Discover the highest quality teas, selected directly from the tea gardens.
White tea composed of buds and leaves, a rich floral flavour with a hint of sweetness, and a surprising touch of cinnamon. This Bai Mu Dan is smooth yet full-flavoured. A good cup for everyday drinking.
Fermenting tea in Shaanxi usually implies Erotium Cristatum to form Golden Flowers (Jin Hua) on the leaves. Visible on the pressed bricks, these light golden specks are responsible for the typical woody and fruity aromas found in their infusion.
Here is one of those little aged jewels from the Hualien region on the east coast of Taiwan. Tinted khaki, the leaves of this thirty year old wulong, once rinsed, offer generous aromas of damp wood and spicy cigars. Its soft liquor flows gently on the palate spreading its sweet (beet) and metallic (prunes) flavours. The finish is deep and subtly mineral.
Many years have passed since we last sold an Indonesian import on our menu; these silky white buds are produced in the Purbasari region of Java Island.
Worthy of the expertise of Mr He, this superb white tea is of uniform, smooth and fine buds. The infusion offers rich flavors of oats, fruit (ripe banana) and flowers, nuanced in the mouth by a peppery accent. Its rosy liquor is sweet, oily and full. Well balanced, it evolves to a minty and thirst quenching finish. To be savoured in tranquillity!
Without venturing far into Laos we find farmers producing tea using the ancestral methods of Yunnan. In Phong Sali, producers work their teas with great care, rivaling (and even occasionally surpassing) the quality those of their famous neighbors… often at much lower prices.
An instant favourite from François from his last trip to China. In line with traditional Liu Bao, the large brown leaves of this tea have been compressed into bamboo baskets to be aged. Strong aromas of forest undergrowth gracefully fuse with a soft liquor which includes spicy nuances (fennel) and sweet (maple water). A most refreshing tea!
This beautiful addition to our list of aged teas will please all lovers of rustic and traditional teas. Its large autumn leaves, picked a year after budding, come from ancient trees perched on the slopes of Shi Shan Mountain. Its liquor has a smooth and sweet texture enhanced by notes of camphor, ripe fruit and tobacco. Accents of spices and firewood, typical of ancient cultures, support a light and generous finish.
This white tea embellished with flowers and fruits develops a red liquor marked by the refreshing acidity of the hibiscus and lemon. Its silky texture gives body to this tea with fine floral fragrances.
Aged tea made from the leaves trees over 100 years old in the Guo Gan region of Myanmar a region inhabited by minorities of Chinese origin.
This loose leaf Pu Er produced in the prolific Menghai tea factory and expertly preserved in Hong Kong will satisfy all amateurs of rich and balanced teas. Thirty plus years of ripening have enhanced this tea which, once infused, offers a dense and opaque liquor. Silky and generously sweet, it carries its effects deep down the throat giving the impression of a gentle massage. Nuances of wet wood, dates, incense and spices all lead towards a refreshing and minty finish, like we love them!