Once we have made our new harvest selections, most of our teas ship by water to the U.S. When we receive these new crop teas or a tea we have not recently sold; or, we determine to sell a rare or aged tea from our warehouse, we feature these offerings in New Arrivals. It is our way of keeping you, our valued customers, informed of our latest offerings, exciting new varieties or arrival of a tea you already enjoy! New Arrivals is regularly updated over the course of the tea season and the trailing months as we receive new shipments or introduce new offerings.
So, please check-in occasionally to find exciting new and unusual teas.
This year we procured the majority of our spring teas in the Pre-Qing Ming period. In China, these teas are regarded as the highest grades of green, white and black varieties as the buds and leaves are comparatively small and can be quite strong in flavor. The Pre-Qing Ming pluck translates as "clear and bright". These teas are very limited in quantity and generally are consumed by the domestic market. Traveling in China for the harvest allows us an opportunity to procure these unique teas and present them to you to enjoy. Certainly, they are vibrant, capturing the unique flavors and aromas of this year's spring harvest.
So, go ahead, take a look at our New Arrivals. We think you may find some interesting new teas and perhaps some very enjoyable tastes!