Yi Cun Guang Yin ( 一寸光阴）
In 2010, a young couple started off their own new brand of tea, named Yi Cun Guang Yin.
Before they were working like sales people tea brands or tea manufacturers like Da Yi , Lao Tong Zhi or Long Sheng.
During those years working this kind of 'no future job' they’ve got an opportunity to get in touch with farmers ,
tea producers etc. Didn't take long when they started to learn how the tea business works and opened up their own.
We choose them for our shop for a wide selection ( locations ) of their teas and quality / price .
The spring tea material from arbor trees of Ba Da mountain processed in Zhang Lang village and later stone pressed into the cake by stone. Tea soup liqueur has very strong smoky scent , very slowly graduating but long lasting "hui gan".
Pressed into the cake in Po Jiao village and stored for few years then brought to Kunming, 3 years of dry storage .When brewing this tea, room will fill up with smoky scent and notes of camphor tree with slight hint of flowers which becomes more distinctive within consequent infusions. The smoky aroma will fade away same time when strong "hui gan" comes...
Autumn harvest 2011 from Yi Wu arbor trees pressed into 2kg brick fitted in bamboo made basket. Very settled and sweet taste with touch of plums with very first infusion. Clean yellow tea soup has an energy although not like fresh autumn teas.
The spring tea material from young arbor tea trees of Ba Da mountain processed in Man Pa Le village and stone pressed into the 357g cake . Tea soup liqueur has touch of tropical fruits & and flowers. Within the first infusion you will experience immediate and very intensive "hui gan".
Spring arbor tea leafs from Bulang mountain hard pressed into the cake in Man Xin Long village by small local tea manufacturer in 2012. Clean tea liquor with slight notes or roasted nuts is gentle bitter from beginning , then turns to pleasant sweet aftertaste "hui gan". Overall warming session with individual "qi" potential.
Medium-hard pressed tea cake from arbors growing in Jingmai mountain processed in Weng Wa village has a bit smoky scent with touch of pine trees which gets more intensive during the brewing. Very well stored and the right condition for aging still preserved original Jingmai fruitiness with sweet mouthfeel followed by "hui gan" aftertaste.
Spring tea leafs of small arbor tea trees growing in Yi Wu mountain area . Fresh leafs were processed by local minorities in small village Xin Fa located around 1300 m.alt. This 357g pu-erh tea cake is medium pressed traditionally way by stone. Brewed leafs release slight bitter tea liqour but that changes to sweet "hui gan" with floral notes right after...
Arbor tree tea material from Bada mountain in Menghai, processed in Zhang Lang village and medium pressed into the cake. Honey fragrance tea soup has a sweet beginning with slight bitter end. There is a also bit of astringency sensation after few steps but followed with sweet mouth feel after.
The spring tea leafs harvested from young arbor tea trees growing on Ba Da mountain. Fresh leafs were processed by people local of Man Pa Le village and later pressed into the cake traditional way by stone. Medium pressed tea cake releases clear liqueur with honey fragrance touch of wild orchid. Slight bitter but not astringent tea provides quite fast...
Two to three leafs and bud selection of spring harvest from 70-100 years old arbor trees in Pa Sha mountain which elevates from 1200 to 2000m alt. Fresh tea leafs processed by hand and then traditionally pressed by stone. This medium pressed tea cake gives a slight bitter, but not much astringent , tea soup followed by pleasant warming sweet aftertaste.
"Ku Jin Gan Lai" - When The Bitterness has Finished, The Sweetness begins. This is an old Chinese idiom basically expressing - When the hard times are over, the good times just at the beginning. The sensation from it's tea liqueur brewed from spring leafs , is the same as the name states. At the very beginning is a bit bitter with some astringency but...
"Hei Ma" - black horse. Spring tea material from small arbor tea trees growing on Bulang mountain and processed in Man Nuo village. Later pressed by stone in Menghai tea factory. Clean tea soup releases noticable honey aroma and has a sweet taste followed by warming "hui gan" aftertaste.