Green Tea Gift SetGreen Tea Gift Set
New
Christmas Gift Idea
Green Tea Gift Set
Spoil yourself or someone special with our delightful green tea gift set! A delicious green tea, quirky infuser and perfect mug for your tea
£23.70
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Green Tea Tea HamperGreen Tea Tea Hamper
Christmas Gift Idea
Green Tea Hamper
Three Ronnefeldt loose leaf green teas, with a tea ball, all beautifully presented in a small wicker hamper.
£31.70

Groovy Green Tea CollectionGroovy Green Tea Collection
Groovy Green Tea Collection
A selection of three of the best loose leaf green teas.  Bancha Organic, Morning Dew and Gu Zhang Mao Jian Save 5% when buying these teas together.
£20.30
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Ronnefeldt Ding Gu Da Fang OrganicRonnefeldt Ding Gu Da Fang Organic
Ronnefeldt Ding Gu Da Fang Organic
A superbly refreshing Chinese Green tea with noble character Sold in 100g bag
£16.90
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Ronnefeldt Gu Zhang Mao Jian OrganicRonnefeldt Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Gu Zhang Mao Jian Organic
A superb green tea with unique character rounded with a gentle sweetness Sold in 100g bag
£9.90
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Ronnefeldt Lung Ching OrganicRonnefeldt Lung Ching Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Lung Ching Organic
A superb rare and mildly tangy green tea Sold in 100g bag
£13.20
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Ronnefeldt Green Keemun CongouRonnefeldt Green Keemun Congou
Ronnefeldt Green Keemun Congou
A wonderfully balance Green tea Sold in 100g bag
£4.90
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Ronnefeldt Gunpowder OrganicRonnefeldt Gunpowder Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Gunpowder Organic
A smooth green tea with an interesting process Sold in 100g bag
£4.90
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Ronnefeldt Chun Mee OrganicRonnefeldt Chun Mee Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Chun Mee Organic
A mildly tart Green tea for all green tea lovers Sold in 100g bag
£4.90
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Ronnefeldt Green Oasis OrganicRonnefeldt Green Oasis Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Green Oasis Organic
A superb Green tea with a hint of spearmint Sold in 100g bag
£5.90
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Ronnefeldt Greenleaf Darjeeling Organic (North Tukvar)Ronnefeldt Greenleaf Darjeeling Organic (North Tukvar)
Organic
Ronnefeldt Greenleaf Darjeeling
Organic (North Tukvar)
A light-bodied organic green tea from Darjeeling Sold in 100g bag
£6.90
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Sweet Pi Lo Chun OrganicSweet Pi Lo Chun Organic
Organic
Sweet Pi Lo Chun Organic
A delightful green tea with hints of light fruitiness Sold in 100g bags and 1kg bulk bag Bulk bags are plastic free. Please store in an airtight container as soon as possible following receipt
from £7.90
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China Green Jade Snail Organic
Organic
China Green Jade Snail Organic
A delicate green tea with lightly fruity notes Sold in 100g bag
£15.90
Silver Needle Organic
Organic
Silver Needle Organic
Exceptional high quality Chinese Yin Zhen Silver Needle withi tea with gentle, stunning  floral notes. Sold in 100g bag
£28.90
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China Lung Ching Finest Grade Organic
Organic
China Lung Ching Finest Grade Organic
An exquisite hand-crafted tea with a hint of sweetness Sold in 100g bag
£19.90
Dao Ren Feng Superior Organic
Organic
Dao Ren Feng Superior Organic
Superbly fragrant Green tea with tart fruity notes Sold in 100g bag
£10.30

