Legendary rolled wulong from Fujian (China), Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is one of the country’s best representatives. Its sharp, sweet taste and its characteristic flowery aromas (lilacs and lilies) made it a favorite both East and West. This particularly aromatic harvest comes from M. Zhang Guo Hua’s gardens, in the mountainous region of Anxi. Grown in altitude, his tea bursts with intensity.
Discover the highest quality teas, selected directly from the tea gardens.
White tea composed of buds and leaves, a rich floral flavour with a hint of sweetness, and a surprising touch of cinnamon. This Bai Mu Dan is smooth yet full-flavoured. A good cup for everyday drinking.
A worthy representative of the rock wulongs, this wulong with delicately rolled leaves was only slightly roasted, preserving its flavourful vegetal (courgette) and floral fineness. Its full and tangy (tangerine) liquor, deploys rich tropical (durian) and honeyed aromas. Its finish is exquisite and extends well beyond our expectations. Hmmm Hmmm!
This dark wulong from Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang) is a a very great example of balanced charcoal roasting: light chestnut aromas with a side of ripe fruits and a lingering flowery breath in the finish.
Perfect harmony between tea and chocolate. Cocoa butter, vanilla and black tea make this a desert in itself. Try after a meal or as a treat.
Legendary wulong from the Wuyi mountains of Fujian, it is the most famous of the "rock teas", as they are called. Delicately twisted whole leaves are lightly roasted for a rich full liquor. Its woody aromatic character is expertly enhanced by rich notes of pecans, cocoa and fruits (gooseberry). The experience is deep, leaving a long after-impression in the mouth, delicately tart and sweet - reminiscent of caramel.
Coming straight from a new garden project perched at 1,200 meters above sea level in eastern Guizhou, this tea harvested from 5-year-old seedlings of the Fuding Da Bai cultivar was grown without chemicals, as evidenced by the results of our laboratory tests in Shanghai.
It takes at least 7 nights to perfume this green tea rich in buds with fresh jasmine flowers. Hand Rolled into the form of pearls, they open gradually to reveal the Dragon. A Chinese classic
From Guizhou Province in China, this tea has a beautiful contrast of silver buds and dark green curled leaves.
Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region.
Fermenting tea in Shaanxi usually implies Erotium Cristatum to form Golden Flowers (Jin Hua) on the leaves. Visible on the pressed bricks, these light golden specks are responsible for the typical woody and fruity aromas found in their infusion.
This black tea, a recent innovation of Mr He, is composed of long curly leaves decorated with golden buds. I
This tea from Zhejiang is produced by the master hand of Mr He, a dynamic and forward-thinking producer. The curly leaves accompanied by generous buds release in infusion a tasty and oily liquor. Bright and lively, it deploys a powerful fragrance of spring flowers. Its fruity (peach) and grassy nuances support its long nebulous finish. A fine and balanced tea.
Easily recognizable by its long slender leaves, this classic Chinese green tea comes from Huo Shan County (litt. “Huo Shan Yellow Buds”) in Anhui. Well known for is refined visual and delicate aromas, it has been an imperial tribute since the Ming Dynasty.
This tea from Hunan Province is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and is made solely from lovely rolled golden-hued buds.
A Chinese black tea with a large quantity of buds known for its woody and earthy fragrance.
Worthy of the expertise of Mr He, this superb white tea is of uniform, smooth and fine buds. The infusion offers rich flavors of oats, fruit (ripe banana) and flowers, nuanced in the mouth by a peppery accent. Its rosy liquor is sweet, oily and full. Well balanced, it evolves to a minty and thirst quenching finish. To be savoured in tranquillity!
Fragrant, woodsy, with notes of licorice, this Chinese black tea also has clear and comforting smoky accents.
A classic black wulong from Guangdong, both very suave and exotic. This tea comes from a less exploited side of the Dan Cong Mountains where crops are grown without chemicals. Its lively and fruity liquor (guava and honeydew melon) displays intense honey and floral fragrances. Powerful in the mouth, vegetal and woody notes are supported by generous tannins. Produced from thirty years old plants, this deep and well balanced tea offers a lot of infusions. Its finish is long, true to its name (meaning "taste of origin"), and worthy of exceptional teas.
