Green Teas

We love Green tea! It's refreshing, energising, and benefits from a plethora of flavours and nuances. Often blended with fragrant flavours such as jasmine or exotic fruits, green tea is as diverse as it is tasty. 

Like oolong and black teas, it is made from the Camellia sinensis plant leaves. What makes green tea unique, however, is that the leaves do not undergo the same withering and oxidation process that is used to make other teas. Rather than being withered, rolled, fermented and dried, the leaves are steamed or fried. This process gives a much fairer colour that is lighter and green-ish.

There are several varieties of green tea which are based on growing conditions, production processes and time of harvest. Growing conditions can be broken down to two main types - those grown in the sun and those grown in the shade.  Green tea plants are harvested around three times a year and are grown in rows and are pruned to harvest shoots in the standard way. The first flush being in early May, the second harvest in June/July and third picking in early August. Green tea gets its name from the emerald green colour created when brewing unprocessed, unfermented tea leaves. Green tea's origin goes back as far as 5,000 years and is commonly drunk and widely grown in the Far East, where the health properties are well-regarded. Green tea originated in China, but its production and manufacture have spread too many other countries.

Green Teas 

Green tea does contain caffeine but far less when compared to an equal amount of black tea. Because tea acts as a brain stimulant, some people find that drinking green tea increases energy levels, concentration and mood.

Green tea does contain caffeine but far less when compared to an equal amount of black tea. Because tea acts as a brain stimulant some people find that drinking green tea increases energy levels, concentration and mood.

Find out more about our Green Teas here!

Here are some of our favourite green teas – loose-leaf and real-leaf teabags to get you started on your green tea adventure.

 

 

Organic Green Leaf Darjeeling – Loose-Leaf Tea

Have you heard of Darjeeling green tea? If not, why not try our organic Green Darjeeling? It's a unique and light-bodied tea that is considered high-grade from individual picking from one of the best-known tea gardens in Darjeeling. We think it is exquisite, fruity and tart.

Our customers say: "One of my favourite green teas. Clear and crisp but not too bland. Perhaps unsurprisingly, a bit like a greener version of a decent (black) Darjeeling."

Organic Greenleaf Darjeeling loose leaf tea 

 

 

 

Green Tea Hamper

Our Green Tea Hampers are the perfect gift for green tea fans and those who are discovering the nuances of the delightful tea. We’ve selected our favourite loose-leaf green teas that we know you’ll love!

The hamper includes:

100g Morning Dew - A classic flavoured green tea with mango citrus flavours for a grassy-sweet cup.

100g Rare Green Keemun Congou - A beautifully balanced and aromatic flavoured Chinese green tea that is delightfully rounded. 

100g Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic- A delicate and rare tea with a naturally light sweet flavour.

The Green Tea Hamper comes with a 5cm tea ball all in a reusable wicker hamper.

Green Tea Hamper

We also have many other gift hampers with different tea themes, in a variety of sizes and prices, check out Cup of Tea online to see all our tea hampers.

 

 

 

Matcha Tea

Matcha is arguably the most revered green teas in the world. It is a finely ground powder of specially grown green tea, with vibrant emerald colour and delicately sweet taste. Matcha is the most potent of all green teas because the entire leaf is consumed in powder form.

Our organic Matcha Horai is a mild and sweet matcha that is soft and pleasant in taste.  The fine and vibrant powder is created from a hand-picked spring-time harvest that offers maximum flavour. 

Matcha Horai tea

Our customers say, "A very nice Matcha! I’d give the colour a 4 out of 5, but the Matcha itself 5 out of 5. It’s the smoothest Matcha I’ve ever tried with zero bitterness. I will be ordering again!"

 

 

 

 

Vanilla Apple - Loose-Leaf Tea 

Our Vanilla Apple tea is a lovely composition of Sencha green tea and apple with hints of sweet vanilla. This loose-leaf tea is aromatic and playful with refreshing hints of apple and the subtle luxury of vanilla.

Vanilla Apple loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Green Tea - Gu Zhang Mao Jian – Loose-leaf Tea

This superb Chinese green tea has a unique character with a rounded, gentle sweetness.

Incredibly, and what makes this tea a special one, is that the delicate buds and leaves can only be picked ten days a year. This short harvest creates a cup that is slightly sweet and refreshing.

Certified organic, our Gu Zhang Mao Jian green tea is entirely unique and delicate.

Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Colombian Sun – Loose-leaf Tea

Our Colombian Sun tea is a harmonious blend of loose-leaf green tea and wild berries grown in the Valle del Cauca region of Colombia. The climate in which this tea is produced is unique in which the southwestern part hugs the Pacific Ocean, while inland, the majestic Andes tower above. This topography offers wonderful nuances to the tea and berries, where the climate is generally fairly cool thanks to the breezy mountain peaks.

Colombian Sun is blended with blackberry leaves, elderberries, currants, turmeric, strawberry, pink pepper and raspberry. The berries are sun-dried to keep their flavour locked in. The tea is refreshing and vibrant, with a hint of peppery spice taking inspiration for salsa music, which the region is so famous for.

Colombian Sun loose leaf tea 

 

 

 

Sweet Pi Lo Chun – Loose-leaf Tea

Pi: Colour of the tea (green like an emerald)

Lo: Shape of the leaves (small snails)

Chun: Spring (harvest time)

Our Sweet Pi Lo Chun is another delightfully light green tea with hints of natural fruitiness.

A firm favourite in China, it is grown at the Qingshan tea garden situated in the Chinese province of Hunan. The tea garden is set in the mountains at an altitude of around 750m, and of the 200 families living in the area, 148 are involved in producing it.

