Premium Long Jing
$15 per 10g
Ranking the first among the ten famous teas in China, Dragon Well tea is well-known for its green, fragrance, sweetness and pretty shape.
The Best Dragon Well tea grows on the hills of Lion Peak and west to the West Lake in Mei Jia Wu Village. The place has all the elements that are essential to the growing of quality tea-fertile soil, moderate climate, plentiful rainfall, mist and cloud that enclose the hills all the year round. Extra care in breeding and picking and the unique traditional hand roast method also contribute to the superior quality of the tea.
Every 500g special grade of Dragon Well tea needs about 26,000 pieces of tender shoots handpicked before April 5th, which are then roasted by hand with extra care for about 10 hours.
The Dragon Well tea is flat-shaped, stiff, of even size and smooth. The tea comes out in lobes when infused in a glass with clear water. The bright green color of the infusion, the long-lasting fragrance and the refreshing and sweet taste bring real enjoyment to the drinker.
Dragon well tea is treasured for its “green hue, strong fragrance, mellow taste and pretty appearance”. It is soft but firm, fragrant but fresh with its own distinctive style. The Dragon Well has four distinct characteristics: 1. flat leaves, 2. jade green color, 3. soft and mellow flavor, 4. sweet, fresh aroma. The mellow flavor of the Dragon Well keeps it from turning bitter like black tea even if it is over-steeped. The Chinese believe Dragon Well has a cooling effect so it is even more popular during the spring and summer seasons.
Compared to other green tea varieties, Dragon Well is more full-bodied and complex than most. However, in keeping with the character of green tea, it is still mild compared with black teas and oolong teas.
Dragon Well and other green teas are produced in such a way that they contain the highest content of antioxidant compounds. Antioxidants are proven to help in the fight against certain cancers, lower cholesterol levels and blood pressure, reduce the likely-hood of getting the flu and other infections, and help reduce the signs of aging. There are trace amounts of fluoride found in green tea to aid against plaque and other oral bacteria.
With Dragon Well’s mellow sweet taste and long list of health benefits, it is no wonder that the Chinese have been drinking this tea for centuries. The next time you are looking for a refreshing cup of tea, we welcome you to try the wonderful Dragon Wel
Premium Jiu Hua Fo Cha (Buddha Tea)
$25 per 50g
Mount Jiuhua is located in the Qingyang County of the Anhui Province and covers an area of more than 100 square kilometers. The Shiwang Mountain, the main peak, is 1342 metres above sea level. Mount Jiuhua is full of waterfalls, streams, exotic-looking boulders, ancient caves, old pines and exuberant bamboo. With the richly varied landscape, the ancient temples are tucked away amid the dense woods, and the air reverberates with the tolling of the bells at dawn and dusk. It is a sacred place for Buddhist pilgrims.
Noted for its beautiful scenery and favorable climate, the mountain is an ideal summer resort. With a unique appeal, Jiuhua has been established as one of the four most important Buddhist mountains in China and is known in and out of the country as “the most worshiped sacred place” and “the first mountain in Southeast China”.
The perfect scenery of Mount Jiuhua has attracted many Buddhist monks looking for a domain to preach their doctrines. In 719, Kim Gio Gak, scion of the imperial family of one of the three Korean Kingdoms came to settle down in a hermitage on Mount Jiuhua.
He acquired a large following and was called the Cave-Dwelling Monk. Mount Jiuhua became the domain of Ksitigarbha Buddhisattva and had then triggered a large scale of temple constructions on the mountain, lasting from the Song Dynasty through Qing Dynasty. As the saying goes, “Scattered in the clouds and mist of Mount Jiuhua is a thousand temples”, the mountain is called “Celestial City of a Buddhist Kingdom”. Today, there are still 78 ancient temples, with a total of 6,300 Buddhist statues and more than 2,000 Buddhist artifacts.
Jiu Hua Fo Cha, also known as Jiu Hua Mao Feng, Huang Shi Xi Mao Feng which has a place in history of more than 1,200 years. The altitude of this Tea Plantation is close to 1000 meters. Mountains pile up one after another. There are pine and bamboo trees everywhere. The flying fountains moisten the mountain valley with fragrances given off from the green grass. The Green tea produced here breathes the moisture of foggy high mountains and sucks the fragrances of the green plants in the wonderful mountains with the color of tea being green and fresh.
There are very few people living in this area except monks, therefore no pesticide is used in the tea plantation and there is no industrial pollution. It is really a natural organic tea.
Jiu Hua Fo Cha has a wonderful leafy aroma and a sweet taste. The exquisite needle-shaped leaves glisten with white downy hair.
It is not a strong taste at all, but has a very delicate sweet aftertaste, refreshing.
Golden Goddess of Mercy Jin Guan Yin
$10 per 10 grams
This is a grafting together of Tie quan Yin and Da Hong Pao by our tea master in Wu yi. A light tasting oolong with a grand floral aroma,a sweet taste and a bright amber colour. A complex finish is not given away in the initial touch, culminating with a noticable shift in the energy level and uplift in the mood. Tian He is the the only place in the southern hemisphere to try and aquire this fine tea.