Chinese Special Gunpowder green tea, with tiny and rolled leaves remembering small pearls. Zhu Cha - Pearl tea - is the rela name, while Gunpowder is the market one. This green tea is added of the fresh aroma of bergamot, a small fruit wich grows in many Mediterranean countries.
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The most drunk green tea in the world. The name comes from the tiny leaves rolled in the shape of pearls. The original Chinese name is in fact Zhu cha, Pearl tea, transformed in Gunpowder from the British merchants. Low caffeine content, with all the beneficial properties of green tea. Traditionally used in Morocco to prepare Ataay Naa Naa, hot green tea with fresh mint leaves, strongly sugared.
Fresh and light mixture of Chinese green tea Special Gunpowder, green tea Chun Mee, lemon zest, ginger, mallow flowers and calendula flavoured with ginger and lemon. The healthy properties of green tea, rich in antioxidant polyphenols, are combined with those of the ginger, known for its digestive and anti-inflammatory action.
Japanese green tea. One of the best known and appreciated for its healthy virtues, and its low caffeine content. There is a brown toasted version, technically called Houjicha.The Bancha is characterized by its flat developed leaves and its bright green color. It is prepared by using the already developed leaves harvested in autumn. Bancha means "common tea"
The tightly curled leaves open in the cup showing the delicate buds, and give a sweet and fruity drink, with a sugary aftertaste. Indispensable. A green tea that does not tire, thanks to its extreme softness. Spring harvest, a bud and the first two leaflets.
One of the most important Chinese green tea, with delicate leaves twisted slightly to form what are called "the eyebrows of the old". Known and appreciated for years abroad it can be found under the name ZhenMei or Chun Mee Moon Palace. There are different levels and this is among the best, collected in spring.
A real tribute to travellers, this blend is inspired by Moroccan tradition of Athay Naa Naa. It is made of Chinese green tea Special Gunpowder, Peppermint leaves and the unmistikable fragrance of Moroccan sweet Naa naa mint.
Camellia’s flower, of subtle fragrance and elegance, was the symbol of Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel, decorating suits, accessories, buttons, jewelry. Gabrielle, one of the most iconic and creative characters in the world of fashion, is the inspiration of this blend of green tea and precious white Silver Needles tea, scented with flowers and yuzu, the Japanese tangerine.
The name Gyokuro is often translated into precious dew or jade dew to remind its intense green color. The first two young leaves and buds are harvested in spring, from bushes that are shaded twenty days before. It is presented in fine dark green and translucent needles pine. It is a tea that is traditionally offered to special guests, prepared in small porcelain teapots and served in small cups of the same material. It is a tea rich in antioxidants and one of the teas that contains more L-Theanine, amino acid modulator of the brain's alpha waves, which induce "relaxation" and balance the action of caffeine. It is therefore a precious ally of our health. It comes with thin leaves, worked in the form of pine needles.
Green tea with a fresh and decisive taste of mint
A blend of green tea from Japan and China with the scent of wild strawberry, peach and lime, dedicated to the unforgettable leading character of 'The Lady of the Camellias', the famous novel by Alexandre Dumas, a huge editorial success, a story of despair, atonement and sacrifice. The romantic tale of an impossible love that comes too late.
A traditionally worked green tea, coming from the province of Anhui, from cultivations located at high altitude, rich in apical buds, harvested twice a year. It is characterized by the processing of leaves and slightly twisted buds. It is a tea with a particular and flowery aroma, much appreciated by lovers of green tea from China.
A fragrant blend based on the Japanese green tea Sencha, a Chinese green tea, embellished with yellow rose buds, mallow petals and calendula and crystals of yellow sugar candy, naturally colored with herbal infusions and resembling topaz.
Kate Sheppard was the most prominent exponent of the women’s rights movement in New Zealand, the first country in the world to approve women's suffrage, way back in 1893. The flower symbol of the courageous heroine is the white camellia. To Kate, we dedicate this blend of green tea from China and Japan with the sweet scent of flowers and strawberry.
Refined, elegant blend of Bancha and Sencha Japanese green teas, cornflower petals, sunflower and red roses enriched with small pieces of strawberry and the enveloping scent of lemon and mango, long lingering in the mouth.
