2014 Green Tea early purchase options (prices for pre-order group)

(All prices are based on 25 g unit; all are harvests of first day or first 3 days, with few exceptions as noted. Prices are for pre-order group only.)


Meng Ding Yellow Bud (this is NOT a green tea, but a yellow tea), harvested on Mar. 13. $12. 
The outlook is similar to the tea in the following blog post, but the one in the blog post is a green tea, and this tea for sale here is made as a yellow tea. http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2010/04/meng-ding-snow-bud-xue-ya.html




Meng Shan Mao Feng, harvested on Apr. 2. $4.5. More information of this tea can be found at http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2013/03/a-tea-accidentally-made.html The tea in the blog post was from 2012 and it was an exceptionally good year for this tea. That type of harvest doesn't happen more than once every 10 years. So I wouldn't expect this year's product as good as that one, but should be still very good. 




Bi Luo Chun, harvested before March 20. (This is NOT the earliest harvest of Bi Luo Chun but still a very early harvest time). $15. 





Tai Ping Hou Kui, harvested on Apr. 10. $18





An Ji White Flake, harvested on Mar. 31. $18. This is made from the same leaf material as An Ji Bai Cha, but made in Long Jing leaf shape. Overall flavor is somewhat similar to An Ji Bai Cha, but with some different characters. A couple of photos of this tea can be found in this blog post under the name "An Ji White Long Jing", http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2012/06/blog-sale-green-tea-samples-and-others.html





Yong Xi Huo Qing, harvested on Apr. 9. $12





Tong Cheng Small Orchid (this is a semi-wild tea from tea plantation abandoned due to remote location). Harvested around Apr. 10. $8. Some information of this tea can be found at http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2010/10/tong-cheng-small-orchid.html




Lu Shan Yun Wu (800m elevation - this is a higher elevation product than the one in pre-order), harvested on Apr. 5. $30





Lu An Gua Pian, harvested on Apr. 9 (this is NOT a first 3 day harvest, but second harvest of the first flush), $12





Mountain West Green Orchid (this is a semi-wild tea from tea plantation abandoned due to remote location), harvested on Apr. 5.  $10. Below is a photo from a previous year.










Anhui Long Stem Green Tea, Apr. 9. $12. This tea is close to the style of Tai Ping Hou Kui. Below is photo from a previous year. 








Jing Xian Ti Kui, harvested on Apr. 9. $8. This tea is close to the style of Tai Ping Hou Kui. It has very impressive plantation environment. A couple of photos of this tea could be seen from this blog post: http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2011/05/blog-sale-some-rare-teas-and-new-green.html Below are a couple of photos of its tea plantation.


 





Anhui Wild Orchid Bud (this is a semi-wild tea from tea plantation abandoned due to remote location), harvested on Apr. 2. $10. Growth environment is similar to (and geographically closed to) that of Jing Xian Ti Kui. Below are some photos from a previous year. 









Anhui "high mountain orchid" (the name is rather generic and I haven't yet thought of a memorable English translation for this tea). Harvested on Apr. 6. $10. Some information of this tea could be found at http://gingkobay.blogspot.com/2012/10/tea-kharma-high-mountain-orchid-green.html











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