Delicate and mellow
White tea originates in the spectacular mountains of Fuding in China. They are the least processed of all teas, simply picked and dried. White teas are beautifully delicate and soft in taste with notes of honey and melon.
Sweet and sappy
Yellow tea is a speciality of Anhui, Sichuan and Hunan provinces in China. It’s one of the rarest types of tea, with long, slow production giving it a mellower and riper flavour than green tea.
Smooth and refreshing
Green tea is the oldest form of tea in the world, first produced in China as long as 5000 years ago. Great green teas are characterised by vibrant spring freshness coupled with a quenching, sweet finish.
Complex and Diverse
Oolong teas are a speciality of Southeast China and Taiwan. The production of oolong teas is long and complex and involves great skill. They offer a profusion of flavours from light notes of fresh flowers to darker, more richly textured roasted hazels and chocolate.
Rich and fortifying
The world’s best black teas are whole leaf and produced in India, Sri Lanka and China. They are assertive and robust and their balance of flavour allows them to be enjoyed with or without milk.
Ripe and mature
Like fine wine, puerh tea improves over time. The aging process matures and develops the flavour, giving mellowness and complexity. Very old and well stored puerh has a magnificently smooth texture and exquisite taste.
India is home to three famous black tea regions and varieties, Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri.
Assam teas are famous for their rich, assertive and malty flavours; Darjeeling teas are light, succulent and fragrant; and Nilgiri teas combine both richness of flavour and fragrance with mellow undertones.
Japanese teas are vibrant with a sap-like texture. Japanese green teas are steamed rather than fired (as they are in China), which accentuates the freshness and green flavours.
Tea in Japan plays a vital role in custom, philosophy and everyday life. The vast majority of tea produced in Japan is green tea and most of it is consumed in Japan itself.
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