Milan Dancong oolong tea from the Guangdong province of China. Made from a smaller leaf varietal, the slight roast has a bite in early steeps. The tea has a powerful floral fragrance and a sweet honey flavor over a thick body. The Milan is engaging and varied over several steeps, with a slow and intriguing development that unfolds over the course of a session. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$24.50 Read more
A mini cake of our high grade baimudan [white peony] Lullaby white tea from Yunnan.
Lullaby is fruity, sweet, fresh and bright. Well balanced white tea with a soft mouthfeel, intriguing fragrance and plenty of flavor to keep you coming back for one more cup.Each mini cake is 7 grams, each purchase is for one mini cake.
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making the basics set was to offer an affordable crash course in white tea to anyone, anywhere. The set contains eight different white teas; one of each of the following 7 gram single serving mini-cakes:$15.50 Add to cart
- 2016 Shoumei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Shoumei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Baimudan Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Gongmei Fuding Fujian White Tea
- 2017 Turtle Dove Yunnan White Tea
- 2018 Turtle Dove Yunnan White Tea
- 2018 Censers Guizhou Baimudan White Tea
- 2018 Lullaby Yunnan Baimudan White Tea
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and processed into dianhong style tea with sun drying. We also have a white tea version of the same material.
Arbor red is has an herbaceous fragrance and flavors that often border on medicinal. Sweetness underlies the complex flavors and heavy body of this tea. This is an enduring and heavy black tea best suited for a longer, gongfu style tea session.
Qilan oolong tea is a Wuyi tea from the Fujian province of China. Qilan Trees is a soft and elegant rock tea oolong. The mineral mouth feel of the tea is light and airy, surrounded by a wispy fragrance. This tea is deceivingly complex and demands a bit of attention. Each purchase if for 50 grams.$19.50 Read more
The Clover Patch oolong tea is a Wuyi oolong from the Fujian province of China. The Clover Patch has an incredibly intense fragrance that immediately commands attention from the first steep. The processing techniques are a modern expression of Wuyi rock tea which provide an innovative contrast to old standards such as Dahongpao. The characteristic mineral mouth feel of Wuyi oolong tea is also present, along with a thick body and deep sweetness. Each purchase is for 50 grams of tea.$17.50 Add to cart
Stab your personal demons in the face with this blend of high end huangpian [the large leaves of raw Puer production]. Thick, enduring tea with residual youthful astringency and bitterness. Age or drink now as your inner demon slayer desires. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.00 – $32.00 Select options
Duck Shit is a Dancong oolong tea from the Guangdong province of China. Also known as yashi [duck shit] fragrance, though this is just a clever name, the actual fragrance is floral in nature and the tea has a lasting sweetness in the mouth. Our Duck Shit oolong has a light roast and an enduring character that allows it to be re-steeped many times. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$12.50 Read more
This tea was produced in 2018 using a traditional technique for bamboo Puer pressing. Peace Lily is a production of Huanpian [larger, older Puer leaves] that were hand roasted in fragrant bamboo. The young tea still has a touch of astringency, with the sweet character and aroma of the tea peaking through the fragrances of the bamboo and the flame. A thick bodied and heavy tea when pushed, lighter amounts of tea can also be brewed for a refreshing, fragrant cup of tea. Suitable for aging or drinking now as your prefer. Each full piece is roughly 200 grams of tea, with samples available.$4.25 – $26.00 Select options
Flap Jacks ripe was pressed in 2018. Each flap jack is roughly 7 grams, with 7 flapjacks in each short stack. This blend of ripe Puer is suitable for any style of brewing. It has a sweet flavor and inviting fragrance that make it a solid daily drinker for new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Soothing and smooth, a lovely ripe blend. The easy to steep shape makes it an ideal tea to grab on the go. Price is per shortstack of 7.$5.50 Add to cart
