Oriental Beauty (Dong Fang Mei Ren), also known as Bai Hao Oolong, is a special heavily oxidized oolong created by an insect bite! This natural ecosystem Oriental Beauty is harvested during summer from young leaves and tips just bitten by a small cricket or tea jassid Cicadellidae:Jacobiasca formosana (Paoli). Leaves undergo a chemical reaction as defense against the bites and this contribute to the sweet honey notes characteristic of this tea. This tea is of very high quality, Qing Xin Da Mo varietal leaves and buds are carefully hand-picked and upon infusing we find a beautiful range of purple, brown and green tones. This tea comes from Beipu, Hsinchu County, Northern Taiwan, the origin of Dong Fang Mei Ren Tea/ Oriental Beauty. Only this ecosystem can produce the most classic characteristics of this class of tea.
17,00€ / 25gr. iva inc.View Product
Shincha, which means “new tea” is the term used to demark Japan’s first flush and is one of the most eagerly awaited teas each season since it heralds the begginging of the new tea seaon. This tea comes from the first spring collection (Ichibancha) using Yabukita cultivar leaves from Mr. Nishi's organic gardens located near the volcanic area of Kirishima, Kagoshima.
19,50€ / 50gr. iva inc.View Product
Sun-dried white tea made from the first flush buds of Spring growing in Yang Ta village, Jinggu. These extra large buds come from the Camellia Taliensis varietal that is usually reserved for making nice puerh. You’ll find they’re extra sweet with a fantastic fruity and floral aroma. The tea was lightly compressed into 100-gram cakes and will come apart easily without breaking the buds. This tea can be aged as well, becomming sweeter over the years.
22,00€ / 100 gr iva inc.View Product
Very unique and delicious aged Wuyi Hong Cha style tea made with Wu Yi cultivar leaves that come from wild, natural gardens stewarded by Seediq aboriginals near Ching Jing in Nantou Taiwan. The tea leaves were processed as a highly oxidized Taiwanese red tea (hong cha) but made in the Wu Yi Mountain Yancha oolong style with slow charcoal roasting. Read more below:
20,00€ / 50gr. iva inc.View Product
Warm and interesting, mid-roasted oolong tea with heavier oxidation made from Wu Yi varietal leaves plucked form Mr. Chen Huan Tong’s gardens. Chen is a renowned tea grower and author of several instructional publications for farmers. The final roast was done by Mr. Lin. The dry leaves have a pleasant, spicy, roasted scent.
9,50€ / 35gr. iva inc.View Product
This top-notch Red Jade was made by Mr. Lin, one of our favorite tea producers! Not only is he a master tea producer but, more importantly, he practices organic farming with a comprehensive environmental-conscious approach and dedication. It’s a beautiful, big-leaf tea with some small silver tips. It has a very sweet taste and a unique, highly characteristic aroma, reminiscent of wintergreen and spices. You will be reminded of a green forest after the rain with lingering sweetness and freshness.
10,00€ / 25 gr. iva inc.View Product
Incredible pan-fried Korean Sejak harvest green tea made with great skill. This high grade is called Jakseol,which translates as Sparrow's Tongue. This particular tea was made by Dong Cheon, the same wonderful organic co-op that makes our Nokcha green tea. The difference between the two teas is that Sejak is the 2nd highest grade of tea in Korea and is made with spring leaves from the third week of April, and our Nokcha is an early summer tea harvested at the end of May. Both teas, however, are harvested from old wild Hadong varietal trees growing on the famous Jirishan mountain. You'll find this tea to be very intense, fresh and vegetal, something between a fragrant pan-fried Chinese green and a full-bodied shaded japanese green tea, especially if you play with water temperature! We suggest you try brewing it both ways: at 75º (45sec; 80sec; 2 min) and at 60º (1.5min; 2.5min; 3.5min)
9,00€ / 15gr. iva inc.View Product
This organic-certified Asatsuyu Gyokuro green tea is a very special delicacy cultivated by Shutaro Hayashi, 5th generation tea farmer on Kirishima Mountain. The Asatsuyu varietal is usually refered to as “Tennen Gyokuro”, which means Natural Gyokuro.
