An extra-fine, high quality green tea made from selected fresh tea tips. This tea exhibits a flowery taste, the aroma of a mountain breeze, and a unique appearance. A smooth sweetness covers the mouth and lifts one's mood. The tea is hand-processed by Chinese tea pickers into little balls resembling pearls, which unfold charmingly in the cup after the first infusion
A remarkable, fresh green tea produced in the famous tea province of Yunnan. No other tea is comparable to this sparkling, pale green infusion, which offers unique and inimitable delights of taste and aroma. It is cultivated at high altitude, with long, silver, downy-tipped leaves (mao feng) firmly rolled lengthwise. This tea promotes health and has a mild euphoric effect.
REMEMBERING THE TEA KING
In the faraway land of China, the cradle of tea culture, there is a part of Yunnan known as Xishuangbanna [see-shuang-ban-nah] that lies practically on the border with Burma. It is here that the king of tea trees "Cha-Shu Wang" stands at a proud 100 feet in the heart of the jungle. "Cha-Shu Wang" is an honorable 1,700 years old and a holy Mecca for "tea pilgrims." An expedition from Dobrá Tea, cutting its way through the jungle, found the site in 1997 to pay homage to the king. In addition to unforgettable memories, we brought back a unique and delectable green tea from that journey.
“Tea tempers the spirit and harmonizes the mind, dispels lassitude and relieves fatigue, awakens thought and prevents drowsiness.” -Lu Yu
Moli Hua Cha
JASMINE[mohl-ee hwa cha] Little Bird Tongue
A superior jasmine tea from Fujian, produced through seven successive cycles of blending in and removing jasmine flowers, it is especially suitable for drinking with close companions. The small, mossy-green leaves, flecked with white petals, hold a pervasive jasmine aroma, a distinctive lingering taste, and a mildly euphoric effect.
Ha Giang Ché Xanh
Ancient Arbor Green Tea
A traditionally processed green tea produced from 100 year old tea trees by Dao tea farmers in the Vietnamese mountains of Hà Giang, more than 1000m above sea level. The age of the trees give a flavor unlike other green teas; the deep flavor is most similar to other ancient tree teas such as Lao Shu Pu’er.
Thai Nguyen Ché Xanh
Thai Nguyen Ché Xanh [chay sahn], a remarkable Vietnamese green tea whose leaves are picked with extraordinary care, has reserved a special place on our menu. It has a like, vegetal, and mildly astringent infusion not unlike asparagus. Good to awaken a drifting mind.
50g for $20
The first harvest (spring harvest) of Sencha each year is a special time in Uji, Japan. It marks the start of the busy tea harvesting season. The Shincha or “First Tea” is reserved each year as a limited selection of tea in celebration of Spring. We are proud to offer Shincha to you only while fresh stocks last!