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CHINA

 
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Downy Pearls

#6128
Silvery tips carefully shaped into small round pearls. Compare quality by looking at the proportion of bud to stem in the wet leaves. Made in spring when new tea is harvested; no jasmine scenting.

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Natural Osmanthus Green Tea

#1910
Natural osmanthus blossoms are added to green tea; the scenting process is similar to that of jasmine tea processing. The bright blossoms add visual appeal to the tea, and the flavor is softly sweet rather than cloying.

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Pi Lo Chun, Premium

#2001
Special grade, top of the line. Hand-crafted to produce gentle spirals. Downy tips very evident. When the tea leaves are still warm after de-enzyming, small mounds are rolled by hand in three stages. The delicate, pliant leaves are thus transformed into the familiar spiral shape. Shanghai's favorite.

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Rainflower Needles

#2002
Deep green, short, pine needle-like leaves distinguish this little known tea. Rainflower Terrace in Nanjing (Jiangsu province) holds historical significance; the area is relatively high and is known for its colorful agate stones. Classic green with prominent sweet notes.

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Tian Mu Qing Ding

#2005
One of Zhejiang's best know greens, from Mount Tian Mu.

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Huang Shan Maofeng

#2011
Fat, golden green buds, memorably sweet, delicate flavor. Association with this scenic locale adds cachet.

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Du Yun

#2016
From little known Guizhou province in the southwest, one of China’s "Big 10 Famous Teas". Very neat, finely curled leaves.

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Yong Xi Huo Qing

#2018
Anhui Pearls, a signature Anhui green; shaped like Gunpowder but far superior plucking rolled into classic pearl shape.

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Mount Jiu Hua (9 Summit) Maofeng

#2019
From another of Anhui's famed mountains.

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Tai Ping Hou Kui

#2020
Very long budsets; each one is individually pressed by hand. Bright green leaves yield a delicate brew.

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Lu'an Melon Seed

#2022
One of China’s 10 Famous Teas, our Lu’an is hand-rolled, not machine-rolled. Some may find it puzzling that a fairly expensive tea like this is not made from buds; in fact, growers separate the buds from the 2nd and 3rd leaves by hand and then process those to make Lu'an (which is named for a county in Anhui province).

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Mist on the Gorges

#2036
From the Yangtze River Gorges area. Budsets give a delicate, sweet flavor with a long finish.

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Organic Yangtze Green Maofeng

#2039A
Dark, fairly long leaves; cup is cleanly sweet, not overly assertive.

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Snow Sprouting

#2041
Introduced last spring, this tea is plucked just once a year. The leaves are downy soft in appearance; the silver-white hues of the dry tea provide a wonderful teaching opportunity to educate your customers about white teas and green teas. (This one is a green tea.) The cup is notably sweet.

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Organic Silver Maofeng

#2048A
So named for the many silvery buds in this green.

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Green Silk Maofeng

#2056

Introduced last spring, this tea is plucked just once a year. The leaves are downy soft in appearance; the silver-white hues of the dry tea provide a wonderful teaching opportunity to educate your customers about white teas and green teas. The cup is notably sweet. Single buds, and bud with one leaf (a budset yields more flavor than just a single bud).

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Snow Buds

#2061

Very attractive, open leafed green tea showing plentiful silver tips. Unlike most green teas, Snow Buds undergoes minimal rolling.

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Snow Monkey

#2064
Thick white strands among darker green leaves; slightly twisted. Budsets show after brewing. Rich-tasting green but without harshness or bite.

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Organic Ming Mei

#2068A

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Emerald Pearls

#2070

Early single-plucking tea from southwestern China; leaves resemble balled Tie Guan Yin, unfurling to produce a truly satisfying cup. A great fit for gongfu pots, rare for a green tea.

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Rising Phoenix

#2072

For those who truly love China Greens, this is a nice one to try: interesting leaf shape, with prominent chestnutty aroma and flavor that do not dissipate quickly. Long sweet finish. Given their minimalist processing, Green teas tend to be subtle and restrained; this one is a standout.

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Organic Mist on the River

#2074A
From the Yangtze River region; good proportion of silvery strands.

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Ming Qian Maojian

#2076

Very early spring, well crafted, exemplary Maojian.

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An Ji Bai Pian

#2080
In this unusual varietal, the uniform green budsets turn a pale shade of ivory after steeping.

