Green Tea


Unless otherwise specified, we strongly recommend water temperature Higher Than 180F (85C) for all our green teas. Besides, most of them can handle boiling temperature well, as long as small volume (180ml/6oz.) is used without the vessel being lidded. 

Most of our teas of all categories are pure tea without any additives. Each scented teas is specified with flower or fruit material used. All our scented teas (such as jasmine green tea) are scented with real flowers or fruits, not extracts.

All our Long Jing products are directly from single estates, provided by farmer families or local farmer associations. We only selected products made with authentic Long Jing cultivars (Long Jing Jiu Keng Group or Long Jing #43), not including Wu Niu Zao or other cultivars. (See more information about Long Jing cultivars here. )

In each sample set we try to include some of our favorite green teas that are either rarely seen in the market or some of the most famous Chinese green teas. But please let us know if you would like to replace a tea with another in the sample set. 

2014 Green Tea sample set 1 (a total of 30g), $15 

Mountain West Green Orchid (10g)
750m Semi-wild Huang Shan Mao Feng First Day Harvest (10g)
1400m Huang Shan Mao Feng First Day Harvest (10g)





2014 Green Tea sample set 2 (a total of 30g), $30

Shi Feng Long Jing from Long Jing Village (10g)
Mei Jia Wu Long Jing #43 cultivar (10g)
Da Fo Long Jing (10g)



2014 Green Tea sample set 3 (a total of 30g), $15

Meng Shan Mao Feng (10g)
An Ji Bai Cha "dragon style" (An Ji White Flake" or An Ji Bai Cha "Long Jing style") (10g)
Bi Luo Chun (10g)







More teas in sample sizes:


* Mountain West Green Orchid (semi-wild), first day harvest

* Anhui Long Stem Green Tea, first day harvest










* Anhui Wild Orchid Bud, first day harvest

* Anhui "high mountain orchid", first day harvest

Life in Teacup "Green Tea of the Year" - Jing Xian Ti Kui 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Early spring, first day harvest

Production Region

Anhui Province, Jing county

Style

Hong Qing (Roasted) 

Pack Size

10g, 25g

Price per unit

$5, $11

Product #

2gjxtk


There are thousands of unique types of Chinese green teas. Most green tea lovers always look forward to tasting more varieties of green teas, yet it's mission impossible to experience all the green teas in the world. Our goals in the "Green Tea of the Year" project is to introduce more unique green teas to American and worldwide tea drinkers. We also attempt to make their prices affordable and make available smaller package sizes, so that more green tea lovers could have an opportunity to experience them. In each of the recent years, we attempt to introduce at least one unique green tea that is entirely new to tea drinkers out of China. We introduced Orchid Fairy Twig in 2011 and Bai Mei Hua Jian in 2012, both of which were rarely seen even in Chinese domestic market due to their small productions. Even since we started carrying them, they became two of the most favored green teas in our web store. Their qualities match the very top notch green teas, yet they are not necessarily the most expensive teas. Due to their small production size, they have never become famous, hence spared from any big market hype. 

This year, our "Green Tea of the Year" is Jing Xian Ti Kui, which we have been tasting and enjoying in the past a couple of years and decided to bring it to a broader range of tea drinkers. This tea is a "relative" of the famous Tai Ping Hou Kui in terms of its varietal and part of the processing method. However, it's a very unique tea, and not just a resemblance of Hou Kui. We are also very much impressed of the quality standards of its producer and the ecosystem of its "plantation" (we call it a "plantation", but the tea is grown in semi-wild conditions). Below are a couple of photos of its plantation.

 









Tai Ping Hou Kui first day harvest

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, first day harvest on April 10, 2014

Production Region

Anhui Province, Huang Shan region

Style

Hong Qing (Roasted) 

Pack Size

25g

Price per unit

$20

Product #

2gthk







Lu An Gua Pian (Melon Seeds) early spring harvest 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

This is the second harvest of the first flush

Production Region

Anhui Province, Qi Shan region

Style

Hong Qing (Roasted) 

(But Lu An Gua Pian processing is very unique and not exactly the same as regular Roast-Green method

Pack Size

25g

Price per unit

$16

Product #

2glagp








White Plum Flower Peak First Day Harvest

Production Year

2014

Production Season

April 11, 2014

Production Region

Anhui Province

Style

Hong Qing (Roasted)

Pack Size

25g

Price per unit

$13.5

Product #

2gbmhj


This tea is named after the mountain where it is produced. 








