This unique tea is a precious and extremely rare gem, whose buds are only picked once per year. Its peculiar shape resembles the crimson beak of the beautiful Red-billed blue magpie, a corvid endemic to China, from which it takes its name. Just like the beak of this majestic bird, Ziquezui tea leaves have a beautiful purple-red shade, typical of its cultivar: Ziya wild trees. These ancient tea tree leaves are rich in anthocyanins, natural pigments that give a unique purple hue, and a light muscat flavor.
However, the processing phases that originate this tea - withering and drying - make it a white tea, with a delicate and mellow aroma, perfect for aging. After the first brew, the small buds open in the water and dance like a bird in the air, disclosing their refreshing and spicy aroma. The liquor shines of precious shades that vary from gold to emerald, and releases a pure sweetness, accompanied by a long-lasting floral aftertaste.
All the teas included in our offer that are not part of our production, are the result of a careful selection made among the best Chinese producers, who share the key points of Eastern Leaves: care for the environment, precise and accurate processing methods, and only best-quality teas.
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.
Free shipment in Continental Europe for orders above 69€, in the rest of the world 95€/99USD. In China free shipment above 39 USD.
For all European countries and America we ship through our distributor located in Italy, while for Asian, Oceania and African countries we use our logistic center located in China.
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. For European countries and Americas 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.
In Europe and US we ship through TNT Express courier or UPS; For shipments in Italy, you can select a TNT point where to collect your package, while for shipments in the US you can choose a UPS 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 it will be replaced it at no additional charge. Please email email@example.com to arrange for a replacement or return.
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