<![CDATA[New Products from Main Website]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/rss/catalog/new/store_id/1/ Thu, 23 Nov 2017 20:25:49 +0000 Zend_Feed en_GB http://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rss <![CDATA[1997 "Horse Head Cliff" Shui Xian Wuyi Yancha]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/1997-horse-head-cliff-shui-xian-wuyi-yancha.html

We've been looking for some really good aged yancha for the past couple of years. In the market there's really not a lot for sale. Blended big factory aged yancha is easy, and there's a lot available, but it's also getting expensive and not worth the price. Lesser quality aged tea is common, but we've been holding out until we could find something really nice to offer.

I think this is the tea we've been waiting for. We recently did a big favour for a good friend and to thank us, he offered to sell us a box of one of his favourite old yancha. Each box is 14kg and this had been kept sealed since 1997. As we opened it, such a lovely smell came from the box. The tea has been impeccably stored in Fujian and is full of complex ripe fruit, date and prune aromas.

In the cup, this tea is thick, smooth and has a long aftertaste and nice mineral finish that good zhenyan yancha is famed for. This tea has been selling quickly to our Chinese customers, but I kept a few kg back to share with Western tea drinkers, and of course some for myself!!

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<![CDATA[170ml Lu Wei Fang 19]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/170ml-lu-wei-fang-19.html

Like all her pots that we've offered, this fully handmade pot by Lu Wei Fang displays very good workmanship. The clay is refined, the workmanship very good. Inside is a flat multi-hole filter.

The large opening and flat shape of this pot should be well suited to Wuyi yancha and other large leafed teas. The clay is lovely and generally suited for pretty much any tea.

£188.00
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<![CDATA[85ml Private Order (282)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/85ml-yixing-zisha-282.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a multi hole filter.

£166.00
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<![CDATA[100ml Private Order (283)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/100ml-private-order-283.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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<![CDATA[100ml Private Order (284)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/100ml-private-order-284.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a multi hole filter.

£166.00
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<![CDATA[70ml Private Order (285) B-Grade]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/70ml-private-order-285-b-grade.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

Unfortunately when photographing this pot, I noticed a hairline crack on the lid. This is a real shame, this has really good clay and is very nicely made. The crack seems to be from firing and unlikely to get worse with use. It's difficult to see from the top of the lid, but a bit more apparent underneath Since it's not perfect so we're offering this at a heavily discounted price.

Regular Price: £166.00

Special Price: £95.00

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<![CDATA[2006 "Betel Nut Aroma" Liu Bao]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/2006-betel-nut-aroma-liu-bao.html

We found this Liu Bao tea on a recent trip to Guangzhou. It had been stored by a tea merchant there since he bought it in 2010. When he bought it, it was already a few years aged & he was told it was from 2006.

This tea is a little different from most of our other Liu Bao teas for a couple of reasons...

Firstly, it's been stored in China - all our other teas have had Malaysia storage. Nonetheless, the storage has been clean and the original flavours of the tea are allowed to shine.

Secondly, it's not a factory tea. The flavours from Wuzhou tea factory and Duoteli/Zhongcha are quite standard - they have their own character and fans and are sought after for those reasons. This basket has no markings and a different character of tea - it was likely produced by a farmer or small studio. Nonetheless, it has its own charms and character.

The first thing that struck me when drinking this tea is the strong Betel nut aroma and flavour present. Liu Bao is famed for this flavour and aroma, but it's not often so pronounced. This makes it very pleasant, with a long, clean aftertaste. The liquid is thick and full in the mouth. It's well fermented, with no off-flavours from the fermentation remaining.

We bought the remaining stock that this merchant had & are happy to offer this in our selection.

(Min. 30g sample)

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<![CDATA[1990's/2000's Liu Bao blend]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/1990-s-2000-s-liu-bao-blend.html

Before Liu Bao became popular and the prices shot up, it was a common everyday tea in Malaysia. Companies who imported it often sold it to restaurants and coffee shops. Importers often blended their teas - some older tea with some younger tea, to create the aged flavour that was popular with their customers. This is one such tea and appears to be a blend of two teas - some chunks from a 90's basket with some early 2000's loose leaf tea.

This tea is very nice. The fermentation is light and the blend has worked very well together - giving a clean, smooth tea with very pleasant aged flavour & much cheaper than 90's teas. I highly recommend this tea.

min 30g sample

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<![CDATA[130ml Private Order (280)]]> https://www.essenceoftea.com/130ml-yixing-zisha-280.html

These pots were part of a series of private orders made by a Malaysian collector with some potters of Yixing Factory 1 potters in the 90's and fired in a dragon kiln. It's made of Di Cao Qing clay and very well made in a classic shape. These private order pots were made from different batches of clay, so there's some variation between them. Inside is a single hole filter.

£166.00
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