Loose Leaf

Loose tea means any tea whose leaves, whole or broken, are unwrapped.

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Bancha Organic

This organic bancha from the Kagoshima region in southern Japan meets all the criteria for a great everyday green tea.

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Sencha Tenryu

Harvested by hand and skilfully transformed, this Sencha green tea comes from M. Sakai’s gardens in Tenryu (western Shizuoka). Vast and picturesque, the region is home to many passionate growers and has a reputation for producing very high quality teas.

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Sencha Tsukigase Organic

This Sencha, crafted by one of our favorite producers in Nara, is composed of a diverse mix of leaves and yellowish stems.

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Yakushima Organic

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.

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Gyokuro Shuin

This multi award-winning Gyokuro is very representative of shade teas from the Uji region.

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Assam Doomni

This black tea from the plains of Assam in India is composed of fine whole leaf and a generous amount of golden tips. Notes of malt and dried fruit are complemented by floral and woody high notes. Its rich and creamy liquor has a slightly camphorated long persistence creating a sense of freshness!

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Darjeeling 2nd flush Castleton

This Indian Darjeeling black tea is a perfect introduction to Second Flush and one of the best we have had in the catalogue for years.  The garden of Castleton, 130 years of experience and one of the most prestigious of the region, is essential tasting for any tea connoisseur.   

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Darjeeling 2nd flush Giddapahar

Here is a black tea from India, coming from the small family garden of Giddapahar, Darjeeling. They are known for their original classic tea plants, but recently, they’ve been experimenting with new clonal plants (AV2).   

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Mi Xiang Hong Cha

Here's a nice find from Hugo that is sure to appeal! The leaves of this twisted black tea come from Ali Shan. As the name suggests (literally black tea with honey aroma), generous warm aromas of honey, ripe fruit and flowers emanate from the infusion. Its  liquor has a sweetness of baked pastry with notes from biscuit to molasses and cinnamon. What a treat !

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Sun Moon Lake T-18

Here is a rare black tea from Taiwan, made using the well known T-18 cultivar which is derived from a cross between a large leafed tea from Burma (Ashamu) and a wild tea tree from southern Taiwan.

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Genmaicha with Matcha & Sencha Organic

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.

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Kukicha Organic

Enjoyable Japanese green tea made with a mixture of twigs and leaves of Sencha.

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Gyokuro Okabe

Here is a "Precious Dew"  from the Shizuoka region produced from the Samidori cultivar, often used to make Gyokuro and Matcha.

Kabusecha Takamado

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.

Nadeshiko organic

This innovation from Japan features a tea from a controlled fermentation with an assorted mix of fine khaki leaves. Its dark red liqueur is rich and full, with powerful aromas of dried fruit, bark and roasted cereal. Hints of spices (vanilla) and sugar embellish the flavours of this surprising (and difficult to classify) tea: Pu er or black tea ?!

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Bhutan Samcholing

Amateurs of oddities will be served with this rare green tea from Bhutan.

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La Réconfortante Organic (15g Bag)

The large green leaves of lemon verbena are escorted by a magnificent retinue of whole flowers, white, orange, blue and mauve.

Sencha Ashikubo Organic

This tea comes from the magnificent Ashikubo valley and has undergone a long drying process.

Hojicha Isagawa Organic

A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.

Genmaicha Organic

Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.

Matcha Sendo

Our Matcha Sendo is a blend of two classic cultivars, assembled with the talents of M. Koyama, reputed artisan in Uji. 

Sencha Nagashima Organic

This Sencha green tea is a must in our selection, and also one of our best sellers.

Produced by the Morishita brothers at Isagawa tea farming cooperative in Shizuoka, it sets high the Japanese standards for highly drinkable, daily type green teas. 

Lively in taste and showcasing the intense herbal aromas expected from this tea family, this tea also boasts distinct fruity notes as its signature style. A warm, nutty finish rounds up its very complete profile.

Anxi Tie Guan Yin

Legendary rolled wulong from Fujian (China), Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is one of the country’s best representatives.

Chi Ye Bai Ye

This dark wulong from Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang) is a a very great example of balanced charcoal roasting: light chestnut aromas with a side of ripe fruits and a lingering flowery breath in the finish.

Feng Huang Hong Cha

Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region.

Huo Shan Huang Ya

Easily recognizable by its long slender leaves, this classic Chinese green tea comes from Huo Shan County (litt. “Huo Shan Yellow Buds”) in Anhui.

Jeju Organic

This black tea comes from the luxurious gardens of Jeju Island, located just a few kilometers off the Korean coast. Formed by volcanic eruptions, Jeju is prime location for the Osulloc tea farms. 

Lu An Gua Pian

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.

Mi Lan Xiang Feng Xi

This dark wulong from the Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang) is a true classic in modern Dan Cong style.

