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  1. No. 109 - Kosabei (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    No. 109 - Kosabei (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    Classic high altitude Kenya tea! Loaded with regional nuance, tends malt, exceptionally fresh - like drinking tea on the estate. Learn More
  2. No. 110 - Behora (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    No. 110 - Behora (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    A classic Assam with a traditional leaf style. Produced during June this tea embodies all the flavor and strength you expect from a top Assam estate. Learn More
  3. No. 111 - Margaret's Hope (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    No. 111 - Margaret's Hope (TGFOP) Estate Tea

    A delicate tending astringent cup with the distinctive ‘Muscatel’ character. Hints of currant create an almost wine-like taste. Learn More
  4. No. 126 - Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

    No. 126 - Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

    Made only from tea leaf tips in an involved process that results in it having a tight rolled up shape, Bi Luo Chun is renowned for its strong fruity aroma and mellow flavor. A plantation growing Bi Luo Chun is amazing to visit, with the tea plants mixed in with a variety of fragrant fruit trees to give the tea its aroma and taste. Bi Luo Chun is premium grade direct from the slopes of Dong Ting mountain, has a bright green color and strong almost citrus aroma to it. An amazing tea! Learn More
  5. No. 127 - Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea

    No. 127 - Liu An Gua Pian Green Tea

    Liu'an Guapian is sourced from a plantation in this teas home province of Liu'an county, and is produced using traditional manual methods. This tea’s unique taste and shape comes from it being the only Chinese green tea that is made without using any buds, new leaves or stems. During processing, mature leaves are separated out and then carefully cut by hand to remove any stems and the central leaf vein. They then undergo a lengthy drying and rolling process, resulting in its unique round shape. When brewed Liu'an Guapian has a great complex sweet taste, and a bright, emerald color to the tea. Learn More
  6. No. 128 - Organic Superfine Dragon Well Green Tea

    No. 128 - Organic Superfine Dragon Well Green Tea

    Our Organic Superfine Dragon Well "Long Jing" Green Tea is traditionally handmade in Hangzhou. With a slightly, delicate orchid like aroma, it combines a great tasting tea with great health benefits.

    Whenever you feel upset or restless, Long Jing Tea is the perfect drink to relax and calm you.

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  7. No. 130 - Organic Hangzhou Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea

    No. 130 - Organic Hangzhou Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea

    The Organic Hangzhou Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea is also called Tian Mu Yun Wu Tea, comes from the organic tea garden of Tianmu Mountain in Lin’an, Hangzhou. The organic tea garden of Tianmu Mountain has passed the organic certification of European, U.S. and Japan, is an important base for planting organic dragon well tea and green tea. While meeting the standard of organic certification, the picking of leaves and making of teas should be kept in high level. Materials are picked in one bud with one leaf or one bud with two leaves. The nature of fresh leaves is kept due to the excellent skills of the tea makers. By the combination of traditional manual craft and modern methods, the Organic Tian Mu Qing Ding Green Tea has the advantages of both organic tea and superior teas. It is suitable for organic tea lovers as well as clean green tea lovers. Learn More
  8. No. 131 - Superfine Jasmine Downy Dragon Pearls Green Tea

    No. 131 - Superfine Jasmine Downy Dragon Pearls Green Tea

    Jasmine Dragon Pearl green tea is a completely handcrafted, superfine quality green tea, that is not only an absolutely fantastic drink, but also an elegant work of art to watch brew. When dry, this pearl shaped tea is olive colored with obvious silver tips. Its production is a long, involved process. The tea buds and leaves are carefully picked in Spring, dried and then stored and kept cool until the jasmine flowers bloom. The night blooming jasmine flowers are picked early each morning while the petals are still closed. Kept cool during the day, in the early evening the flowers begin opening with a popping sound, indicating they are ready to be mixed in with the dried tea. After about 5 hours the flowers are removed and the tea carefully dried for 4 to 5 days. This scenting process is then repeated with fresh flowers a total of 7 times, in the end producing this amazing tea that takes over a month to make! 1 lb of finished Dragon Pearl tea will use about 4 lbs of jasmine flowers during this arduous process. Learn More
  9. No. 132 - Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea

    No. 132 - Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng Green Tea

    This Nonpareil Huang Shan Mao Feng is handmade from pre-ming wild tea. One of the Chinese Top Ten teas. Pre-ming tea has strict requirement of the picking time and its making standard, thus the sparrow-tongue appearance could been perfect formed, as well as the smooth sweet taste. Both of these characteristics are favoured by tea lovers.

    Te Gong refers to two Chinese words: 特(tè) and 贡(gòng). 特 is short for 特级, which means the tea’s grade is nonpareil; while 贡 is short for 贡品(gòng pǐn), meaning that the tea was used to be paid as tribute to the emperor.

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  10. No. 134 - Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

    No. 134 - Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui Green Tea

    Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui, also called as Tea King Tai Ping Hou Kui, is purely handmade green tea. Tea King means it is the king of Tai Ping Hou Kui tea, which is of the highest grade as national tea. It is a Chinese tea from Hou Keng in Huangshan Mountain in Anhui Province.

    Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui has brisk and smooth taste with sweet aftertaste. The long-lasting mellow flavor will leave a faint fragrance lingering in your mouth. The tea is made in the shape of two pieces of leaf holding one bud.

    The unique flavor of Nonpareil Tai Ping Hou Kui is inseparable from its particular traditional making method. The method has five procedures: picking, extracting, spreading, fixation, drying. This special crafting method gives Tai Ping Hou Kui the unique appearance from other green teas. This tea has flat and straight leaf, also big and thick. The bud is hidden in two leaves. It could not be seen without brewing the tea. After brewed, the tea leaves will stretch and reveal the bud.

    The dark green color of Tai Ping Hou Kui: high quality Tai Ping Hou Kui has dark green or forest green leaves, without any yellowish or brownish marks.

    Why are Tai Ping Hou Kui tea leaves flat: during the making of Tai Ping Hou Kui, the tea maker will gently and repeatedly press the tea leaves with their hands, making the leaves into flat shape. Due to the unique flat and straight shape, Tai Ping Hou Kui is recommended to be brewed with glass cup.

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