29,50€ / 50gr. iva inc.View Product
Excepcional hand-picked chinese green tea from highlands of Simao. Its name “Cui Ming” means “Bright Emerald”. A name that is probably meant to evoke the incredible bright emerald color of the leaves once they're steeped. The green and silvery leaves and buds were picked in March at the very beginning of the picking season and hand-processed with an emphasis on allowing minimal oxidation to give this tea its very special character, aroma, taste and appearance. You'll find the leaves to be uniform, full-bodied, tasty with fruity notes and sweet in the mouth!
9,50€ / 50gr. iva inc.View Product
It takes an expert’s hand to carefully process the delicate, soft, fuzzy and furry golden buds that make up this very special Wu Yi Jin Jun Mei Pure Golden Tips. Often Jin Jun Mei (Beautiful Golden Eyebrows) is made with 1 bud, 1 leaf sets. This top-grade batch is made exclusively of furry golden buds that were harvested at the birthplace of Jin Jun Mei near Wu Yi Shan in Fujian.
9,00€ / 30 gr. iva inc.View Product
We couldn’t resist this fantastic Wild Purple Bud Hong Cha from Dehong! You’ve probably noticed we at Čaj Chai are big fans of the natural wild-occurring purple bud varietal that can be found in Yunnan, China and parts Vietnam. You may have tried our excellent Purple Bud Puerh, Purple Moonlight White or some of the fantastic Purple Leaf Hong Cha we’ve been offering from Dehong, Fenqing and Yongde. This tea is very different, and just as remarkable, its appearance is more reminiscent of the Purple Bud Puerh White Tea we offer but oxidized to produce a hong cha.
8,75€ / 25 gr. iva inc.View Product
Very special wild white tea made from Ye Sheng wild purple varietal tea that grows in the Hong Ni Tan mountains and then processed like traditional Yue Guang Bai (Moonlight White). The wild purple varietal is quite distinct. You'll find it very complex, with notes of spices, fruit, vegetables, flowers, sugarcane, and pleasant bitter-sweetness. After processing and packaging, Moonlight White oxidizes further over time, in upcoming months the light bitterness will slowly transform into sweetness and the leaves and color of infusion tend to get darker.
9,50€ / 30gr. iva inc.View Product
Shincha, which means “new tea” is the term used to demark Japan’s first flush and is one of the most eagerly awaited teas each season since it heralds the begginging of the new tea seaon. This tea comes from the first spring collection (Ichibancha) using Saemidori cultivar leaves from Kakegawa, Shizuoka.
14,50€ / 50gr. iva inc.View Product
This tea was produced by the Hua Yuan tea factory in Kunming in 1999. Hua Yuan tea factory was absorbed by CNNP (Kunming Tea Factory) in late 2000. A rare production made from very slightly fermented spring 1999 material stored in Shanghai. Half fermented tea is wo dui fermentation achieved in just 15 to 20 days, whereas normal ripe fermentation is achieved in 45 days. In the case of this cake the fermentation period is even less, perhaps just 7 to 10 days, making this even more unique. There also appears to be a tiny quantity (less than 5%) of fully ripened leaves mixed in with the raw leaves! The taste is much like that of a 20+ year raw pu-erh. Very clean and complex taste!
8,00€ / 10gr. iva inc.View Product
This green tea sampler pack is perfect for getting better acquainted with our wide offer and broaden your tea tasting experience with the different varieties, without needing to purchase each one separately. This pack includes 10 gram samples of 5 different teas from various countries.
14,95€ iva inc.View Product
This raw sheng puerh sampler pack is perfect for getting better acquainted with our wide offer and broaden your tea tasting experience with the different varieties, without needing to purchase each one separately. This pack includes 10 grams of 4 different teas.
12,95€ iva inc.View Product