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  1. Liquid Gold: Tasting through China's Golden Buds Black Teas
    Liquid Gold: Tasting through China's Golden Buds Black Teas

    This bundle includes five 25g bags of black tea for 125g total (25 sessions). There is nothing like tender downy tea buds, hand-picked in cool early-season weather and hand finished by passionate small family growers. Buds have a unique flavor, and an intense sweetness from the stored sugars and the extremely limited sun exposure. In traditionally crafted black tea this flavor translates to honey, sweet potato, toasty bread, and other rich deep caramelized notes with a thick commanding texture. This tasting kit is an exploration of all the ways buds bring flavor and texture to tea from three different regions and three different farmers dedicated to sustainable farming and meticulous craft.

    Out of stock
  2. 2020 Golden Fleece
    2020 Golden Fleece
    This spring harvest Golden Fleece gets its name to honor the soft, rich textural experience of tasting this beautiful small harvest tea. Golden Fleece is hand picked from wild growth (unmanaged) Yunnan Da Bai tea bushes over forty years old. The biodiversity of the growing region and deeper roots mean a more complex flavor and aroma. Only the most perfect large tender buds are hand-harvested, and carefully hand-finished. The down from the buds infuses into every cup, yielding a uniquely thick mouthfeel.
    In stock
    As low as $11.75
  3. Xingyang 2002 Golden Leaf Shu
    Xingyang 2002 Golden Leaf Shu
    This tea is Xingyang's crowning achievement. It is made with big leaf picked from ancient wild trees. The loose leaf is stored and slowly fermented in low moisture over one year and finished in 2003 for another eleven years of dry fermentation before being packed in 2014. The result is the sweetest, cleanest and deepest shu pu'er we have tried. This tea can be steeped over twenty times and yields a beautiful clear brew with a deep forest flavor and lingering aftertaste.
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    As low as $2.75
  4. 2020 Gold Medal Rou Gui
    2020 Gold Medal Rou Gui
    Rou Gui is quickly becoming one of the most popular Wuyi Oolongs across China for its intense concentrated aroma, and the textural cooling tingling sensation called yun that it shows off at the highest levels. Li Xiangxi and her family’s Rou Gui has been winning gold and silver medals at competition for years due to their incredible skill at coaxing the best aroma from each leaf through slow subtle roasting. This year, they set aside enough of their award-winning harvest for us to share.
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    As low as $4.50
  1. Golden Mist Gaiwan
    Golden Mist Gaiwan
    Subtle cascading ripples of texture in the gaiwan accentuate the “misty” quality of the unique finish. Xiangfu’s newest line of professional tea tasting wares features delicately frosted tempered glass adorned with an evocative splash of gold. This lovely gaiwan allows you to see the color of your tea as it infuses, as well as the leaves as they expand. The light shines through and illuminates your tea, playing off the luster of the foil accents for a beautiful effect.
    In stock
    $30.00
  2. Golden Mist Tasting Cup (set of two)
    Golden Mist Tasting Cup (set of two)
    Xiangfu’s newest line of professional tea tasting wares features delicately frosted tempered glass adorned with an evocative splash of gold. This cup set allows light to shine through and illuminate your tea, playing off the luster of the foil accents for a beautiful effect.
    In stock
    $9.95
  3. Jingdezhen Golden Spring Cup
    Jingdezhen Golden Spring Cup
    This stunning collectors piece from the talented artists at Chun He Hui Guan was entirely hand-made and hand painted, making every cup completely one of a kind. The highly vitrified high-fired Jingdezhen porcelain is perfectly non-reactive and more ideally suited than any other material to reflecting the true aromatics of a tea. The cup has been thrown so thin that light glows through the porcelain. The delicate meticulous hand painting brings in Chun He Hui Guan’s distinctive work with actual gold and a stunning deep red for fine but gestural and expressive young flowers - the first blooms of spring.
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    $69.00
  4. Rose Gold Liu Jin Sui Yue Cup
    Rose Gold Liu Jin Sui Yue Cup

    This iridescent rose gold cup is the result of years of research and experimentation by award-winning master potter Lin Xi. The iridescent rose-gold forms under the high heat of Lin Xi’s kiln firing a glaze that Lin Xi personally sourced and blended from an original Shui Ji mineral deposit used in the Song Dynasty. The iridescent effect reflects the formation of a rare kind of iron oxide under the heat of the kiln, not an effect that is painted on. This unique cup was fully hand-thrown and fired in tiny batches dependent on the whims of weather and kiln heat patterns to achieve the desired effect. This larger format cup is a true collectors piece, with Lin Xi’s one-man studio only able to produce very few cups that meet his exacting standards of perfection.

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    $85.00
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