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Lu An Cha 2010
8A10

Harvest: Spring/Summer 2010/2011
Origin: China / Anhui / Huangshan / Qimen
Height: 500-800 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Qi Men Zhu Ye Zhong
ca. 200g / 35,00 CHF
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Description:
Lu'ancha is a very peculiar, idiosyncratic almost tobacco-like Heicha, produced from the same variety as the Qimen Hongcha (Keemun black tea). It is only slightly fermented through human-induced post-fermentation, but then heavily roasted above fire and then packed and stored in little baskets.
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Category:
Heicha
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This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Chuan Zi Lao Qing Zhuan 1992
8C92

Harvest: September 1992
Origin: China / Hubei / Chibi
Height: 500 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: E Nan Shan Qu Qing Mao Cha
ca. 400g / 110,00 CHF
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Description:
A rare classical heicha, one of the oldest ways of tea manufacturing. Normally pressed into rather big bricks. The tea leaves undergo an accelerated microbial postfermenting stage in a hot and damp room, this proces continues more slowly after pressing. Chuan Zi Lao Qing Zhuan was and is exportet to Mongolian tribes, which use it for their salted milk tea.



Like Fucha, Chuan Zi Lao Qing Zhuan is quite a primordial tea with unexpected aromas, but smooth and sweet. Some similarity with Pu Er is there, but still Fucha is quite different and distinct.
Character:
Chuan Zi Lao Qing Zhuan is, just like Fu Cha, an earthy, primordial tea with unexpected, unknown tastes, but very mellow and sweet.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2012) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Fu Zhuan Cha 1997
8F97

Harvest: September 1997
Origin: China / Hunan / Yiyang / Anhua
Height: 800 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: An Hua Ben Di Qun Zhong
ca. 450g / 110,00 CHF
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A real Fucha from summer crop 1997. Fucha is one of the classical heicha. one of the oldest ways of tea manufactering. Normally pressed to huge brick; this one is quite a small variant. The tea leaves undergo a microbial postfermenting stage in a hot and damp room, this process continues after pressing. Fu Cha is usually pressed into very big bricks, this one is a smaller variant.



Fucha is quite a primordial tea, what shows in flavor too. Rather unknown, unexpected aromas, very smooth and surpisingly sweet. Some similarity with Pu Er is there, but still Fucha is quite different and distinct.
Character:
Fu Cha is a very earthy, primordial tea, and that shows in the taste. Rather surprising, unknown and unexpected aromas, exceptionally sweet and surprisingly sweet. Some similarities with Pu Er, however, Fu Cha is quite different and distinctive.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2012) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Gui Zhou Hei Cha 1982
8G82

Harvest: May 1982
Origin: China / Sichuan / Ya'an
Height: 580-1800 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Wu Chuan Da Shu Cha
ca. 500g / 545,00 CHF
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Description:
Very nice traditional Heicha using tea leaves from Sichuan province, but processed in Guizhou province. Pressed to a lump of 500g.

The tea leaves undergo a microbial postfermenting stage in a hot and damp room, this process continues after pressing.

Probably produced to export along the old caravan roads to Tibet, Xinjiang or Mongolia. This type of tea is also named Lu Bian Cha (Roadside Tea) or Zang Cha (Tibet Tea).
Character:
Marvellously old, woody, sweet, mellow, earthy, nice.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2014) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Hei Zhuan Cha 2012
8H12

Harvest: 2012
Origin: China / Hunan / Yiyang / Anhua
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: An Hua Yun Tai Shan Da Ye Zhong
ca. 75g / 17,50 CHF
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A simple, lower budget variant of an An Hua Hei Cha, similar to Qian Liang Cha, but in a much smaller package. The tea leavs are piled up in a moist and hot room and post fermented by the microbes contained in the air. This process keeps going on after the tea has been pressed. Hei Zhuan Cha, literally black brick tea, is still young and thus rather harsh, smokey and reminds of tobacco in taste. It keeps maturing by the time.
Character:
A very earthy, primordial tea, which reminds of Pu Er besides its sweet notes, somewhere between raw and fermented.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Shan Dong Liu Bao
8L01

Harvest: Summer 2001/02
Origin: China / Guangxi / Wuzhou / Liubao
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Xiao Ye Zhong
100g / 30,00 CHF
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A Liubaocha of traditional production; the worked leaves of the local small-leaf varieties are stacked in a mountain cafe (Shandong) to undergo the post-fermentation initiated by humans. There, the present micro-organisms ferment the tea. Naturally fermented through storing over several years. This tea has been kept in Guangzhou, China, until 2016.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2016) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Liu Bao Cha 2008
8L08

Harvest: Spring/Summer 2008/2009
Origin: China / Guangxi / Wuzhou / Liubao
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Xiao Ye Zhong
100g / 22,50 CHF
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Liubaocha is a classical Heicha of very high quality, made in a way similar to Pu'er with similar aromas. This Heicha is made of local small-leaf tea varieties and then fermented by a post-fermentation induced by human hand: the moist leaves are being stacked in a moist and warm room and the microorganisms in the air ferment the tea, a process that continues after the tea is being pressed into its shape. Stocked in Guangzhou, China until 2016.
Character:
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Liu Bao Cha 1997
8L97

Harvest: Spring 1997
Origin: China / Guangxi / Wuzhou / Liubao
Height: 600 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Qiao Mu Da Ye Zhong
50g / 50,00 CHF
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Description:
Classical tea, produced in a similar way like Pu Er tea and with a similar taste, too. From old tea trees, processed as raw tea, natural postfermentation over the years of storage. Very good quality, extremely good and beautiful tea.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
Qian Liang Cha 2007
8Q07

Harvest: September 2007
Origin: China / Hunan / Yiyang / Anhua
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: An Hua Yun Tai Shan Da Ye Zhong
ca. 850g / 160,00 CHF
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Description:
Qian Liang Cha may be translated to 100 pound (lb) tea. Normally it is pressed to huge columns of a heavy weight. These might be cut to Cakes, sometimes smaller columns or other forms are pressed too. Qian Liang Cha is one of the classical heicha. one of the oldest ways of tea manufactering. Normally pressed to huge brick; this one is quite a small variant. The tea leaves undergo a microbial postfermenting stage in a hot and damp room, this proces continues after pressing.



