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New Arrivals - harvest 2022

New Arrivals presents a select group of spring harvest teas offering a taste of some of China’s finest early-pick, spring varieties and styles. Generally harvested before April 5th (Pre-Qing Ming) and certainly "before the rain" (Yu Qian), these Arrivals offer traditional & rare styles as well as early-spring "fresh teas" made to local customs of flavor and aroma. The pluck standard we seek is fine grade. Note, a number of our Arrivals are not made for export and often are made in limited quantities.

New Arrivals offers you a taste of a brief period for tea in spring. Explore and enjoy!

We will update New Arrivals as we receive shipments of new harvest teas in the coming months. 

  •  Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Perhaps no other tea embodies the artistry of China's teas than the famous Tai Ping Hou Kui (TPHK). A first grade leaf, our Green Monkey King, grows on a spring-fed farm at an elevation of 800 meters in the Huang Shan Mountains. At night,...
    First grade, orchid aroma, big leaves, sweet flavors.

  • Camel's Breath - Tuo Cha

    Camel's Breath - Tuo Cha

    Camel's Breath - never bitter, only stronger! The name suggests much of what makes this tea so popular. Its taste reminiscent of a barn yard; scent of a forest floor after a rain storm; earthy, mushroomy - all have been offered in pursuit of an apt...
    Rich - earthy & mushroomy

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    Dragon Well - Long Jing - Organic

    Dragon Well, Long Jing, has a rich and long history of cultivation and may well be the most famous tea in the world. Highest grade lots are plucked early in the spring with much anticipation among lovers of tea. Its exquisite taste highlights why it is...
    Taste is fresh, offers sweet, nutty, chestnut-like notes

  • Ripe "Shou" Pu-erh Cake

    Ripe "Shou" Pu-erh Cake

    A ripe or "cooked", Shou style Pu-erh cake from the Cangyuan area of Yunnan Province. Cake is 357 grams of pressed, texture-rich leaves. Cake was processed using the "Wo Dui" method - a process whereby the leaves are steamed and stacked to ferment the...
    Earthy, sweet, hints of vanilla

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    Small Leaf - Xi Ye

    Grown in the Cangyuan area, of Yunnan Province. our organic Small Leaf is a "ripe" Pu-erh. Leaves open to a rich, clean, mushroom-like aroma, offering a full-bodied cup, rich in flavors - an excellent choice for an invigorating breakfast beverage...
    Pu-erh, brews to a strong cup, think expresso with some nutty notes.

  • Wild Green

    Wild Green

    Known for its mountains, bamboo forests and abundant springs, Anhui Province each year produces teas of exceptional quality. The elevation and soils rich in humus and iron, bring forth a number of wonderful green teas. Wild Green tea trees blanket...
    High mountain, spring flavors!
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    Yunnan Black - High Grade

    Our Yunnan black is a Dian Hong style black tea. It is single origin and grown organically in the higher elevations of Yunnan Province. Often referred to as the "mocha of tea", it is full-bodied and offers a malty flavor with a delicate spiciness. As the...
    Creamy, malty sweet notes & thirst-quenching sweetness

  • Yunnan Gold Tip

    Yunnan Gold Tip

    It was during the Ming Dynasty that the cultivation of tea took on much of the framework (farming, production, grading) that remains in use today in China. It was during this period that various methods of oxidization were also explored and developed...
    Lush flavors of spice, cocoa and baked apple.