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New Arrivals

Once we have made our new harvest selections, most of our teas ship by water to the U.S. When we receive these new crop teas or a tea we have not recently sold; or, we determine to sell a rare or aged tea from our warehouse, we feature these offerings in New Arrivals. It is our way of keeping you, our valued customers, informed of our latest offerings, exciting new varieties or arrival of a tea you already enjoy! New Arrivals is regularly updated over the course of the tea season and the trailing months as we receive new shipments or introduce new offerings.

So, please check-in occasionally to find exciting new and unusual teas.


  •  Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Perhaps no other tea more aptly embodies the artistry of China's teas than the famous Tai Ping Hou Kui (TPHK). Grown on a spring-fed farm in the lower slopes of the Huang Shan Mountains, of Anhui Province, this unusually long-leaf cultivar is famous for...
    Orchid scented leaves, flavors of sweetgrass & fresh apricot

  • Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Each harvest season this rare tea offers a special flavor experience as it is rich in amino acids creating a rich umami flavor. This tea has an unusual story. In the 1980s, in a bamboo forest above the Huang Pu River in the mountains of Zhejiang...
    Silky smooth mouth feel, rich "umami" flavor

  • Black Fragrance - Hei Xiang

    Black Fragrance - Hei Xiang

    Black Fragrance is in the class of early spring teas known as "fresh tea". These teas are early spring harvest lots made to local customs of processing to bring out the favored aromas and flavors of the surrounding population. Typically, they are made in...
    "Fresh tea", notes of molasses & fruit, with a lingering finish.
  • Brothers Oolong

    Brothers Oolong

    Literally translated as "Brothers", Xiong Di is a Dan Cong cultivar developed 30 years ago by grafting two prized oolong trees. The name "Brother" originates from the proximity of the trees prior to initial grafting and encouraged by its local...
    Lively, oolong & sweet Osmanthus
  • Buddhist Tea - Fo Cha

    Buddhist Tea - Fo Cha

    In the sixth and seventh centuries, tea drinking became increasingly popular with Buddhist monks as they recognized the green leaf as a means of clearing the mind and providing stimulation to allow for longer sessions of meditation.  The monks...
    Handcrafted, basket roasted, extra sweet. 

  • Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing

    Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing

    Literally translates to Dove's Nest. This is a style of Dragon Well rarely found in the U.S.  Elegant in appearance, offering an exquisite aroma, this Lung Ching cultivar is noticeably smaller in leaf than the more widely known Dragon Wells of...
    A comparatively rare, elegant, smaller-leaf Dragon Well

  • Dragon Well - Long Jing - First Grade

    Dragon Well - Long Jing - First Grade

    Our first grade Dragon Well is harvested in the "before the rain" period of April. In our search for this prized tea, we apply 3 criteria: consistency in leaf size, shape and coloration; aroma - fresh and vegetal; taste...
    Distinctive, enlivening flavors to your cup

  • organic Organic

    Dragon Well - Long Jing - Organic

    Dragon Well, Lung Ching, 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

  • Drum Mountain White Cloud - Gu Shan Bai Yuan

    Drum Mountain White Cloud - Gu Shan Bai Yuan

    Grown at the higher elevations of the Guo Shan Mountains along the coast of Fujian Province, this tea was made popular by Buddhist monks who cultivated fields surrounding their monastery. In time, the tea became a source of revenue to support the...
    Taste of honey, smooth, round mouth feel.

  • Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    There is a class of teas harvested early in the spring & processed to local customs of appearance, flavors and aroma.  Typically not made to large quantities and rarely exported, these teas are often exceptional in taste and...
    "Fresh tea", strong, nuanced and refreshing

  • Golden Eyebrow - Jīn méimáo

    Golden Eyebrow - Jīn méimáo

    In traditional tea circles, Golden Eyebrow is held as a very prestigious tea, one to be served proudly and enhance friendship. Made using buds and top two leaves, it is a fine pluck of the early spring harvest.  Then the tender leaves are...
    Fruity and flowery flavors, hints of honeysuckle.

  • Green Fragrance - Lu Se Xiang Wei

    Green Fragrance - Lu Se Xiang Wei

    FuAn area farms are widely recognized for the quality of their cultivars, particularly the famous Da Bai. A mountainous area along the coast of the China Sea, FuAn offers a terroir ideal for developing nuanced, rich tasting teas. In the last few years,...
    Bright, fresh, enlivening
  • Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    In a number of ways, Bi Luo Chun - Green Snail Spring - embodies much of what is wonderful about the spring tea harvest. Perhaps no green tea cups to the rich flavors of the season as this one. Ours is a first-grade leaf harvested in a pluck in the first...
    Flavors of asparagus to chestnut & a hint of peach
  • organic Organic

    Heavenly Blue Peak - Tian Mu Qing Ding

    One of China's famous teas, Heavenly Blue Peak (Tian Mu Qing Ding) was long the favored tea of emperors. An exceptional spring green, this high-mountain varietal is harvested only for a very brief period in early April. Grown in bamboo forest preserves...
    Nuanced, flavorful, vegetal, nutty & naturally sweet

  • Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Orchid Fragrance - Zhe Lan Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    We have worked with Mr. Lin Ze, for a number of years. Every spring, we receive an inquiry as to our interest in his oolong. Quickly affirming, we either visit the farm or, this year, receive selected samples. Working with older farmers in his village,...
    Orchid-like aromatics, honeysuckle to flowery, almondy notes.

  • Peach Fragrance - Tao Ren Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Peach Fragrance - Tao Ren Xiang - Rare Oolong Collection

    Peach Fragrance –Tao Ren Xiang – is made from a single-farm tree grove. The cultivar's signature aromatics are preserved by its single-origin havest. Our teamaker. Mr. Lin Ze, has crafted to time-held traditions capturing Peach...
    Pungent, complex, rich - peaches & almonds
  • Puerh Fang Cha

    Puerh Fang Cha

    A rare one, the production date of this Sheng or "uncooked" Pu-erh Fang Cha is March 1991. China-side known now as Puerh Square Tea, these bricks were purchased in the late 1990s and have been stored in our warehouse. Net weight is 100 grams...
    Round, malty, w/ tempered, woody aroma
  • Rare Orchid - Qi Lan

    Rare Orchid - Qi Lan

    A high-mountain Oolong cultivar crafted to a black tea in the local style of the Fu'An area. This wonderful black opens to sweet notes of plums and grows to a delicious, sweet finish.  Lot Notes. Source is a farm located in...
    High aroma, sweet notes of plums, lush taste!

  • Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with an exacting skill in handling and processing. A delicacy, it is made using a fine pluck standard in which only buds are harvested. By tradition, YinZhen or Silver Needle, is made...
    Enjoy flavors of fresh apricots and honey.

  • Stir Fried Greens - Chao Qing Cai

    Stir Fried Greens - Chao Qing Cai

    A well-known green tea in China and virtually unknown outside Fujian Province. Stir Fried is plucked early in the spring harvest and then pan-fired to a lovely, wholesome & sweet vegetal flavor. As it is not produced for the export market, it is...
    Rich green tea flavors, perfect as everyday cup!