Ronnefeldt Tea Tasting Selection Green TeasRonnefeldt Tea Tasting Selection Green Teas
Ronnefeldt Tea Tasting Selection Green Teas
Try 10 top green teas, carefully selected by our tea tasters Discover your favourite loose leaf green tea!
£5.90
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Ronnefeldt LeafCup®  Lung Ching Tea BagsRonnefeldt LeafCup®  Lung Ching Tea Bags
Ronnefeldt LeafCup®
Lung Ching Tea Bags
A rare pleasure for tea connoisseurs when the typical light tartness of green tea combines with a flurry of freshness Packed in servings of 90 (6 boxes of 15 servings) Please allow 5 - 7 days for orders to be despatched
£29.80
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Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Lung Ching Tea BagsRonnefeldt Joy of Tea Lung Ching Tea Bags
Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea
Lung Ching Tea Bags
A rare, mildly tangy spring tea from Zhejiang Province 1 box contains 15 tea bags
£7.90
Ronnefeldt Teavelope® Classic Green Tea OrganicRonnefeldt Teavelope® Classic Green Tea Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Teavelope®
Classic Green Tea Organic
Refreshing and delicate classic green tea Fresh, grassy slightly bitter notes 1 box contains 25 tea bags
£4.90
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The Unique Qualities of Chinese Green Tea

The Chinese emperor Shen Nong is thought to have discovered Chinese green tea in around 2700 B.C. Since then, it has evolved to become one of the most popular drinks in China - and the rest of the world. Each region’s harvest its own subtly different characteristics.

Chinese loose-leaf green tea is pan roasted. This gives it a distinctively mild, rich, quality that sets it apart from the grassier Japanese varieties.

The uniquely-flavoured Gu Zhang Mao Jian, and the top-quality Silver Needle Organic are exquisite varieties of Chinese green tea as well as the delicious flavoured Chinese green tea, Jasmine Xian Yu.

 

Harvesting and Production

There are many types of green tea and the process varies depending on whichever tea you choose. One thing to consider is that green teas are known as unfermented teas. The fermentation process that takes place in most tea production is not present with green tea. The most customary practice includes:

  • Withering: Once the tea leaves have been harvested, they are laid out, traditionally on bamboo trays, and exposed to heat – whether this be natural sunlight or a temperature-controlled room. This dries the leaves reducing any leftover moisture.
  • Heating: To prevent oxidation the withered leaves are then heated; this preserves the freshness of the tea leaves.
  • Rolling: Once the heating process is complete the tea leaves are rolled into different shapes. As mentioned, traditionally Chinese green tea is pan roasted and then rolled by hand.
  • Drying: The final process, after being rolled into various shapes the tea leaves are dried.

 

History of Chinese Green Tea

The history of green tea is long and captivating, with the first mention of the brew dating back thousands of years. It is said to begin with the Chinese Emperor of the time who accidentally drank water that had been boiled with a tea leaf within.

Despite being around for so long, Chinese green tea only became widely available to all in China in the 14th century.

It was not until the 16th century that Chinese Green Tea was introduced to the west. This occurred when European traders visited East Asia, they were mesmerised by the delicious and unique taste of the green tea!

Over the years the popularity of Chinese green tea has soared worldwide! 

 

 

How to Brew Chinese Green Tea

Whether you want to use the loose leaves or try a tea bag infusion, the standard process is the same.

 

 

Brewing Chinese Green Tea:

  1. Boil some freshly poured cold water
  2. Place the tea leaves in a tea strainer
  3. Pour the hot water over the leaves
  4. Steep the tea for the appropriate amount of time
  5. Strain the tea
  6. Sit back and enjoy!

 

Brewing Table

  Ranging from 1 rounded teaspoon to 1 heaped teaspoon 

   2-4 minutes

   A range of colours including: Yellow/Green,Bright Yellow, Light Yellow, Pale Yellow, Pale Green, Amber & Chartreuse.

 

NOTE: Please make sure to read the individual brewing instructions on each pack of tea.

Light and refreshing, Chinese green tea is pale in colour and sweet in flavour - a delicious and balanced tea!

Our Chinese Green Tea favourites are below:

 

    Ding Gu Da Fang Organic              Gunpowder Organic              Green Keemun Congou