Assam Chota Tingrai Estate TGFOP (organic)$8.00–$56.00
The Chota Tingrai Tea Estate is located in the Tinsukia district of Assam. Run by young and progressive thinking, fourth generation tea farmers, they are a great example of change agents in Assam toward sustainable and ethical farming.
The leaf style is a very classic Assam, and the very desirable TGFOP grade, a whole leaf that will deliver the bold flavours that are Assam’s calling card, while allowing the tea’s more subtle characteristics to come through. The liquor aroma is honeyed with notes of black currant and apricot, delivering a smooth and full mouthfeel right from the start. One may detect hints of fruit, wood and even fresh melon.
Bai Ye Huiming$15.00–$27.00
The cultivar, “Huiming”, is named for the monk who built a temple in this area more than 1,100 years ago, surrounded by tea trees. The clear, pale-green liquor gives off delicate notes of spring flowers and vegetal flavours akin to fiddleheads or asparagus. A lightly smoky finish develops into light floral notes and a slight but pleasant bitterness. An ancient plantation of tea trees can still be seen close to this temple today.
Dong Ding Ex. Spec. Premium Oolong$14.00–$26.00
Infamous for its impressive character and refreshing infusion, Dong Ding is one of the most famous Taiwanese Oolongs. Dong Ding Oolong is partially oxidized (30-50%) and then heavily baked for an extended period of time. As a result, it has a darker color than some oolongs in its class, with a ripe, fruity flavour and aroma that has a long linger and full-body.
Empress Ginseng Oolong$8.00–$26.004 out of 5
This unique, premium oolong is coated in ginseng powder, hand rolled and dry roasted. It is a popular Chinese tonic, as combining oolong with the longevity herb, ginseng, produces a vibrant health and energy drink. Each sip leaves a surprisingly sweet finish that lingers at play with the smooth oolong taste. Be sure to give this oolong a very quick rinse, and steep multiple times for short steeps, and revel in a different experience each time!
Gunpowder Green 2nd Flush$5.00–$18.00
Gunpowder green tea is believed to have been produced for over 1000 years and was named by the British due to the leaf’s resemblance to the gunpowder pellets used in their cannons. Gunpowder green has a strong and lightly smokey vegetal taste and dry, astringent finish. It makes a refreshing afternoon tea, and it may store longer than other greens because of its compressed shape.
Himalayan Evergreen Premium (organic)$9.00–$87.005 out of 5
beTeas is proud to offer this high grade organic Himalayan Evergreen green tea from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal. This unique green tea boasts partially hand rolled & tightly twisted leaves that infuse a lively, vegetal cup with accents of fresh fruit and finish of chestnuts.
Himalayan Hand-rolled Tips (organic)$9.00–$83.00
beTeas is proud to offer organic Himalayan Tips from the renowned Jun Chiyabari Estate in eastern Nepal. These elegantly curled tips are harvested in autumn and carefully hand rolled, which is extremely labour intensive. This stunning leaf, with its blend of black and green tips, provides a smooth, mild and slightly fruity infusion with flowery notes that is reminiscent of teas from nearby Darjeeling.
Lover’s Leap Estate Orange Pekoe$7.00–$11.00
This Ceylon black tea from Sri Lanka is a true Orange Pekoe from the famed, Lover’s Leap Estate. This single estate is located in the foothills directly below the Lovers Leap waterfall in Nuwara Eilya district.
Meng Hun Sheng Puer (unfermented)$28.00
This unfermented “sheng” or “raw” puer cake from Menghai County, is authentically artisan crafted in Yunnan province, China (Autumn 2013). A mild tea that grows a bit and develops with each infusion, it is one whose tones come with some powerful vegetal blasts of the famed soil of this remote region. Each cake weighs approximately 100g.
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Menglong Cooked “Shou” Puer (fermented)$28.00
This fermented “cooked” or “shou” puer cake comes from from the most southerly border region of Yunnan, south of the Bulang mountains. Menlong is an area of small family fun tea villages and communities whose tea can be enjoyed in the west only very infrequently. As such, the puer admirer should consider this opportunity a rare treat! Each cake weighs approximately 100g.
Shou Mei Bing Cha (Tea Cake) 2015$64.00
These cakes come from Taimu Mountain, one of the most famous areas in Fuding. The tea gardens are located between 600 and 800 meters of elevation in the Taimu Mountains, the authentic place for white tea. This special Shou Mei tea is grown in gardens at Yipianwa Temple. Although we cannot provide organic certification for this tea, it is clear that the gardens receives meticulous care and the tea grown is extremely healthy and flourishes. Each cake is 357g.
Silver Needle/Bai Hao Yin Zhen Premium (organic)$10.00–$34.00
If you love Silver Needle white tea, you will positively swoon over this premium grade Bai Hao Yin Zhen. One of the great teas of China, this exceptional white needle tea from Fujian province consists purely of succulent young buds. Steep many times! beTeas is proud to offer this direct-sourced tea by Camellia Sinensis.
Wen Shan Bao Zhong Premium Oolong$10.00–$33.005 out of 5
This premium oolong tea is a Taiwanese classic and some say, one of the original teas produced in this region. The emerald green, twisted leaves are lightly oxidized, lending definite vegetal green tea character with the distinct floral aroma and flavour notes that oolong tea drinkers love and expect. In the cup you’ll enjoy a very delicate infusion with floral hints of lily and lilac.
West Lake Long Jing (Dragon Well) Premium 2nd Flush$16.00–$30.00
Among all Chinese green teas, Long Jing is by far the most popular, and we bring you this exceptional version direct from the West Lake in Zhejiang Province, cultivated and crafted by an 80-year old tea master. Tea obsessives and newbies alike are equally enamored when they experience the roasted chestnut note wrapped in the most astonishing vegetal freshness. The liquor of this incredible “second flush” (second harvest) infusion carries the essence of freshly cut grass, rounded off by a soft, nutty flavour. Use multiple, short steeps to enjoy this masterfully made tea over many infusions.
Wuyi (Shui Xian) Oolong (organic)$9.00–$15.00
This organic Wuyi oolong has a smooth, rich body with a classic roasted aroma and sweet finish, accented by notes of raisin sugar, honeysuckle and roasted barley. Some say it exudes notes of dark chocolate!
Zhang Lang Sheng Puer (raw)$28.00
This unfermented “sheng” or “raw” puer cake comes from the remote villages of Yunnan and is produced by the Bulang minority. Powerful, with strains of easy, sweet tangs, this puer is well enjoyed while still green, and is also great for aging (Summer 2014). A mild tea that grows a bit and develops with each infusion, it is one whose tones come with some powerful vegetal blasts of the famed soil of this remote region. Each cake weighs approximately 100g.