This tea is traditionally drunk with meals in Japan. It is considered a classic everyday tea. The large and impressively green leaves of Bancha are taken from the lower shoots of the tea plant. They are rich in minerals, but contain up to 70% less caffeine than Gyokuro teas. The taste is s..
The bushes of this famous tea grow surrounded by fruit trees. They absorb the aroma of the blossoms in early spring when the tender leaves of the tea are beginning to form. Processed by hand the curled leaves are covered in fine hairs. When infused they produce a clear green liquor with a delic..
This widely known and much loved variety of Japanese genmaicha tea is a perfectly blended combination of Japanese sencha, mild matcha and peeled toasted rice. This genmaicha is of the highest standard. The lime-coloured cup produces a light toasty note that is soft tasting, and slightly sweet with a..
Chun Mee means 'precious eyebrows', and this tea is hand-rolled with great skill to achieve the right shape - that of precious eyebrows. This tea yields a sweet, smooth taste with a mellow plum-like aftertaste. It is a longtime favourite that is suitable for all day, every day.
One of the anticipated moments of the tea calender is the arrival of the new Darjeeling 1st flush - with a freshness and flavour on a completely different level.
For Spring 2017 we have chosen tea from the Mim Garden which sits at an altitude of 6800ft. The garden is beautiful and surro..
The Nagri plantation lies in the Rongbong valley at altitudes of up to 1400m. Tea bushes grow slowly in these conditions, and the aroma and leaves of this regular-leaf green tea develop perfectly in the cool mountain air. It has some silvery tips and a classical round and soft character.
This is the highest grade of one of the world's most famous and sought-after teas, also known as Long Jing. The leaves (like all green and white teas) are picked at the beginning of spring, meaning that they have had all winter to develop. As a result, they slowly absorb the nutrients from the soil ..
This is a superb China jasmine tea. It is superior in both taste and appearance. The fragrant leaves are harvested and processed thoroughly. They are then sieved to give the tea a more distinct taste. The cup has a light slightly yellow colour, spreading a glorious bouquet of jasmine. Ingredien..
This is a superb China jasmine tea. It is superior in both taste and appearance. The fragrant leaves are harvested and processed thoroughly. They are then sieved to give the tea a more distinct taste. The cup has a light slightly yellow colour, spreading a glorious bouquet of jasmine. Ingredients: h..
Fujian monkey picked is one of the great teas of China. According to legend, it was originally picked from high-growing plants in such difficult cliff edge locations that monkeys were trained to pluck the leaves. The rough, slightly fluffy leaf produces a light yellowish-green infusion with a mild c..
This remarkable Japanese delicacy is a green bancha tea with brown toasted rice added.
It is a Japanese favourite that came about because rice was cheaper than tea, so the tea was bulked up with rice. Today we drink it because of its wonderful toasty taste. It is a full bodied and sweet green ..
Revitalising and refreshing, this is a wonderful tea to drink when you are in need of concentration and energy. Green curve is grown on the Lu mountain in the Jiangxi region of China, where the conditions are misty and humid. They produce leaves that are long, small and rather dark in colour. This i..
Gunpowder tea is so called because the pellets resemble the gunpowder used by British warships in the 19th century. It is rolled in drums, and the constant rotation gives the tea its spherical form. Temple of Heaven tea, also known as zuccha or pearl tea, is much finer than most other gunpowder teas..
Gunpowder tea of the highest quality, now in biodegradable pyramid teabags. Gunpowder green tea is so called because the pellets resemble the gunpowder used by British warships in the 19th century. It is rolled in drums, and the constant rotation gives the tea its spherical form. Temple of Heav..
Huan Shang Mao Feng is one of the ten famous green teas of China. This connoisseur green tea comes from the famous Dao Ren mountain peak in the Yiwu district of the Zhejiang Province. Named after the Dao Ren (Dao priests) who meditated on the mountain in ancient times. This is an exquisite green tea..
This green tea comes from Shizuoka, near the slopes of Mount Fuji. The leaves are plucked mechanically during autumn and sorted by hand. Sencha means "steamed". It is a method of stopping the oxidization of green leaves. Very fine and fragile leaves produce a light olive green cup ric..
This tea is one of the ten famous teas of China. It originated in the Anhui province in 1776 during the Ching dynasty. The unique characteristic of this tea is the removal of the bud and the stem after picking the leaves. The leaves are then carefully processed and pan-fried over low heat. The resul..
Mao Jian (pronounced maow te-een) is one of the ten famous teas of China. It comes from the precious spring harvest of the misty Huang Shan Mountain in Anhui Province. The name Mao Jing means hairy tip or fur tip. The character of the tea is bright fresh and clean. It is refreshing and suits any tim..
Matcha is a fine green tea powder which is the tea at the centre of the Japanese tea ceremony and as such is a speciality.To produce good Matcha tender Gyokuru leaves are steamed briefly, dried in the air and finally, after removing all stems, is stone ground into a fine powder - a time consuming pr..
Although Japanese in origin, sencha tea is a very popular and frequently consumed drink in China where it is more economically produced and is of a comparable standard. The large-leaf is slightly brittle due to its wiry character, while the dark olive green infusion clearly shows that the middl..
This exceptional green tea is produced from a large leaf camelia found only in the Anhui Province of China. The leaves can be up to 15cm long. In 2004 the tea was awarded the prestigious title in China of "King of Teas". It is also known as 'two knives and one pole' because there are two straight le..
This green tea is from our special Yunnan collection. It comes directly to Char from our expert Chinese buyer. Yin Si is processed using a traditional method of heated copper basins where freshly plucked leaves are placed to stop oxidisation. Yunnan's warm and wet climate, well drained volcanic soil..