Very successful product from Menghai tea factory which was sold out...
Honey and chrysanthemum notes are hiding behind the slight bitter touch...
Bitter and slight astringent is this still young pressed tea cake made...
Spring harvest from around 200 years old arbor trees , which by locals...
Spring harvest from around 150 years old arbor tea trees growing around...
Da Lao Wu is the name for spring leafs from arbor trees around 300 years...
Simple porcelain 50 ml tea cup with flower decoration and golden...
Set of 170ml Gaiwan, 2 x 40ml cups and 230ml pitcher for 'Gong Fu Cha'...
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.
That's the nickname we gave to Mr.Wang when learned about his history.
Grew up in small village near Lincang in tea farming family.
After obligatory military service he decided stay with army and build his career as a soldier.
When years went by, his parents couldn't look after their tea garden because
of the age and same time the pu-erh tea started booming in China
...that was the right time to come back and take care of the family business.
He is mostly specialising on Gu Shu Cha ( ancient trees ) , so prices of his teas are not cheap.
But certainly some of the cakes worth the price.
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.
This tea is named according original recipe processed in 1958. This tea became very popular so when Queen Elizabeth II visited China in 1968 , she received this tea as a gift which she really liked ( according the history records ).
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.
The scent of the blooming cherry tree can be smelled from the hot gai wan before the first infusion. Tea soup is clear and it reveals it's slight bitterness after 2nd steep. After 3rd one it starts "working".....mouth will fill with sweetness and hui gan shows up after that. Overall taste could be described as a cheap version of Bing Dao.
Not sure what to write about this one. Seem like ordinary arbor tea from Meng Ku area. Sweetness with hui gan are pretty much same as cheaper tea and it doesn't give any outstanding aroma either. Reason might be mixture spring & autumn material together. However Mr. Wang insisted to put this 357g tea cake into his portfolio, so we did.