The history of tea growing in China stretches back almost 5000 years to 2737 BC when it was discovered by the legendary herbalist Shen Nong and found to offer many health benefits. Today, tea is grown in 18 provinces across the southern part of the country, and the individual regions and villages produce teas that are unique to that particular location. They vary according to the traditional style of manufacture but also because of what we call ‘terroir’, the tea’s ‘sense of place’.
The altitude, the lie of the land, the climate and weather patterns, the soil, and the care with which the plants are cultivated and plucked all add to the individuality of a particular tea.
Some of China’s best teas grow on the steep terraced slopes of high mountains where swirling clouds and mist protect the tea bushes from the glaring sun and bring moisture to feed the plants.
Others are cultivated on high plateaus, or on rugged flatter land surrounded by pine trees or ancient forests. Everywhere there is an abundance of streams and waterfalls, rivers and lakes that water the land and create the humidity that suits the tea plants so well.
A balanced taste of a fine green tea perfumed with the refreshing aroma of fragrant jasmine flowers. Spectacular!
The most famous and sought after Chinese green tea with notes of chestnut and hazelnuts. Soft and sweet with a mild aftertaste.
The most sophisticated, refined and complex loose leaf white tea – light, smooth, delicate and deliciously fragrant. An absolute favourite!
This is a wonderfully elegant oolong tea. Intensely fragrant, complex and delicious, it is a superb tea with a unique and distinctive personality!
An exquisite and fascinating Chinese green tea. Its high L-theanine content provides it with a long list of health benefits
Due to its distinctive flavour, enticing aroma and elegant tea leaves, this exquisite tea is recognized as one of the best black teas in China!
Only the tea buds and the first open leaves plucked from the ancient tea trees are used to produce this amazing loose leaf pu-erh tea.
This is one of the most popular flavoured oolong teas in China. Its floral aroma and silky texture are complemented by pleasant milk notes in a very harmonious way.
This oriental green tea has been given a boost with floral undertones for a light, refreshing cuppa!
Our traditional green tea has been given a tropical make-over for a hot, comforting drink with a fruity kick!