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Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest article includes:

1st Growth Teas: a wonderful way to celebrate spring   Early tea arrivals are the priciest and qualify for the Ming Qian (pre Qing Ming festival) label.

4716: Year of the Boar

What will happen in this lucky and joyous year? See our Year of the Pig Predictions!

Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest article includes:

Autumn (at last)   In-depth exploration of Chinese and Taiwanese autumnal oolongs, including processing, and why autumnal China oolongs are considered to be more aromatic

Tea consumption protects the brain from neurodegenerative disease

Authors of a 2016 study published in The journal of nutrition, health & aging (JNHA) contend that “a cup of tea a day can keep dementia away, and this is especially so for those who are genetically predisposed to the debilitating disease.”

Insect tea potential treatment for cancer

Authors of a 2015 study published in CyTA – Journal of Food regard the consumption of insect tea as a benefit by promoting programmed cell death (apoptosis) in liver cancer cells.

Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest articles include:

White Teas at a Tea Competition   A comparison of the different white tea samples offered in different categories at a recent tea competition

Tea Processing … in Pictures   Examples of standard tea manufacturing steps in photographs for both Green and White teas

NEW TEAS

We invite you to try the following new teas:

Meng Ding Mao Jian Hairpoint (Sichuan)

Great tasting single plucking green tea vintage spring 2018

Organic Himalayan Honey Green

Prominent honeysuckle notes, softly pervasive aroma, an extra bit of intensity on the palate and in the finish

Drum Mountain White Cloud (Gushan Baiyun)

Smooth, sweet and fragrant, with a soft nut-like flavor

Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest articles include:

Jasmine teas: end of a season and a little known fact   A refresher on making jasmine green teas and an inside view of a lesser-known step in jasmine tea processing.

Golden Monkey Black Tea   An introduction to this classic Chinese black tea with a focus on the processing techniques that draw out its showy golden tips, aroma, and taste.

NEW TEAS

We invite you to try the following new teas:

Seville Orange Pu-erh Tea

Familiar earthy notes and orange-y notes complement the cooked Pu-erh well

Organic Chun Mee Tea

One of China’s ten famous teas, with a full-bodied cup and a slightly acidic finish

Bi Luo Chun "Green Snail Spring," Competition Grade Tea

Slightly sweet, velvety with a delightful buttery finish

Rainflower Green Needle (Yu Hua) Tea

Complex full flavor with a delectable sapidity

Yunnan Pu-erh Very Old (Large Leaf)

Rich and nuanced, aromatic, smooth, mild and satisfying

Large Leaf Aged Pu-erh from Old Trees

Luscious aroma, dark, earthy and smooth with little aftertaste

Autumn Festival Specials

Prices valid only through December 31st.