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Teas from China

The birthplace of tea, China to this day produces the largest diversity of tea styles in the world. From crisp and elegant green teas, to aromatic oolongs and bold pu-erh, this region offers something to satisfy every mood, season, palate, and occasion.
  • Dark Roast Tieguanyin
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    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes toffee, golden raisin, floral

    漢字 特級猴王鐵觀音

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes toffee, golden raisin, floral

    Harvested in Anxi County, Fujian Province in the springtime, the leaf is 30% oxidized, first by bruising the leaves in a bamboo drum and then allowing them to rest and gradually wither. The rest time enables the conversion of catechins into bioflavonoids while enriching the color of the liquor. We...


  • Heritage Grand Scarlet Robe
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    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    漢字 武夷大紅袍

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes caramel, oak, dried fruit

    So named because a Tang Dynasty scholar on his way to the Imperial examinations made tea from its leaves – and was the only scholar out of two hundred to pass the exam and awarded the imperial scarlet robe. In gratitude, the scholar wrapped the tea plant in those same...


  • Liu An Gua Pian
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    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Liu An County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, rich

    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Liu An County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, rich

    Our Liu An Gua Pian comes from the mountains of Jin Zhai County, Liu An City, in Anhui Province. Unlike most green teas, where earlier harvest is prized, Liu An Gua Pian is picked around Guyu, a harvest festival that falls on April 20th. The later harvest is typical of...


  • Lapsang Souchong
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    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes pine smoke, earthy, robust

    漢字 正山小種

    origin Fujian

    craft smoked with pine

    flavor notes pine smoke, earthy, robust

    Lapsang Souchong originated during the tumult of the Taiping Rebellion, a civil war that waged through southern China from 1850 to 1864. While in the Wuyi Mountains, Taiping soldiers used bags of maocha, or unfinished tea, as resting cushions. Their weight crushed and damaged the leaves, encouraging the oxidation that transformed...


  • Gunpowder
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    Gunpowder

    $16.00

    漢字 浙江珠茶

    origin Zhejiang

    craft rolled

    flavor notes bold, smoky, robust

    漢字 浙江珠茶

    origin Zhejiang

    craft rolled

    flavor notes bold, smoky, robust

    From Zhejiang, grey-green late harvest green tea leaves are rolled to form gunpowder pellets. Full bodied, exceptionally assertive and pungent tea with a persistent bitterness...definitely for those who prefer their tea stronger. Gunpowder is also the traditional base tea used in mint tea preparations in Morocco. Late harvest rolled green...


  • Lychee Black
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    Lychee Black

    $16.00

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes lychee, bold, bright

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes lychee, bold, bright

    The lychee an indigenous fruit found in abundance in Southern China and Southeast Asia. Its natural sweetness and perfume pairs perfectly with black tea, creating a delicious and mild infusion that is as good served cold as it is served warm. Lychee Black is an easy tea to brew. Done...


  • Jasmine Yin Hao
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    漢字 茉莉銀毫

    origin Fujian

    craft scented

    flavor notes jasmine, bold, rich

    漢字 茉莉銀毫

    origin Fujian

    craft scented

    flavor notes jasmine, bold, rich

    Jasmine Yin Hao is one of our favorite scented teas. We use spring-harvested green tea from Fujian for the base tea. The buds are handpicked, then withered and dried. The finished tea is then stored to await the blossoming of late summer jasmine. Once jasmine flowers begin blooming, the tea is...


  • Wild Leaf Menghai Sheng Pu-Erh 2003
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    漢字 〇三年勐海野生普洱生茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft aged sheng (aged, non-fermented)

    flavor notes earthy, camphor, crisp

    漢字 〇三年勐海野生普洱生茶

    origin Menghai, Yunnan

    craft aged sheng (non-fermented, aged)

    flavor notes earthy, camphor, crisp

    Our 2003 Wild Leaf comes from the ancient tea trees that have grown for hundreds of years on the mountainous slopes of southern China’s Yunnan province in Menghai County. Harvested and crafted by the aboriginal people of Yunnan, the tea is a “sheng” or raw pu-erh – aged naturally –...


  • Rose Black
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    Rose Black

    $16.00

    漢字 玫瑰紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes rose, bold, bright

    漢字 玫瑰紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes rose, bold, bright

    Every year, Rose Black remains to be the most sought after scented tea we carry. Scenting with aromatic rose petals gives the sweet black tea an intoxicating aroma. A perfect complement to rich desserts. Rose Black is an easy tea to brew. Done correctly, the tea should be sweet and...


  • Yunnan Pearl
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    Yunnan Pearl

    $20.00

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes malty, smoky, rich

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes malty, smoky, rich

    Harvested late spring in Yunnan Province, our Yunnan Pearl uses the young buds along with two or three more mature leaves from the top of the plant. As the tea oxidizes, the youngest leaves become a bright golden color, while the mature leaves turn a deep black color. These tea...


  • Our Finest Dragonwell, 2020
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    漢字 極品明前龍井

    origin Pan'an County, Zhejiang

    craft pan roasted

    flavor notes green bean, butter, crisp

    漢字 極品明前龍井

    origin Pan'an County, Zhejiang

    craft pan roasted

    flavor notes green bean, butter, crisp

    This is our finest Dragonwell. Each leaf was hand-gathered mid-March 2020 from a tea garden located at over 1200 meters above sea level, about an hour’s drive from Pan’an, in central Zhejiang. This tea was picked on the first harvest day of the season. The family that crafted this tea...


  • Huang Zhi Xiang (Orange Blossom)
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    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單叢

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey, crisp

    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單叢

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey, crisp

    Huang Zhi Xiang is one of our most elegant Phoenix Oolong teas. Its name loosely translates to "Orange Blossom Fragrance" because of the hint of citrus oil in the tea's natural aroma. Grown at over 900 meters above sea level on Wudong Mountain, Phoenix Range, our Huang Zhi Xiang was...