Awan Tea

Original Tea

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Original Tea Selection

 

The original teas are generally unflavored and from single origin gardens. Two particular types of original teas are to be mentioned: smoked black tea when the leaves are dried after fermentation on a spruce or conifer fire; and originally scented teas which are put in contact with flowers (jasmine, rose, chrysanthemum, osmanthus), fruits or spices on the production site and not after the import. Awan’s selection is classified first according to the country of origin and then to the type of tea.

INDIA

BLACK TEA

India has three main producing regions: Assam, Darjeeling and Nilgiri. Indian teas are cultivated in gardens and the teas are usually named according to these gardens. For Indian teas in particular, the spring harvest is called “first flush”, the summer one “second flush” and the autumn one “autumnal flush”.

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High-end Darjeeling

Every year Awan experts select special high-end Darjeeling teas, depending on the quality of the different gardens harvest. As a result, small quantities of rare First Flush & Second Flush teas from selected estates are available for connoisseurs.

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

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Darjeeling FTGFOP Teesta Valley
111101

A second flush Darjeeling from Teesta Valley garden in the Himalaya. A classic aromatic strong body tea, with hints of almond and muscat grape.
Best in the morning and throughout the day. 

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

 
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Assam GFOP Superior - Panitola
111102

A Second Flush Assam from Panitola, a famous estate in the largest tea-producing Indian region. A tea with a full body liquor, a rich red color, and hints of malt and tobacco. Best at breakfast, possibly with a splash of milk. 

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 90˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

 

SRI LANKA

BLACK TEA

Sri Lanka (Ceylon) tea production is overwhelmingly of black tea. As in India, tea is cultivated in gardens, with the most renowned producing regions being Nuwara Eliya, Uva, Dimbula and Kandy. Ceylon has three different kinds of plantations according to the altitude (high grown, medium grown and low grown).

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Ceylan OP - St James Uva
112101

A ‘high grown’ Orange Pekoe Ceylon tea from the UVA district, located on the Eastern slopes of the central mountains. A tea with an amber
liquor, a vigorous taste, and a distinctive mellow flavor with notes of chocolate and artichoke. A breakfast and all day tea.

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

 

CHINA

BLACK TEA, SMOKED TEA, DARK TEA

China’s seven main regions producing the best quality teas are: Sichuan, Yunnan, Fujian, Anhui, Hunan, Jiangsu and Zhejiang. But as the Chinese saying goes, “one life is not enough to discover all the Chinese teas”. China production comprises 80% of green teas, and the rest is of black, dark, blue-green, yellow and white teas. Chinese teas are generally named according to the type of tea, corresponding to quality standards.

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Grand Yunnan GFOP Superior
113101

A high quality of Yunnan, the famous Chinese black teas known as ‘the surgeon’s teas’ that awakens without causing agitation.  powerfully aromatic tea, with a smell of honey and notes of mocha and mild tobacco. The easiest way to switch from coffee to tea. An all day tea, especially delicious in the morning.

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

Qimen OP Superior
113102

A tea from the Anhui province near Qimen town with small, tight, thin and silky leaves. A tea with a rich brown liquor, a delicate aroma, and notes of chocolate and rose. Relatively lower in theine than other black teas, a quality of Qimen teas.
An afternoon and evening tea. 

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

 
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Sichuan OP
113103

A high quality Orange Pekoe from Sichuan, one of the historical tea birthplaces, with thin black shiny leaves that give a deep colored, tranquil and light liquor. A slightly woody and vigorous tea with hints of chocolate and a little astringency. An afternoon tea. 

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Medium Theine - Black tea

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Lapsang Souchong Tarry Superior
113601

A heavily smoked tea from the Fujian province, with large leaves processed and dried over special cypress or pine wood fires, and a rich red liquor. A Tarry that delights the Lapsang Souchong lovers. Best in the afternoon or with brunch and other meals. 

