Monday, November 25, 2013
My Order From Teaurchin
I made an order from teaurchin.com. I selected a pu erh tea cake and a tea caddy. Making a selection from Teaurchin's website was simple. Payment was made through Paypal site. My order arrived on 19 Nov, exactly 19 days from placing my order.
I choose a 2013 Bao Tang Pu erh which Eugene and Belle, the proprietors of Teaurchin, had went personally to Yunnan to source this tea. Eugene warned me in a handwritten note that this tea 'packs a wallop'. I had also purchased a tea caddy as well. The unusual design of this tea caddy was simply too irresistible.
The above pix shows the secure packing of the items I had ordered. Yes, Eugene did include a complimentary tea sample and a pu erh pick. The sample was a 2013 Yiwu Year of Snake pu erh tea which Teaurchin had produced. I brewed the sample and found this tea, to my surprise, very drinkable.....no bitterness or astringency. I felt that the tea had very nice floral notes and a nice sweetish aftertaste. A refreshing tea.
This order came up to US$127 (pu erh $58, tea caddy $49, air freight $20).