The Teas Of

China

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Black

500g1kg3x1kg+
20000
Keemun Hao Ya ~ A
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

From the Anhui Province, this tea is rarely sold outside of China, it is the pinnacle of Keemun manufacture. The leaf is small and neat, black in colour with brown highlights (tip).

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is deep red in colour, rich with a beautifully rounded, slightly nutty character. 

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20010
Keemun Hao Ya ~ B
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

From the Anhui Province, this tea is another rare tea that is infrequently sold outside of China. It is second in line only to Hao Ya A and is perceived by many to be better “value”. The leaf is small and neat, black in colour with brown highlights (tip). 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is deep red in colour, giving it a well rounded, slightly nutty character. 

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20020
Keemun Mao Feng
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

The finest of Keemun grades. Grown in the hills of Anhui, this tea is carefully nurtured from seedling to leaf. The result is a small, well twisted leaf with a brown spine.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

A delicate, “nutty” character.

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20030
Keemun Orchid
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Until late in the 19th Century, the Anhui Province of Eastern China solely produced Green Tea.  Around 1875, it is believed, a Civil Servant named Yu Quianchen, returned from visiting Fujian Province, where he had learnt about Black Tea manufacture. He immediately set to work and set in to motion the story of Keemun Tea. Its popularity soon grew as a tea that would withstand the journey to England better than the preceding Green Teas. It became, for many years, the most popular tea in the country and, later, the main ingredient for the much loved English Breakfast. It was one of the first teas experienced in England that could be served with either lemon or sometimes even with milk. Today there are several varieties of Keemun from different regions of Anhui and manufactured through different processing methods.

The tea is best brewed with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes

This particular tea is named after its most accurate description of having an aroma like Orchids. The liquor is deep and red with sweet nutty character which some may describe as Honey, Plum, Orchid, Pine and Sesame. 

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20040
Keemun Tulip
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

A good neat Chinese black leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Has a bright infusion, with a deep and slightly nutty character. Slightly more refined than Peony.

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20050
Keemun Peony
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

A good neat Chinese black leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Has a bright infusion, with a deep and slightly nutty character.

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20060
Keemun Lupin
  • 1kg

A good neat Chinese black leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Has a bright infusion, with a deep and slightly nutty character.

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20070
Keemun Daisy
  • 1kg

A good neat Chinese black leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Has a bright infusion, with a deep and slightly nutty character.

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20090
China Black Aster
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

A good neat Chinese black leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Bright infusion, with a deep and slightly nutty character.

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20200
Yunnan Black F.O.P.
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Much favoured as a breakfast tea in China, Yunnan teas possess a subtle, malty flavour with a fine golden liquor. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

It is one of the rare teas that is able to combine light aroma with strength of liquor, rich taste with subtle undertones. It is perhaps the only China tea that accepts added milk.

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20210
Yunnan Black Superior
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Much favoured as a breakfast tea in China, Yunnan teas possess a subtle, malty flavour with a fine golden liquor. The leaf is black with plenty of tip.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes

 It is one of the rare teas that is able to combine light aroma with strength of liquor, rich taste with subtle undertones. It is perhaps the only China tea that accepts added milk.

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20220
Yunnan Golden Tip
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Grown in the Yunnan Province of Southern China, bordering Vietnam, Laos, Burma and the Assam Valley of India. The leaf is very attractive, large and twisted, black with plenty of golden tip. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is deep brown and gives a distinct caramel flavour.

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20240
** Yunnan Black Extra Toppest
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

Grown in the Yunnan Province of Southern China, bordering Vietnam, Laos, Burma and the Assam Valley of India. The leaf is large and black with plenty of golden tip. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is deep brown and gives a distinct caramel flavour.

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20250
Golden Monkey King
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

A beautifully made leaf of pure gold - very similar to the Assam Golden Tip. The liquor is deep and full with a rich malty character, not dissimilar to an Assam.

20300
Pu-Erh
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Aged black tea from the Yunnan province in China. Our Pu Erh Tea is a “shou cha” Pu-Erh tea, which means “Ripe - Pu Ehr”. It is produced as a “Mao Cha” (Base Tea for Pu Ehr) tea and slightly fermented. The fermentation is not abroad fully, the tea is still fermenting during the ripening process. After the “Mao Cha” is fermented, for the ripening process they give a mixture of yeasts, bacteria and microbiological organisms to fasten the ripening process. Total time of ripening for our Pu-Erh is around 6 months, depending on climate. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Has a rich and dark flavour, and a dark liquor.

