Teas

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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.

Competition Bai Hao 2nd Class | Collection Box

Happy will be those who have the chance to enjoy this award-winning Bai Hao 2nd class (5% of the lots presented in competition) available in very small quantities and certainly offering an experience of the most intoxicating. After rinse, this magnificent tea transformed with great care perfumes the air with its sweet scents of flowers, fruits, spices and more. Its full liquor has an extraordinary concentration of aromas and flavors right until the end. With a generosity and persistence pushed forward by a near perfect aromatic balance, this tea expresses itself in an inexhaustible language. …

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.

Dragon Pearls (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Competition Bai Hao 3rd Class | Collection Box

Here is the chance to taste one of the 200 award-winning 3rd class teas (only 9% of the prizes presented) during the last Bai Hao competition in Taiwan. If the name Bai Hao translates to "oriental beauty", it will also sometimes be called "five colors tea" in honor of its delicate leaves with various hues of brown, green, orange and silver. The infusion is simply ecstatic, unfolding an intense aromatic bouquet of flowers (lavender), ripe fruit, confectionery and spices. Its sweet and silky liquor offers a trip of the most memorable taste, combining the sweetness of its texture (saponins) to …

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

Bai Hao 2008

Aged for almost ten years, this wulong from Mr. Xu is sure to charm all admirers with the scent of brown sugar that emanates from its blend of whole leaves and fine silver buds. In infusion flavours of bark and roasted coffee dominate the aromatic spectrum. Its liquor, clear and mineral, retains a certain vitality despite its years of dormancy. Buckwheat (honey) and butter caramel notes enhance the slightly spicy pastry aspect of this tea from the North West of Taiwan.

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.

Dong Ding Competition Special Mention #5 | Collection Box

We are proud to offer you this lot that has received an Honourable Mention in at the annual Luku competition. This lot was ranked in the top 10 teas  of 6000. Its golden liqueur is sweet and full, combined with its slightly acidulous notes. Sweet hints of pineapple and candied fruit, oatmeal cookies and almond butter. The whole experience is supported by well integrated tannins and a bright briskness. This masterpiece builds towards a long finale where floral and fruity accents dominate. A gem for the lucky few!

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 Organic (box of 50 teabags in individual envelope)

Each box contains 10 teabags of 2.5 grams.

Lingtou Yuan Wei Dancong

A classic black wulong from Guangdong, both very suave and exotic. This tea comes from a less exploited side of the Dan Cong Mountains where crops are grown without chemicals. Its lively and fruity liquor (guava and honeydew melon) displays intense honey and floral fragrances. Powerful in the mouth, vegetal and woody notes are supported by generous tannins. Produced from thirty years old plants, this deep and well balanced tea offers a lot of infusions. Its finish is long, true to its name (meaning "taste of origin"), and worthy of exceptional teas. 

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.

Ali Shan 1999 (Charcoal Roast)

Plucked by hand and aged since 1999 by successive charcoal roasting, this high mountain tea offers an infusion with glossy black leaves and warm fragrances. Its liquor is rounded, velvety and deploys a broad range of aromatic nuances, with accents through woods and vanilla to notes of iodine (seaweed) and empyreumatics (coffee, caramel). The finish is gentle and deep.

Bai Hao

This is a new lot of this famous wulong made by Mr. Xu in Taiwan, highly prized for its aromatic complexity. Composed of many buds and small leaves, it possesses intoxicating aromas of cooked pears, spices and heady flowers. Its liquor is rich and sweet evoking warm buckwheat honey or caramelized root vegetables. A satisfying daily drink, for its invigorating effect and its flavors!

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 Organic (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.

Mi Lan Xiang Wudong Daan 150 years old single tea tree | Collection Box

The Feng Huang Mountains of China produce a few wulongs from single tea trees.

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.

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. 

Rou Gui Ma Tou Mr Liu

The Ma Tou (“horse head”) section in Wuyi National Park is known to produce some of the best Rou Gui in the World. This type of Wulong, harvested near the strange rock formation, is amongst the most sought after in China.

Tai Ping Hou Kui Hou Keng | Collection Box

These long mature leaves undergo a unique transformation in their home of Hou Keng village.

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.

Da Hong Pao 1994

This famous "rock wulong" from Fujian is offered in this version aged for more than twenty years.

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.

