Fresh Loose Leaf Green Tea

Green Tea

The best of the annual spring greens are harvested “before the rain”. This class of tea offers complexity and nuance, and flavors from vegetal, savory and cream-like to toasty, nutty, and naturally sweet.

Known for our selection of seasonal and unusual greens, we procure small lot, specialty varieties timed by the harvest weather, crafted in the traditions of the area.

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    Snow Dragon - Xue Long

    This year's Snow Dragon is a first for Silk Road. For this year's tea, we selected an organic green grown in the Simao District of Yunnan Province. (In the past, we have sourced this tea in Fujian Province.) This lot is a fine pluck of one bud one leaf...
    Sweet, vegetal & clean

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    Wild Green

    Known for its mountains, bamboo forests and abundant springs, Anhui Province each year produces teas of exceptional quality. The elevation and soils rich in humus and iron, bring forth a number of wonderful green teas. Wild Green tea trees blanket...
    High mountain, spring flavors!

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    Spring Green - Chūn lǜ - Decaffeinated

    Numerous varieties of this delicious green cultivar thrive in the valleys and mountains of the southeastern coastal provinces of China. A Mao Feng cultivar, our lot was organically farmed in Zhejiang Province. An early-pick, its leaves open to a...
    Vegetal & sweet, refreshing & soothing.
  • Downy Tip - Jin Shan Mao Jian

    Downy Tip - Jin Shan Mao Jian

    Our Downy Tip was grown on an island off the coast of Hangzhou, in the Zhou Shan Island complex. An early spring favorite, this cultivar is one of the first teas to make the marketplace at the onset of the harvest. Leaf is rich in vegetal flavors and...
    High grade, rich complex green tea flavors!

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    WuLu - Jade Cloud

    WuLu is a taste treat of the spring harvest. Not well known outside China, these singularly rich green leaves will steep to smooth and varied buttery flavors and aromas of magnolia blossoms and fresh cucumber.   Lot Notes. Organically grown on...
    Buttery smooth, a note of citrus

  • Small Green Leaf - Xiǎo lǜyè

    Small Green Leaf - Xiǎo lǜyè

    Spring teas in China embody tradition, terroir, and skill. In FuAn traditions in farming and processing of tea run deep. Their cultivars are famous, their flavors in demand. Each year, we look for thse early spring green teas that taste wonderful and...
    Fresh asparagus, a bit of nuttiness

  • Green Fragrance - Lu Se Xiang

    Green Fragrance - Lu Se Xiang

    FuAn area farms are widely recognized for the quality of their cultivars, particularly the famous Da Bai. A mountainous area along the coast of the China Sea, FuAn offers a terroir ideal for developing nuanced, rich tasting teas. In the last few years,...
    Bright, fresh, enlivening
  • 3 Lands Sampler

    3 Lands Sampler

    3 Lands Sampler: In many countries, tea is a signature beverage. Distinct cultivars have been created and farmed, methods of processing developed bringing forth aromas and flavors that are delicious and widely enjoyed. Our sampler offers a taste...
    3 lands, 3 teas & 3 flavors

  • Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Green Monkey King - Tai Ping Hou Kui

    Perhaps no other tea embodies the artistry of China's teas than the famous Tai Ping Hou Kui (TPHK). A first grade leaf, our Green Monkey King, grows on a spring-fed farm at an elevation of 800 meters in the Huang Shan Mountains. At night,...
    First grade, orchid aroma, big leaves, sweet flavors.

  • Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    Empress Green - Lu Huanghou

    There is a class of teas harvested early in the spring & processed to local customs of appearance, flavor, and aroma. Typically made in small lots and rarely exported, these teas are often exceptional and offer a window into the great...
    "Fresh tea", strong flavors, nuanced & refreshing

  • Spring Green - Chun Lu Se

    Spring Green - Chun Lu Se

    Spring Green is one of the first teas of spring to come out of the mountains. It is a Mao Feng cultivar made to a large leaf size, offering deep green colors, and a high white bud content. Lot offers a taste of the early flavors of the harvest and is an...
    Buttery, sweet grassy notes
  • Dragon Well - Longjing - First Grade

    Dragon Well - Longjing - First Grade

    Our first grade Dragon Well harvested in the "before the rain" period of April when the most prized teas of the season are produced. In our search for this prized tea, we apply 3 criteria: consistency in leaf size, shape, and coloration; aroma...
    Enlivening, clean vegetal & nutty flavors

  • Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - First Grade

    Bi Luo Chun - Green Snail Spring - embodies much of what is wonderful about the spring tea harvest. Perhaps no green tea cups to the rich flavors of the season as this one. Ours is a first-grade leaf harvested in a pluck in the first week of April before...
    Flavors of asparagus, chestnut, hints of peach

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    Dragon Well - Longjing - Grade AA

    Our new Dragon Well lot is a cultivar local to the Shengzhou area in Zhejiang Province. Cultivar is known for its distinctive penetrating aroma and a soft, vegetal, nutty sweetness. It is an "early-season" Grade AA Long Jing made of one bud, one leaf...
    Penetrating aroma, fresh & nutty sweet!

  • Spring Blossom - Chūn Nuǎn Huā Kāi

    Spring Blossom - Chūn Nuǎn Huā Kāi

    As the weather warms in southeastern China along the coast, some of the first teas to reach the market are a number of cultivars referred to as Mao Feng. These early greens come in a variety of styles – leaves light to dark green, long and short,...
    Fresh green flavors, nutty & vegetal, hints of chestnut.

  • Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - Select Grade

    Green Snail Spring - Bi Luo Chun - Select Grade

    A vegetally sweet green tea harvesting early in the spring. This year's lot is pre-Qing Ming - picked in the second week of April. The leaf is a deep green color, curled and offering high white bud content. Our select or harvest grade...
    Fresh, vegetally sweet, soft peach flavor.

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    Genmaicha Organic Sachets

    10% discount when you order 3 or more. Fresh organic Sencha green tea and roasted rice create a golden infusion with a toasty aroma and nutty flavors.  A traditional blend, refreshing beverage and excellent with food. The leaves have been...
    Toasty aroma, savory, nutty flavors

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    Moroccan Mint

    Our blend of fresh, organic peppermint, made with a varietal grown in the Pacific Northwest, is blended with an organic Gunpowder green tea from Zhejiang Province, to create a cool, soothing and refreshing cup. This tea blend can be enjoyed hot and...
    Tea of daily life, refreshing
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    Jasmine Silver Tip Sachets

    10% discount when you order 3 or more. Fresh, organically-grown, early-spring harvest green tea leaves and silver buds are scented with jasmine flowers to create this soothing and healthful tea. Each cup offers a delicious floral aroma from the...
    Yin Hao Jasmine - green leaf scented with jasmine flower.

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    Dragon Well Organic Sachets

    10% discount when you order 3 or more. Underscoring our endeavor to offer the very best tasting cup of tea, we selected an organic Dragon Well leaf from Zhejiang Province for our sachet. The lot we selected offers golden-green leaves, with soft, vegetal...