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20320
Pu-Erh King
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Aged black tea from the Yunnan province in China. This Pu-Erh is Shou. It was aged for three years and kept packaged in the cartons or gunnysacks in the cool, dry, well-ventilated area.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

A neat brown leaf that produces a dark liquor with a pungent mushroom character.

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20330
Tuo-Cha (Small tea cakes)
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

A small tea cake in a paper wrapper. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is deep brown, and has a light peaty character.

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20400
Rose Congou (with Rose Petals)
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Manufactured from the finest leaves that have been part fired to reduce the moisture content and then gently infused with the scent of Rose through a process of layering with Rose Petals. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is rich and deep with a delicate rose note carrying above the slightly nutty Keemun base.

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20940
** Black Spiral
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

A tight and neatly rolled golden leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

Produces a dark brown liquor with a subtle and smooth slightly earthy character and dark chocolate flavour.

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20950
Da Hong Pao
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

This tea has a very large and broad dark brown and black leaf. 

It produces a deep amber or oaky liquor, with a light tasting character. It has a slightly sweet and smooth character, not too dissimilar to a Japanese toasted Houji Cha.

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20960
** Black Xian Luo
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

This tea has small twisted black leaves. 

Use freshly drawn boiling water and brew for 3-5 minutes.

It produces a bright mid-brown liquor and has a flavour that is a little nutty, quite similar to a Keemun character.

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Lapsang Souchong

1kg3x1kg+
21100
Falcon
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the lower hills of the Wuyi Mountain range of Fujian Province in Eastern China. This fantastic tea grows in soil which naturally gives the leaf a light tarry character, this is enhanced further by firing the tea over wood chippings. Contrary to most perceptions of Lapsang, it is the teas with the most subtle of smokey characters (like this one) that is most sought after. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes

This tea has a very black neat leaf and wonderfully smooth Smokey character. Works extremely well as an accompaniment to chocolate cake.

21500
Tiger
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the lower hills of the Wuyi Mountain range of Fujian Province in Eastern China. This fantastic tea grows in soil which naturally gives the leaf a light tarry character, this is enhanced further by firing the tea over wood chippings. Contrary to most perceptions of Lapsang, it is the teas with the most subtle of smokey characters (like this one) that is most sought after. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water for 3-5 minutes

More refined than any of our other Lapsangs, this tea has a very black neat leaf and wonderfully smooth Smokey character. Works extremely well as an accompaniment to chocolate cake.

Jasmine

500g1kg3x1kg+
22000
Jasmine Ying Zhen
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

(Jasmine Silver Needle) This white tea is produced by the imperial plucking method, performed at dawn on just two days of the year. During the manufacture the leaf is laid intertwined with Jasmine blossom so that the delicate jasmine scent is absorbed by the tea. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is light and bright with a beautiful jasmine scent.

22100
Jasmine Pearl
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

From the Fujian hills of Eastern China, this tea is created using the finest Green and White leaves hand rolled together with Jasmine flower. During manufacture the tea is left in a dark room layered with Jasmine petals in order for the leaf to soak up the Jasmine character – the extra Jasmine petals are later removed. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

This is a very refreshing drink with a fine, bright Jasmine liquor.

22500
Yin Hao Lotus
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Manufactured from the finest leaves that have been lightly steamed and then gently infused with the scent of Jasmine. The dry leaf is a beautiful silvery green colour with mentions of tip. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is light lemon in colour with a delicate Jasmine scent and delightful flavour.

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22600
Huang Shan Ya
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Manufactured from the finest green leaves that have been lightly steamed and then gently infused with the scent of Jasmine. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been left to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

A rich lemony liquor with a light Jasmine scent. An excellent aid to after dinner digestion.

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Green Teas

500g1kg3x1kg+
23010
Yunnan FOP Green
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Grown in the Yunnan Province of Southern China, bordering Vietnam, Laos, Burma and the Assam Valley of India. The leaf is very attractive, large and twisted, green with a little tip. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 4 minutes.

The liquor is bright and fragrant with a beautiful sweet and delicate flavour.

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23011
** Yunnan Green Toppest
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

This tea has a large green leaf, with silver tip. 

Use water that has cooled for 2 minutes from boil, and brew for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is bright amber, and the flavour is both smooth and vegetal.

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23020
** Green Tower
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

A pointed tower shaped tea that is made from a mixture of green and white tea hand tied together, and compressed into shape. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor has a full grassy character.

23030
Sencha Leaf
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Green leaf from the Anhui Province of Eastern China.  Many scientific studies have proven a wide range of health benefits of Green Tea.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is emerald green in the cup and possesses a light, mellow liquor.

