Tea straight from the farmers .
Xiao Zhu is young farmer from Yi Wu. He is the 3rd farming generation in his family.
Very modest and smart young man who after inheriting grandpa's tea garden
was looking for the growing business options.
He realized potential of his tea and set up his own small brand.
Young couple from Feng Qing used to sell the fresh green leafs from their tea garden to the local big tea factory.
Didn't take long when they realized options of their own tea business and set up a small tea manufacture.
Mr. Wu got him self employed in cooperated factory first, to get an experience with processing the tea
( since he was just picking fresh leafs up to that time ) and few years later bought a second hand equipment
for tea processing. It is hard for them to compete with big tea factories around,
but as we observed their garden with production , there is no sign of chemicals, pesticides.
Their tea seems to be organic , but we dont have any certificate for that. However ,
there are some nice teas coming out from Mr.Wu "kitchen" and we are happy to cooperate with them.
Dai family is from Lincang area , Meng Ku. Their tea garden has small arbor trees
but they also buying green tea leafs from the other farms or gardens with Gu Shu trees.
In the past Mr.Dai with his best friend set up a small tea company called Chun Yi Yun ,
but few years later he decided to do only his own stuff with family.
They processing their fresh tea leafs in Mengku tea factory called Heng Meng ,
so that is the name of their new brand.
Dan Cong tea farmer - Liu family
Liu's family live in Wudong village located on Wu Dong Shan which is part of the Feng Huang Shan - The Phoenix mountain ( one of the main areas producing Dancong tea ). Liu's family keep the tradition of processing tea for four generations and in his tea garden you can find tea trees over 200 years old.
Whole family is engaged in the Dancong production business and we directly cooperate with them.
Tea leafs from small arbor trees and processed in Mr.Wu small tea manufacture has very noticeable smoky aroma when is in hot gaiwan but it disappears within first brewing. The bitterness of dark chocolate leaves sweet aftertaste under the tongue for a quite a while.
Ye Sheng Hong from spring tea leafs of old wild tea trees growing in Feng Qing area. The big leafs need more time to release the liquor in the right richness. Along with the typical Ye Sheng sweetness and fruitiness there is slight smoky flavor / scent which is in perfect balance with those mentioned above. As the leafs come from older trees you might...
Ye Sheng Hong from spring tea leafs from Feng Qing area picked up in spring from young tea trees.The fruity scent which comes out from the big box is also experienced from preheated gaiwan and within the first infusion. Sweet and fruity sour notes during the many steepings along with touch of the so called "sweet potato" feeling which gradually starts...
Scent of forest fruits and touch of honey can be experienced from the hot jar after washing the leafs with first infusion. After 2nd cup sweetness starts to appear under the tongue and slow and steady hui gan later. This tea has some kind of forest characteristics, taste/scent.
Medium pressed brick from spring material reveals its sweetness within first cup.It's actually 240g. No astringency , slightly bitter but very pleasant Cha Qi . Hui Gan comes around after 3rd ,4th cup and its long lasting experience.The scent of flowers can be appreciated out from the hot jar while drinking this tea.
Nice scent of sweet plums and honey is released from this autumn tea cake. No astrigancy or bitterness and light sweetness is coming around after the first infusion which escalating with each followed steeping. Pleasant "cha qi" and with increasing infusion time gets slightly bitter so increases the sweetness.
Intensive honey-chrysanthemum fragrance is released from this tea . Clean bright yellow tea soup is quite bitter but not astringent. After first cup sweet sensation starts to linger under both sides of the tongue. Nice bitter sweet autumn sheng pu for decent price.