Eastern Tea Club, Chapter 1: Nánnuò 南糯
The first chapter of our annual Tea Club starts from our roots: Nannuo mountain is the epicenter of our adventure as tea farmers. Here we purchased the first plot of tea forest, that we keep protecting since 2014. Through almost ten years, we have learned to understand and appreciate the landscape and its history, and to take care of the precious gift of wild forest tea leaves.
Nannuo is our home, and it is from this familiar place that we wish to welcome you on our tea journey into Pu'er, son of the centuries-old tea trees that have inhabited this land far before we were even born.
We will taste 8 sheng pu'er teas (15 gr each) from spring harvest 2023, coming from Wild forest and Ancient trees from different villages in Nannuo:
- Shuǐhé village 水河寨, ecological tea trees
- Gūniáng village 姑娘寨, ancient tea trees
- Shítou new village 石头新寨, ancient tea trees
- Shítou old village 石头老寨, ecological tea trees
- Bámǎ village 抜玛寨, wild forest tea trees
- Bànpō old village 半坡老寨, ancient tea trees
- Duōyī village 多依寨, big tea trees
- Yākǒu new village 丫口新寨, ancient tea trees
How to join:
Purchase and Shipments
A new chapter of the tea club, presenting new pu'er tea areas, will be published on a quarterly basis, disclosing a new destination of our virtual tea travel. You can purchase the first edition from September 20th to December 20th, or a full annual subscription (4 editions, shipped once every three months). The tea samples will be shipped to your address with free worldwide shipping starting from the first week of October, and at the same time you will receive a shipping confirmation with tracking code.
With every yearly subscription you can enjoy a 10% discount on all our products, that you will find on a QR code inside your club package.
NOTE: the discounted order will be shipped together with the second chapter of the club.
All Daye students (from all past and present editions!) and 2023 Tea Tour Travelers will also receive a 10% discount on the price of both the single and the annual club, by inserting the code TEACLUB10 at checkout.
After all members of the club receive their samples, we will schedule an online webinar through Zoom of the duration of one hour to taste some of the samples together and tell you more about each village, sharing experiences and tasting notes. Every member will receive the code for the meeting, together with details on the specific date and time, via email. You are free to taste the samples as soon as you receive them, but we suggest to keep few grams to taste again and comment together.
After the meeting all participants will receive recording and other materials via email.
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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Tasting the various teas from the villages of Nannuo mountain was an interesting experience, for me the teas from Bama Village (lots of red fruit flavours, chocolate ), Duoyi village (herbal, floral, apple flavours) and Shitou Xinzhai village, Ancient trees ( sweetness, fruit flavours, long aftertaste ) were my favorites.
Ans, Aan Tafel met Thee
Dear Ans, thank you for your kind review! It is beautiful to find our own brewing in your tasting notes, and we are happy to let you know that we have a new community page dedicated to our tea club members, I am sure that everyone would enjoy your notes!
You can find it here: https://easternleaves.com/community/my/eastern-tea-club
We hope to share a tea with you again soon