Green tea dates back to Ancient China and it was the very first type of tea to be produced. Over the centuries it has spread to other countries, but the best varieties of green tea traditionally come from China and Japan.
It is one of the two unoxidised tea types, renowned for its numerous health benefits, including a high level of antioxidants. The leaves are carefully plucked and then dried using heat, either by steaming (Japan) or by pan-firing (China), with each process resulting in a different character of the teas.
Anji Bai Cha
This premium, delicate early spring green tea has a unique shape like a pine needle with a very pale green color reminiscent of soft green jade.
A rare green tea, this Ceylon tea originates from the Indulgashina gardens in Sri Lanka, which is ranked highly for offering the finest organic green teas. This tea shimmers in many shades of green, with long, slightly needle-like leaves. It has a bright green infusion and leaves you with a lightly flowery and sweet taste.
This is a delicious Japanese green tea which is blended with peony flower petals, rose petals and cherries to produce a beautifully balanced tea with a distinctive cherry undertone.
China White Hair
This wonderful green tea is grown in high mountain tea estates where the gardens are covered by thick fog most of the year.
Flowering Jasmine Balls
These amazing flowering teas are handmade rosettes of delicate green tea leaves and decorative flowers, which have been carefully infused with jasmine blossoms to give them their exquisite jasmine flavour and aroma.
Genmaicha, or ‘rice tea’, is a combination of green Sencha, roasted grains rice and popped rice. This distinct Japanese tea has bright golden infusion and nutty, slightly savoury flavour.
Green Earl Grey
An alluring blend of Japanese green tea and the essentially British flavour of Earl Grey tea. The two combine and complement one another fantastically, providing a classic green tea flavour with the sweetness and citrusy aroma of bergamot oil
Japan Gyokuro Asahi
This rare and exquisite tea which is also known as the “Most Exquisite Dewdrop”, was once only drunk by Emperors !
Sencha, which means ‘steamed tea’, is by far the most popular tea in Japan. It has a tender and sweetish note, which will appeal to everyone’s taste!
Jasmine Bai Mao Hou
Also known as ‘White Haired Monkey’ because the young tea buds appear twisted and have a silvery hue. The tea produces a classic, sweet, jasmine flavour and wonderful aroma. It was traditionally drunk by Chinese ladies for its beauty-enhancing qualities!
This tea comes from the Fujian province and is also known as “Phoenix Dragon Pearls”.
Kabuse No 1
Kabusé No.1 is the best green tea or sencha from the main May harvest.