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Black tea

 
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Grand Pu Er
113501

A superior selection of Pu Er, from the Yunnan province, the notorious slimming teas used in Chinese medicine. A post-fermented dark tea that improves with age. A tea with an earthy taste and aromas of leather, humid woods and mushrooms. An all-day and evening tea, best during or after meals.

Infusion time 3' - 4'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Black tea

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Mini Tuo Cha - Pu Er
113502

Small hand shaped ‘nests’ of compressed Pu Er black tea from the Yunnan province. Like all dark Pu Er, Tuo Cha is known for its typical earthy taste and its health benefits such as blood cleansing and cholesterol lowering. An all-day and evening tea, best as a digestive. 

Infusion time 3' - 4'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Black tea

 
 

GREEN TEA, SCENTED TEA, SCULPTED TEA

 
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Long Jing
113201

‘Dragon’s Well’, surrounded by many legends, a famous high-end tea from the Zheijian province, with recognizable flat green leaves that have a distinct jade color. A tea with a clear yellow liquor, a vegetal aroma and notes of hazelnut and flowers such as orchid. Gives a silky sensation in the palate. A very fresh all-day tea, good after heavy meals. 

Infusion time 2' - 3'
Water temperature 70˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

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Green Yunnan
113202

A traditional green tea from the Yunnan misty mountains (‘Yun’ in Chinese means ‘clouds’). A tea with grayish leaves, a golden liquor and a fresh herbal flavor with a slight astringent aftertaste. A vigorous all-day tea, best in the afternoon.

Infusion time 3' - 4'
Water temperature 80˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

 
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Gunpowder - Zhejiang
113203

Also know n as Zhu Cha or pearl tea, a gate into the world of green tea from the Zhejiang province. The most exported Chinese tea, used in the Maghreb for mint tea. A tea with small tightly rolled balls that open up in hot water and give a green coppery liquor with a fresh herbal taste.
An astringent all-day tea, best in the afternoon.

Infusion time 3' - 4'
Water temperature 85˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

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Jasmine Mandarin Pearls
113701

The must-have of jasmine teas, a high-end spectacular tea from the Hunan province, where the pearls are rolled by hand from green tea leaves, and jasmine flowers are entirely removed after processing to ensure excellent quality and a wonderful fine flavor. An all-day tea, perfect with food or alone as a soothing digestive.

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 75˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

 
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Monkey King Jasmine - Fujian
113702

One of the finest quality of jasmine teas, the oldest known originally scented teas. From the Fujian province where the freshly picked green leaves absorb the fragrance of the jasmine flowers, most of which are then removed to prevent bitterness. An all-day tea, perfect with food.

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 75˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

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Jasmine Bio - Fujian
113703

A certified organic originally scented jasmine tea from the Fujian province, where the freshly picked green leaves absorb the fragrance of the surrounding jasmine flowers. An all-day tea, perfect with food.

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 75˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

 

Flowery Teas

Awan experts regularly select small quantities of various and spectacular blooming teas, hand made bundles of green tea leaves sewed around different kinds of flowers.

 
 
 

WHITE TEA

 
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Yin Zhen - Silver Needles
113301

The perfect white tea, picked only a few days a year. A high-end tea with rare and delicate downy new buds that look like silver needles and give a pale yellow liquor with notes of herbal fresh straw. A wonderfully refreshing digestive that lowers body temperature. An all-day and evening tea, for exceptional serene moments.

Infusion time 7' - 10'
Water temperature 75˚C

Low Theine - White tea

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Bai Mu Dan - Fujian
113302

‘White Peony’ from the Fujian province. A white tea, the rarest and least processed kind of tea, with green-gray leaves with buds, and a clear pale infusion. A thirstquenching smooth cocktail with a fresh aroma and a downy silky flavor. Lowers body temperature. An all-day and evening tea.

