The Lithuanian Customs inspected the parcel and even unwrapped the square Pu-erh brick. Brick tea is virtually unknown in Lithuania, and sounds generally as weird as ‘brick wine’ for a Frenchman. Apparently it caused some confusion to the Customs by resembling the pictures of controlled substances from customs textbooks. 🙂
I spent the weekend enjoying your teas, and was most impressed with their quality. Perhaps the very fact that I go through the trouble and expense of ordering them across the Atlantic compliments your company better than any words. 🙂
I shall be contacting you as soon as my stock decreases.
Their pot styles range from replicas of antiques pots to completely modern pots which would look nice in contemporary American, Scandinavian, or Italian table settings.
They have all of the necessary things for making tea easy to steep.
And they have a huge information base which includes 4 galleries of collector-grade YiXing teapots dating from around 1996/7.
Thank you for recommending Lu Zhen to me. It’s now my second favorite green tea, next to Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist I find that Lu Zhen has a rich, almost chocolate-like fragrance and taste—remarkable in a green tea. Like Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist, it’s unlike anything else I’ve tried.
I’ve already praised Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist to you, and I don’t know how else to explain why it’s my favorite tea, except to say that its qualities are so unique that they can’t be compared to any other taste or fragrance, and they place this tea in a category all its own. It can’t be described, only tasted. Perhaps one reason I like it so much is because I’m a monk, and this tea was originally developed and cultivated by monks. But it’s not just the knowledge of the origin of this tea that makes it special to me; it’s the tea itself.
I look forward to trying your Lu Shan Yun Wu when you receive the spring crop in June. I hope it will be at least reminiscent of Drum Mountain Clouds & Mist.
In closing, I would like to thank you once again for your incredible work in making these rare teas available, and in presenting them in such a way as to bring out their historical and cultural context. As far as I can see, there’s no place in America that even comes close to you as a purveyor of teas.
My brother has since placed (and received) an order for several of your teas, and reports that they are excellent, as well. I think you have another long-term customer.
I ADORE your teas!
It is a pleasure doing business with you ????????
Consistently wonderful service
Thank-you — Tom Parker, Minneapolis, Minnesota
Never once disappointed
My orders have waxed and waned over the years, but never once have I been disappointed with an order from Holy Mountain. I’ve had two our your fountains, gifts for friends and family, a whole collection of yixing tea pots, tea canisters, saki cups, and countless wonderful teas. All with a price/quality ratio that’s made me quick to recommend Holy Mountain to friends, and kept me from ever wanting to explore other vendors.
I haven’t encountered many shops who can keep that up year-after-year.
Thank you — Tom Parker, Anchorage, Alaska