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Tea from China - The cradle of tea

The Middle Kingdom probably has the oldest tea tradition. Cultivated in China for around 5000 years, green tea was first mentioned in writing around 600 BC and described in detail in the work of the poet Lu Yü (780 AD). Lu Yü's work introduced a new form of tea preparation. The tea pressed into bricks or other moulds (Tang Dynasty) was now ground into powder and prepared with boiling water.
This preparation was then refined in the subsequent Song dynasty, and the tea leaves were ground directly in stone mills after steaming and drying - the origin of the tea ceremony still used in Japan today. During the Ming dynasty, the tea was then brewed with hot water without first being pulverised - the form of preparation still used today.

Green tea from China 

For centuries, the Chinese have regarded green tea as a healthy and revitalising drink. Most green teas and semi-fermented teas (oolong teas) come from the provinces of Anhui, Zhejiang and Fujian. With its positive properties, green tea often takes some getting used to for the Western palate. Preparation is very important for the flavour and effect of green tea. For a delicious flavour, the water should be cooled to the recommended temperature after boiling before the tea is infused.

Our Top 3 Green Teas from China

No. 505
China Gunpowder organic/NL
from €4.90*

(€49.00* / Kilogram)

Naturland Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013
No. 536
China Wuyuan Jasmine organic/NL
from €9.80*

(€98.00* / Kilogram)

Naturland Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013
No. 500
China Chun Mee organic/NL
from €5.40*

(€54.00* / Kilogram)

Naturland Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013

Our Green Teas from China

Discover our delicious variety of Chinese green teas. The Anhui, Zhejiang and Fujian tea-growing regions in particular produce intense teas with a subtle bitter flavour that are often unfamiliar to the Western palate.

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Black tea from China 

The Chinese produce large quantities of black tea for the world market. The various black teas from the provinces of Yunnan, Hunan and Sichuan, for example, have a mild, sweet-spicy and slightly smoky flavour. The best-known variety is Keemun. China is the only country to produce specialities such as jasmine tea, rose tea and lichee tea. The teas are steamed together with the corresponding flowers and thus take on their fragrance and flavour. The well-known Lapsang Souchong, the so-called smoked tea, is also produced according to a traditional recipe.

Our Top3 Black Teas from China

No. 570
China Golden Yunnan Organic
from €7.40*

(€74.00* / Kilogram)

Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013
No. 561
China Keemun Finest Chuen Ch'a Organic
from €7.80*

(€78.00* / Kilogram)

Naturland Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013
No. 581
China Lapsang Souchong organic
from €7.40*

(€74.00* / Kilogram)

Bio-Anbau DE-ÖKO-013

Our Black Teas from China

Discover our Chinese black teas, for example Keemun tea, Lapsang Souchong tea or Yunnan tea. One of the most unusual Chinese black teas is certainly Pu Erh tea, whose strong, earthy, intense flavour certainly divides opinion.

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