China, the birthplace of tea, has had tea bushes in cultivation for over 5000 years. Most of the tea produced and consumed in China is green tea and comes mainly from the provinces of Zhejiang, Anhui, Jaingsu and Jiangxi. Unlike other tea producing countries, Chinese tea production is not done on large tea estates but the majority is done in villages scattered throughout the mountainous regions of the country. The various locations, climate, soil, altitude, water, tea bushes and manufacturing processes of each village, and their adherence to age old manufacturing techniques, is what makes China's green teas unique.
Slender dark green leaves have a fresh, vegetal aroma and produce a delicate green cup, which is sweet and slightly earthy in taste. Delicious when iced. Brew China Green Sencha tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
From the Guizhou district in China, at an altitude of 1400-1900 feet, comes this steamed green tea. Picked between May and June, the forest-green leaves brew to a delicate green cup with a fresh vegetal aroma, and a light citral taste.
China's most famous tea! Dragon Well, (Longjing), is grown in the fertile Longjing mountain area of Hangzhou, southwest of the West Lake. This mountainous region holds the cold currents from the north and the warm currents from the south, resulting in long periods of cloud cover. These ideal growing conditions produce what may be considered the best tea in China. Their flat, smooth leaves steep to an emerald green liquor, with a distinctive sweetness. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
One of China’s best-known teas!! The silver-green, tender buds and tips are rolled into loosely balled pellets that brew to a light amber cup, with a good body and a light lemon after-taste. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
The olive-green pellets, when brewed, unfurl into a long green leaf, with a pale green cup and a distinctive vegetal aroma. The cup of Organic Gunpowder is light, smooth and non-astringent, with a touch of earthiness. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
The brewed tea is delicious with a bright cup and a light, fresh, green tea taste. You'll see the long, twisted, tippy, gray-green leaves open into very long olive-green leaves that lend themselves to more than one steeping.
The long, wiry dark green leaves produce a pale, delicate cup with a light vegetal aroma. The taste of Mao-Feng Green is like a light China Keemun with a fresh green taste. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
Transport yourself to a land of desert sands, caravans and palm tree filled oasis, with Moroccan Mint a delicious blend of spearmint and green tea. The green tea unfurls into large leaves, with a pale ecru cup and a strong minty flavor. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2-3 minutes.
When brewed, the small, tightly balled, silvery-green leaves open into large olive green leaves. Pinhead Gunpowder Green tea has a medium body, with a very delicate hint of smokiness in the light amber cup. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.
These dark green leaves have fuzzy white tips that brew to a light green color with a delicate floral aroma. Delight your taste buds with this excellent bodied and slightly flowery tea. Brew: 1 tsp (3g) tea in 8 oz. water (at 165°), steep for 2 minutes.
In Chinese, Young Hyson means "before the rains". The tea is prepared from young leaves, twisted in a long, thin style. The flavor is more full-bodied and pungent than other green teas, with a hint of sweetness. Brew tea at 180º - steep for 2 minutes.