Our Pi Lo Chun boasts a bright yellow-green cup colour with finely tart and sweet nuances and finishes on a light floral note.

Sweet Pi Lo Chun loose leaf tea

 

 

 

Teavelope Organic Green Angel

One of our most popular Teavelope flavours, Green Angel tea is light and refreshing. A fabulous fusion of organic green tea and subtle pear and peach flavours. 
Each tea bag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Our customers say, "I discovered Green Angel Tea at the Ikos Dassia Resort on Corfu in 2019. Simply the best green tea I had ever tasted and have been ordering from you ever since." 

Teavelope Green Angel Organic teabags 

 

 

 

 

Morning DewLoose-leaf Tea

Our Morning Dew is our best-selling and award-winning flavoured green tea. The blend is expertly composed of large-leaf Sencha green tea with sunflower, rose and cornflower blossoms with nuances of mango and citrus. It’s delicious and refreshing, and once you try it, you’ll never go back!

Our customers say, "Great tea! Quality is outstanding, and the flavour is delicious."

Morning Dew loose leaf tea

 

 

 

Green Jade Snail Tea – Loose-leaf Tea

An excellent tea from the Dongzhai tea garden in China, our organic Green Jade Snail tea is handpicked at harvest. The tea leaves are slightly withered then placed in a hot pan and turned continuously until they are soft and smooth. The snail-like finish is achieved by hand-rolling the leaves.

This elegant tea has a delicate sweetness with its subtle fruity notes while retaining depth and strength. 

Once brewed, the still-warm leaves can be infused again up to 3-5 times.

Jade Snail Green loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Sencha Earl GreyLoose-leaf Tea

If you love Earl Grey tea and want to try something a little different, then give our Earl Grey Sencha a go. This loose-leaf tea is a lovely combination of green tea a bergamot flavour you’d expect with a classic black tea Earl Grey.

Our customers say, "What I really love about this tea is the complementary combination of sencha and Earl Grey's bergamoty smell and taste. Works for me!"

Sencha Earl Grey loose leaf tea 

 

 

 

 

Hayashi Kukicha Japanese Green TeaLoose-leaf Tea

Our organic Hayashi Kukicha Japanese Green Tea is a definitive green tea with a refreshing and pleasantly sweet character.

This premium Kukicha is undoubtedly one of the best varieties. Harvested in May when the delicate leaf shoots are at their best, tea grower Iwao Hayashi predominantly uses leaves of the Yabukita variety. The leaves from the tea plant are dampened longer than usual; they are then steamed for a little longer, which gives the tea an intense colour.

This special green tea offers a brightly fresh green cup with a hint of silky sweetness, reminiscent of vanilla.

Hayashi Kukicha Green loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Lotus BlossomLoose-leaf Tea

Our Lotus Blossom loose-leaf tea is a blend of classic sencha with fruity mango flavours. Added to the Japanese style green Sencha are natural flavourings of rose, cornflower, marigold and blue mallow petals, making it fruity, revitalising and aromatic.

Our customers say, "The aroma is heavenly, the taste sublime!"

Lotus Blossom loose leaf tea

 

 

 

Organic Teavelope Classic Green

Our organic Classic Green Teavelope is a no-fuss, refreshing and delicate tea with grassy-sweet notes.

Perfect on the go, each Teavelope teabag is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Teavelope Classic Green Organic teabags 

 

 

 

Green Oasis – Loose-leaf Tea

Our Organic Green Oasis tea is a superb blend of Gunpowder green tea and organic spearmint. The bold and tangy gunpowder is teamed with the soothing and refreshing mint to balance the daring nature of the gunpowder green tea. A tea for lovers of big flavours, this bold tea is inspired by Moroccan tea, drunk by millions of people worldwide. The tea can be sweetened, or not, and it is as stimulating as it is soothing and ultimately aromatic.

Green Oasis loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Green Ginger & LemonLoose-leaf Tea

Our Green Ginger and Lemon loose-leaf tea is a refreshingly citrusy infusion with fiery ginger and zingy lemon. A perfectly balanced blend of Chinese green sencha tea with enlivening fire and fruit. This is an elegant, fresh and very fine flavoured sencha loose-leaf tea comprised of green tea, real ginger pieces, lemon peel and sunflower blossoms.

Our customers say, "This tea is light and refreshing with a nice aroma."

Green ginger and lemon loose leaf tea

 

 

 

 

Joy of Tea - Morning Dew Tea Bags

Our Morning Dew is a green tea that is gently scented with mango and citrus. This is one of our best-sellers and a tea that many customers love. It has a charming composition, made up of large leaf sencha with a delicately fruity aroma and petals, which make this tea a delicious green tea.

Our customers say: "Fresh and beautifully balanced. Perfect tea to start the day with."

Joy of Tea Morning Dew Teabags 

 

 

 

Green Tea Top Tip:

To make the perfect cup of green tea, pake sure that you pour only boiled water that has cooled slightly to 80-85 Celsius. This ensures that the tea tips do not burn when brewing.

Brewing green teas

Here’s how to make the perfect green tea!

•    Boil filtered cold water

•    Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer or filter basket

•    Pour over the hot (80 degrees) water

•    Steep the tea for the appropriate amount of time (2-3 minutes)

•    Strain the tea

•    Sweeten with sugar lumps or honey the tea to taste (we don’t recommend adding milk!)

•    Sit back and enjoy

 

 

 

 

 

 

Posted by cup of tea admin
2nd December 2020

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