Legendary rolled wulong from Fujian (China), Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is one of the country’s best representatives. Its sharp, sweet taste and its characteristic flowery aromas (lilacs and lilies) made it a favorite both East and West. This particularly aromatic harvest comes from M. Zhang Guo Hua’s gardens, in the mountainous region of Anxi. Grown in altitude, his tea bursts with intensity.
This green tea from Anhui is one of China’s ten most famous teas. Its reputation comes from a very specific plucking, where only mature leaves are taken from the trees and the buds left in place. Heated in steel woks and flattened with bamboo brushes, the leaves take on a bluish tint that really highlights this great style.
The Feng Huang Mountains of China produce a few wulongs from single tea trees.
A young Pu Er tea selected deep in the Yongde forest (Lincang) central Yunnan.
This popular tea has a simple fruity green tea flavor. Used traditionally in Moroccan mint tea.
This black tea, a recent innovation of Mr He, is composed of long curly leaves decorated with golden buds. In infusion, rich chocolate and gourmet notes (peanut oil) stimulate our senses. Its coppery and smooth liquor unfolds on the palate with an amazing complexity, combining tart, sweet and even umami (oyster) with its nuances of root vegetables (parsnips) and spices. A silky tea from beginning to end. To learn more about this product, see this blog article.
Coming straight from a new garden project perched at 1,200 meters above sea level in eastern Guizhou, this tea harvested from 5-year-old seedlings of the Fuding Da Bai cultivar was grown without chemicals, as evidenced by the results of our laboratory tests in Shanghai. Its name (De Jian Long Zhu) refers to the young shoots strewn with buds rolled into small pearls that make up this everyday green tea. A bold and frankly vegetable liquor, evoking the taste of snow peas. Fruity and empyreumatic accents (smoked mussels) complete the tasting of this accessible, thirst quenching tea.
Thanks to our passionate Guizhou producers, we have a new Chinese black tea on the menu. Using a white tea cultivar (Fuding Da Bai), the liquor is textured, sweet with a slightly acid character. The woody and malty notes resulting from the oxidation are enhanced with aerial, floral and spicy dimensions. A rich and sweet tea worthy of some beautiful pairings ... did somebody say Speyside Scotch?
This tea from Zhejiang is produced by the master hand of Mr He, a dynamic and forward-thinking producer. The curly leaves accompanied by generous buds release in infusion a tasty and oily liquor. Bright and lively, it deploys a powerful fragrance of spring flowers. Its fruity (peach) and grassy nuances support its long nebulous finish. A fine and balanced tea.
From the legendary Yellow Mountains of Anhui in China, this tea has such delicate leaves which promise an exquisite experience! The soft and sweet liquor has a vegetal (cooked spinach) and herbaceous character akin to wheatgrass. Fruity and buttery nuances enrich the creamy texture of this classic and affordable tea.
Worthy of the expertise of Mr He, this superb white tea is of uniform, smooth and fine buds. The infusion offers rich flavors of oats, fruit (ripe banana) and flowers, nuanced in the mouth by a peppery accent. Its rosy liquor is sweet, oily and full. Well balanced, it evolves to a minty and thirst quenching finish. To be savoured in tranquillity!
Praised for the beauty of its steeping leaves and the fresh chestnut scents they give off, Long Jing is the most famous green tea in China. Harvested in Shi Feng (original terroir), Zhejiang, this small production (20kg) is masterfully created by the Tang family, with whom we have been working since 2003. Complex aromas and smooth liquor, this grand cru combines aromatic richness and finely balanced flavors.
A great Chinese Classic whole leaf with a bright tint of jade. A clear green liquor, brisk and tasty with elegant floral and grassy notes well structured with an edge of fresh hazelnut.
These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village. Easy to prepare, this tea has a full and balanced liquor, highlighted by a greasy silky texture. Dominated by gourmet vegetal notes, with refined floral nuances that add to its fascinating rusticity. Its finish is slightly mineral and evokes its mountainous forest origins leaving us with a calm soothing note. What else could one want?
Our producer of Wei Shan Mao Jian has revived the old memories of the region and offers us his yellow tea, recently returned to production after many years as the process had been all but lost and forgotten. Composed of a significant proportion of tufted buds, this lot has had a slight anaerobic oxidation in keeping with the tradition of the manufacture of this type of tea. The infusion releases vegetal (fiddleheads) and iodine aromas, evoking smoked mussels. Its light and veiled yellow liquor offers a firm texture complemented by delicious fruity (melon) and floral notes. Its finish is …
From tea bushes cultivated on the region's highest mountains, this renowned tea is produced from a fine harvest of delicate buds. The smooth, cloudy liquor has a fruity and floral bouquet reminiscent of litchi. Upon tasting, this bright cup reveals its astringency, distinctness, and aromatic complexity. The floral and herbaceous notes run from toasted hazelnuts to straw, leaving a fresh miny finish. A fortifying and generous tea.