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Chinese Tea

Legend has it that tea was first discovered by the Chinese Emperor Shen Nong in 2737 BCE, when a leaf from a nearby Camellia sinensis plant fell into a pot of water the emperor was boiling. Traditional Chinese tea has been an important part of China's culture and history ever since, and Chinese loose leaf tea can be classified into five major categories: white, green, oolong, black and post-fermented China tea.

Loose leaf rose Congou black tea
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Quality China black (Congou) tea is scented with rose blossoms, creating a naturally aromatic, sweet cup. This tea is occasionally referred to as Lotus Tea, but should not be confused with the flavored tea blend bearing that name. A new lot with rose petals.

TP40 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 11 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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A Broken Orange Pekoe from Yunnan province, this tea is a hearty version of the whole-leaf varieties. Try it with milk for a British style Yunnan cup.

ZY45 |
$0.11/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
China loose leaf green tea
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Superior grade of green tea in the style of gunpowder teas (tightly rolled tea leaves resembling gunpowder pellets).

ZG20 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 5 out of 5 stars 1 Review
Loose Leaf Oolong Se Chung Tea
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A top grade of this lesser known style of China Oolong, this tea is slightly green, with a woody aroma and flavor. A style served in Hong Kong Chinese restaurants. Oolong tea is also referred to as Wu-Long tea, or Black Dragon tea.

ZO10 |
$0.15/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 6 Reviews
loose leaf Young Hyson China green tea
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New lot arriving in June!
Brisk China green tea of the Chun Mee family. Superior quality, golden liquor with a hint of sweetness. Use sparingly for optimum flavor.

ZG10 |
$0.12/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 1 Review
loose leaf special grade shou mei white tea
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Brown/green leaves and silvery buds yield a light golden-amber infusion with a sweet, toasty aroma. The smooth, full-bodied cup has notes of honey and melon as well as some toasty hints.

ZW60 |
$0.53/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 2 Reviews
China Keemun loose leaf black tea
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Restock available in May!
Often called the Burgundy of China teas, this North China Congou is rich, flavorful and appropriate for any time of day. We offer this as our basic Keemun, although it is in the middle range of the standard series.

TP12 |
$0.13/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf white tea
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Restock available in the Summer!
A special grade of organic white tea, this Pai Mu Tan (Bai Mu Dan) selection has a full complement of tender leaf buds. The dark golden cup is well-balanced with an earthy, herbaceous aroma. The bolder leaf style yields a liquor with full flavor and subtle hints of melon and spice.

ZW57 |
$0.41/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 9 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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This organic tea has the bold flavor of a high-fired tea, yet it has a pleasing smoothness with delicate sweetness. The thin, well-twisted leaves produce a liquor with a pale green color. This is a very popular style of China green tea with a bolder leaf.

ZG14 |
$0.17/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 Reviews
loose leaf gunpowder green China tea
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This high-grade Gunpowder tea is rich and full-bodied with a pronounced sweetness. A hint of tobacco complements the herbaceous flavor and lingers into the finish.

This tea is the perfect choice to enjoy with a spoonful of our Tupelo Honey.

ZG30 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 4 Reviews
USDA Organic China organic loose leaf green tea
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Literally translated, Chun Mee means 'precious eyebrows.' One of our most popular organic China green teas. Steep about 2 minutes.

ZG18 |
$0.14/cup
The average rating for this product is 4 out of 5 stars 13 Reviews
China Yunnan loose leaf black tea
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Restock available in May!
The dark brown leaves of this selection are accented with golden tips. Rich, earthy notes are present in the aroma and dark amber cup, and hints of white pepper and cassia add a pleasing accent. The smooth finish has a light tangy feel.

ZY30 |
$0.18/cup
The average rating for this product is 4.5 out of 5 stars 15 Reviews
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