The Taste of China is a revolving selection of our favorite Chinese teas of the season. We procure most of our Chinese teas once a year, and many of them are only available within that season. We offer this set as a vertical discovery pairing to heighten the senses and guide you through the incredible world of Chinese teas. Whether you are an experienced tea drinker or looking for that special gift for someone with a discerning palette, the Taste of China set will surely be well received! Let us take you on a journey through the incredibly rich history and taste of Chinese teas.
1. Ming Qian Long Jing 明前龙井
Long Jing is synonymous with green tea in China and for a great reason does it hold legendary status. Ming Qian is one of the earliest spring picking times and the highest in quality.
Jin Yun county, Zhe Jiang, China
Delicate smokiness, tropical fruit, green bamboo
2. Huang Shan Wild Arbor 2019 "Desolate Mountain"No tea set is complete without the addition of Puerh! Pre Qing Ming (around April 5th) picked Huang Shan is a great introduction and is made from 70 year-old trees. The cakes are traditionally stone-pressed into 400g cakes and retain all the sweetness and aroma of a young tea.
Meng La, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan, China
Meng La Wild Arbor
Honey, sweet and sour plum
3. Organic Gongmei 2020 贡眉
Organic Gongmei 2020 is a young white tea that retains the vitality and greenness of a recently made tea. It has more caffeine than its aged counterpart, but still delicate and refined in taste. We carry Gongmei as part of our core collection because it properly represents our particular taste in tea. We don't choose our selections solely on the grade but more importantly on the taste. Our Gongmei uses a hybrid cultivar recently developed and then withered using traditional sun-drying methods. It is incredibly deep in flavor and aroma, without being overpowering.
Jin Mu Dan
Fresh bamboo, sugar cane