Green Teas

 

Green Teas

 

 

 

Green Teas are made from typically smaller, younger leaves and buds. Quality grades are plucked in the spring season. After plucking, the leaves are heated to deactivate the enzymes and stop oxidation. Therefore, green teas are also referred to as 'non-oxidized" teas. The leaves may be pan-fried, steamed or even blanched immediately after plucking. They may also first be spread out on cool cement floors or rattan racks and allowed to wilt for a few hours. The heating process may serve to both de-enzyme the leaves and remove all the moisture or these may be two separate steps. The leaves may be rolled, twisted, curled, broken or even ground. Green teas have long been enjoyed for their health-giving properties as well as their unique and often subtle flavors. Interestingly, the aroma and taste can differ. Color of the liquor can range from a bright jade green to a pale yellow. Green teas are best when drunk without any additions.

Teas are available in bulk packaging or in "The Tea House" brand retail packages. Price is per lb.  Minimum quantity is 2 lbs. unless otherwise (*) indicated. Prices and availability are subject to change without notice. Custom blending available.

Name Code 2 Lbs 3+ Lbs Chest

Lbs/Chest

Anji Flat Leaf

AWV-X02 *$175/lb $166/lb $158/lb 11 lbs
A new "twist" on the famous needle shaped green tea. The tender, green leaves and buds are pan fried until flat resulting in a light toasted note in addition to the traditional sweet-pea flavor. High in amino acids, the very pale green/yellow liquor offers a light, fresh, aromatic cup. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Bi Luo Chun - Tribute
Special Order Item

PLC-X02 $250/lb $225/lb $200/lb 11 lbs
The very best of the famous China green tea, these specially selected, fragrant "Green Snail Spring" buds and leaves are from East Hill near Suzhou. The fluffy leaves uncurl into a rich jade green. The aroma is refreshing and the mild taste offers hints of honeydew melon. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Clouds and Mist

CLM-X01 $40/lb $37/lb $35/lb 44 lbs
Delicate "Yun Wu" plucked at the peak of their flavor in early Spring. The tender buds and leaves are grown at high altitudes where they bathe in the mountain mist most of the year. Aromatic with fresh flavor. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Dragon Well -
Qing Ming
Limited Availability!!

DWL-X01 *$195/lb $185/lb $175/lb 11 lbs
Picked before Qing Ming (April 4-6) and the early spring rains, this top grade of China's popular green tea offers a rich, fresh vegetal aroma and light roasted chestnut flavor with subtle sweetness. Hand plucked just after the bushes emerge from their winter dormancy, only the tender bud and first leaf are used to make this rare tea. Authentic "Dragon Well" comes only from the West Lake area of Hangzhou in China. Brewing: 4 grams (1 tbsp), 170 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Dragon Well -
Special Grade

DWL-X02 $114/lb $108/lb $102/lb 11 lbs
Spring-picked, jade green, bud and leaf sets yield the distinctive "Long Jing" flavor and sweet aroma. Hand processing creates the distinct flat shape. It takes about 4.5 lbs. of fresh leaves to produce 1 lb of finished tea. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Genmai Cha

GEN-X01 $20/lb $19/lb $17/lb 55 lbs
A traditional and intriguing Japanese green tea that blends hearty yet sweet premium Sen Cha leaves with roasted and popped rice. Brewing: 1 tsp, 190 deg, 2-3 min, 2 inf.

 

Genmai Mat Cha

GEN-X03 $54/lb $50/lb $47/lb 55 lbs
The traditional blend of sweet Sen Cha leaves and roasted and popped rice bathed is jade green Mat Cha. Nutty, vegetal and very green! Brewing: 1 tsp, 190 deg, 2-3 min, 2 inf.

 

Green Pearls

GPL-X01 $44/lb $42/lb $40/lb 44 lbs
Pearls of strong green tea with slight hint of jasmine. Brewing: 8 pearls, 180 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Gunpowder - Tribute

GUN-X01 $62/lb $59/lb $55/lb 22 lbs
Top grade of tender young leaves gently rolled into loose pellets. Usually reserved only for gift giving, the gray-green leaves yield a flavorful pale yellow liquor with an exceptional aroma. From Zhejiang province, China. Brewing: 1 tsp, 180 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Gunpowder

GUN-X02 $22/lb $21/lb $20/lb 44 lbs
Strong, whole green leaves rolled tightly into the shape of old fashioned gunpowder. Full flavor with a fresh aroma. Also called "Pearl" tea from China's East coast, Zhejiang province.  Brewing: 1 tsp, 190 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Gyokuro

GYO-X01 $100/lb $95/lb $90/lb 22 lbs
"Jewel of Dew", these dark green leaves are one of the highest grades of Japanese teas. From Yame, in Southern Japan, the thick body, fresh aroma and vegetal-sweet "umami" taste result from the bushes being shaded with rattan mats for 3 weeks before plucking; reducing chlorophyll and catechins. Faint hints of roasting are unique to teas from this area. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Houji Cha

HOJ-X02 $21/lb $19/lb $17/lb 44 lbs
Carefully selected, slender brown leaf stalks are gently roasted giving them a smooth, rich flavor and earthy aroma. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 190 deg, 3 min, 2 inf.

