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Da Hong Pao Manually Processed Medium Roast

Production Year

2013

Production Season


Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional medium roast

Pack Size

small pack of 9.7-10g, large pack of 20g

Price per unit

$7, $15

Product #


1cdhpmr


(Orders placed before Apr. 10 were 2012 version of this tea, and afterwards, we switched to 2013 version of this tea. The producer is the same and style is similar.)

This tea in small packs tend to have some debris due to marginal fraction. The debris doesn't make the tea bitter, and doesn't deteriorate the taste. But it could be a little annoying in brewing. We removed some tea from the small packs prepared by the factory, let the crushed pieces and debris precipitate and put the whole leaves in 20g packs. Therefore, a 20g large pack is slightly more expensive than two small packs. 

This tea was made of Da Hong Pao (also called Qi Dan or Bei Dou No. 1) cultivar and manually processed by a tea worker of over 40 years of experience. We got this tea directly from the producer, and believe this tea is of higher quality than several brand-name Da Hong Pao products in Chinese market. Our current price is much lower than the market price most Chinese tea drinkers have to pay for Da Hong Pao, because our producer caters to a small group of Yan Cha aficionados and doesn't spend money on advertising or over-packaging. 






Da Hong Pao Manually Processed (directed by Luo Shengcai) (2011 version is out of stock)



Production Year

2011 & 2010

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Manufacturer    

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Luo Shengcai

Style

Traditional medium-heavy roast

Pack Size

25g

Price per unit

$12 (2010), $20 (2011), 

$54 (125g of 2010)

Product #


1cdhplsc


Both products are of medium to high fire. But they don't have the "burning to nose" fire taste. The 2011 version is overall of better leaf material and better outcome, hence it's more expensive than the 2010 version. But the 2010 version is already very good. The 2010 version is also available in 125g units for $54 per 125g. Please contact us if you are interested in it. 

The price of the 2010 version is lower than prices of most DHP products in the market (Chinese domestic market included). This is a result of our direct trade with the producer and absence of multi-step value-added transactions as found in typical trades. 

Who is Luo Shengcai? We wouldn't call him "tea master" because the vague title wouldn't specify what he does. What does he do? To put it short, he is a Wuyi tea worker and researcher of over 40 years of experience, a Senior Agricultural Engineer (official professional title issued by China Department of Agriculture), and the sole reason why many rare Wuyi cultivar survived till today. He cultivated and documented thousands of Wuyi cultivars, many of which were never scientifically documented before. He saved hundreds of unique, high quality Wuyi cultivars from their last surviving bushes. He established a botanical garden with thousands of Wuyi cultivars and actively promotes production of rare cultivars. 






2011 Hui Yuan (慧苑) Zhu Ke (竹窠) Old Bush Shui Xian produced by Zheng Family Yan Cha Factory

Production Year

2011

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Manufacturer    

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Zheng Family Yan Cha Tea Factory

Style

Traditional heavy roast

Pack Size

small pack of 9.7-10g, large pack of 20g

Price per unit

$11.5, $21

Product #


1csxzheng

Tea in small packs tend to have small amount of debris due to marginal fraction. We removed some tea from the small packs prepared by the factory, let the crushed pieces and debris precipitate and put the leaves in 20g packs. Therefore, a 20g large pack is slightly more expensive than two small packs. 

The current price is based on supplying costs. Price will be adjusted when the stock becomes low. 






2007 Da Hong Pao by Hui Yuan Yan Cha  Factory

Production Year

2007

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Manufacturer    

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Hui Yuan Yan Cha Tea Factory

Style

Traditional heavy roast

Pack Size

20g (2x10g bags in each pack), 10g 

Price per unit

$40, $22.5

Product #


1cdhphy2007


See more information of this tea here.
Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 1b

(We regret to raise the price of this tea. This results from a combination of several factors, end of supply being one. But we will not stop seeking for DHP and other Yan Cha products of both great quality and good price. )




Hand-Processed Wuyi Shui Xian Grade I

Production Year

2010

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional heavy roast manually processed

Pack Size

25g, 50g

Price per unit

$9, $16

Product #

1csxth1


Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 1b

2009 version of this tea is out of stock.





Wuyi Tie Luo Han (temporarily out of stock)

Production Year

2011

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional

Pack Size

50g (1.7 oz.), 25g

Price per unit

$18, $10

Product #

1ctlh



Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 1b









Wuyi Fo Shou (Buddha Hands) manually processed by Luo Shengcai (out of stock)


Production Year

2011

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional medium-high roast

Pack Size

25g (0.9 oz.), 50g (1.7 oz.)

Price per unit

$21, $38

Product #

1cfslsc



Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 1b






Affair of Shui Xian & Rou Gui

Production Year

2010

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional

Pack Size

0.86 oz. (24g, 3 x 8g pack)

Price per unit

$12

Product #

1cdhpsxrg


Blending Shui Xian and Rou Gui is a traditional way of making some "Da Hong Pao" products. Although anybody can blend two teas together, artistic blending can only be achieved by the most skillful and experienced tea workers. Instead of calling this product "Da Hong Pao", we give it its current name to honor the state-of-art blending, to clarify the "ingredients" of this tea, and to distinguish it from our other Da Hong Pao products which are made of Da Hong Pao (Qi Dan) cultivar. 





1990 Wuyi Yan Cha (cultivar unknown)

Production Year

1990

Production Season


Production Region

Manufacturer    

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

unknown

Style

Traditional heavy roast

Pack Size

0.28 oz. (8g pack), 1.7 oz. (6 x 8g pack) 

Price per unit

$5, $25

Product #

1cyc1990


This tea was exactly from 1990, not "1990s"







2011 Rou Gui from Liu Xiang Jian (流香涧)

Manager's notes: 2013 Rou Gui from the same source arrived. Normally we would wait for a year or so to release new Yan Cha. But I've found the new Rou Gui of this year has "faded its fire" very well and has a very prominent aroma of spice and flower typical of Rou Gui cultivar. Meantime, 2011 Rou Gui has started developing some sweet and mild features of aged Yan Cha. In the next a couple of months, both 2011 and 2013 Rou Gui will be available, and please drop us a line upon purchase if you would like part or all of your order 2013 version (2011 version is the default version). Starting from Late-September, 2013, we will replace the 2011 version with the 2013 version and put 2011 version into aged oolong series. 

Production Year

2011

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Manufacturer    

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region


Style

Traditional medium-heavy roast

Pack Size

8g, 32g (4 x 8g packs)

Price per unit

$8, $30

Product #

1clxjrg





2000 Wuyi Shui Xian

Production Year

2000

Production Season


Production Region

Fujian, Wuyi Mountain Region

Style

Traditional medium-heavy roast

Pack Size

0.28 oz. (8g pack), 1.7 oz. (6 x 8g pack) 

Price per unit

$6.5, $34

Product #

1csx2000


This tea was exactly from 2000, not "2000s"

This tea is from the same collector who supplied our 1990 Yan Cha. Although "younger" than the 1990 Yan Cha, this 2000 Shui Xian has higher grade in terms of both leaf material and processing. This is because aging oolong for long-term is still a relatively new market trend in mainland China (previously it was common that Wuyi tea was kept to "fade the fire" for a few years but not as common for it to be aged in large amount for long term). Therefore, it is easier for us to find higher grade aged oolong among those made in later years. 






















































































Hui Yuan Zhu Ke Old Bush Shui Xian










Da Hong Pao by Hui Yuan Factory











Hand-processed Wuyi Shui Xian Grade I













Wuyi Tie Luo Han









Wuyi Fo Shou



































1990 Wuyi Yan Cha






























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