Fresh Loose Leaf Green Tea

Green Tea

The best of the annual spring greens are harvested “before the rain”. This class of tea offers complexity and nuance, and flavors from vegetal, savory and cream-like to toasty, nutty, and naturally sweet.

Known for our selection of seasonal and unusual greens, we procure small lot, specialty varieties timed by the harvest weather, crafted in the traditions of the area.

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    Organic Green Tea Sampler - 3 of China's Finest

    China's green teas are famous for their artistically shaped leaves, rich aromas and clean fresh flavors. Each spring as the weather warms, tender, newly emerging buds and leaves produce a class known as "before the rains" teas. These varieties are much...
    Spring greens, elegant, fresh flavors.

  • Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Each harvest season this rare tea offer flavors exceptional flavors of spring. Rich in amino acids, Anji offers a umami flavor unusual for a Chinese green. In the 1980s, in a bamboo forest above the Huang Pu River in the mountains of Zhejiang Province,...
    Savory, rich "umami" flavors

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    Jasmine Green

    Fresh, green tea leaf has been delicately and repeatedly scented with the petals of jasmine flowers to create a soothing and satisfying cup of tea that goes well with food. Lot Notes The scenting process for this tea is traditional. Multiple scentings...
    Natural flavors, soothing

  • Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing Jiukeng

    Dragon Well "Jiukeng" - Long Jing Jiukeng

    A style of Dragon Well rarely found in the U.S. Elegant in appearance, offering an exquisite aroma, this Lung Ching cultivar is noticeably smaller in leaf than the more widely known Dragon Wells. The leaf appearance is strikingly green with ample golden...
    Local, elegant, small-leaf cultivar

  • Thousand Days Red Jasmine - Xian Tao

    Thousand Days Red Jasmine - Xian Tao

    Thousand Days Red Jasmine (Xian Tao) celebrates the gastronomic and social value of tea.  Known as a display or presentation tea, this wonderful tea is made with soft, very pliable green tea leaves that are sewn together, often with a silken thread,...
    Beautifully shaped leaves unfurl and bloom.

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    Jasmine Silver Tip - Yin Hao Jasmine

    The fragrances of jasmine flowers scent our organic lot of Jasmine Silver Tip. Grown in Fujian Province, Silver Tip is a Yin Hao Jasmine style green tea; note the abundance of silver buds and its rich green leaves. Traditionally, the jasmine flower...
    Jasmine flower scented, organic green tea.

  • Wuyi Green - WuYi Qing

    Wuyi Green - WuYi Qing

    Described as a "wild" tasting green, the descriptor is apt for this unusual, boldly flavored cultivar. A local green grown on a small farm in the mountains of Fujian Province. Leaves are a rich, deep green color after a traditional style pan...
    Enlivening, fruity, herbaceous

  • White Monkey - Bai Hou

    White Monkey - Bai Hou

    Handmade, small-farm tea with a light-golden cup color and a very likeable, sweet-nutty flavor. Its name and wonderful appearance give hints to the flavors and aromas that will follow once the leaves are steeped. Like most green teas grown in Fujian...
    "Playful" leaves, rich vegetal flavors

  • Tongyu Mountain Green -Tongyu Shan Qing

    Tongyu Mountain Green -Tongyu Shan Qing

    A local Mao Feng cultivar, it is farmed & processed to local custom. It is not often found in the U.S. in this style and flavor. TMG is an exceptional choice for those that enjoy a strong and full-bodied Chinese green. Handpicked, single origin and...
    Deep green leaves, vegetal, hint of fruit

  • Three Cups Fragrance - San Bei Xiang

    Three Cups Fragrance - San Bei Xiang

    Tea is named for the 3 wonderful infusions the leaves traditionally offer. Using a pan-firing method called "San Bei Xiang", it results in leaves in various shades of dark green and, at times, almost a silver-gray appearance. A traditional green made in...
    Brisk, clean herbaceous flavor

  • Stir Fried Greens - Chao Qing Cai

    Stir Fried Greens - Chao Qing Cai

    A well-known green tea in China and virtually unknown outside Fujian Province. Stir Fried is plucked early in the spring harvest and then pan-fired to a lovely, wholesome & sweet vegetal flavors. As it is not produced for the export market, it is...
    Fresh cut vegetable flavors, sweet!

  • Snow Bud - Xue Ya

    Snow Bud - Xue Ya

    Grown at a high elevation, the season is short for this style of tea. Its small, thin leaves reflect its high-mountain origin. Leaf is dense, flavor is nuanced and somewhat subtle. Produced inland in Fujian Province, the tea is...
    Lush, a delicate honey note.

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    Matcha - Powdered Green Tea

    Our grade of organic matcha is made from tencha, the shaded first leaves of the spring harvest. This produces its vibrant green hue, umami sweetness, creamy taste, and enlivening energy. For 2-3 weeks prior to harvesting, the tea leaves are shaded using...
    Spring sweet, umami

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    Sencha - Hao Di

    Our Sencha is organic, the leaves are long and a rich, emerald green color flecked with shades of lighter green. Taste is slightly astringent and produces a yellow liquor. Ours is grown in Fujian Province in the Japanese style. Processing of the leaf is...

  • Green Mist - Quing Wu

    Green Mist - Quing Wu

    Green Mist, Qing Wu, is our proprietary blend of 3 pan fired, spring-pick green teas.  Selected for their respective flavors and curled leaf shapes, our Mist offers a naturally vegetal and herbaceous cup. You will note a bit of tension between the...
    A lively, refreshing green.

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    Known as "brown rice tea" - Genmaicha is a Japanese specialty tea and is perhaps the most popular of all of the tea offerings from Japan. Lot Notes A traditional blend combining all of the ingredients and resulting flavors that make this...
    Refreshing, crisp & savory flavors.

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    Gunpowder - Zhu Cha

    This lot of organic Gunpowder is a loosely-rolled with a bright, green-side leaf. Made with the same harvest period leaves as used for tightly rolled Pinhead and medium rolled versions, this lot uses a larger leaf and is processed in a more...
    Loosely rolled, lightly pungent.

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    Dragon Well - Long Jing - Organic

    Dragon Well, Long Jing, has a rich and long history of cultivation and may well be the most famous tea in the world. Highest grade lots are plucked early in the spring with much anticipation among lovers of tea. Its exquisite taste highlights why it is...
    Fresh, sweet, nutty, chestnut-like notes

  • Dragon Well - Long Jing

    Dragon Well - Long Jing

    Dragon Well is known for 4 characteristics: a jade-like color, vegetative aroma, chestnut-like flavor and a feather-like shape. It is perhaps the best known of the Chinese teas. Our Lung Ching is a standard grade showing fresh green coloration, hints of...
    Clean vegetal flavor, toasty, naturally sweet notes