The golden color of its needles is only the first surprise from this Shizuka Sencha. Once infused, you'll find a yellow, velvet-textured liquor, with buttery and vegetable flavours (snow peas, corn). While its delicacy will also take you by surprise, it definitely won't leave any Japanese tea enthusiasts indifferent. A hidden gem!
This organic Sencha green tea comes from Mr. Iguchi Yozoru’s gardens in Kurogi village, near Yame. Taste wise, it presents the typical elegance of Kyushu Island’s (south of Japan) steamed teas.
These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village.
This Vietnamese green tea comes from a small farming cooperative in Thai Nguyen region (north of Hanoi) where tea production is run by women.
In these poor rural regions, families who own small tea gardens regroup their efforts to help each other. Ms. Hiep, head of the farming cooperative, coordinates everything to ensure good results.
Authentic and robust, the Tan Huong resembles a trip through the mountains of Vietnam. Grown without the use of chemical pesticides, it is as charmingly rustic, as the farmers who produce it.
Sweet vegetal aromas with subtle marine notes and a warm aftertaste, …
This Kukicha style tea was created following the old Japanese tradition where stems and stalks from late bush harvests are roasted in preparation for winter. Its taste is exceptionally sweet, with notes of hazelnuts, brown sugar and roasted pecans. Kukicha tea also has the advantage of being naturally low in caffeine.
Here is a green tea produced in the Chinese style of Maofeng teas with its leaves rolled in curly twists. Its liquor is lively and astringent, with notes of artichokes, apricot and warm honey. A vigorously tonic green tea for your everyday consumption.
Mr. Miyano, of Saitama prefecture, is the source of this tea made entirely by hand! To obtain the best from these fine needles it is preferable to use the small volume infusion technique. You only have to taste a few drops of this nectar to appreciate the intensity of its flavors, bitter and sweet, unfolding across the palate, supported by an oily texture and fragrances of fruits (blackcurrant) and fresh cut grass. The profound finish extends into exquisite floral nuances. A rarity to be enjoyed at least once in life!. Temomicha : Handmade!
Long buds from old wild tea trees compose this green tea of northern Vietnam.
Mr. Wang and his son have been producing exceptional teas all their lives. This specific lot, their highest grade from the spring harvest, comes from their luscious organic garden in Hunan. François, our taster that select teas from this region, couldn’t resist it.
The fine plucking of this tea from Hunan offers a harmonious mix of young leaf buds.
Another rare gem in the exotic tea department, this organic green tea produced off the Korean peninsula, on the island of Jeju, has made its way through our selection and has already established itself as one of our best value for money.