 

Huangshan Maojian

HMJ-X02 $50/lb $48/lb $56/lb 44 lbs
These plump, curly "Hair Point" leaves are one of the famous teas from China's spectacular Yellow Mountains. The aromatic, dark jade-green leaves and silvery buds have a fresh, rich, sweet smell and offer a full flavored, medium strength infusion and lingering aftertaste. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 180 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Jasmine

JAS-X02 $12/lb $11/lb $10/lb 66 lbs
Popular grade of dark green leaves blended with real jasmine flowers. Yields a medium to stronger flavor and mild jasmine fragrance. From Fujian, China. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 190 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Jasmine Pearls

JAS-X03 $94/lb $90/lb $86/lb 22 lbs
Tender, downy, green tea leaves and buds are rolled into tight, fragrant spheres and scented 7 times with fresh jasmine blossoms. Second only to the Imperial grade, this delicate and well balanced tea is often called Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearls. Brewing: 1 tsp, 180 deg, 2 min, 4 inf.

 

Jasmine - Snow Bud

JAS-X06 $62/lb $58/lb $55/lb 22 lbs
A very special tea consisting of down-covered, fluffy, young buds and tender leaves infused with the scent of aromatic jasmine blossoms. A medium strength infusion, golden yellow color with heavenly aroma.  Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Jasmine - Yin Hao

JAS-X04 $46/lb $44/lb $42/lb 44 lbs
Fragrant and flavorful, Yin Hao (Silver Fur) is a high grade traditional style jasmine tea. The tender, spring-harvested down-covered buds and green leaves are layered between fresh jasmine blossoms seven times. Enticing aroma with a bright yellow color. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Five Dragon Jasmine - Organic

JAS-X05 $16/lb $14/lb $13/lb 66 lbs
Certified organic, these slender, deep-green tea leaves are mixed with delicate jasmine petals. Yields a medium strength flavor and mild jasmine fragrance. From Five Dragon Mountain in Jiangxi, China. Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 190 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Kuki Cha

KUK-X01 $30/lb $28/lb $26/lb 44 lbs
Aromatic and vibrant, this select tea of yellow stalks and green leaves offers a full bodied, sweet, and satisfying cup. Excellent for all day drinking. Brewing: 1 tsp, 180 deg, 2-3 min, 2 inf.

 

Mat Cha

OCH-X01 $81/lb $77/lb $73/lb 11 lbs
The finely powdered bright green tea used in the Japanese tea ceremony. This rich and flavorful tea is given the honorable name "O-Cha". Brewing: .5 tsp, 180 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Mat Cha - Sakura

OCH-X02 *$295/lb $173/lb $251/lb 11 lbs
Premium ceremonial grade of powdered green tea used in the traditional Cha-no-yu tea ceremony. From the historic tea production area of Uji, this exceptional tea is made of tender, hand selected leaves which were shaded for 3 weeks before plucking. First undergoing the Ten Cha processing method then ground with a granite stone mill, the brilliant, bright green powder offers a creamy texture, smooth taste with light sweet notes. Brewing: .5 tsp, 160 deg, whisk thoroughly and enjoy.
 

Sen Cha

SEN-X01 $44/lb $41/lb $38/lb 44 lbs
From Shizuoka, Japan, these deep green, needle-shaped leaves have a fresh, bold taste with hints of grassy sweetness and pale green-yellow liquor. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Sen Cha - Premium

SEN-X02 *$98/lb $90/lb $83/lb 22 lbs
Honyama, in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan is renowned for it's exceptional teas. With light, sweet taste and pale green-yellow color, these gently steamed, needle-like leaves offer an inviting aroma. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Sen Cha - Fukamushi

SEN-X03 $50/lb $47/lb $44/lb 22 lbs
"Deep Steamed" Sen Cha from Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. The dark green colored leaves release a fresh, sea-vegetal flavor with hints of sweetness. The bright yellow/green liquor offers a rich texture and lasting aftertaste. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Taiping Houkui
Special Order Item

THK-X02 *$157/lb $144/lb $133/lb 11 lbs
One of China's most famous green teas, these premium, large green leaves are picked from a misty mountain peak and hand-pressed flat on mesh screens. The light-yellow liquor has a fresh, sweet taste with characteristic hints of orchid aroma. Brewing: 2 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 2 inf.

 

Tamaryoku Cha

TRY-X01 $65/lb $61/lb $57/lb 22/lbs
Named for a piece of jade jewelry in ancient Japan, this flavorful but elegant green tea is made from tender leaves that are shaded for 10 days before plucking. The result is a light, smooth, fresh taste and bright vegetal aroma. Though the leaves are steam-heated, they are curled during processing giving it its namesake shape and a long lasting flavor. From the historic Southern Japan tea fields of Ureshino, Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2 min, 4 inf.

Yong Xi Huo Qing - Traditional

YHQ-X01-A $34/lb $32/lb $30/lb 44 lbs
Two leaves and a bud, tightly rolled into traditional shiny, dark green pellets. Pleasant hint of smokiness from the wood fires used to dry the leaves. Watch the leaves unfurl into dark jade green leaves that yield a medium strength and will endure many infusions.  Brewing: 1.5 tsp, 170 deg, 2.5 min, 3 inf.

Yellow Meadow

ORG-X02 $50/lb $48/lb $46/lb 44 lbs
Beautiful, long, twisted dark green leaves and silvery buds produce a flavorful green tea, naturally grown and processed with out use of chemical pesticides. Carefully crafted by master teamakers, in the small Huangtian tea village in Fujian Province, China. Sales from this tea help support the village.  Brewing: 1 tbsp, 180 deg, 2 min, 3 inf.

 

Zhen Mei (Chun Mee)

ZME-X02 $20/lb $19/lb $18/lb 66 lbs
"Precious Eyebrow" Chinese green tea from Anhui province. Lightly twisted, small leaves give a bright color and a light astringent taste with hints of sweetness in the aftertaste. Brewing: 1 tsp, 170 deg, 1 min, 3 inf.