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Teas of China

The origin of tea plant traces its roots to Yunnan Province in southern China. Tea culture began here as well, before being exported to other countries around the world. China is known for it's skill in producing all the different styles of tea.

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16-Year Aged Tieguanyin | In Pursuit of Tea
16-Year Aged Tieguanyin (2 oz)
$25.00

Tightly rolled and made in many styles, Tieguanyin is one of the best-known teas from China. This special lot has been aged and carefully re-roasted every few years; its balanced, rich stone-fruit flavor lasts through multiple infusions.
PC845 - Badashan Zhong Zi Dumpling Pu-erh
Badashan Zhong Zi Dumpling Pu-erh (60 g)
$18.00

Compressed and wrapped bamboo leaves, this sheng pu-erh is styled after a rice dumpling.
Blessed Forever Banzhai | In Pursuit of Tea
Blessed Forever Banzhai Bingcha (380 g)
$102.00

A green (sheng) pu-erh made in 2009 from leaves from the Ban Shan region in Yunnan.
Daxue "Blessed Forever" | In Pursuit of Tea
Blessed Forever Daxue Bingcha (380 g)
$129.00

This green (sheng) pu-erh was made from leaves grown on Daxue Mountain, in the Lincang region of Yunnan, in 2009.
Buddha Green Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Buddha Green (2 oz)
$30.50

In Spring 2006 we visited some of the islands in the East China Sea, southwest of Shanghai. We reached the island by jet boat - with a loud Chinese movie playing the whole way (another version of the video coach which is so popular in India). One can also take a ferry if time is plentiful. Tea has been grown here since the Tang Dynasty, one thousand years ago. The island of Putuoshan, which is where Kuanyin (bodhisattva of mercy and love) is said to come from, is the most famous of the group.

One Thousand Years of History

Planted one thousand years ago during the Tang Dynasty, this green tea is grown on an island in the East China Sea. It has a sweet flavor and beautiful small leaves, with a wonderful lingering finish of this tea is wonderful.

Perfect Leaf-and-Bud Sets

Buddha tea, so named because of the region, is grown in a constant sea breeze on the highest point of Zhoushan Island. Once resembling an eyebrow, a classic tea-leaf shape, the leaf's appearance was modified in 1979, and now the perfect leaf-and-bud sets are processed in a small island factory with 16 owners. We are the exclusive distributor for this tea in the U.S.

Kuanyin, the Goddess of Mercy and Love

Learn more about the legend of Kuanyin and the tea she inspired.

Folk Art Bingcha | In Pursuit of Tea
Folk Art Bingcha (380 g)
$260.00

A green (sheng) pu-erh from northeastern Yunnan, produced in 2005; smooth and sweet flavor, with an aroma of freshly cut bamboo, and excellent to drink now.
Golden Yunnan Black Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Golden Yunnan (4 oz)
$26.75

Made only from exceptional, high-grade leaf buds, this aromatic black tea is handpicked in Yunnan (China), the birthplace of tea. When oxidized, these beautiful buds turn gold rather than black, resulting in a rich, smooth flavor with lingering notes of honey and tobacco.
Jade Spring (4 oz)
$31.50

Jasmine Pearls Green Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Jasmine Pearls (4 oz - 1 lb)
$33.75

Gently rolled pearls of south China green tea naturally scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. A very aromatic cup with a lingering sweetness.
Keemun Mao Feng Black Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Keemun Mao Feng (4 oz)
$20.00

Deep, red fruit sweetness yields to lingering dark chocolate notes: a rich, strong Chinese black tea from Anhui Province.
Lapsang Souchong Black Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Lapsang Souchong (4 oz)
$18.75

This distinctive tea was grown high in the Wuyi Mountains and is our take on a well-known tea. Its refined flavor shows balance and a subtle smokiness - the result of skillful production and old tea trees.
Lapsang Souchong Special Lot | In Pursuit of Tea
Lapsang Souchong - Special Lot (2 oz)
$35.00

This distinctive tea was grown high in the Wuyi Mountains and is our take on a well-known tea. Its refined flavor shows balance and a subtle smokiness—the result of skillful production and old tea trees.
Moonlight White (2 oz)
$18.00

More robust than White Peony, this unusual white tea has the sweet earthiness characteristics of Yunnan teas.
Phoenix Honey (2 oz)
$31.50

From Phoenix Mountain, these hand-twisted leaves yield a wonderfully balanced, floral-sweet flavor and fragrance. A spectacular, limited lot Phoenix oolong.

Pu-erh Knife
$10.45

Rou Gui (2 oz)
$46.75

This superb Wuyi oolong has complex fragrances of fig and apricot, yielding a rich, piney flavor over several steeps.

Shu (Black) Pu-erh Loose Leaf | In Pursuit of Tea
Shu (Black) Pu-erh Loose Leaf (4 oz)
$30.75

This pu-erh is made from an early-picked leaf that undergoes the shu post-fermentation process; the flavor is rich and earthy.
Tieguanyin Oolong Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
Tieguanyin Medium Roast (4 oz)
$20.25

These tightly hand-rolled leaves are medium-oxidized, yielding a lingering fruity aftertaste. A fabled tea in China, it's prized for its complexity.
PCT21 - Banzhai Tsunami Bingcha | In Pursuit of Tea
Tsunami Banzhai Bingcha (380 g)
$221.00

A green (sheng) pu-erh made in 2008, from leaves grown in the Ban Shan region of Yunnan.
PCT31 - Daxue Tsunami Bingcha | In Pursuit of Tea
Tsunami Daxue Bingcha (380 g)
$102.00

Hailing from Daxue, or Snow, Mountain in the Lincang region of Yunnan, this green (sheng) pu-erh was made in 2008.
White Flower Gaiwan
$33.00

A floral decorated white gaiwan made of fine porcelain, perfect for one person or gongfu cha service.
White Gaiwan (4 oz)
$17.80

A  simple white gaiwan made of fine porcelain, perfect for one person or gongfu cha service.
White Monkey Green Tea | In Pursuit of Tea
White Monkey Bai Hou (4 oz)
$23.15

An early spring picked green tea from Fujian, China, with a delicate yet sweet and nutty flavor.