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23050
Chun Mee
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

The word Chun mee means precious eyebrows, which represent its appearance. A green, gently rolled leaf. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

This tea produces a liquor that is slightly full, pungent, and slightly toasty.

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23070
Gunpowder Standard
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the Fujian province in Eastern China, this is a well made and world renowned tea that derives its name from its appearance being similar to gunpowder. The tea is manufactured using steam and rolling equipment to roll the leaf in to green balls (larger than the Pinhead type) that open up when steeped. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

It has a greenish dry golden liquor much appreciated throughout the Middle East with a light smoke and nutty character.

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23080
Gunpowder Pinhead
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the Fujian province in Eastern China, this is a well made and world renowned tea. The tea is manufactured using steam and rolling equipment to roll the leaf in to green balls that open up when steeped. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

It has a greenish dry golden liquor much appreciated throughout the Middle East with a light smoke and nutty character.

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23090
Lung Ching (Dragon Well)
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

(Also known as Lungching) This is one of the finest teas produced in China. Manufactured in the Zhejiang Province of Eastern China, the leaf is large, broad and dark green.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is typically bright with a beautifully sweet almost fruity character. 

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23100
Lung Ching (Dragon Well) Toppest
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

(Also known as Lungching) This is one of the finest teas produced in China. Manufactured in the Zhejiang Province of Eastern China, the leaf is large, broad and dark green.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is typically bright with a beautifully sweet almost fruity character. 

23120
Mao Jian Hunan
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

From Hunan Province of Eastern China. The leaf is small, neat and green with a little curve to it like an eyebrow.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for two minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is light and bright with a beautifully delicate, floral character. 

23130
** Ding Gu Da Fang
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

This is a yellowish green flat pressed leaf, quite similar in appearance to Lung Ching (Dragonwell).

Let freshly drawn boiling water cool for 2 minutes and brew for 3-5 minutes.

It produces a bright liquor with a slightly nutty and slightly sweet character.

23140
** Jin Shan Shi Yu
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

This tea has twisted and rolled green leaves.

Let freshly drawn boiling water cool for 2 minutes and brew for 3-5 minutes.

It produces a liquor that is a little bright, and has a flavour that is a little smoky and a little sweet.

23160
** Tai Ping Hou Kui
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

This is a large green leaf. 

Let freshly drawn boiling water cool for 2 minutes and brew for 3-5 minutes.

Produces a light liquor and tastes a little sweet.

23180
Green Bi Luo Chun
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

Translated to mean “Green Snail Spring”. This one reigns from the Fujian Province of Eastern China. Beautiful medium sized twisted green and silver leaf. 

Best brewed with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is pale with a delicate aroma and buttery character not dissimilar to Ti Kuan Yin.

23190
** Jin Zhu Mao Jian
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the mountains of the Anhui Province of Eastern China. The leaf is large and green with a little bud enthralled between many of the leaves. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for two minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is light and bright with a delicate, peachy character.

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23200
** Lu An Gua Pian
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

A large folded green leaf similar looking to a Pouchong. Expertly made in the Anhui Province of Eastern China. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

Liquor is bright and clean, with a smooth vegetal flavour that is light and refreshing.

25100
White Monkey
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

From the lower hills of the Wuyi Mountain in Fujian Province, the tea has been expertly made and has a large twisted silver/green leaf.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is bright, with a delicate and slightly nutty character.  

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82055
Organic Sencha Leaf
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Organic Green leaf from the Anhui Province of Eastern China. Many scientific studies have proven a wide range of health benefits of Green Tea.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is emerald green in the cup and possesses a light, mellow liquor. 

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Yellow Teas

500g1kg3x1kg+
23060
Huoshan Huangya Yellow
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

Huoshan Huangya yellow tea is form the Anhui province of China. It has a large, light green leaf, with a shiny appearance similar to Mao Feng green tea from the same region. 

This tea is best brewed with freshly drawn boiled water that has been left to cool for 2 minutes, steep the leaves for 3-5 minutes.

The tea has a pale yellow liquor with a light, grassy taste, however as with most bud teas the liquor and fragrance are slight.

Oolong

500g1kg3x1kg+
24000
Tie Guan Yin Toppest
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

Chinese legend tells that many centuries ago a simple servant, who spent his days cleaning the temple where the Iron Goddess’ statue stood, was visited by the Goddess in a dream. In his dream he was told of a secret room within the temple where treasure lay. The next day he went to the room, but instead of finding gold and jewels, he found a tea bush. He planted the bush and it brought him tea, he sold the tea and planted more bushes from which he made more tea. He repaired the temple to its original state, decorated it and himself with fine cloth and gave his neighbours tea bushes so they could share in the wealth. The legend goes on to tell how monkeys used to climb the highest trees on the steepest of hills to collect tea (Monkey Picked Tea). 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The tea is light and bright with fine yellow liquor much adored by the Chinese. The flavour is light and buttery and posses a unique and slightly addictive character that tends to draw the consumer back for another cup time and time again.

