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Award Winning Tea Sampler Collection


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Award- Winning Tea from Hot cup 2011 The North American Tea Championship, the championship is an independent competition, judged by professional cuppers, to distinguish the highest quality & best tasting teas commercially available in the North American Marketplace.

Hot Tea Class 2011 - First Place : Keemun Kong Fu
Keemun Gongfu comes from Qimen in southern Anhui province. This tea was created in 1875 during the Qing Dynasty and quickly gained popularity especially in England. For taste, Keemun is considered matchless, and regared as one of the three best fragrant teas in the world.

Spring Tea Class 2011 - First Place :Long Jing
Long Jing also call Dragon Well is a famous variety of green tea from Hangzhou, China. Long Jing has been one of the most famous teas in China for a long time. This marvelous tea has been described in Lu Yu's Cha Ching (The Classic of Tea) as the four perfections - perfect color, taste, fragrance and shape. During the Qing Dynasty, Emperor Kang Xi was known to travel from the Forbidden City just to get a taste of the freshest Long Jing. This emperor grade Long Jing is made using very fine, first flush tea leaves.

Hot Tea Class 2011 - Second Place: Golden Needle
Golden Needle is high quality black tea only use high-grade buds from the ancient Yunnan Da Ye (Large Leaf) Pu-er tea trees. One of the Emperor's choice teas. This tea has a beautiful rich creamy texture and notes of honey.

Spring Tea Class 2011 - Second Place: Imperial Pu-Er (Shou)
This imperial grade dark Shu Pu-er tea has an espresso-like charachter, smooth body and robust finish. This fermented Pu-er tea is made with green leaves picked in 2008 and aged prior to fermentation.Imperial Shu Pu-er is made from the young buds and leaves of mature tea bushes.

Hot Tea Class 2011 - Third Place: Da Hong Pao (Big Red Robe)
The king of the famous rock Oolong in the WuYi Mountain. Big Red Robe in China, a highly prized tea and a Si Da Ming Cong(The Four Great Bushes). This tea is also one of the two Oolongs that make it to the list of Chinese famous teas.

Hot Tea Class 2011 - Third Place: Silver Needle White Tea
The finest and most delicated of White tea. Our silver Needle is produced using only the most tender tea buds from the first flush of Da Bai (Great White) tea tree.

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