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 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.
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
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
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
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
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.
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
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
(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
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
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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
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
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
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
Back by popular demand after 2016 & 2017 sold out. Nightlife is a bud heavy, high grade production of yueguangbai [moonlight white] style tea, commissioned from large leaf varietal material usually destined for raw Puer tea. The tea has a heavy, creamy mouth feel with an airy sweetness and aroma. An enduring white tea with distinct character.
Rougui is an oolong tea from the Fujian province of China. This yancha [rock tea] is made from the Rougui varietal. We couldn't help but add another Rougui to the site. A different roasting style that highlights the mineral aspects and aromas that are classically associated with Rougui. Heavy feeling and a gorgeous profile that begs for time and attention. Each purchase is for 25 grams of tea.$22.50 Add to cart
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
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
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
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 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
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 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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.