Quite a primordial tea with smooth and sweet taste, remembers Pu Er, somewhere between raw and fermented.
Character:
A really earthy, primordial tea, which reminds of Pu Er besides its sweet mellow aromas, somewhere between raw and fermented.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2012) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Shi Liang Cha 2011
8S11

Harvest: Spring/Summer 2011/2012
Origin: China / Hunan / Yiyang / Anhua
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Xiao Ye Zhong
ca. 500g / 50,00 CHF
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Description:
Shi Liang Cha, which means a pound of tea, is a smaller version of the pressed tea that is called Qian Liang Cha (hundred pound tea). This tea is usually pressed into huge pillars. Shiliangcha resp. Qianliangcha is one of the traditional Heicha, and one of the oldest ways of processing the tea leaves. The tea is fermented by a post-fermentation induced by human hand: the moist leaves are being stacked in a moist and warm room and the microorganisms in the air ferment the tea, a process that continues after the tea is being pressed into its shape. Stocked in Guangzhou, China until 2016.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Shui Xian Shi Liang Cha 2014
8S14

Harvest: Spring 2013
Origin: China / Guangdong / Chaozhou / Fenghuang+Raoping
Height: 600 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Shui Xian Bai Ye
310g / 165,00 CHF
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Description:
This Heicha is made from Shuixian teaplants from Fenghuang; it can thus be considered a Phoenix Heicha. Harvested in the spring of 2013 from the tea varietal Shui Xian Bai Ye in Fenghuang as well as the neighbouring district, Raoping. The tea has then been crafted into a Heicha in Anhua, in Hunan province. It is in Anhua province that the traditional Heicha Qianliangcha and Fuzhuancha are produced.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2010) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Tian Jian 2013
8T13

Harvest: Spring/Summer 2013
Origin: China / Hunan / Yiyang / Anhua
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Xiao Ye Zhong
ca. 200g / 37,50 CHF
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Description:
Tian Jian, literally translated as Top of heaven is the highest quality of Heicha from Anhua. The rating of the quality happens only once the tea has been completed, before it is pressed and packaged. The post-fermentation is induced by humans: the moist leaves are being heaped in a moist and warm room and the microorganisms in the air ferment the tea, a process that continues after the tea is being pressed into its shape. Stocked in Guangzhou, China until 2016.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Zang Cha 1993
8Z93

Harvest: Spring/Summer 1993-1995
Origin: China / Sichuan / Ya'an
Height: 1000 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Da Ye Zhong
ca. 500g / 135,00 CHF
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Description:
A very beautiful traditional Heicha made from local large-leaf plants from Sichuan. The tea is fermented by a post-fermentation induced by human hand: the moist leaves are being stacked in a moist and warm room and the microorganisms in the air ferment the tea. Then, the tea is pressed into 500g-lumps and stocked for years, during this time, a natural post-fermentation takes place. This tea has been stocked in Guangzhou, China, until 2016.

It is probable that this Heicha was initially destined to the export along the old paths of the caravans leading to Tibet, Xinjiang or Mongolia. The name Zangcha can be translated as Tibet-tea.
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Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2011) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Te Ji Zang Cha 2012
8ZTJ

Harvest: Aug-Sept 2012
Origin: China / Sichuan / Ya'an / Lushan / Shangli
Height: 1000-1100 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Lao Chuan Cha
100g / 30,00 CHF
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Description:
A lower-budget version of a traditional Sichuan Hei Cha, also known as Tibetan tea. These teas were traditionally exported to Tibet and bartered for horses. The Tibetans prepare their salty butter tea with this tea. Tibetan tea is usually pressed into huge lenghty bricks and is of very simple quality. Te Ji Zang Cha is produced in a loose leaf way and of very good quality. The name means Superior Tibetan Tea, Te Ji refers to the quality of the leaves used.
Character:
Typical, mellow-sweet.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea has been fermented microbially during years of storage (in China until 2010) and keeps maturing over time, gaining depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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Ya Xi Zang Cha 2012
8ZYX

Harvest: Aug-Sept 2012
Origin: China / Sichuan / Ya'an / Lushan / Shangli
Height: 1000-1100 m.a.s.l
Tea plant varietal: Lao Chuan Cha
100g / 40,00 CHF
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Description:
A higher quality version of a traditional Sichuan Hei Cha, also known as Tibetan tea. These teas were traditionally exported to Tibet and bartered for horses. The Tibetans prepare their salty butter tea with this tea. Tibetan tea is usually pressed into huge lenghty bricks and is of very simple quality. Ya Xi Zang Cha is produced in a loose leaf way and of very good quality. The name means Small Bud Tibetan Tea, Ya Xi refers to the quality of the leaves used.
Character:
Already quite dark, mellow, sweet and typical.
Category:
Heicha
Storage:
This tea was microbially fermented during the years of storage and it keeps maturing by the time, gaining in depth, sweetness and earthy aromas.
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