"Mother's Tea" Limited Edition  (not available)


In spite of this name, this tea is not intentionally made for Mother's Day. However, it's indeed made by a Mom!
Purchase is limited to 2 units per buyer. This tea is very much under-priced for its quality, as this tea was manually made by a retired mom who didn't make it for profit. We have obtained small amount of this tea to share with green tea lovers. 
For similar flavor profile, please also take a look at our Huang Shan Cloud. 

Production Year

 

Production Season

 

Production Region

Anhui Province

Style

Chao Qing (pan-fried)

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit


Product #

2gmom








Lu Shan Yun Wu (Lu Shan Cloud Mist) 800m (2400 ft.) Early Spring First Harvest 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

April 5, 2014

Production Region

Jiangxi Province, Lu Shan region

Style

Hong Qing (roasted), traditional manual processing

Pack Size

10g, 25g

Price per unit

$16, $38

Product #

2ilsyw800


Manager's comments: This tea is of higher elevation and higher grade than the pre-ordered Lu Shan Yun Wu, but we cannot say it's twice as good as that one, because all our Lu Shan Yun Wu products are of very high quality and each has its unique characteristic. The price of this tea is largely due to the rarity. Considering quality/price ratio, the second harvest (down this webpage) would be a very good choice. In terms of quality, the second harvest one is already much better (and more authentic) than what most Chinese tea drinkers could find within the tea market of China. 





Lu Shan Yun Wu (Lu Shan Cloud Mist) Early Spring Second Harvest 


One of the most famous Chinese green teas whose early spring harvest is rarely found in commercial market. For this tea, we generally focus on the very small amount of first harvest each year. But it's our pleasure to make this tea accessible to more people. Although a 2nd harvest, this tea is from the first flush growth of the early spring, and was just slightly later than the first harvest. As all other Lu Shan Yun Wu products that we carry, this tea is fully manually processed. 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

April 18, 2014

Production Region

Jiangxi Province, Lu Shan region

Style

Hong Qing (roasted), traditional manual processing

Pack Size

25g (0.9 oz.)

Price per unit

$16

Product #

2ilsyw2h







2014 Pre-Qingming An Ji Bai Cha First Day Harvest 

This tea is available in both "phoenix style" (showed in the first photo) and "dragon style" ("long jing" style). Please leave a message to us which style you would like to purchase. 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

March 31, 2014

Production Region

Zhejiang Province, Anji

Style

Hong Qing (roasted)

Pack Size

10g, 25g (0.9 oz.)

Price per unit

$11, $25

Product #

2fajbc




This tea is produced from tea fields in national forest protection region. It uses traditional organic fertilizer made of soybean cakes buried in the soil. No pesticide of any form is used. The tea fields are 1.5 hour away from the nearest automobile road and can only be accessed by foot. 
(Photo taken at the plantation of this tea and provided by the producer.)















1500m (4500 ft.) Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green, arbor tree, First Day Harvest

Production Year

2014

Production Season

First day harvest of the year, on March 9, 2014

Production Region

Yunan Province, Jing Gu County of Puerh City region

Style

Hong Qing (roasted)

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit

$5

Product #

2hgzzhq


Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 2a or 2b
When using a teapot, choose a small one and leave the lid off throughout the brewing session.

2012 version of this tea (from the same location) is also available for $4 per 25g. 
Like most Yunnan green teas, this one is from one of the small-leaf cultivars (green tea cultivars) and not a large-leaf cultivar (puerh cultivar). But the leaves are still larger than leaves of most other green teas. 







2014 Pre-Qingming  Da Fo (Great Buddha) Long Jing first day harvest 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

March 26, 2014

Production Site

Zhejiang Province, Xinchang County (Geographic Patent Site). Single estate.

500m (1500ft.) above sea level.

Style

Cultivar

Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Long Jing #43

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit

$15

Product #

2fdflj43


Brewing method: Please see here.