Dong Ding Competition 1st Grade | Collection Box

This First Class, award-winning wulong is one of the last one hundred teas in its category from the 6000 lots presented this year at the Luku contest. As required by the competition, the leaves are tightly rolled with the typical colours of the region's traditional roasting. A rich and oily liquor presents its aromatic complexity while oscillating between the warmness of bark and grilled rice and the exotic notes of fruit and flowers . A zesty character blends harmoniously with its slightly resinous finish. A Grand Cru, delicious from start to finish.

Gaba Cha

A surprising black wulong from the North of Taiwan. A varied dry leaf gives an deep amber cup with a spicy and fruity nose. Full flavour is sweet with edges of cooked apple and grenadine. Notes of cinnamon bark and nutmeg add to a floral and fruity persistence.

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.

Sencha Minamikyushu

Showcasing exceptional aromatic finesse, this Sencha green tea won second place in the annual Aichi prefectural tea competition (Japan). Competing in the “small batch” category (lots under 10kg), it will only make it to a handful of lucky clients for an exquisite tasting experience.

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. 

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.

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 ?!

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. Rich creamy texture with sweet final notes of coconut.

Competition Bai Hao 2 Flowers | Collection Box

Amateurs of exceptional tea, here is one of three recent batches coming to us from the annual Bai Hao competition in Taiwan. This one, nominated 2 flowers, as it is the case for about 20 to 25% of the 2000 lots judged, presents beautiful leaves adorned with sumptuous buds. Once infused, they display seductive scents of flowers (orange blossom) and pastries, charging the air with their aromatic power. Its succulent liquor, honeyed and woody, boasts soft resins (cedar), spices (nutmeg) and acidic fruit notes, evoking watermelon in its finale. Like quality teas, this one offers multiple deep and …

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! 

Qi Lan Xiang

Rolled into thin twists, true to the style of Guangdong, this wulong  has, however, been roasted only once (rather than twice) preserving its greenness and its distinctly floral aromatic bouquet. Its liquor thrusts its vegetal and sweet (fried courgette) character, embellished with rich nuances of fresh cream and coconut. Its finish is thirst-quenching and shows a tangy edge evoking pineapple. Also an excellent ice tea!

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.

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.

Darjeeling 1st Flush Tukdah organic

Rich, sophisticated classic First Flush from the North of Darjeeling. Tukdah is a garden of great reputation that has been very quiet for 10 years and suddenly come back on the scene. This organic lot boasts the traditional compact flavour of established seed-grown plants from the 1890’s and promises to mellow beautifully with age. Lively aromas of herbs, wood and spices, altogether rounded by a subtle zesty finish. Well balanced, great mouth feel: the true spirit of old plant Darjeeling.

Dong Ding Mr Nen Yu (Roasted)

The expertise of M.Nen Yu is doubly honored here with this tasty cooking of Dong Ding. The dark khaki leaves exhibit from their infusion intoxicating fragrances of berries (raspberry jam), honey and toast. Its liquor, rich and creamy, reveals a nice balance between its wooded and vegetal aspects. This generous tea also features an exotic finish of pineapple and flowers.

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.

Matcha Taiki Organic (40g bag)

This finely milled green tea, produced by Mr Tsutsumi and his team comes from Mie Prefecture.

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. Fragrances of coffee, candied fruit and Turkish apricots. The remarkable lingering aftertaste makes this an exceptional tea.

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Feng Huang Hong Cha

Originating in Guangdong, this black tea bears the typical form of the wulong teas produced in the Feng Huang region. These long twists release, once infused, charming fragrances of flowers and warm honey. Its liquor, slightly tart and flavorful, displays intense aromas of berries (blackcurrant) and roasted chestnuts. Enhanced by a delicate bite, tempered by its malty (barley sugar) character, its finish is long and comforting.

Huiming Hong Cha Organic

This black tea, a recent innovation of Mr He, is composed of long curly leaves decorated with golden buds. In infusion, rich chocolate and gourmet notes (peanut oil) stimulate our senses. Its coppery and smooth liquor unfolds on the palate with an amazing complexity, combining tart, sweet and even umami (oyster) with its nuances of root vegetables (parsnips) and spices. A silky tea from beginning to end.  To learn more about this product, see this blog article.

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. Well known for is refined visual and delicate aromas, it has been an imperial tribute since the Ming Dynasty.

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.

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