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Jade Tips Green Tea (Mao Jian) from Canton Tea Company

Jade Tips Green Tea (Mao Jian) from Canton Tea Company

Canton Tea Company describes Jade Tips as growing in the high, cool, misty mountain air of Zhejiang. I noticed that it has many of the hallmarks of a tea that grows in such conditions. The tea leaves are small, likely from being in a colder climate. The tea has a rich, dark green appearance, likely from being on a misty mountainside. The dark green, twisted leaves have a grassy and vegetable scent. The smell however is not overpowering, but the…

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Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) from Tea Source

Big Red Robe (Da Hong Pao) from Tea Source

I ordered some tea from Tea Source a couple of months ago, and Big Red Robe was the one tea that I was looking forward to the most. Good quality Big Red Robe is generally hard to come by. This is because much of what is sold is actually mixed in with lower quality tea. People often do not notice because mixing of teas can be masked during the charcoal processing. Then its packaged as Big Red Robe, and sold…

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Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source

Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source

I took one look at tea buds and leaves, and I couldn’t ┬ábut notice how soft they are and all the little hairs. Pi Lo Chun Imperial from Tea Source feels quite delicate and this creates a sense of anticipation. This is definitely a first flush tea. Pi Lo Chun is one of the most famous green teas in china, and this particular sample is the highest grade. Brewing Pi Lo Chun Imperial I brewed 6 grams in a 150…

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