Teas

Discover the highest quality teas, selected directly from the tea gardens.

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Matcha Sora

Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.

Gyokuro Tamahomare

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.

Matcha Choan

Our highest grade of ceremonial Matcha. Produced with such finesse it feels like 'drinking silk'. From a blend of three different cultivars expertly chosen and assembled by M. Koyama, its balance is very close to perfection.

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Mei Zhan Zhen

From the summit of Mount Zhenghe in Fujian (China), the long golden buds of this black tea are seductive simply from the chocolaty smell of the dry leaves! Once infused, they deploy intoxicating scents of lavender, lemon grass and hemlock. The liquor is rich, velvety and offers nuances of very refined pastries. A glorious tea, generous and unforgettable!

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Long Jing Jingning Bai

The cultivar used to produce this great tea comes from wild tea plants reproduced by grafting. On infusion, its tender yellow-green leaves reveal rich fragrances of forest flowers and fresh hazelnuts. Its light and flowing liquor is full and its tangy flavour, reminiscent of rocket, leaves a pleasant sensation of freshness.

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Long Jing Shi Feng

Praised for the beauty of its steeping leaves and the fresh chestnut scents they give off, Long Jing is the most famous green tea in China. Harvested in Shi Feng (original terroir), Zhejiang, this small production (20kg) is masterfully created by the Tang family, with whom we have been working since 2003. Complex aromas and smooth liquor, this grand cru combines aromatic richness and finely balanced flavors.

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Bi Luo Chun Du Yun

Produced in Du Yun Mountain (Guizhou), Bi Luo Chun tea is made from extremely fine plucking where tender young buds make up most of the harvest. Skillfully transformed by M. Li’s hand in traditional woks, these tiny rolled shoots give off surprisingly intense fragrances. Deep herbal aromas in a full-bodied brew, this rich and tasty tea possesses a unique balance between body and finesse.

Dragon Pearls (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.
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Huiming Jingning Bai Organic

Our producer of Jingning (Zhejiang) never disappoints and this tea is no different.  Produced from a wild and local plant, it is both a feast for the eyes and taste. Once infused, the liqueur is surprisingly clear, vibrant, full, fat and overpowered by gourmet vegetal notes (asparagus with butter).  This balanced and refined tea is enhanced by a fresh and floral final evoking May lilacs.

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Sun Moon Lake T-18 2010

Though still very uncommon, aging black tea is slowly picking up as a trend. When we consider the depth 8 years of Taiwanese storage has given this tea it must me a good thing.

Assam Breakfast Organic & Fairtrade (Banaspaty) (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.

Fairtrade

Chai Camellia Organic (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 50 teabags made entirely of plant based fibres, all materials approved by the strictest food industry regulations (FDA/EU).
No nylon is used whatsoever.

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Earl Grey contains the same Indian black tea leaves and fancy bergamot as our loose leaf Earl Grey.

Fairtrade

Gyokuro Shuin

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

Huiming Org. (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Rooibos Zeste Éclair (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Sencha Nagashima Organic (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) Organic & Fairtrade Teabags (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Assam Breakfast (Banaspaty) contains the same Indian black tea leaves as our loose leaf Assam Breakfast.

Fairtrade

Chai Camellia Organic (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Each pack contains 50 teabags made entirely of plant based fibres, all materials approved by the strictest food industry regulations (FDA/EU).
No nylon is used whatsoever.

Dragon Pearls (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of teabags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each pack contains 50 bags.

Earl Grey Organic & Fairtrade (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Now offered in individual teabags, our organic Earl Grey contains the same Indian black tea leaves and fancy bergamot as our loose leaf Earl Grey.

Fairtrade

Huiming Org. (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of teabags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each pack contains 50 bags.

Rooibos Zeste Éclair (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of teabags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue. The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea. Each pack contains 50 bags.

Sencha Nagashima Organic (Bag of 50 Teabags)

Our selection of tea bags contains the same teas that we offer loose leaf in our catalogue.  The pyramid form liberates the leaves' rich flavours revealing the freshness of the tea.  Each pack contains 12 bags.

