TEA LEAVES

We source our tea leaves from all over the world, from Gyokuro green tea from Japan to Da Hong Pao from China. All of our teas are only brewed using premium grade full-leaf tea. We even blend some of teas in house, such as our Chai.

We name our tea leaves in a way that is comprehensive to most people, based on their taste profiles.


SELECT TEA


GREEN BOLD

Species: Sencha Suprior

Place of Origin: Japan

Taste Profile: rich mellow taste with a bold aroma, gently astringent

Fun facts: Sencha contains the most amount of the beneficial nutrient Catechin. This is because Sencha is grown in full sunlight. This also gives the tea its signature yellowish green color.


GREEN REFRESH

Species: Gyokuro Karigane

Place of Origin: Japan

Taste Profile: a unique and delicately sweet flavor, refreshing and mellow

Fun facts: Gyokuro Karigane is made from the stems and veins of premium Gyokuro tea. It is rich in Teanin, which constitutes to the sweetness and flavor of the tea. This constituent is found in tea leaves grown in defused sunlight 20-30 days before harvest. Because of its rareness, we pride ourselves as one of the few teahouses that offer such tea.


OOLONG REFRESH

Species: Four Seasons Spring, aka Jade Oolong

Place of Origin: Nantou, Taiwan

Taste Profile: golden-green, medium bodied infusion with a floral and tropical fruit aromatic complexity

Fun facts: It is a lightly oxidized, tightly rolled, ball-shaped tea, signature of most oolong teas. The Jade is harvested twice each year. Because of its fruity, refreshing taste, it is best when blended with fruits. It is also one of the base teas in our signature FRUITEA.


GENMAICHA

Species: Roasted Rice Grain with Sencha

Place of Origin: Japan

Taste Profile: balanced, rich and hearty flavor similar to roasted coffee with the boldness and freshness of Sencha

Fun facts: Most Genmaicha is made of Sencha from the second or third harvest of the year. But our version is only made from Ichibancha, which is tea from the first harvest of the year. Therefore, it gives the tea a more flavorful and smoother taste than any other Genmaicha.


CHAI

Species: Chai

Place of Origin: In-house blend

Taste Profile: Rich cacao and creamy coconut taste with a hint of cinnamon

Fun facts: Sourced and blended in house to create the best flavor for you, our beloved customers. Multi-spiced recipe gives it a strong but well-balanced flavor.


MATCHA

Species: Organic Ichibancha Matcha

Place of Origin: Uji, Kyoto, Japan

Taste Profile: mellow and noble

Fun facts: Our matcha is the first tea harvest of the year. It is also carefully grown in the shade for 20 to 30 days before harvest. It is the perfect entry grade Matcha for all tea drinkers. Its lighter flavor also allows it to go well with fruits and milk.


PREMIUM SELECTION


BLACK SMOKED

Species: Lapsang Souchong

Place of Origin: Wuyi, Fujian, China

Taste Profile: smoky pine, with a hint of dried longan

Fun facts: Also known as smoked tea, its leaves are traditionally smoke-dried over pinewood fires. Some even say that it is first black tea to ever exist. “Souchong”, literally translated as small bud, refer to the fourth and fifth leaves of the tea plant.


ROCK TEA

Species: Da Hong Pao

Place of Origin: Wuyi, Fujian, China

Taste Profile: smoky taste of roasted hazelnut

Fun facts: It is a heavily oxidized, dark oolong. It is also the world's most expensive tea. Our version is not from the original bush, but from genetically identical plants, driving its price down drastically. Taste variations will result from differences in processing and location of later generation plants, producing different grades.