From the neighbouring region of Assam, Meghalaya, comes this aesthetic tea with long leaves combined with intoxicating coppery buds. Its liquor is round and offers a well-balanced tannic structure highlighted by its powdery texture reminiscent of cocoa. Its woody and caramelized notes nuanced by fine floral accents support its finish - both soft, and full of freshness.
From Arya Tea Estate, a relatively small garden in Darjeeling’s East Valley, comes this organic black tea made from fall harvested leaves.
Over the years, wulongs from Dong Ding Mountain have made quite a name for themselves. Grown in high-altitude, shorter daylight and greater temperature variations concentrate the aromatic oils in the slow budding leaves. They are well known amongst tea enthusiasts for their creamy texture and buttery taste.
Situated in the north of the island, to the south of the capital, the town of Pinglin remains true to the traditional style of "Bao Zhong" with the leaves rolled lengthways into twists. Velvety and slightly saline, the liquor is vegetal (spinach) enhanced with accents of tomatoes and spices. The evolution of flavours and mouthfeel is dynamic with a persistent finish refined with citrus (clementine) and flowers.
From the vast plains of Assam, the Banaspaty garden offers us this tea with uniform and slightly broken leaves.
Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.
Xia Guan Tea Factory has long established itself as a leader in Pu Er markets all over China. Known to produce excellent shou Pu Er tea since the style began in the ‘70s, they have been leading the market with strong exports to Macao, Hong Kong, Taiwan and Tibet. Their teas are highly sought after by collectors.
Grown and processed in the region of Uji in Japan, this "shade-tea" is of great finesse. Shade structures which block up to 70% of the light are placed over the tea plants two weeks before harvest in order to soften the leaves and increase the chlorophyll concentration.
This organic tea, strongly dominated by ginger and lemon, is an ideal mix to get through the cold season. Spicy and tangy, its vegetal liquor is fruity (citrus) and spicy. Warm and friendly from start to finish, it will give you a boost against those winter sore throats.
Another colorful herbal tea with bright flowers to please the eye. Its infusion is warm and silky, dominated by zesty and floral aromas with, lingering in the finish, soft notes of sweets (rose candy) and herbs (raspberry leaves). Delicate in taste, it will surely make you remember those clear summer days. Tonic for your nerves, La Belle Humeur Organic is ideal to keep you both focused and calm. It also aids digestion and the nervous system.
Composition : Lemon verbena, calendula (marigold), yarrow, mallow, cornflower
(Lippia citriodora, Calendula officinalis, Achillea millefolium, Malva sylvestris , Centaurea cyanus)
Here is a delicate blend of raspberry, purple basil and wild rose buds. The stunning deep violet liquor is lively and has a pleasant suppleness relieved by a fine astringency that gives it body. The intensity of the aromatic oils of basil and rose blend with the vegetal character of raspberry. The long spicy finish (peppermint) leaves a sense of lightness.