With its large leaves (Da Ye) in southwest China (Yunnan), this tea has been lightly rolled into long golden twists.
Made from a shrub in the holly family, Yerba Mate is a traditional beverage in many South American countries. Our Yerba Mate is certified organic and comes from a small production in Brazil. Its straightforward herbaceous and bitter flavour is an experience to be had. Thanks to its stimulant properties, this is a favourite of students and people who want to stay energized for hours!
Japan is not well known for its black teas. It took us five years of research (and tastings) to find a decent representative of this unusual tea style with a true sense of identity.
This black tea from Fujian (Wuyi Mountains) has beautiful full leaves, slightly rolled into thin twists. The vegetal (roasted parsnip) aromas and malty, nutty and chocolatey notes are superimposed on the bittersweet character of the liquor. The presence of buds is also manifested by a floral and sweet finish.
This lovely tea, produced in the Jiangxi province, is full of silver buds and is endowed with sustained and round vegetal flavours.
Rooibos is a plant of the legume family from South Africa. Commonly called "red tea", Rooibos has nothing to do with the plant camellia sinensis. It contains no caffeine, is high in minerals and has a fruity and sharp, deep red, liquor.
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.
In spite of the fact that this small robust indigenous plant of Quebec (gaulthérie couchée) is not related to tea, its English name, Wintergreen, appropriately evokes the refreshing effect that it can bring to different types of inflammations (fevers, joint pains).
Here is a custom made chai to bring warmth to everyday life. Its dark liquor is woody and offers a dark and vigorous character, reflecting the ingredients that make up the mixture.
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 deep …
This mixture was created especially for the cold season, distinguished by the spicy (pepper) and fruity (blueberry) character of the holy basil (also called tulsi).