micro-climates, harvesting techniques and processing. Taste, fragrance, colour, body and finish all make up the subtleties of tea drinking. Tea growers are fiercely secretive about their unique methods which have been developed over thousands of years. Different harvests yield varying qualities and quantities of tea with vintage or rare tea being sold for thousands of pounds to tea connoisseurs, in fact Tea is so valued that it has commonly been used as currency. Chinalife has been tirelessly searching China and Taiwan to create our exclusive and unique range of pure, premium teas. Begin a healthy obsession today.
Young leaves that are heated immediately after picking. The buds may even be shielded from sunlight to prevent formation of chlorophyll. White tea is produced in lesser quantities than most other styles making it more expensive.
Yellow tea is the most rare type of tea. It is produced in very small quantities using a special method of moist heating. Yellow tea is not well known but connoisseurs love its elegant flavour and unsurpassed finish.
Young spring leaves and buds picked and heated to prevent oxidation. Fresh, grassy and delicious with a variety of subtle flavours and really good for you.
Jasmine flowers are mixed with Green or White tea overnight to allow the fragrance and taste to infuse into the tea.
Oolong means "black dragon" in Chinese. Oxidation is stopped somewhere between the standards for green tea and red tea.
Known as black tea in the West, the Chinese call it red tea because of the colour of the liquid. The tea leaves are allowed to completely oxidise.
Made from a special broad leaf tea, oxidisation is stopped similarly to green tea but then the tea is aged or ripened to create a unique and full bodied flavour. Pu-erh is considered to be a treasure of China with fat burning properties.
Fine loose leaf teas scented with flowers or spices. All natural, there are no artiifcial flavourings added to any of our scented tea.
Tea which is not derived from camellia sinensis but is typically made from flowers, fruits, herbs, roots, bark and seeds. They are tecnically called Tisanes and are usually caffeine free.
chinalife blends of tea and spices created in our experimental kitchen for an amazing drink.
Finest tea buds hand crafted by Chinese Artisans to open in hot water and reveal a dazzling floral display. Delicious and a perfect show stopper for dinner parties.
Our selection of tea representing the ultimate level of tea making.
Tea and herbal infusions developed by our renowned Chinese doctors to help lose weight.
Sachets of mixed raw herbs to be drunk as a tea or used in cooking.
Chinalife tea pots and accessories makes tea drinking simple and enjoyable.
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