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.
This tea from Zhejiang is produced by the master hand of Mr. He, a dynamic and forward-thinking producer.
Worthy of the expertise of Mr. He, this superb white tea is of uniform, smooth and fine buds.
A great find this spring, a Kabusecha style green tea from the Miyazaki region.
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.
From an organic culture on Kyushu Island, this tea is produced by pan-fried method (kamairi), instead of the conventional Japanese method of steaming. This style of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness, exempt from the typical astringency found in Sencha style teas.
A great Chinese Classic whole leaf with a bright tint of jade. A clear green liquor, brisk and tasty with elegant floral and grassy notes well structured with an edge of fresh hazelnut.
This green tea embellished with peony petals and essence of lychee offers a balanced and sweet liquor.
A white tea to tempt the curiosity of any tea lover. A composition of buds from the assamica variety plant, it has a rounder and more grounded aromatic profile than its sinensis variety counterparts. The coppery liquor progressively offers herbal notes (straw, tobacco), fruit (apricot) and has a rich gourmet edge of almond and cacao. A delicious tea with long floral aftertaste.