Smoove Cocoa Minis are a mini version of the 2018 Smoove Cocoa. They were pressed in 2018. Eachminiis roughly 7 grams, with 7 minis in each stack. One of our favorite blends of ripe Puer for 2018, Smoove Cocoa is suitable for any style of brewing. An engaging and balanced tea with a complex flavor profile and a silky smoove body. An ideal shou for both new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Drink immediately or age as you please. Price is per shortstack of seven minis.$8.00 Add to cart
“Nobody needs to go anywhere else. We are all, if we only knew it, already there. If I only knew who in fact I am, I should cease to behave as what I think I am; and if I stopped behaving as what I think I am, I should know who I am. What in fact I am, if only the Manichee I think I am would allow me to know it, is the reconciliation of yes and no lived out in total acceptance and the blessed experience of Not-Two. In religion all words are dirty words. Anybody who gets eloquent about Buddha, or God, or Christ, ought to have his mouth washed out with carbolic soap.” - Aldous Huxley Each cake is 200 grams.$30.00 – $208.00 Select options
A 2018 remake of our 2017 Swinedog 76. Very potent tea with a strong bitterness and body feel with distinct character. It takes several steeps to gain momentum and then begins punishing everything and everyone foolish enough to get in its way. Each cake is 200 grams.$18.50 – $139.00 Select options
The 2018 White Tripel is a blend of white tea that incorporates six different teas from three different provinces. The provinces of Fujian, Yunnan, and Guizhou are all present in the blend. The broad range of materials unite together to form a layered experience of smooth, fragrant sweetness. The Tripel has a complex floral base and creamy texture in the mouth. The flavors evolve from steep to steep as different materials contribute their character. We prefer this tea brewed gongfu style, but it also does well grandpa style or even simmered.
We hope you have the opportunity to try this unique blend of tea. Suitable for aging or immediate drinking.
Each cake is 200 grams.
Unique fragrance and sweetness with depth throughout the session. Heavy body feel and distinct character. The flavors of each steep recur and transform in the mouth with a lingering sweetness and aftertaste. We would recommend for more experienced Puer tea drinkers. We also recommend drinking this tea when you have a bit of free time to experience the time between steeps with focused attention. Each cake is 200 grams.$39.00 – $269.00 Select options
Rougui is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. The name rougui literally translates as cinnamon, one of the most famous varieties of yancha [rock oolong]. From early May 2018, this tea had four roasts, but the flavors of the flame have receded by the time of its release to reveal the flavors and aromas of dark fruits and deep mineral character within the tea. Rather than give a play-by-play of the complexities that occur in this tea over the course of a gongfu session, we recommend trying this tea and experiencing it for yourself. One of our favorite yanchas. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$25.00 Read more
The 2018 Brown Sugar is made from a large percentage of huangpian [the largest leaf used in Puer production]. Every Brown Sugar blend we have pressed has been a bit different than the last and the 2018 is no exception. The 2018 batch was blended with the intention of being a light and comfortable daily drinking brick with a sweet core and woodier elements. The soup is sweet and smooth, with a light and approachable character. Each brick is 200 grams.$2.50 – $19.00 Select options
Snowflake Dancong oolong tea from the Guangdong province of China. Literally translated from the name xue pian, which means snowflake, this tea is the large leaves of a winter production dancong. An easy to drink daily solution for oolong lovers who want quality dancong fragrance on a budget. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$5.50 Add to cart
Shui Xian is a Dancong oolong tea from the Guangdong province of China. The tea has a much lighter roast than the yancha of the same name, but still this tea still has a pronounced roast. Darker fruitier characteristics of plums and sweetness come off of the nose of this tea. This Shui Xian has a strong character. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$9.00 Add to cart
Ghosts has a base of Menghai character blended with several other areas. Youthful and brash with a balance between astringency, bitterness and sweetness. Complex fragrance and character for a tea in this price range. Suitable for long term aging. Each cake is 200 grams.$8.90 – $59.00 Select options
