Our Favourite Green Teas

Green tea is refreshing, energising, and benefits from a plethora of flavours and nuances. Sometimes blended with fragrant flavours such as jasmine or exotic fruits, and sometimes, pure green tea can offer a plethora of notes and nuances; it needs nothing added at all. 

Our organic Gu Zhang Mao Jian is one of those. The loose-leaf tea is produced in China and 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.


About Green Teas

Like oolong and black teas, green tea is made from the Camellia sinensis plant leaves. However, what makes green tea unique 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 based on growing conditions, production processes, and harvest time. Two distinct methods are either produced in the sun or the shade.  Green tea plants are harvested around three times a year, grown in rows, and are pruned to harvest shoots in the standard way. The first flush happens in early May, the second harvest in June/July and the third picking in early August. Green tea gets its name from the emerald, green colour created when brewing unprocessed, unfermented tea leaves.


How Much Caffeine does Green Tea Contain?

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.

As a certified organic retailer, we stock both organic and non-organic green teas. This may be of significance to you if you’re interested in wellness or ethical shopping. Our entire green tea range holds something for everyone, so if you’re after organic teas, we’re the tea shop for you. 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.


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

Our customers say, "Really delicious green tea with a delicate sweetness."



Springtime Organic – Loose-leaf tea

Our Springtime organic green tea is delightfully refreshing flavoured green tea with lively lemongrass and aromatic spearmint. This expertly blended organic green tea is ideal for those who need a gentle pick-me-up during the day.

Our customers say, "I had never bought anything but straight tea before, but having bought Lemon Grass once, for a recipe, I was curious to try this blend and loved it."

Springtime loose leaf tea


Jasmine Xian Yu - Loose-leaf Tea

Our Jasmine Xian Yu is an award-winning green tea enhanced with jasmine flowers. The freshly picked jasmine blossoms offer this Chinese green tea a wonderfully delicate, sweet and flowery character.

Our customers say, "A noticeably superior tea with a delicate jasmine flavour and no bitterness - even if you accidentally over-brew it!"

Jasmine Xian Yu loose leaf tea



Sweet Pi Lo Chun Organic– 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.

Our customers say, "I’ve tried twelve of your green teas so far, and this is the best!"

Sweet Pi Lo Chun loose leaf tea



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 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."

Greenleaf Darjeeling Organic loose leaf tea




Joy of Tea – Lung ChingTea Bags

Our Lung Ching is a rare and mildly tangy spring green tea from Zhejiang Province.

The large teabag provides all the space these lovely teas need to unfurl and deliver their flavour.

Each teabag has an innovative clip to hold it in place on your cup or mug whilst brewing and is individually wrapped in an aroma protection sachet for perfect freshness.

Our customers say, "Very delicate green tea. Lovely flavour."

Joy of Tea Lung Ching Teabags



Morning Dew – Loose-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 mango and citrus nuances. 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 Ginger and Lemon – Loose-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. The tea is an elegant and fresh sencha tea with 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



Teavelope Organic Green AngelTea Bags

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



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



How to Brew Green Tea

How to brew Green Teas

  • 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!)
Posted by cup of tea admin
2nd June 2021

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