Frequently Asked Questions

How do I order?
Email Emmett who is coordinating monthly or bi-monthly orders directly to Mr. Yang.
How often are group orders?
About every 1-2 months. They are announced via TeaChat and steepster threads.
These teas are damn expensive. Can I order samples?
I will be putting together some limited quantities of sampler packs available for sale soon. And will be offering partial cakes also of some of the more popular teas.
Are you marking up these teas?

I give you the prices as given to me. But I do charge a shipping and handling fee to cover the time and cost.

As I have been making these group orders for a few months now, I have been getting more discounts and better prices as I am ordering larger amounts of tea and full tongs. At first I did not make any profit, but saved on shipping and got better prices on my tea. Now with larger orders I am able to make a small profit from quantity discounts and have been receiving free teas as gifts from Mr Yang.

Are there tong (or quantity discounts)?

In some cases, yes. These prices vary per tea and are not published. Please email me for more details.

What incentive do you have for coordinating these orders?

First and foremost I feel there is a real lack of semi aged high quality raw puer available outside of China, Taiwan, Malaysia, etc..... We have been left with very limited choices, and when they are offered for sale by online vendors they are either sold out before we have a chance to get to them or just too expensive to afford for most of us. When I got connected with Mr. Yang and started to try his YQH offerings I knew I had to get these teas out to the rest of the pu'erh enthusiasts like myself.

I hope we can be able to enjoy and learn from these teas. The storage has been exceptionally clean. And they are aging very well.

Mr. Yang hopes that not only we enjoy these great teas produced from high quality material and processed in the traditional manner, but also our children will be able to enjoy them even more in the future as they age.

Most of these teas qualify as semi-aged.. What is the storage like?
All of these teas have been stored in Mr. Yang's storage in Tainan (Southwest Taiwan). The climate is hot and humid but these teas have been stored very cleanly.
What are the best-selling teas?
The most popular teas are listed on the frontpage. 2005 Cangliu, 2007 Qizhong, and 2006 Qixiang.
What's the base material for these teas?
Mr. Yang specializes in Mengla County and the greater Yiwu area. The vast majority of these teas with a few notable exceptions (2006 Lao Banzhang, 2011 Guyun Bulang) are from this general area. Within this area, there's quite a variety ranging from six famous mountain blends (Cangliu, Qixiang) to Guafengzhai (Dingji Yesheng, Chawangshu) and Bohetang (Shenyun Tiancheng).
What's with those 1999 productions? They stand out.
Mr. Yang first formed Yangqing Hao in 2004, with the bulk of productions occurring between 2004-2007. These were all pressed in 2007 from loose material harvested in 1999. As a result of being stored in maocha form for so long, they've undergone an accelerated aging process.