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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.

  • Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Each harvest season this rare tea offers a special flavor experience. It is rich in amino acids, creating a rich umami flavor unusual for a Chinese green. In the 1980s, in a bamboo forest above the Huang Pu River in the mountains of Zhejiang Province,...
    Silky smooth mouth feel, rich "umami" flavor

  • 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, long dormant tea bushes awaken and sprout dense, compact buds, the first new tea. Harvested by...
    Savor its natural & crafted flavor nuances
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    Black No. 6

    The Fu'An area along the coast near the border with Zhejiang Province is mountainous and famous for its rich tasting white teas. The cultivars developed in these mountains over a period of hundreds of years, now produce a variety of green and black...
    Malty, sweet flavors of chocolate!

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    Black Pearl

    Black teas from Yunnan Province are widely recognized for their sweet, malty flavors and enticing aromas. Ever inventive, our tea maker has taken 1st grade leaves and rolled them into pearls of flavor. Lot Notes. Pearl is made using a 1st grade...
    Decidedly sweet , flavors of caramel & malt

  • 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...
    Enlivening vegetal & nutty flavors

  • 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, flavor, and aroma. Typically made in small lots and rarely exported, these teas are often exceptional and offer a window into the great...
    "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. The tender leaves are crafted and...
    Fruit & flower flavors, finish is honeysuckle.

  • Golden Monkey - Jin Hou

    Golden Monkey - Jin Hou

    Some of the finest varieties of Golden Monkey come out early in April, before the Qing Ming holiday. The leaves are harvested as the weather is warming, the buds are small, yet dense & full of flavor. Once plucked and hand processed,...
    Golden-brown leaves, fruity aroma, malty taste

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    Golden Snail

    Golden buds and large rolled leaves open to a lush flavorful cup. Organically grown Golden Snail yields sweet, fruity notes and hints of caramel.  Lot Notes. A classic Yunnan Province black tea, Snail is made with the Yun Kang #10 cultivar. Pluck...
    Notes of fruit, dried apricot & caramel
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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
  • Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    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 week of April before...
    Flavors - asparagus, chestnut, hints of peach

  • Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Silver Needle - Yinzhen

    Yin Zhen is a variety of remarkable and ethereal Chinese teas made with an exacting skill in plucking, handling, and processing. A delicacy, it is made using a fine pluck standard in which only buds are harvested. Lot Notes. We think this lot...
    Enjoy flavors of fresh apricots and honey.

  • Small Green Leaf

    Small Green Leaf

    Spring teas in China embody tradition, terrier, and skill. In FuAn traditions in farming and processing of tea run deep. Their cultivars are famous, their flavors in great demand. Each year, we seek out these teas made to these local farming practices...
    fresh asparagus, a bit of nuttiness
  • Spring Green - Chūn lǜ

    Spring Green - Chūn lǜ

    Spring Green is one of the first teas of spring to come out of the mountains. It is a Mao Feng cultivar made to a large leaf size, offering deep green colors, and a high white bud content. Lot offers an taste of the early flavors of the spring harvest...
    Aroma is buttery, with sweet fresh spring notes, grassy
  • White Peony  - "Wild Peony" - Bai Mu Dan

    White Peony - "Wild Peony" - Bai Mu Dan

    The FuAn area, in Fujian Province, is famous for its white tea cultivars. Over time, this cultivar has migrated outside the boundaries of farms and flourished. Our Peony offering - "Wild Peony" - fits this class and was harvested wild. Picked, withered,...
    Harvested wild - tastes of melon, grape, herbs

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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 !
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    Wu Liang Mountain Ripe - Shou Pu-erh

    Leaves open to rich, full-bodied, smooth aromas and flavors of deep earthy sweetness with notes of cocoa. A very satisfying tea! Lot Notes. This shou Pu-erh originates in the mountain village of Zhengwan, overlooking the Lancang River. Farm employs...
    Deep earthy sweetness & notes of cocoa