Infusion time 7' - 10'
Water temperature 65˚C

Low Theine - White tea


 
 

BLUE-GREEN TEA (WU LONG)

 
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Tie Guan Yin - Fujian Anxi
113402

‘Iron Goddess of Mercy’, one of China’s most famous and legendary teas from the Fujian province, with around 20% fermentation. A tea with large twisted leaves rolled in small balls that unfurl in water, a brownish green liquor, and notes of white flowers and jasmine. A perfect initiation to Wu-Long teas. Best in the afternoon and evening.

Infusion time 3' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Blue-Green tea

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Shui Xian - Fujian
113401

Shui Xian (also spelled Shui Hsien), meaning ‘Narcissus’ or ‘Water Fairy’, one of the most popular Wu-Long teas from Fujian province, with a fermentation of around 60%. A tea with large dark curly leaves, an orange liquor and a sweet woody and fruity flavor. Often found in restaurants in China. An all-day and evening tea.

Infusion time 5' - 7'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Blue-Green tea


TAIWAN

BLUE-GREEN TEA (WU LONG)

Taiwan (Formosa) produces high quality teas, mainly some remarkable blue-green teas (Wu Long) and a few green and black teas.

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Grand Wu Long Fancy
114401

A superior quality of Fancy Wu Long, with a high fermentation of around 60%. A typical and famous Formosa tea, with long brown leaves, a subtle woody liquor and notes of chestnut, hazelnut and honey. An all-day and evening tea.

Infusion time 5' - 7'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Blue-Green tea

 

JAPAN

GREEN TEA

Japan exclusively produces green tea.
Like in China, teas are classified according to types that correspond more or less to the geographic location and to variable qualities, from most common to most exceptional. The Japanese tea ceremony (Cha No Yu) uses matcha, a powdered tea crushed and whisked to a “jade mousse”.

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Sencha Yamato
115203

One of the best Japanese teas, an exceptional grade sencha with small needle-shaped dark green leaves and a smell of cropped grass. A tea with a green liquor and fresh vegetal and iodine savors, known to have a smooth aftertaste and no bitterness.
A daytime tea for special moments.

Infusion time 2' - 3'
Water temperature 70˚C

High Theine - Green tea

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Sencha Natural Leaf
115201

A Sencha tea, the teas that represent around 80% of Japanese tea production. A tea with needle-shaped dark green leaves that give a sparkling yellow liquor, with notes of iodine, a fresh and intense vegetal savor and a light bitterness. An ideal initiation to Japanese green tea. A daytime tea, good with meals.

Infusion time 1' - 2'
Water temperature 85˚C

High Theine - Green tea

 
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Genmaicha
115202

A surprising mix of Bancha green tea, roasted brown rice and popcorn, that gives a light yellow refreshing infusion. Very popular in Japan where it is drank cold or hot with food. A soft and pleasant approach to green tea, combining its grassy flavor with the aroma of roasted rice. An all day tea, especially good with light food.

Infusion time 2' - 3'
Water temperature 90˚C

Medium Theine - Green tea

 

AFRICA

BLACK TEA

Kenya has spectacularly developed its tea production. Kenya’s best teas are mainly black teas with broken leaves.

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Grand Marynin GFBOP
116101

A tea from the most famous tea garden in Kenya, with dark broken leaves and golden buds that give a redcopper vigorous liquor. The best quality of African teas, with vegetal notes of dry earth, wood, chalk and hints of pepper. A daytime tea, good with milk.

Infusion time 3' - 4'
Water temperature 95˚C

High Theine - Black tea

 

ORIGINAL TEA BLENDS

BLACK TEA

 
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Morning Tea
117901

An exclusive blend of black teas from India, Ceylon and Kenya, with whole leaves from selected fine gardens. The perfect breakfast tea.

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

High Theine - Black tea

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Light Smoke
117601

An exclusive blend of non-smoked and slightly smoked black teas. The perfect way to discover the inimitable smoky taste some Chinese teas acquire when processed and dried over cypress or pine wood fires. Best in the afternoon or with salty food.

Infusion time 4' - 5'
Water temperature 95˚C

Low Theine - Black tea