We are back in China. It took us less time than we may have initially planned, but there are just too many advantages to be close to the source of our teas and ship them from there.
We are located in the big southwestern city of Chongqing, which is a very convenient hub and, since it touches Hunan Province, is close enough to Anhua County.
Regular shipping will resume around 14. February. All new orders will be shipped after this date (no changes in shipping fees).
We are excited about being able to take advantage of the new flexibility and opportunities that this move gives us.
An area in which you will probably see a rapid evolution is our selection of teaware, thanks to our collaboration with our friend who owns Rushi Yinxiang ( 如是印象 ), a brand specializing in fine Chinese teaware and accessories. Her shop in Chongqing is also our centre of operations.
If you ever happen to be in Chongqing, let us know and we will be very happy to share a tasting of fine Anhua Dark Tea with you.
This is a short post to say that we are back in Switzerland and will be shipping our teas from there during the coming months. There is no change in the shipping fees.
We also want to thank you all warmly for your support and trust during the year 2019! This year has been very important for us and we look back at it overwhelmingly satisfied, thanks to the tea-related bond we have been able to create with our customers. 2020 will be another important step in our mission to promote high quality Anhua Dark Tea …
The picture above shows logs of Qianliang Tea ageing in Anhua County.
We will be in China from 24 July 2019 until the end of the year. The online shop will of course stay open during all this time. Products will simply be shipped from China instead of Switzerland (no changes in shipping fees).
There are many factors that influence a tea’s taste and feeling. In the world of Anhua Dark Tea, the grade (size) of the tea leaves used is a key element. 2018 Dark Brick Duo offers you the opportunity to explore this aspect further
Among all variations of Anhua Dark Tea, Fu Brick Tea is the only one that is intentionally processed in such a way to produce ‘Golden Flowers’ (金花). These beneficial microorganisms are reputed for their healthy properties and their mellowing effect on the tea leaves. While they can appear naturally in a humid environment like Anhua County, they are not always welcome by local tea artisans, as they transform the quality of the tea leaves. However, in the case of Fu Brick Tea, ’Golden Flowers’ are an integral part of the experience. Continue reading Introducing 2017 Gongjian Fu Brick
We will be in China from mid-September until mid-November. The online shop will be closed from 15 September until 22 September. After that period, the shop will be open again and the teas will be directly shipped from China. Products bought until the 15th will be shipped as usual.