Welcome to Fly Awake’s Tea Mountain

We are pleased to offer our community a most dynamic assortment of magical Chinese tea. All sourced, directly, from sacred spaces and mythological places. Our scene is set. Powerful wizards charge your water with high vibrations and, graciously, hold space for you. Their hearts are huge and their service is peerless. Their tea wisdom: legendary.

Be brave, Traveler! Take a deep breath. Relax into this most fortunate experience.

How do we begin?  

First, select potency of experience you are looking for:

1.  Amazing - you want to be astonished and filled with wonder. 
    $6 - $8 per person

2. Epic - you want to be a hero in your Odyssey.                
    $9 - $15 per person

3. Magical - you want the impossible to become possible.
    $30 per group

Next, select a style of tea:

1. White - taste mountains, trees and water. Plants, flowers and other miracles.
2. Green - the warmth of the sun on a mountain peak, surrounded by clouds.
3. Oolong - the will of the people coupled with the wisdom of the wilderness.
4. Red - sunset. Small campfire. Friends.
5. Sheng pu-erh - open yourself to merry magical entities and ancient fermenting civilizations. 
6. Shu pu-erh - mysterious dark forests, deep endless caves and heroic warriors.

 

White Tea

“Fierce Monk, White Rose”
This large leaf, Yunnan varietal from Jinggu is process like Mao Cha then air dried. Taste the mountain and walk in the fields. An exciting combination of potent energy and measured response.
Spring 2016.  2oz. container:  $15   service for one:  $5   two:  $8

 

“the Lunatic”
Made from purple leaf trees deep in the wild forests of Jinggu. Harvested at night, in the traditional manner, during a specific moon phase. This tea is many ways complex. Fruit, flower, sugarcane and a quick bite to show you its full of business. A perfect ally if you are stepping onto the sometimes eerie bridge towards the Depths. Confront the Night and dispel your fears.
Spring 2016.  2oz. container:  $20   service for one:  $7   two:  $12

 

“Healer’s Hope”
Time for adjustment and balance? First flush, sun dried and stone-pressed. This three year aged leaf is a great medicine indeed! Perfect for bringing harmony to your energetic field. Let your newly aligned self bring its wisdom too bear on whatever ails you.
Spring 2013.  100g. cake:  $30   service for one:  $5   two:  $8

 


“Star of Bethlehem”
A six year aged, first flush, stone-pressed, silver needle created in the traditional pattern. This leaf is a treasure! Creative hope, devotion to the moment, insight into Perfection(fnord). What do I dream about? What is it that dreams of me? What is dreamed about within me?
Spring 2010.  100g cake:  $45   service for one:  $8   two:  $14
“Zut alors!” - Galactic Phil Collins, future Emperor of China, also, wizard.

 

“Goddess Tribute”
Tender shoots of Simao, are hand-plucked during a two day celebration when they first meet the sun. Drinking this tea is like eating a delicious meal. Savory and complex. Vegetal and fresh. Stand under this waterfall of abundance and be reborn.
Spring 2016. 2oz. container: $15  service for one:  $5  two:  $8

 

Oolong Tea


“Drunken Concubine”
Made from leaf grown, hand-rolled and very lightly roasted in Gande village in Anxi county of Fulian province.  This stellar Tie Guan Yin overflows with bright, spring aroma and flavor.  Named after the Bodhisattva of compassion and mercy, no tea will ease the boundary between dream life and waking life with more care.  Are you longing for union with Sweet Mother? Here is your moment of opportunity.
Spring 2016.   2oz. container:  $15    service for one:  $6    two:  $10


“Green Dragon”
Wanna try a novel way of hand processing Dan Cong?  Informed by the Tie Guan Yin style, this amazing leaf is full of vitality and aroma. Very sweet and vegetal with lots of mouth complexity.  Do you need to speak about the whispers of your heart?  Are you searching for the blood of Adonis? Writing a novel about the Afterworld?  If yes, then Yes.
Spring 2016.    2oz. container:  $20    service for one:  $8    two:  $14


