Fragrant, woodsy, with notes of licorice, this Chinese black tea also has clear and comforting smoky accents. Additionally, this tea is often used when cooking reductions and gravlax
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This popular tea has a simple fruity green tea flavor. Used traditionally in Moroccan mint tea.
Delicious organic green tea with mint. Its fresh persistence will give you a taste for more….
A green tea with bold vegetal notes, enhanced by the tangy flavors of raspberry and orange. This invigorating and refreshing tea has a charming and delicately poetic finish.
Perfect harmony between tea and chocolate. Cocoa butter, vanilla and black tea make this a desert in itself. Try after a meal or as a treat.
A Chinese black tea with a large quantity of buds known for its woody and earthy fragrance. Its liquor, sweet (malt) and crystalline, is supported by rich, tasty tannins that give it additional body. Spicy and floral aromas lighten this well-grounded tea.
A flat-leaf Japanese green tea from the region of Shizuoka. Contains very little caffeine. Gives a sweet liquor with very little astrincency. A perfect introduction to Japanese tea.
Genmaicha is a traditional Japanese blend of green tea leaves and grilled rice.
A well balanced blend of leaves and stems roasted to its characteristic ochre colour.
A Chinese wulong blended with dried apricot pieces, a favorite among lovers of creamy, exotic, thirst-quenching beverages. Makes as excellent an iced tea as it does a hot tea.
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.
This lightly fermented tea comes from Yongde region in Yunnan, the “hub" of shou Pu Er. Most of Yunnan is famous for its sheng cha production (the green, unfermented type of Pu Er), Yongde distinguishes itself with by specializing in the production of dark, carefully fermented teas. These shou cha have become the region’s trade mark.
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. Something both unique and resolutely Japanese in style, adding a new element to our catalogue Smooth, aromatic and bursting with warm flavours, our Yakushima organic rides a fine line between bold and refined.
Thanks to our passionate Guizhou producers, we have a new Chinese black tea on the menu. Using a white tea cultivar (Fuding Da Bai), the liquor is textured, sweet with a slightly acid character. The woody and malty notes resulting from the oxidation are enhanced with aerial, floral and spicy dimensions. A rich and sweet tea worthy of some beautiful pairings ... did somebody say Speyside Scotch?
From Guizhou Province in China, this tea has a beautiful contrast of silver buds and dark green curled leaves. The infusion provides bold marine and vegetable (fried spinach) aromas. The liquor is light yellow, slightly cloudy, lively and sweet, complemented by pleasant fruity (melon) and vegetable accents. A strong and refreshing tea perfect for warm weather!
With its large leaves (Da Ye) in southwest China (Yunnan), this tea has been lightly rolled into long golden twists. Its bright red liquor is clear and crystalline deploying a broad aromatic bouquet combining finesse and rusticity. Softwood notes (spruce), spices and leather enhance its tasty nuances of citrus and malt. Its finish reveals delicate floral and fruity (berries) accents.
Following the aesthetic of a Bai Hao with the cultivar (qingshin), a favourite of the Taiwanese, this "Oriental Beauty" comes to us from plantations located on the flanks of the Jingmai mountain in Yunnan (China). Its long leaves with hues of ochre and khaki reveal, upon immersion in water, rich fragrances of bark and cooked pears. Its attractive amber liquor boasts sweet and tart flavors evoking citrus zest. The finish lightly cradles the palate with its nuances of sweet spices (cinnamon) and heady flowers.
A young Pu Er tea selected deep in the Yongde forest (Lincang) central Yunnan.
Coming straight from a new garden project perched at 1,200 meters above sea level in eastern Guizhou, this tea harvested from 5-year-old seedlings of the Fuding Da Bai cultivar was grown without chemicals, as evidenced by the results of our laboratory tests in Shanghai. Its name (De Jian Long Zhu) refers to the young shoots strewn with buds rolled into small pearls that make up this everyday green tea. A bold and frankly vegetable liquor, evoking the taste of snow peas. Fruity and empyreumatic accents (smoked mussels) complete the tasting of this accessible, thirst quenching tea.
It takes at least 7 nights to perfume this green tea rich in buds with fresh jasmine flowers. Hand Rolled into the form of pearls, they open gradually to reveal the Dragon. A Chinese classic
This tea from Hunan Province is grown without chemical fertilizers or pesticides and is made solely from lovely rolled golden-hued buds. The result is a surprising liquor that is both silky and aromatic. Rich aromas of caramel and mild spices harmonize well with subtle vegetable notes (corn, tomato, and artichoke hearts) to create a balanced and particularly admirable vintage.
Plucked from wild trees in Nan Mei Valley in the Lincang area, these young silvery buds promise an amazing experience for any tea lover. Fragrances of aromatic herbs (sage) and clementine emanate from the infusion and its liquor is sweet, silky and spicy, aroma characteristic of tea from wild tea trees. The lemony finish is most memorable!
