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Month: November 2017

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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