Loose Chinese Green Tea
It is widely known that China is a cradle of tea! As the legend has it, tea appeared in China in the year 2,737 BC. The Emperor Chen Nung decided to travel around China in search of healthy herbs. The Emperor would always boil water before drinking it, as he had a very healthy lifestyle. So, one day he felt tired after a long walk, boiled some water for himself and decided to rest under a tree. A leaf from that tree fell into his glass of water. The Emperor drank it and was greatly impressed by this magnificent drink. That is how tea originated in China. Now Chinese tea, and especially Loose Chinese Green Tea is known all over the world!
Most types of Chinese Green Tea come from the Anhui or Zhejiang region in Eastern China. However, some of them originate from Fujian province. There are several ways of producing green tea in China. That gave origin to many types of green tea in China. Bedford Tea proudly offers you the most important types of Loose Chinese Green Tea.
Gunpowder Green Tea (or “pearl tea”) is one of the oldest types of Loose Chinese Green Tea. This tea originates from the Zhejiang province in China. The production technique for this type of tea is one of the oldest one in China. The technique involves rolling tea leaves in so-called “pearls”, hence its name that translates from Chinese as “pearl tea”. Gunpowder Green Tea contains relatively low theine levels. Therefore, it would be a good idea to have it at any time of the day, even in the evening. It has a straw-coloured liquor, and a delicate, slightly bitter taste.
Oolong tea, strictly speaking, is not completely a green tea. As we know, green tea is an unoxidised tea. Oolong tea, on the other hand, does undergo partial oxidation. However, its oxidation process is much shorter than that of black tea. Therefore, it is closer to green tea than to black tea. We are very proud to have Loose Oolong tea in our array of Loose Chinese Green Tea. The most famous type of Loose Oolong Tea is Milk Oolong. In our collection we have Organic Milk Oolong tea, whose delicate creamy flavour is exquisite!
We cannot talk about Loose Chinese Green Tea without mentioning Jasmine Tea! It plays a very important part in Chinese culture, and it is definitely the most famous type of Flavoured Green Tea! Its flowery aroma, in addition to its delicate taste, will definitely appeal to every tea lover! Enjoy a cup of Loose Jasmine Tea!
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