An instant favourite from François from his last trip to China. In line with traditional Liu Bao, the large brown leaves of this tea have been compressed into bamboo baskets to be aged. Strong aromas of forest undergrowth gracefully fuse with a soft liquor which includes spicy nuances (fennel) and sweet (maple water). A most refreshing tea!
This beautiful addition to our list of aged teas will please all lovers of rustic and traditional teas. Its large autumn leaves, picked a year after budding, come from ancient trees perched on the slopes of Shi Shan Mountain. Its liquor has a smooth and sweet texture enhanced by notes of camphor, ripe fruit and tobacco. Accents of spices and firewood, typical of ancient cultures, support a light and generous finish.
A great Chinese Classic whole leaf with a bright tint of jade. A clear green liquor, brisk and tasty with elegant floral and grassy notes well structured with an edge of fresh hazelnut.
A Chinese wulong blended with dried apricot pieces, a favorite among lovers of creamy, exotic, thirst-quenching beverages. Makes as excellent an iced tea as it does a hot tea.
This yellow tea composed almost entirely of buds comes from Sichuan province. Its magnificent young shoots are selected before being covered with the fine hairs typical of that grade of imperial picking! Its light yellow liquor is sweet and tasty. Bold hazelnut aromas are complemented by hints of vanilla and herbs. The finish is supported by its creamy texture and sweet taste. In the tradition of great teas - preferably to be enjoyed in a Gaiwan in a careful ambiance!
This dark wulong from the Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang) is a true classic in modern Dan Cong style. From the well-known Fengxi village, the Mi Lan Xiang cultivar (litt. “Honey Orchid Fragrance”) really is the flagship of the genre.
The Feng Huang Mountains of China produce a few wulongs from single tea trees.
Delicious organic green tea with mint. Its fresh persistence will give you a taste for more….
This white tea embellished with flowers and fruits develops a red liquor marked by the refreshing acidity of the hibiscus and lemon. Its silky texture gives body to this tea with fine floral fragrances.
This loose leaf Pu Er produced in the prolific Menghai tea factory and expertly preserved in Hong Kong will satisfy all amateurs of rich and balanced teas. Thirty plus years of ripening have enhanced this tea which, once infused, offers a dense and opaque liquor. Silky and generously sweet, it carries its effects deep down the throat giving the impression of a gentle massage. Nuances of wet wood, dates, incense and spices all lead towards a refreshing and minty finish, like we love them!
Shaped in tuo cha (bird nest) of 250g by the Xiaguan tea factory, this 30 years old Pu Er is to be tasted with attention and care. A generous rinse allows aromas of damp undergrowth and roots (beetroot) to prepare the infusion of a clear mineral liquor, deeply marked by notes of lichen and black earth. The sharp and slightly metallic attack slowly evolves towards a sweet finish with fine accents of berries, spices (anise) and camphor. A rare tea, deep and long lasting in taste, enhanced by subtle soothing effects.
This loose tea composed of whole leaves and delicate golden buds was dry aged in Hong Kong by Mr Chan. The infusion promises warm notes of leather and undergrowth. Its soft and mineral liquor is adorned with vegetal (lichen) and fruity fragrances typical of old pu er sheng. Its finish is simply sublime with the length and depth of its minty accents evocative of wintergreen.
Marked by the famous 7542 seal, this Sheng Pu Er cake sourced from Taiwan where it has been patiently preserved. After one or two rinses, it will release a few darker leaves as well as scents of humid wood, fresh spices (fennel) and leather. Its dark-red liquor is silky with a slight edge of pepper and has a mineral and earthy body reminiscent of lichee and beets. This Pu Er which holds the humid storage seal will surely please any fan of milder, earthy teas.
Here is a loose leaf Pu Er from the Menghai region which has since aged under dry storage in Hong Kong. The infusion of the large leaves, in multiple shades of dark khaki, fills the air with the fragrance of damp undergrowth and camphor. Its liquor is full and mineral, having a vegetal character (lichen) nuanced with accents of burnt wood and acid fruits. Its slightly spicy finish (cinnamon) is marked by a generous persistence of tannins.
