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Includes in October:

1x 40g 2021 Na Ka Shu Pu'er Bing 那卡熟普洱餅 from Yunnan

3x White Chrysanthemum + Red Tea Dragon Ball (白菊紅茶龍求, Báijú Hóng Chá Lóng Qiú, "White Chrysanthemum Red Tea Dragon Ball") 

This is part of a series of flower dragon balls that we commissioned from Li Shulin by request for a special order. We liked them so much that we decided to add them to our catalog. Made with Li's sun-dried Dian Hong (Yunnan Red Tea), each dragon ball features a single white chrysanthemum flower. White chrysanthemum, like yellow chrysanthemum, is one of the most tradtiional and widespread herbal infusions in China. White chrysanthemum is prized for its sweet, distinctive flavor and purported health benefits, including skin health. This tea is beautiful to look at and the character of the chrysanthemum pairs beautifully with Li's bright, smooth red tea. Each dragon ball weighs ~8 grams and produces a full-bodied, long-lasting pot of tea. 


3x Handmade One Seat Mountain White Tea Dragon Ball (手制坐山白茶龍球, Shǒuzhì Yī Zuò Shān Bái Chá Lóng Qiú, "Handmade One Seat Mountain White Tea Dragon Ball") 

In the summer of 2021 our main tea farmer, Li Shulin, lost his home, tea collection, tea processing equipment, and car to a fire. Through the generous donations of our community we were able to support him financially in buying a new house and tea processing facility. In the interim, he produced a single fall harvest's worth of tea. Lacking tea processing machinery, all of this tea is fully handmade. 

Made from tea from One Seat Mountain 一坐山 (Yī Zuò Shān), this is the first non-Nannuo Mountain tea we've gotten from Li Shulin. One Seat Mountain is located between Nannuo Mountain, where he retains his tea fields (they weren't harmed by the fire), and his new home in Man Le. This tea is softer than Nannuo tea and has a sweet, syrupy character.