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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 bags
£3.80
4
Ronnefeldt Green Oasis OrganicRonnefeldt Green Oasis Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Green Oasis Organic
A superb Green tea with a hint of spearmint Sold in 100g bags
£4.90
5

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 bags
£7.40
5
Ronnefeldt Gunpowder OrganicRonnefeldt Gunpowder Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Gunpowder Organic
A smooth green tea with an interesting process Sold in 100g bags
£3.90
3

Ronnefeldt Lung Ching OrganicRonnefeldt Lung Ching Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Lung Ching Organic
A superb rare and mildly tangy Green tea sold in 100g bags
£11.90
4
Ronnefeldt Yuncui OrganicRonnefeldt Yuncui Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Yuncui Organic
Fragrant with a delicate sweetness Sold in 50g bags
£5.20

Ronnefeldt Golden Fortune BallsRonnefeldt Golden Fortune Balls
Rare Tea
Ronnefeldt Golden Fortune Balls
Rare green Chinese tea with soft hints of chestnut. Sold in 100g bags  
£17.70
Ronnefeldt Green Keemun CongouRonnefeldt Green Keemun Congou
Ronnefeldt Green Keemun Congou
A wonderfully balance Green tea Sold in 100g bags
£4.20
5

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 bags
£15.40
5
China Green Jade Snail Organic
Organic
China Green Jade Snail Organic
A delicate green tea with lightly fruity notes Sold in 100g bags
£15.90

China White Monkey Organic
Organic
China White Monkey Organic
A sweet, mild and fruity tea with a typical tart green tea character. Sold in 100g bags
£11.00
5
China White Yin Zhen Silver Needle Organic
Organic
China White Yin Zhen Silver Needle Organic
An exceptionally high quality organic white tea with stunning yet gentle floral notes. Sold in 100g bags.
£24.80
5

China Green Jade Needle Organic
Organic
China Green Jade Needle Organic
An exquisite Chinese green tea with great versatile character of fine tart to slightly fruity flavours Sold in 100g bags
£17.80
2
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 bags
£17.60

Sweet Pi Lo Chun Organic
Organic
Sweet Pi Lo Chun Organic
A delightful green tea with hints of light fruitiness Sold in 100g bags
£7.40
4
Dao Ren Feng Superior Organic
Organic
Dao Ren Feng Superior Organic
Superbly fragrant Green tea with tart fruity notes sold in 100g bags
£10.30

Misty Green Organic
Organic
Misty Green Organic
A surprisingly fresh Chinese Green loose leaf tea Sold in 100g bags
£6.90
Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Green Chinese SpringRonnefeldt Tea Couture Green Chinese Spring
Ronnefeldt Tea Couture Green Chinese Spring
A delicious green tea of the Spring harvest, light and refreshing... Sold in 100g foil bags packed inside a decorative tea caddy tin  
£12.80

Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Green Dragon Lung ChingRonnefeldt Joy of Tea Green Dragon Lung Ching
Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Green Dragon Lung Ching
New Ronnefeldt Joy of Tea Earl Green Dragon Lung Ching Tea bags Real leaf tea with an innovative teabag design. 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. You can also read the brewing time and information about the tea This is the same tea and similar teabag format to Ronnefeldt LeafCup Darjeeling Green Dragon
£6.95
Ronnefeldt Teavelope® Classic Green OrganicRonnefeldt Teavelope® Classic Green Organic
Organic
Ronnefeldt Teavelope® Classic Green Organic
A refreshing and delicate Classic Green Tea with fresh grassy slightly bitter notes. Sold in a box of 25 servings. Each tea bag conatins 1.5g of tea.  
£4.30
5

Ronnefeldt Groovy Green Tea Selection
Ronnefeldt Groovy Green Tea Selection
A selection of three of the best loose leaf green teas.  Save 5% when buying these teas in this set.
£16.60
5
Green Tea Hamper
Green Tea Hamper
Three Ronnefeldt loose leaf green teas, with a tea ball, all beautifully presented in a small wicker hamper. Click here to see all our tea hampers .
£27.50

A Guide to Chinese Green Tea

Unlike Japanese green tea , 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.


How is Chinese Green Tea Produced?

There are many types of Green tea and the process varies depending on whichever Green tea you choose. One thing to consider is that Green teas are known as unfermented teas. So, 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 Aisa, 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! 


Health Benefits of Chinese Green Tea

Green tea is rich in antioxidants and the claimed health benefits of the tea are well documented!

  • Could help you lose weight: Many people claim that the antioxidants in Green tea could help speed up your metabolism and encourage your body to burn fat - making it easier for you to lose weight.
  • Could keep your teeth healthy: The antioxidant catechin is present in green tea. Catechin is important as it has the potential to keep your teeth healthy as the antioxidant is able to kill bacteria in the mouth – preventing fillings & gum disease.
  • Could reduce risk of cancer: Studies have shown that some green tea drinkers have a lower risk of developing certain cancers.
  • Could reduce stress: Not only does green tea contain caffeine, which can elevate mood, it also contains L-Theanine – an amino acid that is known to reduce stress.

 

 

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.

The standard process is as follows:

  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. Add a dash of milk to taste, sweeten if required
  7. 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.

Our top recommendations are:

  1. Doa Ren Feng Superior Organic An attractive, juicy green leaf - this tea connects the typical tastes of Chinese and Japanese teas.
  2. Ronnefeldt Gunpowder Organic - A smooth green tea with an interesting process -Gunpowder produces a soft honey or coppery brew, with an herby or grassy, smooth light taste.
  3. Ronnefeldt Green Keemun Congou - A rediscovered exclusive rare tea from the south province of Anhui with a beautifully balanced, rounded, aromatic flavour.