Green tea or Lui cha, 绿茶, is the oldest and largest category of Chinese tea. This tea is characterized with maximum nutrients and pure grass-floral flavor preserved due to the nuances in the manufacturing.
The usual loose shape of green tea leaves has been known since the time of the Ming Dynasty (1368-1644). Prior to that, the tea was just compressed. The most ancient way to preserve the "breath of life" of the tea leaf was chopping it into a homogeneous paste. Then it was steamed and molded into the "cake" or "tiles" and dried in an oven. Nowadays the tea leaves are plucked in the morning, and then slightly sun dried, then roasted in small portions in wok and finally hot dried. Read more about production technology in the article "Green Tea".
You can buy the famous “imperial” green tea varieties in our online shop. These are varieties with a long history that were made for the needs of the court and the imperial family. Today, they are a kind of "calling card" of
All these tea varieties have quality classification. If the famous brand is produced in its historic homeland, it is the best and most expensive tea type. Our shop presents these categories with following varieties - Xi Hu Long Jing, 西湖 龙井, (
But the Chinese tea tradition is not static. The magnificent types of teas appeared in the twentieth century, such as a cheerful and bright Emei Zhu Ye Qing, 峨嵋 竹叶青, Emerald Green Bamboo from
Chinese green tea is called a medicine for a hundred diseases. It provides all the essential vitamins, tones up, makes thinking clear, is useful in the prevention of cardiovascular disease, prevents the cancer cells formation and stones in the liver and kidneys.
You can always buy in our online shop Chinese green tea, made by hand in the historic places of manufacture. All of these places got the status of nature reserves of national and world level at the end of the twentieth century.