“A Light in the Attic”
Orchids are native to the Wu Dong mountains of Guangdong.  Their thick and sweet aroma is fully present in this fine, hand-processed Dang Cong.  Pungent and complex with little or no astringency.  This tea grants you time with your muse.  Have a pen and a pad, or a good friend,  at the ready.  Inspiration download will commence directly.
Spring 2016.    2oz. container:  $15    service for one:  $6    two:  $10


“Wizard’s Eyebrow”
We have never experienced a Big Red Robe Wu Yi so magical.  The aroma is at once nuts, chocolate and floral.  The taste shares these elements, but provides a slight astringency to compliment it’s pungent and vibrant nature.  Drink this and a powerful focus will develop between your eyebrows, your Will will strengthen and also your drive to self-realize.  Make a list of what the biggest you wants.
Spring 2016.    2oz. container:  $15    service for one:  $5    two:  $8

 

“Princess with Dagger”
This is a revolutionary new style of edgy oolong combining the chocolatey notes of Shandong province with the honey aftertaste of a Jin Jun Mei. Full of decisive energy and fierce determination.  Enjoy the courage, beauty and power of this enthusiastic Princess.  You can count of her to hand you a knife when you need it.
Spring 2016.    2oz. container:  $20    service for one:  $8    two:  $14

 

Sheng Puerh

“Forgotten Treasure”
A powerful first flush of Spring 2015 tea from 50-80 year old trees growing in the high altitude “Big Snow Mountain” area of Lincang.
Refreshing and bright. Like drinking from a mountain stream.
Be warned fair traveler, after several cups, one may be confronted by a young dragon! 
 Spring 2015. 357g cake: $60  service for one: $5  two:  $8

Turning the Tables
A traditionally stone pressed mix of Autumn and Spring leaf from both Lincang and Jing Gu.
This tea is very strong in aroma, mouthfeel, and magical feelings. Rarely does a tea change character as many time during a session.
Approach as the Fool. Will bite back if Balance is not being attentive.
Spring and Autumn 2015.  357g. cake: $50  service for one: $5  two:  $8

“the Essence of Independence”
This was produced by a small tea factory in the Mengku area from Spring 2005 tea leaves from Xiao Hu Sai area of Mengku county in Lincang.
The tea was stone pressed and compression is medium to light.  The leaves are tippy first pluck of spring and their integrity has been well preserved thanks to the stone compression. This complex tea has a huge range, from floral to fruity to camphor.  The Queen of Swords and King of Wands in harmony.
Spring 2005.  400h cake: $120  service for one: $8  two:  $14

“We Are Emperors!”
This cake is made from the large leaves of some of the some oldest wild arbor trees on Yi Wu mountain. Pressed into shape by the ancient 30kg stones of Wa Long. A very distinctive tea with a strong stout taste with some highly refined bitterness.
Do you want to feel like a fucking Emperor?
Spring 2015. 250g cake: $140  service for one: $15  two:  $25

“Secrets of Spring”
First flush spring blend of Lincang wild and ancient arbor leaves. Stone pressed in the traditional manner.
This is a very strong and wise tea with a richly textured taste and aroma.
Prepare to receive all the energy you need to assert the patterns your wisest self has been whispering in your ear.
Spring 2014. 400g cake: $120  service for one: $8  two:  $14

“K’un’s Hand”
Late Autumn 2015 mutant Assamica strain from Simao.
A sweet, fruity taste with no astringency or bitterness. Clean and clear.
This tea is receptive and nourishing. Often offers macro adjustments with the softness of a mother’s embrace.
Autumn 2015. 100g cake: $25  service for one: $5  two:  $8

 

Ripe Pu-erh

Exalted Peacock
Made from Menghai area fermented material and then aged in hot and humid Xishuangbanna for 10 years. Smooth, sweat, and camphor wood taste. A clear burgundy broth without a trace of fermentation weirdness. Certified organic.
This tea rounds and fills your aura with the rainbow feathers of a peacock.
 Be warned: drink this and you will be much more attractive and charismatic.
  2005.  357g. cake:  $90   service for one:  $6  two: $10

“Fierce Monk”
This is a tippy ripe blend from Menghai created to celebrate the Year of the Monkey.
Thick, dark, and full of fire. Smooth, but very young.
Drink this if you want to leave your cave and have adventures full of courage and triumph.
2015.  100g. cake:  $25  service for one:  $6  two: $10

