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Close view of two dry wulong teas, one with long dark twisted leaves and one with compact green ones.

Where did wulong tea come from? Where is it going?

Newsletter Mar. 10, 2023 Are you wulong aficionado? An intrepid newbie? Someone who’s just looking for a decent cup of tea? This weekend’s feature is for you. We picked six wulong teas to represent the three historic origins of wulong tea in mainland China. These are teas with instant appeal, yet with histories dense enough… // MORE

The Two (or Three) Silver Needles

Close-up of three rows of six tea buds each, arranged vertically in a diagonal line. The row on the left is smallest and the least fuzzy and yellowish, the middle is larger and whiter and hairier, and the right is enormous and covered in down and more curved and crinkled from compression.

Newsletter Mar. 3, 2023 Let’s get right to the point. We’re taking a close look at the fuzzy tea buds of Baihao Yinzhen (Silver Needle) white tea, Junshan Yinzhen yellow tea, and Bai Long Xu (White Dragon Whiskers) white Puer this weekend. A tea of all tips – still uncommon now and downright rare in… // MORE

Black Teas of the East.

Four people holding a tarp around the trunk below a tree, while a fifth prods the branches with a long rod.

Newsletter Feb. 24, 2023 This weekend, we’re bringing black tea back home to its origins in China’s eastern provinces, featuring our seven teas from there. That includes the new micro-lot of Osmanthus Qimen as well as some exquisite catalog staples: Zui Qun Fang (Drunken Peach), Tongmu Lapsang Souchong, Lapsang Souchong Strong Smoke, Anji Hong, Qimen… // MORE