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Types of Tea

ONE PLANT, MANY VARIETIES

An Amazing Spectrum of Taste

All tea is produced from the same species of plant, Camellia Sinensis. The method of production for each tea determines which of the types below it becomes. Certain types of the tea plant are best suited to producing different types of tea. With a good climate, rich soil, and good weather conditions, a tea master can coax an amazing array of flavours from the tea leaves with skilful production. Herbal infusions, often known as herbal teas are produced using flowers and fruits rather than tea leaves.

The Six Main Tea Types

Types of White Tea - Silver Needle Supreme Loose Tea

White Tea

Sweet and Mellow

Silver Needle Supreme Tea Infusion

White teas are produced predominantly in southern China. Their simple processing preserves the natural sweetness of the leaf.

Types of Green Tea - Anji Green Loose Tea

Green Tea

The Essence of Spring

Green Tea infusion

Green teas are unoxidised and should taste vibrant, grassy and refreshing. The best green teas are produced in China and Japan.

Types of Yellow Tea - Jun Shan Silver Needle Yellow Loose Tea

Yellow Tea

Smooth and Rounded

Yellow Tea infusion

Yellow teas are unique to China, produced in limited quantities in a handful of regions. Their production method gives a unique flavour.

Types of Oolong Tea - Traditional Iron Buddha Oolong Loose Tea

Oolong Tea

Rich and Complex

Oolong tea infusion

The best oolongs are produced in China and Taiwan where the climate, soil and local expertise are sufficient to produce this complex tea type.

Types of Black Tea - Taiwan Red Jade Loose Tea

Black Tea

Bold and Strong

Black Tea infusion

The most common, but the most misunderstood tea type. China, Taiwan, India and Sri Lanka all produce exceptional black teas.

Types of Pu Erh Tea - Pu Erh Tea Cakes

Puerh Tea

Aged and Mature

Pu Erh tea infusion

Only teas produced and aged in Yunnan, China, can be called puerh tea. A fascinating tea type with a completely unique character and flavour.

Sub Types

Types of Scented Tea - Earl Grey Loose Tea

Scented Tea

Bold and Fragrant

Earl Grey Black Tea infusion

Great scented teas combine a quality base tea with a complementary scent or flavour to create a tea that is more than the sum of its parts.

Types of Flowering Tea - Jasmine & Lily Flowering Tea

Flowering Tea

Sweet and Floral

Flowering Tea infusion

Flowering teas should be a treat for the eyes and the tastebuds, combining fresh green tea with deeply fragrant flower petals.

Types of Herbal Teas - Whole Rosebuds loose tea

Herbal Tea

Fragrant and Refreshing

Herbal tea infusion

Herbal teas (infusions) are composed of fruits, flowers or herbs, simply picked and dried. The quality of ingredients is crucial.

Types of Matcha Tea - Matcha

Matcha Tea

Smooth & Reviving

Matcha tea infusion

Matcha is the tea of the Japanese tea ceremony. It’s shaded before picking, then ground into a fine powder and whisked to a creamy froth.