Jasmine green tea has been one of the most popular types of tea in China for centuries. It is now a type of tea beloved by tea drinkers in every country across the globe. The popularity of this sweet and refreshing tea continues to grow as people’s taste buds become more sophisticated and they realise that a better world exists than the mass produced, common everyday brands to be found in the supermarket.
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Kukicha tea is fondly nicknamed ‘twig tea’ for its distinctive appearance. Pronounced Ku-key-cha, this tea is made up of tea leaves mixed with young tea plant stems. So when buying a packet of Kukicha you will discover that it contains both medium-green and yellow pieces of tea plant. Kukicha green tea is a delightful Japanese tea for sharing a pot with friends or a relaxing cup on your own. Kukicha is regarded as one of the freshest tasting Japanese green teas, with a slightly bitter taste. When added to a teapot or cup with near boiling water, Kukicha then takes on a pale green-yellow colour and sweet scented fragrance. Another key characteristic of Kukicha green tea is that it is not roasted after it is harvested, but merely steamed. If you prefer roasted tea, WellTea supplies lots of roasted varieties of Japanese green tea, offering more woody tones of honey and grain.
The ancient city of Kyoto in Japan is where the country’s revered tea ceremony was born. It’s natural that the birthplace of Japanese tea culture is also the home of one of its most prized tea leaves – the Matcha tea leaf. This high grade tea leaf is grown and harvested exclusively in the Uji hills surrounding the proud city. Specifically, it is close to the river that the tea plants are grown. This is due to the higher fertility of the soil. Packed with nutrients and moisture flowing down from the hills, it’s believed that it’s this special soil that gives Matcha tea leaves their signature deep and mellow taste.
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If you want to enjoy a delicious cup of Japanese tea and are looking for a more cost effective option than premium Sencha tea, than our range of Sencha Karigane tea bags offer a deliciously sweet tasting cup of tea harvested with care in the land of the rising sun. If you find that standard Japanese Sencha tea is too bitter for your taste buds, then you should try a sweeter tasting cup of our Sencha Karigane tea. This is manufactured from either parts of high grade Gyokuro or from Karigane, which comprises of a combination of leaves, stems and powder harvested from high quality Sencha plants. As it’s not made exclusively from a single tea leaf, Sencha Karigane offers excellent value for money while also offering a superior flavour and aroma to other tea leaves in the same price bracket.
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Green Flowering tea has been one of China’s most popular teas for centuries. The Chinese name for Green Flowering Tea is Green Peony tea (in Chinese ‘Lu Mu Dan’). Its popularity has since spread all around the world, with tea connoisseurs everywhere sitting down to enjoy a soothing cup of Green Flowering Tea in the morning and afternoon combined with a beautiful display of colour in their glass tea pot. EAN#00000000
This tea features a veritable treasure trove of infused ingredients and offers an exceptionally clean tasting and refreshing cup of tea. The rare combination of both black and green tea leaves along with the blossoms of sunflowers and roses gives this tea a sense of harmony while also offering rich variety in every cup.
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Japanese Bancha tea is harvested from the same tree as the popular Sencha family of teas. However, the leaves for Bancha tea are harvested later, towards the start of autumn and almost up until winter when the leaves are larger. This is known as the ‘second flush’ of harvesting. Due to the fact that they are picked later in the year, Bancha tea is ranked at a lower grade than traditional Sencha tea. The advantage of this is that it makes Bancha tea much more affordable.
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Our WellTea Gyokuro represents the pinnacle of Japanese green tea. It is shaded prior to harvesting, which stresses the tea plant, resulting in a higher chlorophyll content. In the cup, this creates a fuller body and bolder vegetal quality.
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Hojicha Karigane tea is renowned in Japan for its healing qualities, as well as its taste. It is given to babies and people who are sick to provide them with nourishment and to help them feel relaxed due to its high levels of beneficial catechin, while being low in caffeine due to it being pan-roasted after it is harvested.
Jasmine tea has been a classic Chinese tea for centuries, and is now enjoyed by millions in every corner of the globe. Light and refreshing, jasmine tea is perfect at anytime during the day, whether it’s with breakfast, in the middle of the afternoon or a relaxing drink late at night. What’s more, you can simply keep topping up the pot with hot water to continue savouring the tea leaves’ soothing flavour up to five times in a row.
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