2014 Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) semi-wild 750m (2250ft.) First Day Harvest Limited Edition 


Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, Harvested on April 1

Production Region

Anhui Province, Yellow Mountain Region (Geographic Patent Region). Single estate. 750m (2250ft.) above sea level.

Style

Hong Qing (roasted)

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit

$20

Product #

2gmfwild

Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 2a or 2b




2014 Huang Shan Mao Feng (Yellow Mountain Peak) 1400m (4200 ft.) First Day Harvest

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, Harvested on March 31

Production Region

Anhui Province, Yellow Mountain Region (Geographic Patent Region). Single estate. 1400m (4200ft.) above sea level.

Style

Hong Qing (roasted)

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit

$14

Product #

2gmf1400


This is very likely The Highest site for Huang Shan Mao Feng. We offer this tea at a price much lower than market average, as we obtain it directly from a tea farmer family from this remote area where there was no automobile road to facilitate convenient transportation until 2013. This year, a road has been built for this village, and tea sale would be easier for the village from now on. In spite of the higher market price of this year, the producer of this tea restrained from raising his price in order to express thanks to his buyers for years of support. Therefore, in spite of higher shipping costs and other fringing costs of this year, we keep the price same as last year.  

More information about the source of this tea is here

Brewing method: follow Quick Notes 2a or 2b







2014 Pre-Qingming Shi Feng Long Jing from Long Jing Village

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, April 5, 2014

Production Region

Zhejiang Province, Hangzhou, Long Jing Village

Style

Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Pack Size

10g, 25g (0.9 oz.)

Price per unit

$15, $35

Product #

2fljljvqunti




Huang Shan Yun Wu (Yellow Mountain Cloud) (not available in 2014)


Production Year

 

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Ahui Province, Yellow Mountain

Style

Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Pack Size

1 oz. (28g pack)

Price per unit

 

Product #

2ghsyw



Small amount of leaves of this tea end up a lot when brewed in hot water. Therefore, please use less than normal amount of leaves for each cup of tea.






1630m (4900 ft.) Jiang Xi Tribute Tea 

 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, April

Production Region

Jiangxi Province, Wuyuan

Style

Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Pack Size

1 oz. (28g pack)

Price per unit

$4

Product #

2igc

 


The plantation of this tea is not accessible by automobile roads, does not use pesticide or synthesized fertilizer!
(Photo taken at the plantation of this tea, provided by the producer)









2014 Wild tea Orchid Fairy Twig 900m (2700 ft.)

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring

Production Region

Jiangxi Province, Wuyuan

Style

Chao Qing (stir-fry to kill enzyme)

Pack Size

0.9 oz. (25g pack)

Price per unit

$14

Product #

2ilxxz









2014 Tong Cheng Small Orchid, semi-wild, 800m (2400 ft.) First Day Harvest

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, Harvested on April 9th

Production Region

Anhui Province, Tongcheng. Single estate. 800m (2400 ft.) above sea level.

Style

Hong Qing (roasted)

Pack Size

25g 

Price per unit

$11

Product #

2gtcxlhwild

There is limited amount. Please check with us for availability if you would like more than sample amount.





2014 Yong Xi Huo Qing 1150m (3450 ft.) First Day Harvest 

Production Year

2014

Production Season

Spring, Harvested on April 9

Production Region

Anhui Province, Jing County. Single estate. 1150m (3450 ft.) above sea level.

Style

Chao Qing (pan fry to kill green)

Pack Size

25g (0.9 oz.)

Price per unit

$16

Product #

2gyxhq








































































Jing Xian Ti Kui








Lu An Gua Pian




















White Plum Flower Peak










"Mother's Tea"


































































Pre-Qingming An Ji Bai Cha


















Frosty Spring Yunnan Roast Green























Da Fo Long Jing














Semi-wild Huang Shan Mao Feng First Harvest












Pre-Guyu 1400m Huang Shan Mao Feng





















Long Jing Village Shi Feng Long jing















Huang Shan Yun Wu
















1600m Jiang Xi Tribute Tea

















Wild tea Orchid Fairy Twig 900m
















Tong Cheng Small Orchid








Yong Xi Huo Qing


























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