Review of Global Tea Hut

Review of Global Tea Hut

Global Tea Hut is a monthly magazine that ships a tea of the month with every issue. There are many tea subscriptions that are available elsewhere, but Global Tea Hut is not really a tea subscription. The tea sample that is sent out is less than what one would get from a tea subscription. The focus of the magazine is more to create an educational experience, not only in terms of tea, but also tea culture. They also try to…

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Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong from Global Tea Hut

Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong from Global Tea Hut

Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong is part of the June 2017 expansion pack from Global Tea Hut. Global Tea Hut focused on red teas in June which are meant to be brewed gongfu style. The issue is focused on an exquisite Qimen red tea. This tea is meant to contrast, and is supposed to be of higher quality. I noticed that the dry leaves are quite long and it has a fairly strong aroma. I would describe this aroma as being…

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Sheng Puer Yin Hao from Tea Source

Sheng Puer Yin Hao from Tea Source

This sheng puer cake from Tea Source comes from the Nenghai Liming Tea factory. The Liming Factory, according to Yunnan Sourcing, has established itself for being a safe and organic brand. This is a big plus for those that want safe tea. This can be particularly reassuring for those that want to source puer tea, but are aware of potential bad processing and storing conditions within the puer market. This sheng puer yin hao cake is well compressed. It took…

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Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf

Red Jade #18 is described as a mix between indigenous Taiwanese tea and Burmese Assam. The dark leaves are long and thin, with a very distinct fruity fragrance. The tasting notes describe it as being similar to berries, and this seems to be accurate. Brewing Red Jade #18 from Jade Leaf I decided to brew Red Jade #18 in a side handle teapot, rather than in a yixing teapot. I’m sure I could have brewed this in a gaiwan as…

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Morning Glory from Global Tea Hut

Morning Glory from Global Tea Hut

Morning Glory is part of the September 2017 tea of the month from Global Tea Hut. Those that have been following their teas will recognize that is is very similar to the wild yixing red tea┬ž in their Red Tea Expansion pack. This is because the variety in the Red Tea Expansion pack is a higher quality, tippier version. This variety has more leaves. Brewing Morning Glory Morning Glory is a gongfu red tea and is therefore best brewed in…

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Wild yixing gongfu red tea from Global Tea Hut

Wild yixing gongfu red tea from Global Tea Hut

Wild yixing gonfu red tea from Global Tea Hut is a variation of a tea that many potters drink exclusively, but it is wild grown. It is one of two teas that is part of Global Tea Huts’ June 2017 expansion pack. The other tea is Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong. The expansion pack is meant to expand one’s knowledge of gongfu red tea, and compliments the qimen red tea (Red Sun Rising). The dry leaves seem to look like small…

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Spirit from Global Tea Hut

Spirit from Global Tea Hut

Spirit is an organic, shou pour made from old growth puer trees. While shou these days is mainly made from left over tea leaves and is of lower quality than sheng, the leaves used for Spirit of are of high quality. Since high quality leaves were deliberately selected, this is already a rare feature of a shou puer. Additionally, its not a fully fermented shou puer. While many shou puers can be fermented through piling for up to 60 days,…

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Maofeng Green Tea from Global Tea Hut

Maofeng Green Tea from Global Tea Hut

Maofeng is Global Tea Hut’s tea for June 2017. Global Tea Hut Members made a trip to Anhui Provence as part of their third annual tea trip in 2017. While in Anhui, they handpicked maofeng tea leaves, and were involved in the drying process. 30 people handpicked the tea leaves over many hours, which resulted in 2 kgs of tea leaves. Global Tea Hut members dried the leaves in a two step process. They held square mesh screens over a…

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Elevation from Global Tea Hut

Elevation from Global Tea Hut

Elevation is one of the teas that Global Tea Hut sends every year. Its is a nice Taiwanese red tea from Sun Moon Lake that is organically grown by Mr. Shu. Part of the reason that it is sent every year is because its a great tea for bowl tea That is, simply leaves and water in a bowl. The other reason is that Global Tea Hut buys whatever teas that Mr. Shu has left over at the end of…

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San Ceng Yun 2017 from Yunnan Sourcing

San Ceng Yun 2017 from Yunnan Sourcing

This raw puer cake is produced from a biodiverse, wild garden. It also passes a safety test for over 191 pesticides, making it safe according to Europen Union standards. This type of tea is more in line of my interests because clean tea tends to have stronger energetic characteristics. The san ceng yun raw puer has a strong floral and vegetal scent. Brewing San Ceng Yun While I could brew san ceng yun gongfu style, lately I’ve been brewing young…

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