Pu Er Sheng 2020 Yongde Da Shan Old Trees

A young Pu er tea selected deep in the Yongde forest (Lincang) central Yunnan.

Sencha Yame Organic

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.

Tong Tian Xiang

Making its first apparition on our list this year, this dark wulong from the Phoenix Mountains (Feng Huang) is named after its cultivar, the Tong Tian Xiang (litt. “Heaven’s scent”).

Woojeon Jeju Organic

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.

Wuyuan Zhi Mei

This lovely tea, produced in the Jiangxi province, is full of silver buds and is endowed with sustained and round vegetal flavours.

Sencha Koshun Organic

This Sencha from Shizuoka region comes from a rare cultivar called Koshun and is known for its intense floral bouquet.

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Sencha Miyashita

This Sencha green tea comes from M. Miyashita’s gardens in Tenryu (Shizuoka), a region known for its natural beauty and the high quality of its teas. 

Sencha Sakamoto

This small batch of Sencha is a special lot from a section of M. Sakamoto’s garden where Koshun cultivar is grown rather than the traditional Yabukita.

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Chi Ye 2010

Presented here in its aged version, the Chi Ye has often been a staple of our Phoenix Mountain wulong (Feng Huang) selection.

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Da Hong Pao 2009

Stored in Montreal’s dry climate since its purchase, this famous "rock wulong" from Fujian is offered here in a remarkably well-balanced aged version.

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Lu Shan Zhen Cong 2008

This aged wulong from Jiangxi is something of a rarity. Combining the warm aromas of dark wulong with the more earthy tones of old Pu Er, it presents a very unique flavour profile.

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Ali Shan

From the mountain of Ali Shan, Taiwan, this high altitude wulong is one of our grand classics.

Ali Shan 2004 (Charcoal)

Plucked by hand and aged since 2004 by successive charcoal roasting, this high mountain tea offers an infusion with glossy black leaves and warm fragrances.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana organic

This biological lot, produced from older tea plants, originates from one of the most famous gardens in Darjeeling.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Jungpana WM organic

This exceptional batch, organic no less, comes from one of the flagship gardens of the region. Its long fragile leaves produce its golden liquor with a supple and oily texture supported by the body of its generous tannins. You'll find subtle notes of flowers and berries complementing the more classical aromas of amber, bark and sweet spices. Just lovely from start to finish.

Darjeeling 1st flush Puttabong Organic

A rich and flavorful mid-flush organic delight that crops up every year in Puttabong Tea Estate (known affectionately as the “Clonal Queen”) just north of Darjeeling town.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Singell Organic & Fairtrade

This superb lot is from the "Heritage" section of this classic garden, planted with 150 year old tea bushes. The infusion of its beautiful whole leaves reveals a clear liquor, lively and balanced, with a rich aroma making it one of the best Darjeelings this year. Its herbaceous and floral notes contribute a surprising lightness to this fine and refreshing tea!

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Dong Ding Mr. Chang

Over the years, wulongs from Dong Ding Mountain have made quite a name for themselves.

Dong Ding Mr. Nen Yu (roasted)

The expertise of Mr. Nen Yu is doubly honored here with this tasty cooking of Dong Ding.

Jin Shuan

Produced in Taiwan, Jin Shuan is the original “cream wulong”.

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Li Shan

This high mountain wulong tea was harvested from Mr. Chang Fu Chin’s garden, located on the slopes of the ‘Pear Mountain' (Li Shan) at over 2000 m.

Mucha Tie Guan Yin (roasted)

Produced in the Mucha region, this high grade of Taiwanese Tie Guan Yin was entered into competitions by its producer.

Pinglin Bao Zhong

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.

Shan Lin Xi

Initial impression from this Taiwanese highland wulong is an aroma of ground-cherry and wheat-grass which evolves into fresh vanilla and flowers.

Si Ji Chun

Brought back from the mountains in Nantou region (Taiwan), this pearl shaped green wulong is one of today’s most popular industry standards.

Bai Ye Long Jing Organic

Rolled in the classic style of Long Jing, this is a beautiful creation from our producer of Huiming.

Gyokuro Shizuoka Organic

The Okabe farmers cooperative offers us this Gyokuro produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.

Huiming Hong Cha

This black tea, a recent innovation of Mr. He, is composed of long curly leaves decorated with golden buds.

Huiming Organic

This tea from Zhejiang is produced by the master hand of Mr. He, a dynamic and forward-thinking producer.

Jing Guan Yin Hong

This highly aromatic black tea from Fujian is one of M. He’s recent experimentations. Skilfully transformed following the Chinese methods for black tea, the Jin Guan Yin (a cultivar from the Wuyi Mountains normally used for wulong production) reveals an exceptionally smooth and fruity profile.

Jingning Yin Zhen

Worthy of the expertise of Mr. He, this superb white tea is of uniform, smooth and fine buds.

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