Green tea is made from tea leaves that are unoxidized during the manufacturing process. This is achieved by either tossing fresh leaves in heated woks - also called pan frying, a preferred Chinese method - or by steaming the leaves, which is a more of a Japanese tradition, in the early part of the processing. This "blanching" ensures that the enzymes in the leaf do not oxidize as it goes later through the rolling and the drying process. A good green tea calls for quality plucking and quick but precise manufacture. Depending upon the origin, green tea can taste vegetal, floral, toasted, nutty, grassy and savory.
DESCRIPTION An artisan jasmine green tea crafted with finest skills and ingredients for an exquisite cup. Tender tippy leaves are painstakingly handrolled into shape and... View full product details
DESCRIPTION A classic green tea from China - one of China’s Ten Famous Teas (teas previously enjoyed only by the Emperor). Also known as Longjing,... View full product details