Lumber Slut was pressed in 2018. The return of our heralded woody blend from 2017. Blended to favor the dense flavors of petrichor and wood, this style of ripe Puer is focused on unfolding as an experience with notes of camphor and lower umber toned tastes. Will benefit from further aging, but if you're down for what this tea is offering, we suspect you can drink it straight away without flinching. Each cake is 200 grams of tea.$2.50 – $19.00 Select options
Our Mini Redhead is a single serving version of our popular Natural Redhead; a pressed black tea from Yunnan, made in a dianhong style. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. The tea is smooth, with a very thick body, and a soft natural fragrance. Each mini cake is 7 grams, each purchase is for one mini cake.$1.50 Add to cart
Hoplite is a Wuyi Yancha [rock tea] from Fujian province. Hoplite has a light-medium roast that yields an easy drinking soup with a smooth body and lingering mineral sweetness. Excellent as a lighter daily drinking yancha or as an introduction to yancha. Each purchase is for 50 grams.$14.50 Read more
OBSX is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. Yancha [rock oolong] made from older bush material, this tea is often called laocong shuixian which literally translates as old bush narcissus; shuixian being the varietal of tea. Our old bush shuixian is a robust tea with deep aroma and character that evolves from steep to steep in a gongfu session. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$22.00 Add to cart
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making the basics set was to offer an affordable crash course in Puer tea to anyone, anywhere. The set contains the following four 100 gram mini-cakes:$49.50 Add to cart
- 2018 Spring Raw Puer Tea
- 2017 Autumn Raw Puer Tea
- 2018 Huangpian
- 2014 Aged Raw Puer Tea
The 2018 Turtle Dove is a pressed white tea from Yunnan. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. Pressed more loosely than the 2017 brick version. The tea has a thick body, soft mouthfeel, and a unique natural fragrance. This tea is very forgiving with any type of brewing, including gongfu, western, or grandpa style. A perfect white tea to drink daily without much fuss.$4.00 – $28.00 Select options
Our Dahongpao is a blend of oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. Originally used to describe the tea from a small group of bushes in Fujian, the name Dahongpao in a modern context is more commonly used to describe blends of yancha [rock oolong] instead of denoting a varietal or processing distinction. Our Dahongpao is a blend that relies heavily on the Meizhan varietal with traditional style processing that incorporates the roast, mineral nature and fragrances of typical yancha in a balanced way. Excellent as an introduction to quality yancha. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$9.50 Read more
One of our favorite blends of ripe Puer for 2018, Smoove Cocoa is suitable for any style of brewing. An engaging and balanced tea with a complex flavor profile and a silky smoove body. An ideal shou for both new and veteran Puer drinkers alike. Drink immediately or age as you please. Each cake is 200 grams.$4.00 – $25.00 Select options
Iron Arhat is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. The name tieluohan literally translates as Iron Arhat, one of the more famous varieties of yancha [rock oolong]. This is a medium-heavy three roast tea with deeper inner florality that rests beneath the cooling, minty character that lies under the fire. This tea has excellent endurance and can be re-steeped many times. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$17.50 Add to cart
Pressed in 2018. The return of our much loved 2017 Waffles blend. A shou Puer tea with an easily approachable character, pressed into a convenient waffle pattern that can be broken apart without the use of a tea needle. An excellent everyday ripe Puer tea, with a soft sweetness and a smooth warming body. A well balanced ripe Puer tea for beginners or veteran drinkers alike. Each cake is 200 grams of tea.$2.20 – $16.50 Select options
A specially commissioned baimudan grade white tea from Guizhou province. We tried and fell in love with this tea in 2017, but were too late to buy any of the material. In the spring of 2018 we had our money in the producers hands before the buds were plucked.
Censers is an elegant white tea with a full bodied smoothness. The tea has a bright and complex fragrance that endures throughout a long session, lingering in the mouth and the cups long after the tea has gone. The fragrances and flavors shift between sweet floral aromas and fresh light fruits. One of our favorite white teas from 2018 spring.