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Anji Bai Cha

Anji Bai Cha is a treasure of refinement visible in the sight of its beautiful threadlike leaves, resembling pine needles. In the infusion they blossom to provide a liquor of a translucent jade hue. On the palate, sweet and tangy flavors are enhanced by vegetal notes (bok choy), gourmet (pine nuts, butter) and flowers. A tasty tea with a sublime and delicate finish.

Matcha Fuka Midori

This fine bright green powder offers, when whisked, a gastronomic character with notes of cocoa and almond milk.

Matcha Sendo

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

Tai Ping Hou Kui Hou Keng | Collection Box

These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village. Easy to prepare, this tea has a full and balanced liquor, highlighted by a greasy silky texture. Dominated by gourmet vegetal notes, with refined floral nuances that add to its fascinating rusticity. Its finish is slightly mineral and evokes its mountainous forest origins leaving us with a calm soothing note. What else could one want?

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. Infused, its graceful leaves emanate smooth aromas of wintergreen, malt and tobacco. Lightly mentholated and generously fruity with notes of prune and raisin, its liquor is round, full and silky. A perfect tea for those special mornings.

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Chuan Hong

Here is a very nice aromatic black tea from Sichuan composed of fine golden buds. Its liquor, supple and full, has stunning floral (peony) and fruity aromas, supported by its gourmet (buckwheat honey) and resinous character. A powerful and elegant tea which gently unfolds its long sweet finish.

Gyokuro Okabe

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

Matcha Sora (100g bag)

Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.

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Bai Ye Long Jing

Rolled in the classic style of Long Jing, this is a beautiful creation from our producer of Huiming. A delightful tender green colour, this tea, grown from the modern cultivar Bai Ye no.1, presents beautiful flat leaves. Sweet and full, the liquor is silky and fluid. Its dominant vegetal character (bok choy) is vitalized by floral notes and a fine acidity reminiscent of green apple. A tea that asserts itself gently.

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Darjeeling 1st Flush Thurbo

This world class tea garden bestows upon us this heavenly clonal First Flush delight. This lot, composed of large leaves and curled buds, is typical of modern aesthetics. It’s light and spacious liquor ranges from scents of herbs and flowers (wild spring flowers) to supple notes of peach and muscatel. A perfect example of pure AV2 cultivar and the glory of young tea plants in the Himalayan soil.

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Meng Ding Gan Lu

Sichuan lavishness us with green teas with fine downy buds. Damp leaves fill the air with sweet gourmet (hazelnut) and marine fragrances. Its delicate green liquor is dense and rich with aromas of green vegetables (roasted fiddle-heads) and fruity nuances. A generous tea offering a luxurious velvety texture as well as a sweet and floral finish.

Sejak Seoladawon | Collection Box

This Corean tea is entirely picked and transformed by hand. The result is of a rare complexity: sweet scents of green peas, kombu seaweed and raisins; body dominated by herbal aromas with hints of chestnuts and peat; lightly tart and marine-like finish with fruity and floral undertones. A true delight for both mind and body.

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Wei Shan Mao Jian Organic

The fine plucking of this tea from Hunan offers a harmonious mix of young leaf buds. The infusion freely releases notes of green vegetables and wild flowers. The pale green liquor, slightly cloudy, is lively and smooth. A generous tea of well balanced finesse.

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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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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.

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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!
Fairtrade

Matcha Uji

A delicious matcha with an excellent quality / price ratio brought to us by the Osafumi brothers, second generation producers. This matcha comes from the mythical region of Uji, near Kyoto (the former capital of Japan), and more precisely from Ujitawara, hometown of Nagatani Soen, inventor of the sencha tea style. Its powerful and tasty emulsion offers a velvety texture and a slightly bitter-sweet flavor, with notes of oily grass and snow peas. A touch of gentle iodine tickles the palate, overshadowing everything. 

