Jin Guan Yin is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. This yancha [rock tea] is made from the Jin Guan Yin varietal. Our Jin Guan Yin has a lighter oxidation and a soft roast. The aromas are engaging, balanced on the precipice of deep wood and bright floral. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$9.50 Add to cart
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
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
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
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
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.
Our Year of the Dog cake has a heavy and layered aroma that is potent and ever-present within the soup of the tea. An extremely smooth young tea with complex top notes and sweetness that will eventually age into a honey like body. A very comfortable tea to drink young or age. Each cake is 200 grams.$28.00 – $195.00 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.
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
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.
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 Add to cart
Snowflake Dancong Coins are a version of our Snowflake Dancong, with a slightly heavier roast. They were pressed in 2019. Each mini is roughly 7 grams, with 7 minis in each stack. 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. Price is per stack of seven minis.$7.50 Read more
The 2019 Milan Maocha is a bit of a misnomer, how can a tea be both maocha [loose tea] and a brick? In this case, the term maocha refers to the Dancong oolong tea being left in its raw form before pressing. We commissioned this production to be left with stems and large leaves for this pressing. The roast is medium-heavy, roasted for 24 hours with the highest temperature at 125 C. The heavier roast will evolve and calm in the coming years, despite having a slight bite at the time of pressing. The brick is incredibly fragrant, with deeper honey and floral flavors emerging throughout the course of a session. This tea is still slightly punchy, but the tea has a complex interplay between the roast and the brighter aspects of a traditional Milan Dancong. Excellent endurance, this tea can be re-steeped for a very long time. Drink now or age as you please. Each brick is 200 grams. Each tong is a bamboo leaf packed with two bricks.$9.80 – $65.00 Select options
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
Free Shipping anywhere on Earth, coupon code: basics Our goal when making this tea terroir set was to offer an affordable educational experience with single origin ripe Puer tea. The set contains the following four regions, each with a100 gram mini-cake:$69.50 Add to cart
- Lincang / Mengku
- Lancang / Jingmai
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
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
Stone Sparrow is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. This yancha [rock tea] is made from the Que She varietal. A savory thick roast lays atop woody fragrances and brighter red fruit and honey. An enjoyable tea from a varietal that is underrepresented in the Western market. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$11.50 Add to cart
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
This black tea was made with varietals that are usually destined to be made as Dancong oolong, the majority of which are Milan (honey orchid) varietal from Guangdong province. The Milan Red is a black tea with an intense aromatic range from the steeped leaf to the cup. Long lingering fragrances and sweetness define this unique tea. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$6.50 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
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
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
Rock 4X4 is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. The name Rock 4X4 comes from this blend of rock oolongs, which contains 4 different yancha varietals (tieluohan, rougui, shuixian and qidan) with 4 roasts. This blend has enduring aromas and a burly bite from both the flame and the strength of the tea. This blend is for seekers of strong tea; heavy handed roast and heavy handed character. The depth and character of the aromas and flavors shift from steep to steep, making for an interesting gongfu experience. If you are looking for a smooth and elegant tea, take a rain check on the 4x4. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$14.50 Add to cart
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
Shui Jin Gui is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. This yancha [rock tea] is made from the Shui Jin Gui varietal. Sweet and herby with fruity notes over a deep and sticky base. This tea is succulent and full of flavor, with fragrances that transform from second to second between the cup and the leaves, especially in the first few steeps, making for an engaging gongfu session. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$18.50 Add to cart
Spice Flower is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. Roasted to a medium light level, the floral sweetness and spicy character of this tea shines through the roasted character. The tea's body is creamy and has a lighter mineral character than our other yancha [rock oolong] offerings. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$9.50 Read more
Shui Xian is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. This yancha [rock tea] is made from the Shui Xian varietal. Large leaves and a work horse style yancha with a balanced roasted profile, mineral and heavy with a backdrop of sweet character and nuanced aromas. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$9.50 Add to cart
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 Add to cart
The 2018 Bamboo Shu ripe Puer Tea from white2tea was processed using a traditional technique of bamboo processing where the tea is pressed into fresh fragrant bamboo and hand roasted over an open flame before being dried for long term storage. The Bamboo Shu blend has an entrancing aroma that balances the sweetness of our shou blend with the brighter fragrances of the bamboo. The tea is thick bodied and warming with a sweet character that will appeal to new ripe Puer drinkers and veteran Puer lovers alike. Drink immediately or age as you like. Each purchase for a 200g piece will come enclosed in a bamboo shell similar to the one pictured, sizes and thicknesses will vary as one would expect with a plant.$5.00 – $32.00 Select options
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
This early spring 2019 white tea is made in a sun dried white style. The tea has minimal processing, picked and sun dried. This tea was processed from tea that is usually destined to be made as Dancong oolong, made from the Milan varietal from Guangdong province. The Milan White is sweet and succulent. The large leaves take several steeps to ramp up, pouring out a bright spectrum of fragrances during a gongfu session. Quite a unique experience, as this varietal of tea is seldom produced as white tea. Each purchase is for 25 grams.$7.50 Add to cart
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 Add to cart
Fireflake Dancong Coins are a heavy roast version of our Snowflake Dancong. They were pressed in 2019. Each mini is roughly 7 grams, with 7 minis in each stack. Fireflake Dancong oolong tea is from the Guangdong province of China. An strong and fragrant daily solution for oolong lovers who want quality dancong fragrance on a budget. Price is per stack of seven minis.$7.50 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
Baisuixiang is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. The name baisuixiang translates as 100 year fragrance; it's understandable that this yancha [rock oolong] is very aromatic. The intense mid-range floral fragrances permeate the leaves and soup of the tea with the lighter roast flitting in the background. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$11.00 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
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 fares 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$4.50 – $27.50 Select options
two three years deep on this experiment; though the results are promising, how it will age in the long term is anybody's guess.
The 2018 Pretty Girls Ripe Puer Tea from white2tea is a newly improved upon nod to our sold out 2015 blend. The blend has a beautiful aroma. If one were to try and place it in a broad category in might be a pulling a hot tray of freshly baked cherry danishes from a wood-fired oven type, but we will leave that up to you. Pretty Girls quickly proceeds into sweet shou territory after the rinse. The velvety texture of the soup and complex flavors develop over the coming steeps and eventually settle into a soft sweet profile that can be infused over and over. Drink immediately or age as your prefer.$4.90 – $39.00 Select options
A new version of our popular 2017 Big Green Hype. This 2018 Green Hype has a formidable thickness and full bodied mouthfeel. The tea is sweet and boasts an intense huigan [the lingering sweetness in the mouth after drinking a tea]. Drink this tea young if you don't mind a touch of aggression in your tea, otherwise age for a bit to smooth out the edges. Each cake is 200 grams.$5.90 – $38.00 Select options