Tuesday, June 08, 2010
YiXing government announced recently that it will lift the mining ban by end of this month. This no doubt is a good news to Purple Clay collectors. According to recent news, actual mining location and quantity will be decided after necessary assessment.
Monday, March 29, 2010
2010 is no doubt a challenging year for Chinese spring tea production. By estimate, spring tea production in
We will post updates as new teas become available.
Sunday, January 31, 2010
I mixed up our Heavily Roasted Da Hong Pao with Yunnan Black at 2:1 ratio, quickly rinsed the leaves then let them brew for 45 seconds. At first sipping, the familiar aroma of heavily roasted Da Hong Pao was prominent - toasty with osmanthus aroma dancing at back of the throat. The taste was soft, mellow, and sweet. The heavy rock mouth feeling of Da Hong Pao was balanced out by the softness and smoothness of Yunnna Black. What a pleasant surprise!
Thursday, January 21, 2010
Although Long Jing made from Long Jing Varietal and Long Jing #43 share many common characters, they also have some differences. Many long time Long Jing drinkers prefer the taste of Long Jing Varietal.
It is estimated that about 90% of Long Jing trees in West Lake area will be Long Jing Varietal by end of this year. Although Long Jing #43 may start harvest in early March, Long Jing Varietal harvest normally starts around late March. This dramatically cut short Pre-Ming production period. People are anticipating a price increase of this year's Long Jing production.