Pu-erh Tea & Hei Cha (“dark” tea)
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 Liu Bao producer in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory), where Liu Bao originates from. It consists of Grade 1 (Yiji) and Grade 3 leaves from 2013 harvest and was expertly processed and pressed into the 100 gram tuo style cakes. The tea has been aging 5 years and you won’t find any remaining wo dui or “wet-piling” fermentation flavors. Because of its earthiness and camphor notes, you might find this tea resembles puerh tea. In fact it actually resembles a nicely aged puerh!!!
0,13€ - 0,20€ / g 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
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 purple puerh buds can be considered both puerh tea and white tea because while the leaves come from the large leaf puerh varietal, the simple, sun-dried processing makes it actually a white tea.
0,32€ - 0,85€ / 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!
0,19€ - 0,60€ / g 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.
0,36€ - 0,40€ / g 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.
0,65€ - 0,70€ / g 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
OFDC China organic ripe tuo cha puerh tea from Nan Jian Tu Lin factory. This classic “Phoenix” recipe has been a steady offering they’ve been making since the 1980’s with organic leaves from the Wuliang Mountains.This tea has been aged for 7 years and has developed a nice aged flavor with sweet camphor notes and pronounced refreshing gan on the breathe and a persistant finish. Order 100 grams to receive full tuo cha.
0,16€ - 0,25€ / g iva inc.
2012 fermented ripe shou puerh from Menghai was blended and pressed into these lovely cakes. Guan Zi Zai is a small and very well-respected tea company based in Yi Wu. The manager of Guan Zi Zai is the elder brother of the famous Yong Pin Hao brand of teas. You’ll find the taste is sweet and creamy with a nice, clean earthy aroma that evokes memories of wonderful autumn strolls in the forest. To receive the full cake, order 357 grams.
0,10€ - 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!!!
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Fabulous wild Gu Shu tea from 300 year old large-leaf camellia sinensis assamica plants growing at 2,000 meters on the North Thailand-Burma border without human intervention. The precious old tree leaves were then processed by Shan ethnic people like Sheng Puerh tea.
0,18€ - 0,26€ / g iva inc.View Product
Vietnam is known for producing green teas, and recently some oolongs, blacks and whites but what is still very rare is to find dark or fermented tea. This 2007 Cao Ba tea was made similar to a cooked (shou) puer with the exception that the leaves were left to ferment over many years, a much longer and slower process.
0,17€ - 0,70€ / g iva inc.View Product