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Teas of the World
  Pu-Erh
  Assam Tea
  Blooming Display Teas
  Buddha Tea
  Genmaicha: "Pop-rice Tea"
  Herbal Infusions
  High Mountain Oolongs
  Japanese Green Tea
  Japanese Tea: Ice Infusion
  Jasmine Pearls
  Keemun Black Tea
  Phoenix Mountain Oolong
  Darjeeling's Legendary Teas
  Sencha
  Si Ji Chun (Nantou) oolong
  Tasting of White and Green Teas
  The Banjhi Leaf of Darjeeling
  Tung Ting 'Twelve Trees'
  White Teas
  Yellow Tea
Pu-Erh
Pu-erh tea is a post-fermented tea made from sun dried, large leaf tea plants grown and produced in areas of Yunnan Province. The process of aging the tea once made is a way to mellow and refine its flavor and character.
Assam Tea
Assam is the single largest tea-growing region on Earth, a rainy tropical plain adjacent to Bangladesh and Burma bordering the Brahmaputra River.
Blooming Display Teas
It's time to move tea out of the teapot and into the glass! Display teas are made to be enjoyed for the show presented while steeping. Young tea leaves are bunched and hand-tied or rolled to create distinct shapes.
Buddha Tea
Planted one thousand years ago during the Tang Dynasty, this green tea is grown on an island in the East China Sea. Picked in March '05, it has a sweet flavor and beautiful small leaves. The lingering finish of this tea is wonderful, we are happy to offer it this year.
Genmaicha: "Pop-rice Tea"
Genmaicha is a distinct green tea composed of sencha tea leaves and whole grains of roasted brown rice.
Herbal Infusions
To begin, herbal infusions are not tea! Herbal infusions are made from other plants, such as mint, linden, and chamomile -- not from the plant that all teas come from, Camellia sinensis.
High Mountain Oolongs
"Gao Shan cha" translates into 'high mountain tea', a term often used by the Taiwanese to describe a premium oolong that is grown at high elevation.
Japanese Green Tea
©2007 Amanda Mayer Stinchecum
Japanese Tea: Ice Infusion
Chilled green tea is cooling to the eye, the tongue, the body. In a glass of hand-blown crystal or cut-glass, the translucent green liquid is like a plunge into the cold waters of northern pond.
Jasmine Pearls
We were never terribly enthusiastic about jasmines until we had a friend make these.
Keemun Black Tea
Keemun is one of our favorite black teas here at In Pursuit of Tea, and it's one of the reasons that unblended, whole-leaf teas are so much more interesting than the mediocre and consistent blends commonly available.
Phoenix Mountain Oolong
What makes phoenix oolongs unique? Referred to in China as 'dancong', this translates into 'single grove' tea. When mature, they become small trees.
Darjeeling's Legendary Teas
Preserving the essence of Darjeeling's legendary teas is "the art and duty of man".
Sencha
All Japanese green tea is the same kind of tea. The differences are a matter of grade and additives.
Si Ji Chun (Nantou) oolong
Four Seasons Oolong is a relatively new varietal developed during the 1980’s in the Nantou region of Taiwan. Grown at an elevation of 800m, the leaves are hand picked from early spring to late fall, and produces four to six flushes per year.
Tasting of White and Green Teas
Alan Liebshutz tastes lots of teas. His methodology is careful and well thought out and produces consistent results so that clear determinations can be made on the characteristics of a tea.
The Banjhi Leaf of Darjeeling
The end of the First Flush season is the beginning of the little known Banjhi period.for Darjeeling
Tung Ting 'Twelve Trees'
Few Taiwanese teas command the same degree of respect around the world as Tung Ting (Twelve Tree) oolongs.
White Teas
A study published in Science News on April 15, 2000, revealed that white tea may be up to five times more protective against cancers than even green tea. Here is a general look at this remarkable tea.
Yellow Tea
Early this spring, Sebastian spent some time looking for yellow tea in China. Here are his notes on the rare tea.