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Chinese green teas

Chinese green teas: including Pinhead Gunpowder, Chun Mee, Green Earl Grey & Dragon Well (Lung Ching).

Chinese green teas are a national drink in China. We offer a comprehensive choice including many famous Tribute teas which have traditionally been presented exclusively to emperors over the centuries.

These teas have quite different characteristics from Zhejiang Province to wonderful teas from Yunnan and Anhui Provinces, otherwise better known for their black teas. Gunpowder, Chun Mee and Pi Luo Chun are amongst the most famous.

These green teas are less vivid in colour than Japanese green teas and produce a crystal clear liquor with a colour anything between orangy green to pale pink. Green China teas are purer in taste and less grassy than Japanese green teas. They include Gunpowder – rolled into tiny balls between 1 and 3 millimetres in diameter, and Chun Mee made from leaves one centimetre long.

For Chinese Jasmine teas please see our dedicated section here.

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