February's epic tea subscription

February's epic tea subscription

Never miss drinking one of our epic, small batch teas again! Each month the wizards at Fly Awake meet and chose three of our most legendary experiences.  They then package them and send them out into the world for only $35 ($30 if you pick them up yourself).

October 2017

Orange Buddy - Snow Chrysanthemum tea is a rare and highly sought after high altitude (3000 meters) flower tea from the Kunlun Mountains in Xinjiang province.  The tea is picked and sun-dried once a year then hand-sorted into various grades. These are picked while still buds and then dried in the high altitude sun to cure them.  The aroma of the buds is thick and pungent.  Sweet and floral.  The brewed tea is sweet, honey-like with a light flower and cooling mint-like taste.  The tea soup is gold-red and the buds can be infused 8 to 10 times if brewed gong fu style at 195 degrees.

Red Buddy - Silver Webs is a very fragrant and pungent green tea of Simao that can be infused many times. Has the robust characteristics of Camellia Sinensis var. Assamica with a potent aftertaste that lingers in the back of the mouth. The leaves have been dried into extremely thin strands that slowly unravel and expand as they are infused. one of the lasts greens of the year! 190 degrees and quick steeps.

Black Buddy- Three Cranes 25017 is the recipe number for this traditional medium level fermented Liu Bao tea from the oldest producer of Liu Bao in Guangxi (Three Cranes / Wuzhou Tea Factory). Much like ripe pu-erh tea, liu bao is wet piled for for several weeks to allow fermentation to take place. The degree of fermentation depends on the amount of time the tea is wet piled and can differ depending on the intended outcome. The 25017 is wet piled for about 29 days, which is typical for classical Liu Bao.  The result is a liu bao with some bitter, sweet, chocolate and betel nut flavors.  It's got an obvious "chen xiang" (old taste) due to classic style processing and 5 years in hot and humid Wuzhou storage condition. 200 Degrees. Steep to taste.

2017 September's Tea Subscription

Orange Buddy - JuJube  Are you inviting a miracle? Wild Jujube has been used for centuries to aide sleep, negotiate anxiety and navigate depression. This imperial grade medicine is a caffeine-free nerve tonic that is very high in L-Theanine. This path leads to a tranquil dangle.

Red Buddy - Old Bear This is an amazing afternoon wild arbor red from old Yi Wu trees.  A hybrid of Chinese and Indian Camellia Sensis, an amazing treat fit for an Empire!

Black Buddy - Bulang Strong A shu puerh from 2011. Not only does this taste and smell epic, but the microbial colony living in this cake is from one of the original sacred tea groves of the Bulang tribe. They were a hunter-gatherer, pre-civilized group credited for some of the old groves in China!

2017 August's Tea Subscription

Orange Buddy - 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.

Red Buddy - 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.

Black Buddy - Snow Falls on Monkey.  This wild harvested she puerh is 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.

 

2017 July's Tea Subscription

Orange Buddy - We are psyched to bring you one of the first Wu Yi Rock oolongs of the season, Golden Water Turtle! This grove has been producing this style of tea since the Ming Dynasty(at least)!  An extremely complex and thoughtful process helps produce one of the most magical feeling oolongs we have ever drank.

Black Buddy - Green Dragon is a new style of processing Dan Cong oolong that shares some similarity to Anxi Tie Guan Yin. This is the most green, heart centered tea from the Guangdong Provence. Helps with articulating one's desires and connecting the mind and heart in a mushy way.

Red Buddy - 2006 JuJuBe Aroma. This is a small tea factory production but bearing the "nei fei" of the ubiquitous CNNP.  It's very common for such un-official productions to take place in the first half of the 2000's.  This delicious brick was pressed from larger Menghai area ripe pu-erh tea leaves. So smooth, so soft. Very easy on the body and greatly contributes to a profound since of well-being.