The Okabe farmers cooperative offers us this Gyokuro produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.
This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.
Three weeks before hand harvesting, shade structures which filter out up to 90% of sunlight are placed over the tea to develop what is commonly called in Japan "the taste of the shadows. The result is a tea weak in tannins, highly complex and aromatic.
A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.
Our producer of Jingning (Zhejiang) never disappoints and this tea is no different. Produced from a wild and local plant, it is both a feast for the eyes and taste. Once infused, the liqueur is surprisingly clear, vibrant, full, fat and overpowered by gourmet vegetal notes (asparagus with butter). This balanced and refined tea is enhanced by a fresh and floral final evoking May lilacs.
Our selection of teabags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue. The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each pack contains 50 bags.
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.
This green, shade grown tea, its unusual use of the cultivar (Saemidori) and its final drying (hiire), reflects a modern aesthetic, giving a fruity fragrance to the dry leaves. Its liquor is oily and flavorful (umami), dominated by its green chlorophyll and fresh butter notes. Its delicate floral (gardenia) accents harmoniously fuse with fruitier nuances. Enthusiasts take note! It is organic too.