Fabulous and rare wild gao shan oolong tea that grows at high elevation (Gao Shan) at Hehuanshan, which literally translates as Joy Mountain. This mountain is adjacent to Li Shan and borders both Nantou and Hualien counties in Eastern Taiwan. This pristine alpine area is managed by the local Seediq ethnic group. Chin Shin varietal (Tender Heart) leaves are rolled into small balls, which is the typical appearance for Taiwanese alpine oolongs, oxidation is light (15%) and roasting is minimal. The tea is light, fresh, sweetish, with a beautiful, finely milky texture, very rich in pectin, which is typical of top-quality alpine teas.
10,00€ / 25gr. iva inc.View Product
Incredible pan-fried Korean Sejak harvest green tea made with great skill. This high grade is called Jakseol,which translates as Sparrow's Tongue. This particular tea was made by Dong Cheon, the same wonderful organic co-op that makes our Nokcha green tea. The difference between the two teas is that Sejak is the 2nd highest grade of tea in Korea and is made with spring leaves from the third week of April, and our Nokcha is an early summer tea harvested at the end of May. Both teas, however, are harvested from old wild Hadong varietal trees growing on the famous Jirishan mountain. You'll find this tea to be very intense, fresh and vegetal, something between a fragrant pan-fried Chinese green and a full-bodied shaded japanese green tea, especially if you play with water temperature! We suggest you try brewing it both ways: at 75º (45sec; 80sec; 2 min) and at 60º (1.5min; 2.5min; 3.5min)
9,00€ / 15gr. iva inc.View Product
Very special wild white tea made from Ye Sheng wild purple varietal tea that grows in the Hong Ni Tan mountains and then processed like traditional Yue Guang Bai (Moonlight White). The wild purple varietal is quite distinct. You'll find it very complex, with notes of spices, fruit, vegetables, flowers, sugarcane, and pleasant bitter-sweetness. After processing and packaging, Moonlight White oxidizes further over time, in upcoming months the light bitterness will slowly transform into sweetness and the leaves and color of infusion tend to get darker.
9,50€ / 30gr. 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. The buds were handpicked by the Wa tribe at over 1800 meters in the wild Yunnan forests in Ximeng, Cangyuan and Menglian on the border of China and Burma. The Wa tribe believe these wild ancient trees have a powerful spirit that has protected them in times of war, so this tea is precious to them and available only in limited supply.
9,50€ / 25gr. 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