This Sencha from Shizuoka region comes from a rare cultivar called Koshun and is known for its intense floral bouquet.
Produced in the traditional style by Mr Sugiyama, one of our passionate artisans, this Sencha reveals a refreshing and well-balanced liquor. Its lively and vegetal taste blends with a slight bitterness and pleasant floral notes.
Here is a great production not to be missed, originating in the Wuyi mountains national park, one of the best terroirs for tea production due to the quality of its volcanic soils and its most favorable warm and humid microclimate. Infusion of its beautiful leaves, transformed by the hands of masters, offers intoxicating perfumes of sweet ripe strawberries and flowers. Its brilliant liquor is creamy and displays its woody and roasted accents with finesse, leaving room for precious nuances of sweet spices (nutmeg, cinnamon) and brown sugar. Generous and balanced, could make a nice gift!
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.
Rich with the knowledge of 16 generations of tea producers, Mr Marukyu offers us this amazingly accessible and addictive matcha.
A young Pu Er with surprising fruity, floral and camphorous aromas. Produced from century old trees in Mr. Mei's garden, this lot will remind some of Chinese green tea, but also reveal an exceptional aromatic intensity and length. Its generous texture, full of honey, flowers and wild herbs, is fully appreciated on multiple infusions.
Pressed into small 5 gram nests (tuo) For easy preparation, this PuEr harvested in 2011 around the Bulang mountains was produced and stored in Menghai by Vesper Chan. This ideal portion for brewing in teapot, gaiwan, or in your favorite mug at the office, makes this tea perfect for lovers of simplicity.
Originating from ecological plantations (Sheng Tai), this shou Pu Er was compressed in the traditional form of the bird's nest (tuo cha). Its liquor, opaque and deep, has a dense and silky texture, enhanced with classic notes of damp undergrowth and roots (licorice). Subtle aerial nuances of incense and oat flowers confer lightness and softness to well-rooted tea. An entry-level aged tea of excellent quality.
This tea comes from the magnificent Ashikubo valley and has undergone a long drying process.
This Sencha, crafted by one of our favorite producers in Nara, is composed of a diverse mix of leaves and yellowish stems.
Legendary rolled wulong from Fujian (China), Tie Guan Yin (Iron Goddess of Mercy) is one of the country’s best representatives. Its sharp, sweet taste and its characteristic flowery aromas (lilacs and lilies) made it a favorite both East and West. This particularly aromatic harvest comes from M. Zhang Guo Hua’s gardens, in the mountainous region of Anxi. Grown in altitude, his tea bursts with intensity.
The Okabe farmers cooperative offers us this Gyokuro produced following the covered method of cultivation giving it its characteristic taste from shade.
Coming from the modern new wave of black teas from China, this tea is composed of dark brown leaves rolled in the form of spirals. The infusion offers fine floral and citrus aromas, supported in the mouth by a sweet and delicious liquor. Rich aromas of root vegetables (sweet potato) and peanuts develop to raise its sweet caramelized finish to an even tastier level!
This tea from Zhejiang is produced by the master hand of Mr He, a dynamic and forward-thinking producer. The curly leaves accompanied by generous buds release in infusion a tasty and oily liquor. Bright and lively, it deploys a powerful fragrance of spring flowers. Its fruity (peach) and grassy nuances support its long nebulous finish. A fine and balanced tea.
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 type of transformation gives a particular balance between bitterness and sweetness.
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 tea, a little over 15 years old, was produced according to a historical heritage dating back nearly 1,500 years. Compressed in large baskets of bamboo (sometimes up to 50 kg) it consists of a mixture of leaves and stems blackened by moisture and time. Its sweet and earthy liquor is embellished with rooting aromas of spices (anise) and burnt wood. It also ranks in the family of Liu Bao Binlang Xiang (betel fragrance) because of the character naturally developed by its artisanal production. The finish is surprisingly fresh and sweet.
The roasted black wulongs, which include this tea, are renowned for their exhilarating aromatic complexity. This one is called "scent of honeyed orchid", and the infusion of its long twisted leaves deploys rich aromas of flowers and exotic fruits (litchi). Its bittersweet liquor is round, textured by woody and malty notes. Its finish is profoundly zesty.
Harvested from mature tea plants with roots deeply embeded in the terroir of the Wuyi mountains in the Fujian region, this roasted black wulong consists of large, dark and twisted leaves. Its beautiful amber colored infusion offers vegetable aromas of grilled zucchini and nuts. The clear liquor offers rich woody and fruity (strawberry) notes in the mouth, enhanced by a delicate floral presence. A rounded and generous tea to its finish, evocative of barley sugar.
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.
From the legendary Yellow Mountains of Anhui in China, this tea has such delicate leaves which promise an exquisite experience! The soft and sweet liquor has a vegetal (cooked spinach) and herbaceous character akin to wheatgrass. Fruity and buttery nuances enrich the creamy texture of this classic and affordable tea.