We are proud to offer this incredible tea: a roasted, honeyed oolong from the steep Wuyi Mountains in northern Fujian Province with a roasted, oaken flavor that lingers on the pallet long after finishing the last drop and leaves a memory of damp fall leaves drifting to the forest floor or heaped in a backyard. This tea captivated our imagination and our intrigue immediately by way of its flavor, production, and aging.
The Wuyi Mountains, renowned for their snakes and diverse geology, are also famous for their dark oolongs. In the legend of Da Hong Pao, hundreds of years ago, a very ill nobleman was lost and wandering through the Wuyi Mountains when he came upon a village. The gracious villagers fed him a brew made from the leaves of a special tree. He quickly regained his health and strength and was so impressed by the healing properties of the tree that he took off his brilliant red robe and hung it on the tree to indicate its power. They say that the same tree still stands and all Da Hong Pao tea bushes can be traced back to the original.
This tea is sold for $9.00 / oz.
A celebrated, mildly roasted, slightly oxidized tea, Tung Ting is squeezed when moist into little irregular oval shapes by a special pressing technique. In ancient times, feet were used. This vibrant and captivating variety dances with notes of caramel, chestnut, and warming chocolate, and it is imported directly from the bright slopes of the Tung Ting Mountains. Appropriate for drinking during contemplation as the shadows grow longer.
Tung Ting is sold in 50g packets for $20.00.
Tie Guan Yin
[tee gwan yin] Iron Goddess of Mercy
Named for the Chinese Bodhisattva of Compassion, Guan Yin, this organic Chinese oolong has a transcendent flavor: a mouthful of dewy flowers, a heart- opening bouquet of floral forgiveness. Its aroma is often likened to the scent of mandarin orchards in full bloom.
A dark green-blue leaf, pressed into a ball shape, opens slowly, giving infusion after infusion of varying flavors. A peace settles in the soul with every sip. We offer the best grade from the highest category of semi-oxidized teas in Fujian, a tea celebrated by poets, monks, and tea-lovers all over the world. Drink this tea before undertaking solitary mountain ascension, or to lift the spirit.