$1 Sample of the Month

$1 Sample of the Month

These are NOT teas that we are trying to get rid of, but rather teas that we believe many people would fall in love with once getting a chance to taste them. Each sample is only $1, much lower than the regular price. The purpose of it is to make sampling easy and affordable to puerh lovers.

This is a sample of 15 g tea. We have prepared 24 samples for this offer. The offer is valid till the supply lasts or till the end of September 2014. 
$1 sample of each tea is limited to 1 sample for each buyer. But buyers are always welcome to take $1 sample offers of different teas.

Production Year

2014, 2013

Production Season


Production Region


Yunnan (Burma border)

Ming Yan Hao




200g, 15g

Price per unit

2014 ($40, $4); 2013 ($45, $5)

Product #


A vibrant sheng from one of the best producing regions that's less known. 

Advantage: From arbor trees of over 300 years old; Semi-wild trees in a great ecosystem without much human intervention; Many spring buds; Some bug bites (if it could count as an advantage...)

Flaws: The tea leaves didn't go through as strict control of leaf sizes as many other high-end teas. Most leaves are young and healthy leaves. But there are some outliers of large/older/yellow leaves and broken leaves. Not too many to be noticed in a brewing pot/gaiwan, but you can always find some. 

The 2014 version of this tea has a style highly similar to that of 2013 and 2012 

Why we chose this tea?

It tastes great when new, and has great potential for aging. Exceptional ecosystem. Good price for its quality level, due to that the production region is not yet a hot spot region. We have carried this tea since 2012 and always love it. 

$1 Sample Limited Edition - "Guevara shu"

This will be a 20g sample. 

More photos can be found here. More information about this tea can be found here

This tea is NOT our regular product. The $1 charge of this tea will only cover part of the sample processing and handling costs. We will not be able to afford selling this tea at $1 for 20g as a regular product, and it's not a practical size (the whole brick is 1kg) for us to carry it as a regular product. Therefore, as a limited edition sample, we can only sell this sample to people who are placing an order, and include this sample into the order. This sample will not be sold separately. This tea is limited to 1 sample for each order. And buyers are welcome to take this sample again when placing another order in future. 

The limited edition sample will be available while supply lasts. The purpose is to provide new and seasoned tea drinkers some experience of inexpensive shu with solid quality.