Home is Where the Heart Is
A magical blend of Menghai and Yi Wu leaf. 
With its medium fermentation, this tea has a long and interesting life span. It takes several steeps to get to know.
This tea brings comfort and stability. A sense of good will and the health a warm fire provides.
2009.  357g. cake:  $60  service for one:  $6  two: $10

Touch of Red
Made with a gong ting grade tippy Menghai material, makes the tea strong and very flavorful. Fermentation level is medium. A very dynamic tea.
Bring a good friend and drink this tea all afternoon. Your stories will be epic!
2011.  100g. cake:  $20  service for one:  $6  two: $10

Techtonic Shifter Unit
Boring people call this Menghai 7262, but fuck that. This is the first batch of their classic 2014 production. Only the best leaf material was used.
Thick, grounding, crisp and clean. A tingly mint quality on the tongue.
Pretend you are a human, for a moment. With this tea, explore the idea you were made from clay.
2014.  357g. cake:  $50  service for one:  $6  two: $10

Blue Snake
This tea was created from the highest quality small leaf and golden fermented bud to celebrate the year of the Snake.
Very aromatic. Thick and full with plenty of camphor and molasses.
Ride this electric viper into the astral plane. Light a fire under his tail.
2013.  357g. cake:  $60.  service for one:  $6  two: $10

Wise Autumn Ram
A blend of old plantation and premium wild arbor leaf lightly fermented.
The taste is strong up front and sweet underneath. This has the tenacity of a raw pu-erh with the depth of a ripe.
Smash through your obstacles with precise, rigorous potency. Count on your life changing after drinking this tea.
         2015.  357g. cake:  $65  service for one:  $7  two: $12

Golden Heart
The classic Xinghai recipe! Dry stored in Guangdong.
Brews up deep and dark, but a very clear burgundy-brown.  The taste is sweet with an expansive, lubricating quality.  A very complex tea.
Overthrow the evil overlords by fostering a heat-mind connection!
2006.  357g. cake:  $80  service for one:  $7  two: $12

Collective Memory
An early Xinghai production composed of Bu Lang mountain material. 
Aged to perfection in the dry storage of Guangdong.
Smooth, sweet and camphor taste. A very complex ripe tea.
Tap into your inner pachyderm! Recall distant memories and elusive dreams. Process them in the comfort and safety of your Parade.
  2003.  357g. cake:  $150  service for one:  $10  two:  $18

Deeper than the Deepest Hole
Another Xinghai production made from entirely Bu Lang mountain material. This dry stored tea has a strong and thick camphor taste with a good amount of bitterness.
Do you need to go preverbal?  There are secrets down there that may need to be brought to light.  Let this wise tea be your guide in the depths.
      2008.  357g. cake:  $80  service for one:  $8  two: $14

Golden Buds of Joy
This classic mushroom tuo from the Wu Liang mountains of Simao is produced for the Tibetan buddhists.  Aged in the warm mist shrouded climate of Nan Jian. It is soft, thick and sweet. It soothes the body and warms the belly. The energy then moves straight to the heart and meditation can begin directly.
Hands you the experience of connectivity, unity and, occasionally, samadhi.
  2011.  250g. tuo:  $35  service for one:  $6  two:  $10

Blue Dragon
Celebrate the year of the Dragon with this mix of the highest quality tips and buds. Dark and delicious.  An aromatic affair filled with camphor and molasses.
Bringing electricity into your earth. This tea helps you to communicate what is in       your depths.  Perfect for shaman and storytellers!
  2012.  357g. cake:  $65  service for one:  $7  two: $12
Ripe Pu-erh

One Trick Pony
Highly vital Gongting grade leaf material from Yong De county. This tea is thick in taste and aroma. Earthy, camphor. Wide open pastures and red mountains. You will feel, both, the delicacies and brute force of your physical body. Great for long hikes, reconnecting with once open spaces, and throw-down hair- pulling romance.
2013.  100g. cake: $20  service for one: $6   two: $10

Proper Measure
This wild arbor tea was harvested from 70 year old trees in early spring.
The young leaves give the appearance of a soft and sweet tippy, but be ready for a round house of thick and pungent complexity.  This tea brings your incomplete matters into a state of perfection through purification. Dissolve and bind. Vitriol.
2015.  250g. cake: $60  service for one: $8  two: $14

