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Known for its nuanced, complex and delicate flavours that fuse fresh and grassy undertones with a hint of subtle sweetness, Chinese tea is loved for its light, clean and refined taste. With a long and storied history that spans thousands of years, this beverage is a cherished aspect of Chinese culture and is enjoyed by tea enthusiasts who love nothing more than winding down with a piping hot cuppa.
If you’re looking for various types of Chinese tea, T2 has an expansive range waiting for you to explore and discover your new favourite. From Chinese herbal tea infused with bright, fruity and floral flavours to loose-leaf, traditional blends that pair perfectly with Asian cuisine, explore our range to indulge in high-quality brews that offer a lighter and fresher taste compared to bolder and stronger teas from other regions.
Discover the diverse types of Chinese tea available at T2
- Green Rose Loose Leaf
With an exquisite blend that harmoniously combines vibrant green tea leaves, delicate rose petals and a burst of tropical fruits, this Chinese herbal tea will awaken your senses and transport you to a blissful oasis. The gentle bitterness of green tea is balanced by the natural sweetness of roses and the exotic tang of tropical fruits, with vibrant blue cornflower petals that lend a subtle touch to the overall taste experience. Its bright and refreshing aromas perfectly complement moments of relaxation, providing a revitalising boost without overwhelming or overpowering your senses.
- Gorgeous Geisha Loose Leaf
If you’re after a smooth, sweet and creamy brew to enjoy on a relaxing Sunday afternoon, this Chinese tea combines luscious flavours of strawberries and cream carefully balanced by herbal and fruity undertones.
The initial taste showcases the refreshing and invigorating qualities of the Sencha green tea, with its bright and crisp notes. As the tea settles on your palate, the sweetness and tanginess of the strawberries become more pronounced, adding a fruity twist.
When prepared hot, this Chinese herbal tea offers a comforting and soothing experience, with the warmth of the tea enhancing the creamy elements. When enjoyed over ice, it transforms into a refreshing and cooling beverage, perfect for the warmer months.
- China Jasmine Teabags
The perfect afternoon delight, this robust yet smooth green tea blend delivers a lingering jasmine scent and a harmonious fusion of delicate flavours. Upon first sip, you’ll be greeted by a gentle and soothing sweetness while the natural floral essence of jasmine permeates the brew, delivering an elegant yet refined taste with a subtle presence that lingers on the palate.
The green tea base in this Chinese herbal tea is what provides a refreshing and slightly vegetal backdrop to the floral notes, ensuring the interplay between the two vibrant flavours results in a well-rounded cuppa.
- Lapsang Souchong Loose Leaf
Black tea lovers, this one’s for you! With a smoky, tar flavour and the exotic aromas of smoked pine needles, this Chinese herbal tea is best enjoyed piping hot first thing in the morning or as an afternoon pick-me-up. With a taste that lingers, drawing you deeper into the moment and igniting a sense of adventure, each sip transports you to a campfire, evoking memories of cosy evenings spent in nature surrounded by the smoke's comforting warmth and aromatic embrace.
- Selecting the tea — Choose a high-quality loose-leaf Chinese tea that suits your taste preferences.
- Preparing the teaware — Use a teapot or a gaiwan (a lidded bowl) made from porcelain, clay or glass. Rinse the teaware with hot water to warm it up and remove any impurities.
- Measuring the tea — The amount of Chinese tea used will depend on the type and personal preference. Use approximately one teaspoon of tea leaves for every 180ml of water.
- Rinsing the tea leaves — Place the tea leaves into the warmed teapot and pour hot water over them. Swirl the water around for a few seconds and then quickly pour it out. This step helps awaken the tea leaves and removes any impurities.
- Brewing the tea — Fill the teapot with hot water. Each type of tea has an ideal water temperature and steeping time. Follow the recommended guidelines for your specific tea, or review our brewing guide to learn more.
- Enjoying multiple infusions — Chinese herbal tea is often brewed multiple times to extract various flavour profiles. After the initial infusion, pour the tea into small cups and savour the aroma and taste. Refill the teapot with hot water for subsequent infusions, adjusting the steeping time accordingly.
- Serving the tea — Pour the brew into small cups and enjoy!
Ready to find your new favourite brew? Shop Chinese teas from T2 today
Step into a world of complex flavours, centuries-old traditions and unparalleled quality with T2. Whether you’re looking for an earthy brew to sip in the early morning hours or a rich and creamy loose-leaf blend that makes for the perfect after-dinner treat, T2 lets you experience the artistry and rich heritage of Chinese teas like never before.
Don’t miss your chance to embark on this sensory adventure and experience the true essence of tea-drinking bliss — explore our range of Chinese teas and enjoy free shipping across Australia on all orders over $40.
How do you make traditional Chinese tea?
Making traditional Chinese herbal tea involves techniques and rituals that vary depending on the type of Chinese tea being prepared. Here's a general overview of the process:
What is Chinese tea?
Chinese herbal tea has a long and rich history dating back thousands of years and holds significant cultural and ceremonial importance in Chinese society. It’s valued for its diverse flavours, unique characteristics and the incredible artistry involved in its production. Chinese tea emphasises the appreciation of tea as a sensory experience, with rituals and ceremonies traditionally accompanying the preparation and serving.
Does Chinese tea contain caffeine?
Yes, Chinese herbal tea contains caffeine; however, the content can vary depending on the type of tea, how it’s processed, brewing time, water temperature and tea leaf quality. If you are sensitive to this stimulant, consider brewing your tea for a shorter time or opting for decaffeinated versions, which are also available for some tea varieties.
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