Chinese green teas you’ll love to sip.

Since the Southern Song dynasty, Chinese green teas have been a staple for sippers spanning from Hainan to Beijing! In contemporary times, the fan base for Chinese green tea now spans the world, and for good reason. Given China has so many distinct regions, the range of green tea it produces is similarly varied.

Explore everything from premium and sweet Dragonwell tea to mellow, everyday Gunpowder organic below to find the tea that best suits your taste buds.

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The Tea Centre’s assortment of Chinese green tea

Savour the green tea that’s been in popular consumption since the Southern Song dynasty! Chinese green teas have been a staple for sippers spanning from Hainan to Beijing for millennia, and even before that, it’s commonly thought that Chinese green tea was the first tea ever invented!

 

What are the health benefits of Chinese green tea?

Chinese cultures have been enjoying the health benefits of green tea for thousands of years. Not only is green tea bright and refreshing but also naturally contains caffeine. It's also abundant in several catechins, with EGCG, theanine, and polyphenols (specifically flavanols) being the most cited for their purported health benefits (Kodagoda & Wickramasinghe, 2017).

Moreover, as one 2010 peer-reviewed study details, green tea is currently being studied for its potential anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antioxidative, and cholesterol-lowering effects upon drinking (Chacko et al., 2010).

Consider pouring a cup of Chinese green tea the next time you want to relax and unwind during some well-deserved “me” time. Enjoy the soothing aromas and elegant flavours of freshly brewed Chinese green brews even in summer by whipping up an iced tea batch.

 

The different types of Chinese green tea

Jasmine: Did you know that the majority of jasmine teas in the world made using Chinese green teas? The Tea Centre stocks a selection of the best, including Buddha's Tears, Jasmine Chung Feng, and Jasmine Monkey King! You can read more about jasmine and green teas are the best of buds here.

Dragonwell tea: For the uninitiated, Dragonwell tea (also known as 'Longjing' or 'Lung Ching') is one of China's finest examples of pan-roasted green tea. The Tea Centre stocks two grades of this hand-crafted, Zhejiang province brew: Lung Ching Grade 1 and Lung Ching Grade 3.

Organic Gunpower tea: deriving its name from the let-like unique, pellet-like shape of the rolled tea leaves, this classic Chinese brew is one that every green tea sipper knows and loves! Our particular varietal boasts a mellow flavour with hints of smokiness.

How to brew a cup of Chinese green tea

To brew a perfect cup of Chinese green tea you need to do the following.

  • One teaspoon or two grams of tea per 200ml.
  • Use water that is 70–80°C or one quarter cold water and three quarters boiling water.
  • Chinese green tea can be steeped for up to four minutes.
  • The trick with Chinese green tea is not to over-brew it. Brewing green tea for too long or using water that has just boiled will often result in a bitter-tasting green tea that is not enjoyable. When made properly, green tea is a truly lovely and refreshing beverage that can be enjoyed any time of the day. Below are some tips on how to make the best cuppa!

    It is best to brew filtered water but this is not essential. Water used should be below boiling point at about 80°C. If you don’t have a temperature-controlled kettle, turn your kettle off before it reaches boiling point and allows it to sit for a minute before pouring.

     

    Buy Chinese Green tea online or in-store at The Tea Centre tea shops

    Here at The Tea Centre, we pride ourselves on the elite quality of our tea and work hard to make them luxurious and thoroughly enjoyable. You will notice that our Chinese Green teas are beautifully fragrant and enticing with elements of sweetness, smokiness, and bitterness apparent in different teas across our range. It’s all part of our plan to provide you with the finest tea possible.

    Making a pot or a cup of Chinese green tea with loose leaves is not as hard as it sounds, with easy-to-use infusers and strainers available. However, if you are looking for a quicker alternative, we do also offer a range of teas in biodegradable pyramid tea bags, including black tea bags, green tea bags, and herbal tea bags.

    Interested in other teas? Look through our selections of black teas, green teas, and herbal teas to find the ones that are right for you.