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Curled Dragon Silver Tip

#2081

One of my personal top five teas, this green expresses hand-crafting (fine rolling and curling), high quality plucking (inspect the infused leaves), and the chestnutty taste that marks the best of China greens.

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Organic Orchid Dew

#2082A

An organic green from a Japanese cultivar transplanted in China; deep, refined green flavor.

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Silver Dew

#2083

Very limited production from early spring; high labor costs in producing this wispy, silvery tea. Sweet full flavor.

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Purple Bamboo

#2084

A classic green from Zhejiang.

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1000 Islands

#2085

From the 1000 Islands area in Zhejiang.

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Zhejiang High Mountain Green (Jiu Ken)

#2086

From the eastern part of the province.

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Bubbling Spring Rolled Green

#2087

Rolled into small pellets, this tea is very different from Gunpowder. When brewed, pellets are transformed to reveal tender yellow-green budsets. Fresh, sweet flavor; very drinkable.

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Dragonwell

#2088 Ming Qian (preorder only)
#2089 Superfine
#2090 Special
#2091 First Grade
#2092 Second Grade
#2092A Second Grade, Organic
#2093 Third Grade
#2093A Third Grade, Organic
#2094 Standard
From the West Lake region. Flat green leaves yield a delicate golden brew with a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste.

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Organic Himalayan Honey Green

#2101A

An early-spring, single-plucking tea from Nepal; wonderful aroma with honeysuckle notes.

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Lake Tai Green Maofeng

#2112

Well shaped maofeng; classic Jiangsu green taste: bright, fresh, no astringency.

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Suzhou Scholar's Pavilion

#2116

Delicate, wispy fine leaves from the area associated with private gardens.

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Huang Mountain Hairpoint

#2117

A full flavored, sweet-tasting green. Very good value; lasts through 2-3 infusions.

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Gold-Flecked Rare Green

#2121
Almost Tung Ting-like leaves. Has a floral fragrance and multifaceted finish; from Anhui.

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Lingering Clouds Green Maofeng

#2172

Classic Maojian with deep green, slender leaves; cup is deep gold with sturdy China Green character.

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Wulu Mountain Tribute

#2173

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Premium Green Maofeng

#2176 Mei Tan Clouds & Mist
#2178 Green Tranquility, Fancy
#2179A Clouds & Mist, Organic
#2180 Green Tranquility
#2180A Green Tranquility, Organic
A premium Maofeng, this tea embodies the reasons for drinking green tea. Tantalizingly sweet for a green, this tea has refreshing, chestnutty notes. Another gateway tea towards better quality Greens; leaf appearance is a standard, finely rolled "eyebrow" shaped tea, but the flavor surpasses Chunmee.

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Young Hyson

#2247

An early export tea with grey-green leaves; robust taste.

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Chunmee

#2261 Special
#2261A Special, Organic
#2263 Standard
Finest leaf; good, slightly smoky flavor.

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Summer Green Iced Tea Blend

#2268
A friendly green, good as a hot tea but well suited for iced tea; does not turn lean or thin as the tea cools.

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Gunpowder

#2281 Extrafine Pinhead
#2281A Extrafine Pinhead, Organic
#2283 Special Pinhead
#2283A Special Pinhead, Organic
#2284 First Grade
Glossy, grey-green, tightly rolled leaf "grains". A popular, affordable classic. Add mint for a Moroccan touch.

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Organic Gyokuro (Jade Dew)

#2427A

Gyokuro-like; sweet with no raw edge. Long, narrow, dark green leaves; pronounced natural fragrance.

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Sencha

#2452 Spring
#2453A Organic
#2454
#2455 chest only
A classic steamed green tea.

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Genmaicha

#2467
#2467A Organic
Sencha with roasted rice and popped rice. A friendly introduction to green teas.

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Organic Bancha

#2478A

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Decaf Green

#2783
Decaffeination by CO2 process.

TAIWAN

 
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Organic Pi Lo Chun

#2007A
Dark, long leaves yield a sweet, golden cup.

JAPAN

 
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Kukicha, Fancy

#2435
Hand-plucked, hand-cut with scissors before the stems are separated. From the Shizuoka region, notable for its fine teas. Yellow hues; not the brown "twig" type. Sweet, soft taste.