This cake was produced according to one of the most popular recipes in the world of aged teas, and since the creation of this assemblage of medium grade leaves (4) in 1975 by the Menghai factory (2), enthusiasts have not ceased rejoicing. This nearly 20-year-old version, stored in the humid environment of Taiwan, already displays the mark of time by its aromas of damp burned wood and camphor. Its liquor, full and charged, develops fruity and mineral nuances followed by a refreshing mentholy finish. The first infusion is resinous and slightly bitter, an indication of its vitality and the …
Produced by the Lahu of Xishuangbanna, one of the ethnic groups of Yunnan, this aged tea is composed of leaves from 1,000 year old wild trees. Bronzed by time, these large leaves once rinsed, divulge intoxicating scents of undergrowth and spices. On the palate, its silky texture and fruity notes rub shoulders with fine nuances of leather and incense. Its long minty finish leave an exquisite impression of invigorating fullness!
From one of Yunnan’s most prized terroirs (a favorite among collectors), this 2003 Yiwu Pu Er is made from hundred year old tea trees. Great quality harvest and controlled aging in Hong Kong combine for a deep and complex tea.
The times where the Emperor received his tea tribute from Yiwu are long gone, however, the quality of the Pu Er leaves harvested from that region are in increasingly high demand. This cake is produced from larger trees, its rinsed leaves release a powerful camphor scent, ripe fruit and pine trees after the rain. The liquor, full-bodied and resinous, is mineral with hints of incense and musk, often found in other more ancient teas. Definitely a worthy addition to any collection of aged teas!
The humid climate of Taiwan enhanced the profile of this Pu Er cake from one of the Yunnan's most prized terroirs. After 10 years of aging. Once rinsed these leaves have developed soothing scents of prune, bark, spicy tobacco. The liquor, profound and full, enthralls, through the richness and harmony of its flavours. The finish is floral and sweet, with a menthol freshness. Simply delicious.
From the famous Yiwu terroir (Yunnan), this young Pu Er is initially surprising for the amber tint of its liquor. On the palate, it unfolds slowly and offers vegetal (nettle), fruity and spicy (vanilla) nuances. Long and sweet, its camphor finish plunges us into the heart of a coniferous forest.
This Sheng Pu Er, carefully preserved in Hong Kong, has spent two years in wet storage before continuing its maturation in dryer conditions. Its dark and woody liquor bears the mark of these environments, as shown by its roots (beet), lichen and fennel aromas. Its texture is smooth with light and sweet flavors. This Pu Er is both ready to drink now and perfect to set aside for further maturation. A great addition to any collection.
This 100-gram cake was produced from a blend of large orange tinted brown leaves and long buds from 800 year old wild tea trees on Bada mountain. The liquor obtained is light and vegetal, nuanced by notes of softwood fire and spices (camphor). Its long finish is refreshingly citrusy!
This 200g tea cake, signed with out logo, has been entirely made with leaves from Mengsong moutain in Bulang Shan. This fine harvest results in an intensively herbaceous infusion with flavors both bitter and exquisitely sweet. Floral notes abound from beginning to end, escorted throughout by a gourmet presence evoking almond paste. A tea as powerful as it is fine, offering an unusual persistence.
Harvested from old tea trees in Nan Hua village (Nan Mei valley, Lincang, Yunnan), this young Pu Er tea has become a classic of our selection. Both delicious to drink fresh and excellent for aging, it is a staple for amateurs of this style.
Our 2019 Zhengwan sheng Pu Er comes from a young organically certified garden as part of a new social project in Yunnan, regrouping farmers from more than 10 minorities among neighbouring villages. Everything is made on site, from transformation of the leaves to compost production.
