Here we have chosen four of our most popular green teas which we consider ideal for those who wish for an insight into the wealth of green teas we offer from across the world. This collection can form the basis for trying other green teas in due course.
Yunnan Green FOP. A less well known, green, version of the distinctive Yunnan from South West China. It has a natural, full bodied character and a rich, delicate flavour. It has an unmistakable aroma. The pale green leaf is carefully twisted.
Chun Mee Moon Palace. This is a green tea, also known as Precious Eyebrow, from the Anhui province and is greatly superior to Gunpowder. It has a good size green-grey twisted leaf with a fresh muscatel aroma. Moon Palace produces a light, fragrant and delicate cup with a little fullness and amber appearance.
Darjeeling Green Rohini GFOP. A superior quality ‘Champagne of teas’ in an attractive and healthy green alternative from the Rohini garden which lies at about 6000 feet altitude above lake Rohini in the Kurseong valley. It is a long established but largely replanted garden.This is a fine Darjeeling with a delicate muscatel flavour, typical of a good Darjeeling. It has a gentle and refreshing aroma. Infuse for no more than three minutes with fresh, boiled water that has cooled for a couple of minutes.
Japanese Sencha Fukujyu. Sencha is one of Japan’s most popular teas – and one of ours too! It has a mild flavour and is rich in vitamin C. Fukujyu is a superior grade of this tea. All the other natural compounds present also remain in this extremely healthy tea which is grown in the shade prior to picking. This makes the tea low in tannin and therefore very smooth. In Japan the tea buds begin growing in April and this tea is picked early, whilst other teas are picked nearer maturity in July. Immediately after they are plucked they are steamed, rolled and then fired until they resemble green needles. They make a splendid tea with a mixture of subtle sweetness with a fresh grassy aroma. Slightly cool the boiled water before making tea with Sencha.