Snow Falls on the Monkey
Our first taste of the eagerly anticipated Year of the Monkey. For the only time in recent memory, snow fell on the still developing first flush. Many speculate on how this will play out in the qualities of the tea. Give it a try and come up with your own conclusions. 
2016.  250g cake:  $45  service for one:  $7  two: $12

 

HOT DRINKS
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Guru’s Chai  Traditional Indian Chai, prepared with organic whole milk, black tea and spices. Prepared throughout the day.  Sweeten to your liking.                 $4/5

Dirty Chai  A decaf chai, made with soymilk, spices and a coffee-like mix of roots. Many say that it is like African chai. Prepared throughout the day. Sweeten to your liking. Vegan. $4/5

 

ORGANIC and HERBAL BLENDS     
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$4 for one person/ $7 share a pot

Tulsi and Rose Also known as Holi Basil, Tulsi is a very respected herb in Ayurvedic medicine. It is an adaptogen. It helps the body resist stress, soothes the nerves and is good for cancer, blood sugar issues and inflammatory conditions. Super yummy too! Traditionally served with Rose.

Trifecta  Red Root*, Rose Hips, and Fennel. This blend is great when you’re feeling under the weather, or just want a health promoting warm beverage. Good for spleen and lymphatic system, respiratory system, digestion, skin, heart and circulation and autoimmune sensitivities.

This is a Dream Agrimony, Mugwort* and Rose. Mugwort is a spacy, dreamy herb that brings the light of the moon and space of nature into dreamtime. Agrimony helps you in the waking time when feeling stuck between a rock and a hard place. Become more lucid in both the waking and sleeping dreams. A very gentle and floral taste.

Artist’s Dream  Red root*, skullcap, rooibos, lavender, and rosemary.  I recommend this tea to people who are already dreamers but would like to clear and refresh their dream energies. It helps improve recall and falling asleep. Also excellent for writers and artists experiencing creative blocks.

Sweet Dreams  Chamomile, catnip, lemon verbena, and thyme. Herbal tea to help relax, sleep and eliminate nightmares. Great for wee ones or adults. Pleasing and mild flavor. Due to the thyme in this also helpful for colds.

Worker’s Woes Hops, Blue Vervein* and Agrimony. This blend can be a little on the bitter side but, it is sure to put a relaxed smile on your face. Good for workaholics, bossy bosses, and job finding troubles.

Mother’s Little Helper  Rooibos, Skullcap, lavender, Rosemary. This blend is soothing to the nerves for moms and anyone who has been under prolonged stress with a little rosemary to brighten a dulled mind.

*Use contraindicated during pregnancy. Use other herbs with caution during pregnancy.

 

SEASONAL SPECIALS

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Elderberry Cordial Imagine a sublime concentration of juicy, fruity, fresh and vibrant flavors. Picture the deepest, richest ruby red color. And did we mention that it’s backed with health benefits? It’s full of antioxidants and bioflavanoids. Rich in vitamins A, B6 and C, it also has good amounts of iron and potassium.   Sweetened or unsweetened.    $2 per shot

 

Universal Bezoar An antidote against any of Winter’s poisons.  A delicious combination of rose hips, hibiscus, ginger, cinnamon and cardamom. This tonic will awaken, invigorate and strengthen your immune system.  You will be amazed how quickly the Wheel can turn!        $5 single service

 

Machu Pichu Have you ever wanted to drink the sparkling lasers of the Ancients? An uplifting mix of yerba mate, hibiscus flowers, oranges and organic raw sugar. Cold and refreshing.        $4 single service

 

Feeding Smiles Herbal Blend  This herbal blend is a crafted mix of rose, calendula, cedar, lavender, rosemary, sage, lemongrass, oranges, chamomile flowers and lots of love.              $4 single service       $7 all you can drink

 

BITES
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Samosa  Treat yourself to an authentic, house-made Indian delight.  this vegetarian bite has a fried outer shell and a savory filling of potatoes, bell peppers, brown mustard seed, ghee and a pinch of cilantro. One is a snack. Two is a light meal. $4 or $7