Tea Reviews


    For me the Oolong brought to perfection. Lingering experience. Try to believe.

    Tie Guan Yin (Ecologically grown)


    What strikes me the most about this tea is how rich the flavor is. The body is potent. The roast is masterfully applied. The flavor is delicious and does remind me a little of caramel.

    Caramel Oolong


    I've been searching for a premium organic traditional roasted Tie Guan Yin for the last five years. After the first sip, I knew this is the one! The tea soup is smooth, balanced with a pleasant nutty aroma that coats the mouth. The long-lasting sweet aftertaste is quite enjoyable. This tea is perfect especially when the weather is getting cooler. Each sip brings warmth and comfort from within. If you haven't given this TGY a try, you are definitely missing out.

    Organic Tie Guan Yin

  • LOVE IT!

    It's got creamy and buttery taste with no astringency, at all. Alongside with sweetness it's got very rich floral presence. The mouthfeel is very light. Best Baozhong I've tried so far. It's particularly recommended for tea lovers who like less oxidized, floral oolongs.



    Wow, what can I say about this Ruby 18. It’s really spectacular. I’ve tried several other examples but this Ruby 18 is by far the fruitiest I have tried, both in aroma and flavor.

    The dry leaf aroma is almost intoxicating. Once brewed, the tea is bold enough to satisfy those looking for that, while also remaining generously fruity and sweet. It’s not overly astringent either.

    I really can’t recommend this tea highly enough. It’s worth every penny and then some.

    Red Jade #18


    This Shan Cha has become a wonderful addition to my tea collection. It's sweet, earthy, and warming. This tea produces a deep calm and has a great energy. I really enjoy drinking it to start my day. I've brewed this using the gong fu method, as well as a simple bowl brewing (adding a pinch of leaf to a cup or bowl and brewing this way ) - I find it to be quite enjoyable both ways. Highly recommended!

    Shan Cha
    Joe Librandi-Cowan

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Modern, eco-friendly & Sustainable
Modern, eco-friendly & Sustainable

by Courtney Outofthesandboxsupport September 23, 2019

We live in a world where almost everything is mass produced. It’s meaningful for us to step away from that and provide you with a handmade product that was created with joy, honor and respect. We hope transmit these qualities to you when you pick-up a piece of our hand crafted teaware. 

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Ceramic Stove and Kettle Essential Tips
Ceramic Stove and Kettle Essential Tips

by Emilio del Pozo April 14, 2019

A ceramic stove and kettle are really special and exciting pieces of teaware to own and use. Heating water in clay adds a special quality to the art of making tea. It also benefits the flavor and texture of the water. 

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How to light charcoal
How to light charcoal

by Emilio del Pozo April 14, 2019

Here's a couple of quick and easy ways to light charcoal for your stove. First, cut the charcoal to fit into your stove. A small hatchet or hammer and chisel will come in handy. In these photos, I'm using rod shaped, "green" charcoal. If you have smaller pieces of charcoal that don't need to be broken down to fit nicely in your stove, you can skip this step. 

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