TE 2022 Mansong
$21.00 – $120.00
An Yibang tea from an area that has deservedly become extremely popular in the last few years. The tea is really creamy with flowers and a persistent cooling pineapple aftertaste. Strong aftertaste and mouthfeel. Great texture. A really special and unique tea. Lovely to drink now but can definitely be aged further. Yibang teas are comprised of small leaf varietals with each village displaying a quite different character. Mansong stands out easily as one of the most prestigious teas in Yibang and for good reason. Delicious.
$10.00 – $120.00
We pressed this very tea in 2020 which was rapidly sold out and decided to bring it back.
Laomane teas can be either from a sweet of bitter varietal. This one is the bitter type which are generally more prized than the sweet ones.
Bitterness upfront which then quickly transforms into impressive sweetness and long-lasting aftertaste. Very dynamic and full of returning sweetness.
Not from the oldest trees from this region, but not the youngest either. We feel like that’s an advantage with this tea. Oldest trees’ bitterness can be quite overwhelming which is not the case for this tea.
It is an early Spring 2022 Laomane tea.
$8.00 – $45.00
One of the most popular Yiwu teas is produced in Wangong village in the six famous tea mountains. It’s a quite remote area in Yiwu with very limited tea production and one of the most premium tea areas in Yiwu. Teas from this area are really special and we’ve been offering teas from this area since our very first year. A lovely tea with the usual delicate caramel flowers flavours that are so unique from this region. Amazing mouthfeel and absolutely great to drink now.
$9.00 – $50.00
Daheishan translates as Big Black Mountain. It is quite a rare tea from western Yibang. It’s a tea that we had wanted to offer for quite some time. The Gushu version would easily cost 8/10 times of the xiaoshu. Due to the Gushu prohibitive price we decided instead to offer the xiaoshu version. As for the tea itself, it offers endless wonderful caramel and flower layers. Yibang undoutebly has some of the most unique and aromatic teas to offer in all Yunnan. A trully special experience.
$21.00 – $150.00
Wa Long village lies in Manzhuan, bordering the Yiwu region. It’s located in the six famous tea mountains to the east of Yiwu, with an area of about 300km² and an altitude of 1100m.
One of our favourite teas sees his return. We wanted to showcase the reason why Manzhuan teas are so treasured so we just had to offer this Walong tea from Manzhuan mountain.
As for the tea it is one of our favourite walongs from the last few years. It has a banana flavour profile with cotton candy and wildflowers taste and with a long-lasting lovely peach cooling aftertaste. A treat.
$13.50 – $150.00
We tried this tea last year and were really impressed with its profile. As it was really late in the season we decided to wait until 2022. The wait was worth it. It’s an early spring tea with a more intense aroma and thicker texture than last year’s. The mouthfeel is absolutely amazing just like a great Yiwu Gushu tea should be.
In the title of the tea we referenced Tianmenshan. In the last few years, Tianmenshan teas have become extremely popular and expensive.
This Laos Gushu comes from the Laos side of the Tianmen mountain range. The tea has the same profile but for a fraction of the price. It’s a great opportunity and a great tea. We highly recommend it.
$19.00 – $135.00
Manzhuan is located in the six famous tea mountains to the east of Yiwu tea region, with an area of about 300km² and an altitude of 1100m.
This tea comes from a farmer that we’ve been in contact with for a few years now and decided it was finally the time to offer it. They separate their Gushu tea into two categories. Old trees and the most ancient ones. The taste is distinct and superior in the most ancient trees. More refined, elegant and clear. We decided to offer his most ancient trees and we are really impressed.
As for the tea profile itself, it has mandarin with icing sugar layers. A lovely mouthfeel and aftertaste. The tea does have a very slight astringency in the back which makes us believe that this tea will be even more impressive in a couple of years. Great to drink now and to age further.