Tea Menu

Chinese teas vary by origin, season, plant varieties and processing. Almost all fall into one of the following categories: green, white, oolong, black, pu-erh, and herbal. Each category has its own unique characteristics and taste.

Green Tea     Oolong Tea     White Tea     Black Tea     Pu-Erh Tea     Tie Guan Yin Tea     Herbal Tea     Tea Snacks

Green Tea

Recent studies have discovered that green tea may promote good health. And green tea has anti-oxidants.

Dragon Well. Also known as Long Jin (in Chinese). This tea is hand roasted in large woks leaving the leaves flat, shiny and yellow jade color, with aromatic earthy flavor.

Organic Green Tea. Our organic green teas are grown on a small pristine island in China, where the surroundings are beautiful and the waters are teeming with much sea life. These teas have been certified organic by an independent agency in Europe to be grown with organic farming methods without any chemical pesticides used in cultivation.

Pearl Jasmine. The tea leaves are scented seven or more times to give the tea that strong Jasmine aroma. The green tea that is used as the Pearl Jasmine's base is a very high grade of young and tender green tea leaves grown in China. After the tea has been scented, the leaves are hand rolled into pearl shaped balls which gives this tea its name.

Plum Green Tea. A sweet tangy aroma, and a sweet plum taste. Hot beverages made from dried plums have been popular in Asia for quite some time and some have found it soothing for sore throats, reducing thirst and increasing appetite.



Oolong Tea

Organic Oolong Tea. This tea was grown with organic farming methods -- no chemical pesticides were used in cultivation. Tea steeped from these leaves has a golden yellow hue. The aroma is mildly sweet and fresh in quality. Its taste is lightly pure with lasting lightly sweet and fresh aftertaste.

Tung Ting Oolong. The leaves of Tung Ting Oolong are grown in the Tung Ting Mountains in Taiwan at the specific elevation of 2500 feet/740 meters. At this elevation, the leaves absorb moisture from the surrounding fog and clouds every morning and every afternoon for high-quality leaves. The tea is pale green with a mellow taste, mild but sweet aftertaste, and aroma of honeysuckle.

Alishan High-mountain Oolong. This Alishan high-mountain oolong has a light golden color when infused. The aroma is gentle and typical vaguely redolent of peaches and nuts. The taste is smooth, creamy and what you come to expect from Taiwanese light-roasted, high mountain oolongs; the aftertaste lingers on your palate and in the back of your throat. This particular tea leaf was produced by farmers who placed in the top third, in the category of oolong, among tea producers at the Spring 2006 National Taiwan Premium Tea Compeition. A high-mountain oolong tea, it was grown at a height of between 3000 and 4500 feet. Alishan is a famous mountain in Taiwan where conditions are perfect for growing tea. Alishan oolongs are prized the world over as being of the highest quality. This tea is provided by A Tea Cup Dropped

Jin Xuan (Golden Lily) Oolong. This Jin Xuan (Golden Lily) tea is a pale yellow-gold when infused. Its smell is intriguing, particular, almost buttery. Its flavor is the same: a buttery, ever so slightly sweet flavor with a subtle aftertaste that coats the back of your throat and stays with you a while as you go about your business. This particular tea leaf was produced by farmers who placed in the top third, in the category of oolong, among tea producers at the Spring 2006 National Taiwan Premium Tea Compeition. A high-mountain oolong tea, it was grown at a height of between 3000 and 4500 feet on the beautiful slopes of the famous Alishan mountain in Taiwan. The leaves were hand-picked. This tea is provided by A Tea Cup Dropped

Wenshan Baozhong ("Pouchong") Tea. This Wenshan Baozhong tea has a light yellowish green color when infused. The flavor is mildly sweet and vegetal, with "nose" and taste both having some floral notes. Aftertaste is pleasant and subtle. Technically classified (by process) as a green oolong, which means it's been slightly oxidized. But if nobody told you otherwise, you'd think it was a green tea. Wenshan Baozhong (aka Pouchong) Tea is produced in Ping-lin, Taiwan, outside of Taipei City, which is at the northern tip of the island. Ping-lin is known as the Northern Tea Capital of Taiwan, also known as the Wenshan area. "Baozhong" means wrapped variety because originally, as the story goes, the tea was wrapped in paper before drying and processing. Today the processing is different. "Shan" means mountain in Mandarin. This tea is provided by A Tea Cup Dropped



White Tea

Bai Mu Dan. These tea leaves are produced from the young and tender leaves of each bud. The finished leaves have touches of fuzzy white and many have a light green color. Tea steeped from these leaves have a light golden brown color and a pleasing roasted aroma. The tea has a sweet roasted taste and a fresh and sweet aftertaste.

White Down Silver Needles. This white tea consists of only singular tender buds picked in Spring before they open. The prominence of the delicate white hairs on the buds is quite striking. Tea brewed from these buds has a light yellow color with a lightly sweet and fresh scent. Its taste is clean and lightly sweet with a soft fresh aftertaste.



Black Tea

Organic Black Tea. The tea when brewed has a reddish-brown hue, and a slightly smoky aroma. The taste is slightly sweet with roasted undertones. The aftertaste is clean and lightly smoky.

Lychee Black Tea. Lychee Black Tea is made from black tea which has been scented with lychees. Lychee si a sweet tropical fruit that is popular in Asia. It has a strong pleasantly sweet fruity aroma. When brewed the tea has a reddish brown hue and a light sweet honey-like taste. Lychee Black Tea makes an excellent ice tea and can be served with sugar and/or cream. With sugar and milk, it is commonly used to make the popular bubble tea drinks.

Rose Black Tea. Rose Black Tea is made from black tea which has been scented with rose petals. When brewed this tea has a reddish-brown hue. Its taste and aroma is malt sugar-like with al ight rose and floral undertone.



Pu-Erh Tea

Pu-Erh Tea. Pu-Erh tea comes from Yunnan, China, a region known for producing excellent Pu-Erh tea. This first grade Pu-Erh tea has a very dark reddish brown color. The aroma is distinct with an earthy undertone. The taste is lightly roasted with a prominent inital flavor and the aftertaste is slightly sweet and roasted, which taste lingers.



Tie Guan Yin Tea

Tie Guan Yin Tea. This Tie Guan Yin consists of very high-quality tea leaves harvested and processed in Taiwan. When brewed, the tea has a golden-brown color and its leaves have a twisted shape. This tea has a heavy roasted aroma, quick sharp roasted taste, and a long lasting strong sweet aftertaste with lightly roasted undertones.



Herbal Tea

Chrysanthemum Flower Tea. White chysanthemum flowers: chrysanthemum, also known as Ju Hua in Chinese, is well known for its ability to reduce headaches, eye irritation and mild sore throats due to allergies and the common cold.

Eight Treasures Tea. The combination of Chrysanthemums, Green Tea, Jujube, Chinese Wolfberries, Dragon eye fruit, Rock Sugar, Raisin, and Tremella results in a mildly sweet and visually colorful beverage.



Tea Snacks

It is common in tea shops in China and Taiwan (and also at home among friends) to eat snacks while drinking tea and socializing. We offer the following traditional tea snacks for you to enjoy as you drink tea and enjoy the company of your friends and family


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