Ruixiang 瑞香 - Zhengyan Yancha
The years of commitment to our land, taking care of the trees and trying to achieve to best quality through the leaf-processing, continuously learning season after season, allowed us to build valuable relationships with other tea-producers all over China that we are glad to support and share with you.
Our constantly updated offer includes all tea categories: white, green, yellow, dark (fermented heicha), and wulong.
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For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, Europe, while for Asia, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China (link).
For European countries there is no custom-clearance procedure; for all the other shipments we accompany the package with all the necessary papers to ensure the fastest process possible.
Asia and Oceania
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Within the European Union the shipping time is between 1-5 days, while for Extra-UE shipment the delivery time varies between 5 and 12 days. Orders are shipped on Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: for special requests, please add a note to your order, we will endeavor to fulfill them.
In Italy we ship through BRT. In Europe and US we ship through DHL Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a BRT point where to collect your package, for shipments Europe you can choose a UPS point, and for the US you can choose a DHL service point. In Asia we use EMS.
Eastern Leaves’s Guarantee
We guarantee the product will arrive securely as well as beautifully packed. While very rare, breakage in shipping can happen. In the unlikely event of breakage please contact us and we will replace the defected item with no additional charge. Please email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement or return.
Wuyishan: a legacy of rocks and leaves
rock rhyme composers
Peng Bao 彭宝, our rock tea producer, comes from generations of tea trees guardians in Wuyishan park. He is master in the art of 摇青 Yáo qīng, the shaking process that represents the most crucial phase for the production of high quality wulong teas. In this photo, he smiles together with our Vivian while holding the prize he obtained for winning the Gold Medal at the tea competition of Tinaxin Village in 2021.
under the eagle's beak
Peng Bao inherited cultivars of Dahongpao, Rougui, Shuixian, Jinmudan, Huangjingui, and Bairuixiang. They grow right under Yingzui 鹰嘴 peak, named after its resemblance to an eagle's beak, and they absorb the unique mineral flavor that gained rock teas their appreciation and popularity.
following the seasons
The final baking process of rock teas is done by charcoal fire, enriching this tea category of a lingering roasted aroma.
The first roasting is done between May and June, the second happens in August, while the third roasting takes place between October and November.
This is the reason why you won't find a new rock tea harvest on our website before autumn! The enveloping roasting aroma is worth all the wait, and brings a new warmth to the cold season.