New Arrivals

New Arrivals presents a select group of spring harvest teas that we feel offer a taste of some of China’s finest early-pick spring varieties. Generally harvested before April 5th (Pre-Qing Ming), these traditional favorites offer prized flavors and aromas. Plucked to a fine standard, traditionally processed often in limited quantities, they offer you a taste of a brief period in spring. Explore - their flavors are fresh, nuanced and rich.

New Arrivals is regularly updated over the course of the tea season and the trailing months as we introduce new varieties and new shipments arrive.

  • Black Bud  - Hēi yá - Rare Lot

    Black Bud - Hēi yá - Rare Lot

    First buds of the harvest offer the most pronounced flavors and aromas of the season. As late winter temperatures begin to warm, particularly in the mountains, dormant tea bushes awaken and sprout dense, compact buds, the first new tea. Harvested by hand...
    Sweet, coppery, exceptionally clean flavors; a wonderful lingering finish.

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    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 realized...
    A wonderful green tea, basket roasted, clean, savory & vegetal sweet. 

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    Downy Tip - Mao Jian

    Our Downy Tip was grown on an island off the coast of Hangzhou, in the Zhou Shan Island complex. An early spring favorite, this cultivar is one of the first teas to make the marketplace at the onset of the harvest. Lot Notes. Organically grown and...
    Richly vegetal, and chestnuts
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    Golden Monkey - Jin Hou - Organic

    Organically grown in the Fuding area of northern Fujian Province, our Golden Monkey (Jin Hou) is a "special grade" made in the traditional style of long black leaves with a mix of gold buds. This lot has an impressive depth of flavor...
    Organic, malty & refreshing .

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    Golden Yunnan

    An outstanding red tea, Golden Yunnan, is crafted using thick first grade leaves and golden buds. When steeped, leaves open to a fragrant, russet-amber liquor. A wonderful breakfast tea and a refreshing, thirst-quenching black tea to be enjoyed all hours...
    Flavors of cocoa , carmalized sugar & spice

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    Spring Green - Chūn lǜ - Decaffeinated

    Numerous varieties of this delicious green cultivar thrive in the valleys and mountains of the southeastern coastal provinces of China. A Mao Feng cultivar, our lot was oganically farmed in Zhejiang Province. An early-pick, its leaves open to a...
    Vegetal & sweet, refreshing & soothing.
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    Wu Liang Mountain Mao Cha

    Grown organically at an elevation of 1300 meters, this Wu Liang Mao Cha offers floral, sweet notes, earthiness, and a refreshing astringency in the finish.  Lot Notes. Leaves were harvested in 2019. Sun-dried and aged two years, the leaves now...
    Nice light cha qi !
  • WuLu - Jade Cloud

    WuLu - Jade Cloud

    WuLu is a taste treat of the spring harvest. Singularly rich green leaves will steep to deliciously smooth and varied buttery smooth flavors and aromas of magnolia blossoms and fresh cucumber. Yet it is considered an everyday green tea! Lot Notes...
    Buttery smooth, a note of citrus