Chinese tea

Tea has a long history dating from 2737 BC. According to popular legend, tea was discovered by Chinese Emperor Shennong in 2737, when a leaf from a nearby bush fell into the boiling water of the emperor. Tea is deeply woven into the history, and the beverage is considered one of the seven needs of Chinese life, along with firewood, rice, oil, salt, soy sauce and vinegar. Chinese tea can be divided into five different categories: white, green, oolong, black and post-fermented. All teas are made from the varieties of Camillia Sinensis tree. Within these main categories of tea, there are large variations. Research shows that there are at least 700 to more than 1000 different types of tea. Several varieties are of different strains of the Camilla plant. The popular Tie Guan Yin by example, can be traced back to a single plant discovered in the region Anxi, Fujian province. The tea also gets certain properties by local growing conditions. The biggest factor in the large number of variations is due to the differences in processing after the tea leaves are harvested. White and green tea, as soon as picked, get heat treated (white tea mostly by sun), in order to prevent oxidation, after picking. This process is sometimes called fermentation, caused by natural enzymes (polyphenol oxidase) in the leaves. Oolong tea is partially oxidized. Black and red teas are "fully" oxidized. Other differences are due to variations in the various steps of the elaboration.source wikipedia edited by Hotsoup.nl

 China offers the largest variety of teas in the world, and is undoubtedly the original source of tea knowledge and brings some of the rarest, most desirable and expensive teas. All teas are produced in China, mostly hand-crafted, using techniques handed down from generation to generation.

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  1. Wuyi Zi Juan Red, purple tea

    €26.25
    black (red) tea--> CHINA
    Mineral, Spicy, Refreshing Aftertaste
  2. Wuyi Zi Juan White, purple tea

    €18.50
    white tea--> CHINA
    Mineral, Spicy, Refreshing Aftertaste
  3. Zheng He Xiao Bai Cha

    €9.50
    white tea--> CHINA
    Spicy
  4. Puerh Tuo Cha, rijp, hartvormig

    €8.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Woodsy
  5. Zheng He Bai Hao Yin Zhen Silver Needle White Tea

    €10.75
    white tea--> CHINA
    Refreshing Aftertaste
  6. Sheng Puerh Tea

    €6.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Mineral, Woodsy
  7. En Shi Yu Lu Steamed Green

    €12.95
    green tea--> CHINA
    Refreshing Aftertaste, Thirst Quenching
  8. Huang Shan Mao Feng

    €7.75
    green tea--> CHINA
    Fruity, Green, Buttery corn, Thirst Quenching
  9. Puer Ripe Refined Bio

    €7.75
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Sweet corn
  10. Snow Dragon Green Tea BIO

    €11.95
    green tea--> CHINA
    Creamy, Exotic Flowers, Green, Spicy, Sweet corn
  11. Si Mao Huang Cha 2st grade (gele thee) BIO

    €7.75
    yellow tea--> CHINA
    Creamy, Exotic Flowers, Sweet corn
  12. Puer Ripe Palace Grade BIO

    €12.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Sweet corn
  13. Gu Shu 'Old Bush Ripe' Puer 2020

    €4.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy
  14. 2013 Si Mao Shu Palace Pu-Erh

    €7.25
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy
  15. Xi Hu Long Jing Dragon Well BIO

    €9.50
    green tea--> CHINA
    Green, Nutty, Spicy
  16. Emei Zhu Ye Qing, Green Bamboo Leaf Green Tea

    €18.95
    green tea--> CHINA
    Grassy, Green, Mineral, Spicy, Thirst Quenching
  17. Green Snail AA BIO

    €7.75
    green tea--> CHINA
    Creamy, Exotic Flowers, Spicy
  18. 2013 Menghai Shu (RIPE) puerh

    €41.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Mineral, Woodsy, Refreshing Aftertaste
  19. Huang Zhi Xiang Dancong Oolong

    €26.50
    oolong tea--> CHINA
    Exotic Flowers, Harsh, Mineral, Citrus
  20. Bai Mu Dan White Peony AA + White Tea "Piece of Cake" 2020

    €68.95
    white tea--> CHINA
    Creamy, Exotic Flowers, Grassy, Nutty, Spicy
  21. Fu Ding Silver Needle White Tea, Bai Hao Yin Zhen A 2021

    €17.60
    white tea--> CHINA
    Spicy, Sweet corn, Beans, Meadow Flowers
  22. 2008 Arbor Tree Bulang Sheng (Raw) puerh cake

    €59.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Smokey, Woodsy
  23. 2009 Xia Guan Tuo Cha Shou (ripe) Puerh

    €36.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Woodsy, Beans, Refreshing Aftertaste
  24. 2018 Erhai Chen Xiang cooked (shou, ripe) puer cake

    €59.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Sweet corn
  25. 2008 Brick Yi Pin Tang Shou Pu-Erh post fermented

    €59.95
    post fermented (pu-erh)--> CHINA
    Earthy, Exotic Flowers, Mineral, Spicy, Woodsy, Refreshing Aftertaste
  26. Mao Feng Red

    €7.25
    black (red) tea--> CHINA
    Fruity, Malty, Woodsy
  27. Anxi Tie Guan Yin, Frog legs

    Special Price €7.50 Regular Price €14.95
    oolong tea--> CHINA
    Exotic Flowers, Green
  28. Aged Bai Hao Yin Zhen vintage 2010

    €13.95
    white tea--> CHINA
    Fruity, Woodsy
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