I grabbed a bag for the price per gram and, admittedly, because the name suggests that it came from un-managed tea bushes on some mountain. It’s better than I expected. I could tell this would be good once I opened the bag and inspected the long, black tendrils of tea leaves that exuded a lovely scent of dark chocolate and pine forest after the rain. The brew has a nice viscosity and orange hue. Lots of sweet citrus with hints of roasted pine wood in the aroma and flavor. One of my favorite aspects of heicha is how good it feels going down. I’m excited to see this age.

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My ever expanding list of obsessions, passions, and hobbies:

Tea, cooking, hiking, plants, East Asian ceramics, fine art, Chinese and Central Asian history, environmental sustainability, traveling, foreign languages, meditation, health, animals, spirituality and philosophy.

I drink:
young sheng pu’er
green tea
roasted oolongs
aged sheng pu’er
shu pu’er
herbal teas (not sweetened)


Personal brewing methods:

Use good mineral water – Filter DC’s poor-quality water, then boil it using maifan stones to reintroduce minerals。 Leaf to water ratios (depends on the tea)
- pu’er: 5-7 g for 100 ml
(I usually a gaiwan for very young sheng.)
- green tea: 2-4 g for 100 ml
- oolong: 5-7 g for 100 ml
- white tea: 2-4 g for 100 ml
- heicha: 5-6 g for 100 ml
(I occasionally boil fu cha a over stovetop for a very rich and comforting brew.)


Washington, DC

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