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Chinese Golden Teas & Puers

This year we found some very nice honey nutty golden delicious long leaf teas from Fujian and Guangdong.  The Golden Orchid black tea is so comforting as notes of acorn float above the muscat base that drips sweet like honey as you sip a morning cup. We're also glad to get more Phoenix Orchid oolong since the market for this tea is getting quite competitive. Finally our puer supplies have been replenished and we found some interesting old caches you can find here.   

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New Taiwan Oolongs for 2020

Due to COVID 19, our buyer spent much longer in Taiwan than usual this year and had the chance to taste a broad range of teas from a number of different regions and producers.  Lucky her. And lucky us. As a result of this, in addition to getting great versions of our standard set of Dong Ding, Ali Shan, Lishan, we now also have a couple new varieties to fill out the spectrum. Shanlinxi is a high mountain oolong grown around 1800 meters (over 1 mile high). The limited quantity of the tea we obtained has a flowery nose, a buttery fullness in the mouth, and a sweet honey finish in the throat. After many years without, we once again have Four Seasons...

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Almost Summer

It's Almost Summer but not quite. It's been a long Spring this year and the flowers have often gone unremarked upon. but Summer is not yet here and our isolation must continue on for a while longer. In the spirit of the person bringing orange slices to halftime at the soccer game, Far Leaves wants to help charge everyone up for another bit of sustained effort to stay tough, and at home, as the pressures to congregate grow. It's also the very end of last year's tea supply before the new leaves come in from Asia; the ships are pulling into the Bay now!  So, we've got yet another opportunity for you to get a deal on tea. Use Spring2020...

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Yunnan Tea

In the very south of China is the original home of the camillia sinensis plant. The big leaves and robust flavors from these trees have long inspired people to go to great lengths to acquire them.  Donna has assembled an excellent collection of Yunnan's finest teas, both black and red. 

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Wabi Sabi Raku

  As recognized so clearly by Kakuzo Okakura having tea is a worship of the imperfect. Teacups can be such a marvelous expression of this aesthetic and each unique cup provides ample opportunity to adore the beautiful among the sordid facts of everyday existence. We recently found some fantastic pieces in the tres chic lakeside town of Dali China. We've only put a few of them on the website so you'll have to come into the shop to see everything we found.   Find an imperfect object to practice your empathy with whenever you sip from your favorite teacup.    

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