Saturday, November 12, 2005

Over 80% of Pu-erh on (Guangdong) Market Are Less Than 5 Year Old

Recent news from Guangzhou said that although lots of tea houses in Guangzhou sell Pu-erh that claimed to be 10, 20, even 50 years old, experts pointed out that over 80% of Pu-erh are less than 5 years old.

Mr. Zhang spent 650RMB and bought 250g 10 year old Pu-erh at a tea house in Guangzhou that specializes in aged Pu-erh this October. After tasting, experts believe that the tea he bought was only around 3 year old.

Mr. Weizhen He, vice secretary general of Guangzhou Tea Industry Association said that most Pu-erh teas on (Guangdong) market were produced after year 2000, and the supply of 10, 20 or 30 year Pu-erh is very scarce. For a real taste of vintage Pu-erh, please check out our
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Monday, November 07, 2005

This Years’ High Grade Tie Guan Yin Prices Have Raised 20%

Recent news from Xia Men Evening News said that due to this summer’s weather condition, overall quality of this year’s autumn (Tie Guan Yin) tea degraded. High precipitation in this summer resulted in a 10% increase in this year’s fall harvest. On the other hand, plenty of rain falls also diluted taste and aroma of this year’s fall production. The lack of supply of high grade (Tie Guan Yin) teas has driven up their prices while prices of medium grade (Tie Guan Yin) teas have dropped. The good news is that qualities of late October productions have improved due to recent cooling offs.

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Thursday, November 03, 2005

Autumn Oolong

Leaves are changing colors and Autumn Oolongs are coming out. Fall is an exciting season for Oolong lovers. Autumn Oolongs are known for their pleasant high aromas. Weather conditions in fall are especially good for the formation and accumulation of those aroma particles. On the other hand, leaves of Autumn Oolongs lack the particles, such as amino acid, that contribute to the pleasant, while sophiscated, long lasting tastes of Spring Oolongs.

Generally speaking, Spring Oolongs are considered the best followed by Autumn Oolongs. If the high aromas of Autumn Oolongs are what you are seeking for, it is the season for a wonderful cup of Autumn Oolong.