Ba Xian is a Dancong oolong tea from the Guangdong province of China. An extremely well balanced medium roasted dancong. The Ba Xian has an intriguing interplay between the roast and the character of the tea, drifting back and forth between characteristics of floral sweetness and the roast from steep to steep. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$9.00 Read more
The most complex blend of 2018, involving a wide range of high end material from several regions. The unique character of this tea is heavy with strength. Lucky Puppy evolves from steep to steep in a gongfu brewing session, displaying a wide array of characteristics and a unique experience. The tea has a powerful aggressive character in earlier steeps, with a lasting huigan and depth of returning flavor. The later steeps trail off into smooth sweetness and can be resteeped many times. Drink now or age if you can keep your hands off this puppy. Each cake is 200 grams.$33.00 – $228.00 Select options
(this again) Snoozefest is a limited edition blend of tea (only 100 cakes) that we would normally sell for over $40 per cake, however, we are selling it for $15 for each 200 gram cake ($75 per 1kg tong). 'Tis the season for hype, generosity and laughter. No samples. First come, first serve. Drink now or age for the long haul. All love.$15.00 Select options
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and processed into shaihong style tea with sun drying.
Sugar Rush has a thick, rich sweetness and thick body. The development of flavor and fragrance over the course of a session is complex and engaging, with an underlying sweetness carrying throughout. This is an enduring and heavy black tea best suited for a longer, gongfu style tea session.
Stone Milk is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. The name shiru literally translates as Stone Milk and is a lesser known variety of yancha [rock oolong]. We find the Stone Milk to be one of the best balances of value and quality in our yancha lineup. Stone Milk has a robust roast and a creamy fragrance and flavor. The body of the tea is thick and has a mineral character that plays well with the aromas of the tea. Definitely worth trying for both beginners and experienced yancha drinkers alike. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$14.50 Read more
Flap Jacks raw was pressed in 2018. Each flap jack is roughly 7 grams, with 7 flapjacks in each short stack. Conveniently pressed into an easy single steep shape, the tea is still young and astringent as one would expect from a fresh raw Puer tea. The tea has a punchy fresh fragrance and sweetness. Don't let the cute shape fool you, this tea is just as engaging as its larger counterparts. Price is per shortstack of 7.$6.50 Add to cart
Old arbor large leaf varietal tea that is usually destined to be made in raw Puer, picked and directly sun dried with no machine processing involved. We also have a black tea version of the same material.
Arbor white is deep and complex, thick tea with low tones and a subtle natural feel. This tea has a long development over the course of a session and can be a bit heavy. Not an ideal daily drinker, the Arbor white is better left for occasions where one can immerse themselves in this tea.
Elegant, sweet and fragrant. One of our most complex blends of the spring. The floral aromas and juicy character of this tea lull the drinker into an ease of drinking that masks the potency of this tea. Suitable to drink now or age as desired. Each cake is 200 grams.$21.50 – $148.00 Select options
A blend of both white and black tea experiment gone horribly right, this is the latest incarnation of our sold out 2016 Hot Brandy. The soup is thick, smooth, and fragrant. It fairs well with both gongfu style and western style brewing. The tea has excellent endurance and can steep for a very long time and can even withstand being simmered or boiled without becoming acrid. Both the white tea and black tea have been sun dried and should age well together. However, we are only two years deep on this experiment; though the results are promising, how it will age in the long term is anybody's guess.$4.50 – $27.50 Select options
Back by popular demand, the 2018 Natural Redhead is a pressed black tea from Yunnan, made in a dianhong style. Made from large leaf varietal material, the tea is sun dried, with no machine processing involved. The tea is smooth, with a very thick body, and a soft natural fragrance. Drink now or age a few years before drinking.$4.70 – $35.00 Select options