertaste. Pure elegance! Don’t miss it!
15,00€ / 25 iva inc.View Product
This is actually not Puerh but Liu Bao, which is the Hei Cha that served as the inspiration for shou puerh processing in Yunnan when they began experimenting with wet piling and fermenting puerh in the 70’s.This traditional style Liu Bao was made by the oldest Lproducer in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory), where it originates from. Read more below:
9,50€ / 35gr. iva inc.View Product
This 2013 Shou Puer Old Trees Xiao Hu Sai is a very special shou puerh that blends spring and autumn harvest gu shu mao cha taken from old trees growing around Xiao Hu Sai Village in Bang Dong county in Lincang. Xiao Hu Sai is actually located on the western mountain range of Mengku area. Here you’ll find the largest old tea gardens in Mengku, where the tea trees grow naturally between 1700 and 2000 meters altitude.
You’ll find this Gu Shu Shou Puerh to be very rich, nutty, creamy and spicey with notes of hazelnut and bitter chocolate and deep, full flavor that handles many steepings and produces a very nice body feeling.
20,00€ / 50 iva inc.View Product
This is a truly delicious, smooth Menghai Shou Puerh, the first loose-leaf Puerh we’ve offered in many years! It’s a very tippy tea, with lots of buds. It’s Te Ji grade, which is the second smallest Puerh leaf grade after Gong Ting. It was wet-piled in the summerof 2014 but only underwent medium fermentation so it still preserves a little sheng raw puerh energy and flavor. Read more below:
9,50€ / 50 gr. iva inc.View Product
Hunan Hei Cha Tian Jian is a fermented tea (dark tea) made in An Hua area of Hunan. This particular tea is a blend of 3 different tian jian teas with different levels of oxidation. The tea is hand roasted over a pine wood fire and then wilted. Before the tea is completely dried it is pressed by hand into small baskets. This low level of compression allows for slow drying and further fermentation. The fermentation is lighter than shu puerh and produces a tea that is somewhat similar to both oolong tea and aged raw puehr, but unique in its own way. The taste is complex and full in the mouth with hints of tobacco, molasses and lots of umami with a floral touch. This tea truly evolves over subsequent steepings making it perfect for gong fu style brewing.
Order 1 unit and receive 2 x 5 grams packs (10grams total)
5,00€ iva inc.View Product
Jingmai Shou Puerh Cha Gao is a special type of puerh tea that was originally developed in the Tang and Song dynasties and perfected in the Qing dynasty. It is made after the fermentation process is complete (in this case 45 days), then the leaves undergo a decoction process to produce a concentrated cha gao. Later they were divided into 0.5 gram single serving pieces and wrapped individually. All you have to do is take one and add boiling water and enjoy watching it dissolve. You can shake it for a quicker reaction but it takes away from the beauty of a slowly disintegrating cha gao. You’ll notice a very smooth, sweet ripe puerh taste with some cocoa notes. The cha gao can handles various steepings before fully dissolving.
We recommend you dissolve one piece in about 400ml. Each pack contains 10 pieces.
6,00€ iva inc.View Product
Goishicha is a unique fermented tea that dates back to the 16th century and is still produced today by the Ogasawara family on Shikoku Island. The leaves come from the summer harvest of a specific mountain cultivar. After harvesting, they are steamed and then covered with mats for initial fermentation. Read more below:
25,00€ / 25gr. iva inc.View Product
Stone pressed Jingmai from natural tea gardens (Shengtaiyuan) among the highest in Jingmai (a candidate for World Heritage Site), using one bud and 2 leaves from trees that are 30 to 50 years old. Standard tea plantations used to predominate in Jingmai, but in recent years they admirably decided to eliminate about 80% of the tea bushes to leave the remaining ones sufficient space to grow and planted other trees to ensure good biodiversity and stabilize the soil, without the use of fertilizers or pesticides, thus converting them into natural tea gardens which one day will become ancient tea gardens.
0,15€ - 0,60€ / g iva inc.View Product
These buds differ greatly from Silver Tips because they come from a different varietal of camellia tea tree that grows in Western Yunnan. The buds are picked in early spring and sun-dried. After brewing this tea one can play with buds, picking them apart gently… Marvel at the fractal layers of unopened buds that are contained in a single bud. We’ve counted 9!
9,00€ / 40gr. iva inc.View Product
Raw sheng puerh made by Ai Gong, stone pressed from anicent Mangjing tea gardens (Guchayuan), 15km from Jingmai village, forming part of the same mountain but with 200meters less elevation and very different character.
0,30€ - 0,70€ / g iva inc.View Product
The Japanese have used their expertise in fermenting sake, miso or soy sauce to make a new, fermented tea! We placed it in the Puerh and Hei Cha category, but it’s something innovative made using organic tea leaves from a garden on Haruno Mountain in Shizuoka Prefecture.
9,75€ / 25gr. iva inc.View Product
For this Ancient Trees Yellow Flake Pink Moon Limited Edition we opted to use the Huang Pian (Yellow Flakes), which are older, softer and sweeter in addition to buds and tips. This puerh tea is very friendly, refreshing and keeps you cool in summer. Read more below.
0,18€ - 0,22€ / g iva inc.View Product
Ancient Tree sheng puerh made by Yubai and William with a little help from Caj Chai’s Antonio Moreno. We sourced the leaves at Da Ping Zhai (the ancient tea tree forest at Jingmai), using one bud and 3 leaves from trees that average 200-250 years but includes trees that are 400-800 years old. Read more below.
7,50€ / 10gr. iva inc.View Product
Stone pressed Jingmai from natural tea gardens (Shengtaiyuan) among the highest in Jingmai (a candidate for World Heritage Site), using one bud and 2 leaves from trees that are 30 to 50 years old.
0,18€ - 0,60€ / g iva inc.View Product
Organic puerh shou from Nan Jian Tu Lin tea factory, which has been producing puerh teas since the 1980s. They source their leaves from Wu Liang, Ai Lao and Lincang areas. Their 703 recipe for ripe puerh is known for its complex yet balanced flavor and sweet after-taste. This cake is a perfect choice as an everyday go-to puerh. To receive the full cake, order 357 grams.
0,10€ - 0,60€ / g iva inc.View Product
Sheng pu-erh tea made using Mengsong plantation leaves, the highest area in Xishuangbanna, which produces more fragrant teas. Aromatic bamboo is rare and must be harvested in August. This fantastic tea has already been aging 5 years and is delicious!!!
70,00€ / 225gr. piece iva inc.View Product