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Qimen Hong Gong Fu

Classic Chinese Black Tea from Qimen (Keemun) region, in Anhui province. One of the most popular black teas in China. Made mostly from mature leaves with little to no buds, this type of harvest is Anhui’s specialty (a similar pluck to the Lu An Gua Pian).

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Jingxian Jin Jun Mei

This tea from Anhui Province was produced in the style of the great Chinese black teas, Jin Jun Mei or 'beautiful golden eyebrows'. Gently rolled fine leaves and buds express an amazing wealth of herbaceous (tobacco), floral and woody fragrances. Its liquor is soft and has a slightly powdery texture giving it volume and body. Nuances of cocoa and leather give way to a volatile finish evocative of mustard seed. A complex and refined tea!

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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Sencha Kojima Kotarou (Shincha)

Proudly bearing its producer’s name, this early plucking from Shizuoka was made asamushi style (short steaming) with great skills. The tea shows uncommon aromatic complexity, a true testimony of M. Kojima’s ability to manipulate cultivars and transformation techniques.

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Sencha Yamabuki

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!

Népal 1st flush Jun Chiyabari organic

This up and coming garden once again surprises us with this beautiful batch of leaves and buds. Its sweet liquor, silky and slightly mineral (limestone), holds herbaceous, floral and fruity perfumes (peach) reminiscent of spring at its best. Its sublime finish will make your palate eager for more! 

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Nepal autumnal Jun Chiyabari Organic

From magnificent gardens, only a short distance from Darjeeling, the delicate leaves and golden buds of this fall lot have been transformed with care and expertise. The resulting liquor is sweet and light, displaying its rich floral perfumes, honey and subtle fruity (apple) and chocolate accents. Simply exquisite!
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Spring 2019 Tasting Kit: China

Selection of 3 teas from China.
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Spring 2019 Tasting Kit: Inde

Selection of 3 teas from India.
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Spring 2019 Tasting Kit: Japan

Selection of 3 teas from Japan.
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Tuyet San

Long buds from old wild tea trees compose this green tea of northern Vietnam. Its light yellow liquor is lively with its fragrances of fruit and vegetable (artichoke). Light and sweet, it has a powdery (icing sugar) and mineral texture, reflecting the downy and wild nature of its young buds. The finish is pleasantly long, floral and refreshing! For all fans of young sheng Pu Er and white teas.

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Darjeeling 2nd flush Singbulli Organic

This magnificent Darjeeling 2nd Flush style black tea comes from the Singbulli Tea Estate, a quiet little garden on the road into Darjeeling’s Mirik Valley. This garden has made a little reputation for itself with its exceptional large leaf clonal teas. The EX-17 organic lot we are presenting here brilliantly showcases why.

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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 !

Xin Yang Mao Jian

From tea bushes cultivated on the region's highest mountains, this renowned tea is produced from a fine harvest of delicate buds. The smooth, cloudy liquor has a fruity and floral bouquet reminiscent of litchi. Upon tasting, this bright cup reveals its astringency, distinctness, and aromatic complexity. The floral and herbaceous notes run from toasted hazelnuts to straw, leaving a fresh miny finish. A fortifying and generous tea.

Bristol Chai | Arthur Organic

This is the perfect cellar to impress the gallery! Classic and balanced, the liquor is red in the image of the cinnamon that is in the foreground and adorns its taste with a delicately sweet tip.

Bristol Chai | Clark Organic

A chai for the epicureans of the World and all fans of cocoa. Its gourmet liquor, pleasantly full-bodied, is enhanced by a deep, persistent spicy kick. The aromatic profile reflects the balance of the spice and tea composition.

Bristol Chai | Eva Organic

A chai for green teas lovers and those with a sense of adventure . The unusual orange-yellow liquor glows from the turmeric which also a gives it a surprisingly seductive aroma . A pleasant bite balanced with its rich, tannic vivacity.

Bristol Chai | Scarlett Organic

Thanks to its soothing effect, this caffeine-free blend of rooibos and spices will appeal to everyone. Its deep red liquor offers subtle fruity aromas that develop into a sweet and spicy finale.

Bristol Chai | Winston Organic

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.

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