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Sencha, Supreme

#2451

A "deeply steamed" Sencha; the process makes for some broken leaves but the tea is richer in flavor and the steaming seals in freshness.

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Genmaicha

#2466

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Hojicha

#2485
Deep amber in the cup with a high roast finish.

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Matcha

#2494 Ceremonial Grade
#2495 Cooking Grade

SOUTH ASIA

 
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Organic Himalayan Honey Green

#2101A
An early-spring, single-plucking tea from Nepal; wonderful aroma with honeysuckle notes.

ORGANIC

 
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Organic Pi Lo Chun (Taiwan)

#2007A
Dark, long leaves yield a sweet, golden cup.

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Organic Yangtze Green Maofeng

#2039A
Dark, fairly long leaves; cup is cleanly sweet, not overly assertive.

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Organic Silver Maofeng

#2048A
So named for the many silvery buds in this green.

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Organic Ming Mei

#2068A

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Organic Mist on the River

#2074A
​From the Yangtze River region; good proportion of silvery strands.

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Organic Orchid Dew

#2082A
An organic green from a Japanese cultivar transplanted in China; deep, refined green flavor.

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Organic Dragonwell

#2092A Second Grade
#2093A Third Grade
From the West Lake region. Flat green leaves yield a delicate golden brew with a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste.

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Organic Himalayan Honey Green

#2101A
An early-spring, single-plucking tea from Nepal; wonderful aroma with honeysuckle notes.

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Organic Clouds & Mist Maofeng

#2179A
A premium Maofeng, this tea embodies the reasons for drinking green tea. Tantalizingly sweet for a green, this tea has refreshing, chestnutty notes.

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Organic Green Tranquility Maofeng

#2180A
Like Clouds & Mist, this is another gateway tea towards better quality Greens; leaf appearance is a standard, finely rolled "eyebrow" shaped tea, but the flavor surpasses Chunmees.

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Organic Chunmee, Special Grade

#2261A
​Finest leaf; good, slightly smoky flavor.

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Organic Gunpowder

#2281A Extrafine Pinhead
#2283A Pinhead
Very neat in appearance; tightly rolled, glossy grey leaf "grains".

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Organic Gyokuro (Jade Dew)

#2427A
Gyokuro-like; sweet with no raw edge. Long, narrow, dark green leaves; pronounced natural fragrance.

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Organic Sencha

#2453A
A classic steamed green tea.

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Organic Genmaicha

#2467A
​Sencha with roasted rice and popped rice. A friendly introduction to green teas.

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Organic Bancha

#2478A

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Lichee Green Tea

#1905
A familiar flavor but made with green tea; also refreshing as an iced tea.

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Natural Osmanthus Green Tea, Special Grade

#1910
Natural osmanthus blossoms are added to green tea; the scenting process is similar to that of jasmine tea processing. The bright blossoms add visual appeal to the tea, and the flavor is softly sweet rather than cloying.

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Festive Cranberry Green Tea

#1970
Bright red, thinly sliced cranberries mingled with Sencha; a delicately colored brew, soft and friendly.

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Strawberries & Roses Green Tea

#1973
​Perhaps the most visually appealing in this group: bits of carrot and pumpkin add color and interest.

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Dragonfruit & Roses Green Tea

#1974
​From the tropics, dragonfruit has a bright red peel with sweet white pulp inside. Rose buds and blue mallow lend color to the dragonfruit bits.

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Summer Peach Green Tea

#1976
​A top-selling flavored green; bits of peaches and sunflower petals give this tea a clean, delicate aroma.

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Cherries & Jasmine Blossoms Green Tea

#1978
Sencha with sour cherry halves, papaya and pineapple bits, and rose petals.

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Summer Rose Green Tea

#1982
A festive, almost confetti-like appearance. Round and mellow, with a hint of vanilla-like sweetness.

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Celebration Green Tea

#1986
Pears, apples, and roses.

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1,001 Nights Black & Green Tea Blend

#1993
​Jasmine and roses give this tea a memorable fragrance.

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Organic Passionfruit Kiwi Green Tea

#1995A

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Organic Ginger Lemon Green Tea

#1996A
​Tea, ginger, lemon peel, and lemongrass are all organically cultivated.

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Golden Mango Green Tea

#1997

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Organic Tropical Breeze Green Tea

#1998A
​Tea, fruit, flower petals are organically cultivated; contains papaya and pineapple.