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Shimen Green Mountain Peak

Fresh, Floral, Reviving

A spring-fresh Chinese loose leaf green tea 2018 from the Wuling Mountain Range, Shimen.

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Shimen Green Mountain Peak Green Tea


The Origin Story

Each year, we spend the early spring in Asia with our tea masters and producers, sourcing green teas that truly represent the essence of the season: bursting with sweet, delicate flavour. We look for nuances of taste that can only come from authentic terroir and the work of the tea master – the unique signature of each batch. We pack them directly at origin to lock in the freshness, ensuring they reach you in the same way that they left the garden.

We found our Shimen Green Mountain Peak in organic, biodiverse gardens at elevation of over 1,000m on the spectacular Wuling mountain range. The local monastery is where the Chinese expression 茶禅一味 originated (which expresses the close connection between Zen and tea) and you’ll find this painted on the walls of tea houses in beautiful calligraphy. A vibrant jade-green, abundant with floral aroma and rich with nutty undertones. Thick and satisfyingly sweet, this tea is highly prized at origin, and was registered with its own trademark in 2012. It’s rarely found outside of China. The tea master there has particularly strict picking methods: always pick on a dry day, always pick the best buds and only the bud. The result is beautifully downy tips on the dry leaf, that renders an infusion that’s abundantly floral, thick and sweet. Known in Chinese as ‘Yinfeng’ this means ‘silver’ and ‘peak’, much like the shape of the leaf.

Find out more about our spring-fresh green teas on our about green tea knowledge page.

China - Hunan

Hunan is famous for its green and yellow tea production, as well as its fiery cuisine.

In south-central China, this region is wonderfully diverse – from natural lakes, to staggering mountain ranges that drain into the rivers and tributaries running through the area.

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Tasting Notes

Engage Your Senses

What to
Look For

Spindles of green buds covered in silver downy hairs.


Abundantly floral with nutty undertones.

In the Cup

Vibrant jade green.


Spring-fresh green tea, thick and sweet.

Make the Perfect Cup of Shimen Green Mountain Peak


Measure 4g or 2tsp per cup (250ml)

Heat Water
Heat Water

Heat water to 70°C


Infuse tea for 3 minutes

3 min

You can infuse this tea up to 2 times


Shimen Green Mountain Peak Green Tea
Average rating: 5 Stars
  • Rating: 5 stars
    by Mark
    Delicious & divine!
    by Mark
    Rating: 5 stars
    Delicious & divine!
    This tea is wonderful and has now become my favourite. It has a clean, sweet taste similar to Sichuan Dew and Japanese Sencha but very slightly more floral. I reinfuse the leaves three times and it still has good flavour on the third cup. Thanks to Jing for offering this lovely tea!

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