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New Arrivals

New Arrivals presents a select group of spring harvest teas that we feel offer a taste of some of China’s finest early-pick spring varieties. Generally harvested before April 5th (Pre-Qing Ming), these traditional favorites offer prized flavors and aromas. Plucked to a fine standard, traditionally processed often in limited quantities, they offer you a taste of a brief period in spring. Explore - their flavors are fresh, nuanced and rich.

New Arrivals is regularly updated over the course of the tea season and the trailing months as we introduce new varieties and new shipments arrive.

  •  "Wild Peony" - White Peony - Bai Mu Dan

    "Wild Peony" - White Peony - Bai Mu Dan

    The FuAn area, in Fujian Province, is famous for its white tea cultivars. Over time, this cultivar has migrated outside the boundaries of farms and flourished. Our Peony offering - "Wild Peony" - fits this class and was harvested wild. Picked, withered,...
    Harvested wild - tastes of melon, grape, herbs

  •  Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Perhaps no other tea more aptly embodies the artistry of China's teas than the famous Tai Ping Hou Kui (TPHK). Grown on a spring-fed farm in the lower slopes of the Huang Shan Mountains, of Anhui Province, this unusually long-leaf cultivar is famous for...
    Scented by wild cymbidium orchids, flavors of sweetgrass & apricot

  • Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Each harvest season this rare tea offers a special flavor experience. It is rich in amino acids, creating a rich umami flavor unusual for a Chinese green. In the 1980s, in a bamboo forest above the Huang Pu River in the mountains of Zhejiang Province,...
    Silky smooth mouth feel, rich "umami" flavor

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    Black No. 6

    The Fu'An area along the coast near the border with Zhejiang Province is mountainous and famous for its rich tasting white teas. The cultivars developed in these mountains over a period of hundreds of years, now produce a variety of green and black...
    Malty, sweet flavors of chocolate!

  • Dragon Well - Long Jing

    Dragon Well - Long Jing

    Dragon Well, in all its various grades, is known for 4 characteristics: a jade-like color, vegetative aroma, chestnut-like flavor and a feather-like shape. It is perhaps the best known of the Chinese teas. Our Lung Ching is a standard grade showing fresh...
    Clean vegetal flavor, toasty, naturally sweet notes

  • Dragon Well - Long Jing - First Grade

    Dragon Well - Long Jing - First Grade

    Our first grade Dragon Well is harvested in the "before the rain" period of April. In our search for this prized tea, we apply 3 criteria: consistency in leaf size, shape, and coloration; aroma - fresh and vegetal; taste...
    Enlivening vegetal & nutty flavors

  • Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist - Mei Lan Chun

    Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist - Mei Lan Chun

    "Reminiscent of nectar from heaven with a rich finish and a lingering, sweet aftertaste." A famous tea buyer's comment after cupping. One of China's finest green teas, Mei Lan Chun is crafted with skills that are becoming increasingly rare in the...
    A perfect sweetness, full of flavors.

  • Emerald Green - Cui Ya

    Emerald Green - Cui Ya

    One of our favorite teas - Emerald Green brings a wealth of aroma and flavor to the palate. A yellow tea, "Cui Ya", is cultivated in the Huang Shan Mountains of Anhui Province. These jagged, high mountains are cut with abundant, rushing streams and...
    Sweet, lush & clean, distinctive flowery notes

  • Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    There is a class of teas harvested early in the spring & processed to local customs of appearance, flavor, and aroma. Typically made in small lots and rarely exported, these teas are often exceptional and offer a window into the great...
    "Fresh tea", strong, nuanced and refreshing

  • Golden Eyebrow - Jīn méimáo

    Golden Eyebrow - Jīn méimáo

    In traditional tea circles, Golden Eyebrow is held as a very prestigious tea, one to be served proudly and enhance friendship. Made using buds and top two leaves, it is a fine pluck of the early spring harvest. The tender leaves are crafted and...
    Fruit & flower flavors, finish is honeysuckle.

  • Golden Monkey - Jin Hou

    Golden Monkey - Jin Hou

    Some of the finest varieties of Golden Monkey come out early in April, before the Qing Ming holiday. The leaves are harvested as the weather is warming, the buds are small, yet dense & full of flavor. Once plucked and hand processed,...
    Golden-brown leaves, fruity aroma, malty taste

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    Golden Yunnan

    An outstanding red tea, Golden Yunnan, is crafted using thick first grade leaves and golden buds. When steeped, leaves open to a fragrant, russet-amber liquor. A wonderful breakfast tea and a refreshing, thirst-quenching black tea to be enjoyed all hours...
    Flavors of cocoa , carmalized sugar & spice
  • Green Peony - Lu Mu Dan

    Green Peony - Lu Mu Dan

    This unique and beautiful tea is handmade by artisans who select the finest large buds and tie them with silk thread to form its lovely green peony flower shape. Tea is often used in seasonal celebrations.  Lot Notes.  A rich-tasting...
    Opens to a green peony flower, robust flavors
  • Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Bi Luo Chun - Green Snail Spring - embodies much of what is wonderful about the spring tea harvest. Perhaps no green tea cups to the rich flavors of the season as this one. Ours is a first-grade leaf harvested in a pluck in the first week of April before...
    Flavors - asparagus, chestnut, hints of peach

  • Huang Shan Mao Feng - "Yellow Mountain Hair Tip"

    Huang Shan Mao Feng - "Yellow Mountain Hair Tip"

    One of China's 10 Famous Teas, "Yellow Mountain Hair Tip" is grown on the slopes of the jagged and water-rich Huang Shan Mountains of Anhui Province. Produced from the Huangshan Da Yeh ("big leaf") cultivar, using a fine pluck "mao feng" standard for...
    Bouquet of sorrel & grape, sweet, fresh flavors.

  • Raw "Sheng" Pu-erh Cake

    Raw "Sheng" Pu-erh Cake

    A green or Sheng style Pu-erh cake made in the Cangyuan area of Yunnan Province. Farm is located on Wa Mountain at an elevation of 2200 metters. This is a region inhabited by the Wa ethnic minority. Morning plucking sessions begin early in the day and...
    Aroma of beet, mineral and malty sweetness

  • Ripe "Shou" Pu-erh Cake

    Ripe "Shou" Pu-erh Cake

     A ripe or "cooked", Shou style Pu-erh cake from the Cangyuan area of Yunnan Province. Cake is 357 grams of pressed, texture-rich leaves. Cake was processed using the "Wo Dui" method - a process whereby the leaves are steamed and stacked to ferment...
    Earthy, sweet, hints of vanilla

  • Silver Needle - Yin Zhen

    Silver Needle - Yin Zhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with an exacting skill in handling and processing. In its pure form and most traditional form, YinZhen or Silver Needle, is made of tender spring buds from a varietal cultivated in...
    Savory flavors of fresh apricots and honey.
  • Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with an exacting skill in plucking, handling, and processing. A delicacy, it is made using a fine pluck standard in which only buds are harvested. Lot Notes. We think this lot...
    Enjoy flavors of fresh apricots and honey.

  • Small Green Leaf

    Small Green Leaf

    Spring teas in China embody tradition, terrier, and skill. In FuAn traditions in farming and processing of tea run deep. Their cultivars are famous, their flavors in great demand. Each year, we seek out these teas made to these local farming practices...
    Fresh asparagus, a bit of nuttiness