[vc_row][vc_column][vc_tta_tour][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Unoxidized Green Teas" tab_id="1617616282382-201c961a-69b3"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e6264dcf" content_width="100" inline="no"]

All tea starts off as green.

Green tea stays green because its leaves are shielded from oxidation during its crafting, with the result that the chemical composition of the dry leaves is very close to that of newly picked leaves which have been simply left to wilt naturally.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e149a40c" content_width="100" inline="no"]Chinese green teas are wok-fired, whilst Japanese green teas are steamed in a process called ‘fixing’. This is simply the application of heat to kill the naturally occuring enzymes in the leaf that would otherwise enable oxidation. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3e2600b75" content_width="100" inline="no"]The liquor of green tea is clean, subtle, fresh and vibrant, and there is no better way to refresh and rejuvenate yourself during the day than to enjoy a cup of naturally sweet, antioxidant-rich green tea. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="608a327e98a7f" title="OUR JAPANESE GREEN TEAS" title_width="100" css=".vc_custom_1619669636576{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][woodmart_products product_hover="quick" orderby="modified" order="DESC" taxonomies="127" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" img_size="medium" columns="4"][vc_empty_space][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="608a3288b9b8e" title="OUR CHINESE GREEN TEA" title_width="100"][woodmart_products layout="carousel" product_hover="quick" taxonomies="126" slides_per_view="4" autoplay="no" hide_pagination_control="no" hide_prev_next_buttons="no" center_mode="no" wrap="no" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" scroll_carousel_init="no" img_size="medium"][vc_empty_space][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Lightly Oxidized White Teas" tab_id="1617686407567-80635bb2-e3b1"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3d9f9242c" content_width="100" inline="no"]White teas are made from withering picked tea leaves under the sun and then dried in oven.  As the leaves are so simply processed, white tea is considered the most natural forms of tea.  The minimal processing meant the white teas tend to have a more humble but pure flavour profile.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3db17db63" content_width="100" inline="no"]White teas are typically allowed oxidised to no more than 10% – 15%. Some white teas are also roasted to give it a bit of oomph.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="606bf0187c30e" title="OUR WHITE TEAS" title_width="100" css=".vc_custom_1617686566229{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][woodmart_products product_hover="quick" orderby="modified" order="DESC" taxonomies="129" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" img_size="medium" columns="4"][vc_empty_space][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Lightly Oxidized Oolong Teas" tab_id="1617686795027-d1b578c6-e6f0"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3d4f91c74" content_width="100" inline="yes"]All tea starts off green. For oolongs, the tea leaves are given the black tea “treatment” to achieve the desired oxidation levels and then they are given the “green tea treatment” to halt the oxidation process. They can then go to a charcoal roasting process. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3d5fe15a2" content_width="100" inline="yes"]Light oolong tea leaves are given less of the “black tea treatment” first to get to the desired oxidation levels (typically No more than 40%). They then go through the “green tea treatment” to fix the oxidation level. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3d74347f7" content_width="100" inline="yes"]The liquor of light oolong tea can vary from floral to sweet sugar cane. They can also be very lightly toasted. There is no better way to brighten your day than to enjoy a pot of light oolong tea. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_title size="small" font_weight="600" align="left" style="underlined" woodmart_css_id="606c033975f90" title="OUR LESS OXIDIZED OOLONG TEAS" title_width="100" css=".vc_custom_1617691455601{margin-top: 20px !important;}"][woodmart_products product_hover="quick" orderby="modified" order="DESC" taxonomies="370" sale_countdown="0" stock_progress_bar="0" highlighted_products="0" products_bordered_grid="0" lazy_loading="no" img_size="medium" columns="4"][vc_empty_space][/vc_tta_section][vc_tta_section i_icon_fontawesome="fas fa-leaf" add_icon="true" title="Green Pu Erh Teas" tab_id="1617687508829-d671a031-4f52"][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3ce04b30d" content_width="100" inline="no"]Green Pu Erhs, also known as “sheng” (生) or “raw”, are teas that have been naturally aged in carefully controlled, dry storage with suitable exposure to air.  Think of it as a vintage white wine.  Green Pu Erhs are usually compressed into the form of cakes or bricks. They are perfect for current consumption and for vintaging. [/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="608a32e43409a" content_width="100" inline="no" woodmart_empty_space=""]The base green tea leaf is picked and processed in much the same way as if green tea is going to be made, plucked, roasted and left to dry in the sun. But after that the leaves are skillfully encouraged to oxidized and ferment and then they are typically compressed into round tea discs or bricks (a.k.a. ‘Cha Bing’ 茶饼 literally ‘tea cakes’) and stored for vintaging. This produces the characteristic earthy, autumnal flavours and aromas.[/woodmart_responsive_text_block][woodmart_responsive_text_block font="text" size="small" align="left" woodmart_css_id="606c3d20625d8" content_width="100" inline="no"]Green Pu Erhs are herbaceous, smooth, sweet, bright, brisk, clean, soft and slightly woody. 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Big Snow Mountain Green Pu Erh 2010 Vintage

£8.50£153.00
A rare 2010 Spring Green Pu Erh harvested from 2000-year old tea trees. It is refreshingly sweet and full-bodied. Perfect for enjoying now or for vintaging.

Big Snow Mountain Green Pu Erh 2011 Vintage

£10.00£30.00
A rare 2011 Spring Green Pu Erh harvested from 2000-year old tea trees. It is refreshingly mellow and full-bodied. Perfect for enjoying now or for vintaging.

Fragrant Gardenia Phoenix

£8.50£16.50
Brilliant Phoenix Oolong varietal, light, barely roasted, with a hint of citrus and the floral aroma of fragrant gardenias.

Genmaicha

£8.00
Jade green, steamed Japanese tea blended with highly aromatic, fire-toasted rice kernels. Soothing, sweet, simply sublime!

Gyokuro

£8.50£16.50
The connoisseur's green tea, light and delicate, perfect to enjoy on its own or paired with simple sweets.

Houjicha

£8.00£15.50
A wonderfully calming brew with a distinctive roasty full-bodied aroma and a delicious, settling flavour.
 

Iron Goddess of Mercy

£8.50£24.50
A light and delicious Anxi Oolong, with notes of honey and the aromas of orchid and osmanthus. As cooling as whispering bamboos in the valleys.

Kumquat Peony Thins

£8.50£17.00
A rare vintage white tea sealed with kumquat peels giving a mellow, subtly sweet and delicately perfumed infusion reminiscent of floating clouds and dreamy days.

Lishan Oolong

£8.50£24.50
This notable high mountain tea from Taiwan delights with refreshing sugar cane sweetness, creamy texture and a persistent floral finish.

Matcha

£8.00£15.50
As revered in the Japanese tea ceremony, but also a great ingredient for cakes and desserts, this is high quality Japanese green tea in natural powder form.