24100
Tie Guan Yin Top Fancy
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Iron Goddess of Mercy. Legend has it that a young priest looked after the Goddesses temple when all else had left and as a reward she cam to the priest in a dream and told of a treasure hidden in the temple. The next day the priest searched for the treasure and instead of gold or jewels he found a tea bush. He planted the bush and it yielded tea which he sold and planted other bushes with. With the money he restored the temple and gave young tea bushes to his neighbors. The tea has been called many things over the years and there are many varying standards and adaptations. The latest craze in China for the younger generation is in fact a lighter and more fragrant version of Ti Kuan Yin (one red and nine green). Traditionalists will stick to the original four red and six green. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The tea can have as many as 12 infusions made within the same pot, each one tasting slightly different to the other. The leaf is of differing shades of green and the liquor is bright yellow in colour, giving a smooth buttery character.

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24200
Tie Guan Yin (Ti Kuan Yin) Choice
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Also known as "The Goddess of Mercy". The leaf is of differing shades of green and light brown.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has been allowed to cool for 2 minutes for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is bright yellow in colour, giving a smooth buttery, slightly toasty character.

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24300
Monkey Picked
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Oolong tea manufactured in the Fujian Province of China. This tea is named after the famed monkeys who picked tea for their owners. There are two contrasting stories here; the first tells of very clever monkeys trained to climb the highest tea trees in China and to brake off the best tea branches to use. The second tells a slightly different story of sending monkeys, attached to chains, up trees and then throwing sticks at them to encourage them to brake off other branches and throw them back down. In either case, current manufacture would only involve humans and wild tea trees to produce what is still one of the finest Oolong teas from China.

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

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24400
China Oriental Beauty
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

This rare Chinese tea has a large brown leaf, with good golden tip.

Use water that has cooled for 2 minutes from boil, and brew for 3-5 minutes.

Resulting in a bright amber liquor. The flavour is light and smooth.

24500
Mountain Pearls
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

The leaf is similar to a Tie Kuan Yin in appearance, but is slightly more open. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water that has cooled for 2 minutes, for 3-5 minutes.

The liquor is light with a creamy, buttery character.

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White Teas

500g1kg3x1kg+
25000
Ying Zhen / Silver Needle
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

(Silver Needle) This white tea is produced by the imperial plucking method, performed at dawn on just two days of the year. 

Brew with freshly drawn boiled water, that has cooled for 2 minutes for 3-4 minutes.

The beauty of its fine, silvery buds, its delicate and refreshing taste make it one of the most glamorous (and expensive) teas in the world.

25020
Pai Mu Tan / Bai Mudan
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+

Harvested in late April to earl May. From Fujian province (the classical and ancient province for white and jasmine teas). One of the most natural processed tea types. Naturally withered, no rolling, and naturally dried. During the manufacture of Ying Zhen (Silver Needle), freshly plucked tea buds are laid on to large blankets in the sun to wither and dry naturally. Once the leaf has withered enough, it is sorted into just three grades: First is the pure bud, needle like in appearance, classed as Ying Zhen (Silver Needle), second is a mixture of bud and large leaf classed as Pai Mu Tan (White Peony) and finally the remaining leaf Shou Mei (Longevity Eyebrow). 

To brew this tea it is best to use approximately 3g of tea per cup and to infuse for 4-5 minutes with water that is freshly drawn, boiled and allowed to cool for 2 minutes prior to brewing.

The liquor of Pai Mu Tan is light and delicate with a slightly stronger nutty character than you would find with Ying Zhen.

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25080
Snow Bud
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g

Snow Bud has a beautiful silvery leaf manufactured from the finest white leaves of the highlands of South West Zhejiang Province in China (also manufactured in Fujian Province).  

To brew this tea it is best to use approximately 3g of tea per cup and to infuse for 4-5 minutes with water that is freshly drawn, boiled and allowed to cool for 2 minutes prior to brewing.

The liquor is slightly pale with a distinctive brightness giving a complex sweet and floral character to the flavour with a slight nutty undertone.

Flower/Display Teas

500g1kg3x1kg+
26900
Triple Flower Burst
  • 1kg
  • 3x1kg+
  • 500g
  • more weights available
  • ** End of line Product

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China

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