As Japanese green tea is steamed to halt the process of fermentation, so 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 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.
The uniquely-flavoured Gu Zhang Mao Jian, and the top-quality White Yin Zhen Silver Needle, are exquisite varieties of Chinese green tea. We also stock a wonderful range of flavoured Chinese green teas, including the award-winning Jasmine Xian Yu.