Chun Mee Chinese green tea flavored with lemon with the addition of pieces of orange peel. Thirst-quenching, modest caffeine content. The original name Chun Mee means "Eyebrows of the old" to remember the slightly rotated shape of the young leaves.
One of the most famous Chinese green tea, which comes from plantations located around the West Lake (Xi Hu) in the area of Hangzhou, in Zhejiang province of China. Beautiful flat leaves and buds, still traditionally shaped by hand during the delicate phase of inhibition of enzymatic oxidation in metal pans placed on fire. The name, "the dragon well", is connected to the legend of one of these mythical animals that lived in the area of the plantation. This tea has won many international awards for its superior taste and fragrance. Harvested exclusively from the spring crops, it is thought to be unparalleled when prepared with the water coming from the nearby spring of "The running tiger".
An original blend, perfect for those who love the intense taste of citrus and spice, but want a poor caffeine blend: Bancha green tea enriched with cinnamon, cloves, almond in pieces, safflower red flowers and aromas.
Camille was the biggest box office hit of 1936. Inspired by the novel The Lady of Camellias, the movie has as leading actress Greta Garbo, delivering one of her most radiant and compelling performances. This blend of green tea from Japan and China with long lasting kiwi and pear aroma is dedicated to the timeless charm of The Divine.
Rich in white apical buds, it is produced at more than a thousand meters of altitude. The Chinese name is Xue Ya and it is made using the same tea bushes devoted to the production of white tea, but using during the processing some typical phases of the green tea processing. This tea's production has begun in the '80s and is considered an exceptional tea by connoisseurs, combining the characteristics of white millet and gem greens.
Blend with a refined taste, composed of black and pink tea and bancha green tea, enriched with flower petals, rosebuds and fruit flavors. Mixture not too full-bodied and with a modest tea content.
A tribute to the unforgettable film: a sweet mixture of green tea, whole fruits of red currants, pieces of raspberry, flowers of cornflower, pink pepper berries enriched with the intense aroma of Maqui Berry, the giant blueberry of Patagonia.
It is a tea usually served in Japan to children as breakfast, because of the low caffeine content and for the special agreable taste due to the rice popcorns added to the green tea basis. The green tea used is often Bancha. Genmai means rice, Cha means tea.
Sencha is the most drunk green tea in Japan, grown in sulight and harvested at 90% at the beginning of May. It is a tea rich in catechins (anti-oxidants compounds) and considered an healthy beverage. The name Sencha means literally "roasted tea", honouring the old Chinese green tea manufacturing tecniques, the inhibition of oxidation in tea leaves is done by steaming. In Japan, the first Sencha is called Shi-cha, NEW TEA, and it is highly prized by tea conosseurs.
Coming from plants of Camellia sinensis in a variety of local Macrophilla, characterized by large buds and long leaves, it has beautiful buds and freshly curled leaves, covered with soft white hair. Harvested only at the beginning of the spring, it shows in the cup the characteristics of body and aroma typical of Yunnan teas.
One of the top-seller blend at La Via del Tè, since 20 years. A perfect creation of Bancha green tea, Jasmine scented tea and flavours. Suitable to encourage green tea appreciation. The very low caffeine content makes it a winner blend and the flowery-fruity flavour is pleasant to every one.
A delicate mix of Bancha Japanese green tea, pieces of strawberry, pineapple, apricot, almond, cornflower petals and aromas. Tea for dreamers.
Sakura, Cherry Blossom, is the name of this refined blend of Japanese green teas, petals of muscat rose and red currant, with an intense aroma of cherry and almond: a sweet and romantic blend, perfect to make you dream. One of the symbols of Japan, where the "Hanami" is still practiced, that is the traditional picnic under the blossoming trees to admire its beauty and grace.
One of the main products among green teas in China. It is well known abroad for its delicate plum-like taste. The name - coming from the shape of its tiny and slightly curled leaves - means "old man's eyebrows" and it is reputed as one of the long life and healthy tea in China. Sometimes you can find it under the name Zhen Mei.