This very respectable shou Pu Er is offered here in carefully broken pieces of the original cake, a relatively affordable formula when compared to the price of whole cakes of this age. Its liquor is dense and milky, even after two rinses (as is often recommended for these antiques). The sweetness of its attack is accompanied by earthy and woody notes (typical of very old shou) softened by the many years spent in storage. The tea also sports pleasant nuances of fruits and flowers alongside that of camphor. Like an old book read with care and respect, this tea is to be savored with wisdom.
Xia Guan Tea Factory has long established itself as a leader in Pu Er markets all over China. Known to produce excellent shou Pu Er tea since the style began in the ‘70s, they have been leading the market with strong exports to Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tibet. Their teas are highly sought after by collectors.
Created with the expertise of the great factories of the late 20th century, this shu pu er is identified with the tea character "cha" in orange print. The aromas of leather, stone and damp wood emerge from the rinsing of the leaves. Its brown liquor is crystalline and softly deploys its sweet mineral flavors, evoking the purity of a spring water! Incense and candied fruit nuances enhance this balanced and refreshing tea.
This Shou Pu Er produced by the Haiwan factory, Yunnan, is composed of leaves of medium size compressed into a disc of 357 grams. Upon wetting, it exhales fragrances evoking toasted cereal and forest floor. The infusion reveals a dense, creamy liquid, almost black, and an especially comforting character. Its sweet taste is accompanied by aromas of malt, barley sugar and exotic woods to a soft and subtly fruity finish. Very generous re-infusions.
This loose leaf Shou Pu Er consists of medium-sized leaves from ecological plantations at 1600m in the Lincang region (China) was produced following international organic certification standards. Its liquor, brick-coloured and crystalline, reveals its mineral character with aromas of undergrowth and camphor resins. Marine (algae) and cereal (oats) nuances complement the aromatic profile of this silky, easy to drink, tea.
Here is a 357g cake with the trademark ideogram for the tea in yellow, produced in the Menghai factory from grade 7 leaves, i.e. large leaves. Rinsing releases warm forest, cereal (oat) and fruity fragrances. Its liquor, opaque and supple, boasts a sweet and tangy density evoking molasses or dry fruits (dates). Fine milky and pepper accents enhance the character of this Shou Pu Er with typical deep, rooty notes.
Pressed into small 5 gram nests (tuo) For easy preparation, this PuEr harvested in 2011 around the Bulang mountains was produced and stored in Menghai by Vesper Chan. This ideal portion for brewing in teapot, gaiwan, or in your favorite mug at the office, makes this tea perfect for lovers of simplicity.
Originating from ecological plantations (Sheng Tai), this shou Pu Er was compressed in the traditional form of the bird's nest (tuo cha). Its liquor, opaque and deep, has a dense and silky texture, enhanced with classic notes of damp undergrowth and roots (licorice). Subtle aerial nuances of incense and oat flowers confer lightness and softness to well-rooted tea. An entry-level aged tea of excellent quality.
This lightly fermented tea comes from Yongde region in Yunnan, the “hub" of shou Pu Er. Most of Yunnan is famous for its sheng cha production (the green, unfermented type of Pu Er), Yongde distinguishes itself with by specializing in the production of dark, carefully fermented teas. These shou cha have become the region’s trade mark.
The Wuyi Mountain, Fujian version of this famous Chinese wulong. Infused leaf gives a generous fruity perfume with woody and floral notes. The smooth, slightly sweet liquor has a delicat vegetal astringence with elements of grilled nuts and spices. A well-balanced tea with full and refreshing aftertaste.
Rolled into thin twists, true to the style of Guangdong, this wulong has, however, been roasted only once (rather than twice) preserving its greenness and its distinctly floral aromatic bouquet. Its liquor thrusts its vegetal and sweet (fried courgette) character, embellished with rich nuances of fresh cream and coconut. Its finish is thirst-quenching and shows a tangy edge evoking pineapple. Also an excellent ice tea!
A green tea with bold vegetal notes, enhanced by the tangy flavors of raspberry and orange. This invigorating and refreshing tea has a charming and delicately poetic finish.
The Ma Tou (“horse head”) section in Wuyi National Park is known to produce some of the best Rou Gui in the World. This type of Wulong, harvested near the strange rock formation, is amongst the most sought after in China.