I have a tea house, here in my home near Stanford campus. Here I have all kinds of tea brought from China, from my teacher who researches and makes Chinese tea very professionally.

I would like to introduce my tea in this blog, and welcome to my house to try them out! You will surely find a flavor you like!

(I am still collecting pictures of my tea, and will upload them gradually.)

Lapsang souchong / Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong (正山小种)

Type: Red tea
Origin: Mountain Wuyi, Fujian Province, China

Xiao Chi Gan (小赤甘)

  • Sweet and smells nice.

  • Story: Xiao Chi Gan means “Small Red Sweetess” in Chinese. Xiao Chi Gan along with Da Chi Gan were both called Chi Gan by the Wuyi tea farmers. The only difference between them is that the tea tender leaves unfold or not when they are picked. Tea made of tender leaves already unfolding is called Da Chi Gan. Otherwise called Xiao Chi Gan. Chi Gan (including Da Chi Gan and Xiao Chi Gan) is also often called as Bronze Jun Mei. By the name, you must be able to tell that among the members of Lapsang Souchong, Chi Gan (Bronze Jun Mei) is only second to Golden Jun Mei (Jin Jun Mei) and Silver Jun Mei (Yin Jun Mei).

Hong Xiu Tian Xiang (红袖添香)

  • Named by my teacher. Slightly smoky. Its frangrance and taste is very subtle.

Jiu Chun (韭春)

  • Named by my teacher. It has a very special, variable and inviting taste. The taste will even differ when the weather changes.

  • Story: Chinese poet Du Fu had a poem “夜雨剪春韭”, means cutting chives on a rainy Spring night. The character “韭” (Jiu / chive) also comes from the place where the tea is picked — JiuCaiWo (韭菜窝), a small village in Wuyi.

Rock Tea

Type: Oolong
Origin: Mountain Wuyi, Fujian Province, China

Cinnamon / Rou Gui (肉桂)

Narcissus / Shui Hsien (水仙)

Tie Guanyin (铁观音)

Type: Oolong
Origin: Minnan, Fujian Province, China
Smell: like orchid

5-year Smoky Guanyin roasted with wood

Normal Guanyin

Huangshan Maofeng

Type: Green tea

Cooked Puer Tea

Type: black tea
Origin: Yunnan Province, China

“F2” Tea

Wang Ji (忘机)

  • Story: name from Li Bai’s poem “我醉君复乐,陶然共忘机”, which means: When I drink with my friend, we enjoy it and forget everything else.

Raw Puer Tea

Type: Oolong tea
Origin: Yunnan Province, China

Qing Heng (清蘅)

Published: 14 September 2013

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