Chinese Emerald Green

Chinese Emerald Green Loose Leaf Green Tea

7 reviews
Regular price £36.49
(19p per cup)

A painstakingly pan fired green loose leaf tea from Fanjing Mountain in the Guizhou Province in Southwestern China.

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09 December 2022
Tim D.

Outstanding flavour

Superb - but not cheap!

10 June 2022
Samantha M.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Mild smooth green tea

A delicate green tea with subtle smooth flavour

01 November 2021
Helen B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

a really lovely tea...

I’m not a connoisseur of teas and don’t have a very refined palate but I was sent a packet of Chinese Emerald Green Tea as part of a present - and even my undiscerning taste buds immediately noticed that this was a very special tea and a lovely way to start the day. I also enjoyed watching the leaves unfurl. The tea is not inexpensive but has definitely justified me buying some for myself!

09 July 2021
Chek-Min O.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Chinese Emerald Tea

Started trying Rare Tea’s Chinese Emerald for the first time recently . It’s refreshing and very pleasant to the palate , does not taste too strong . I really like it and shall order it again .

01 March 2021
william B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

A diamond of an emerald

Pure joy in a cup. Fesh and fragrant. Hard to think that green tea can get any better

Tasting Notes

Soft hay with notes of apricots and an elegant and lingering buttery finish.


Use 2g of tea per 150ml of water.


For the optimum infusion use 70°C (158°F) water.


Infuse for 1 - 2 minutes, tasting regularly.


You can infuse this tea at least twice.  With each careful infusion, different subtleties of flavour are revealed.

Cost Per Cup

19p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.


Green Tea

Origin & Craft

Emerald Green has been famous since the Guangxu Emperor's reign during the Qing Dynasty. The best are picked in the early Spring before China's Qingming Festival. This is a time when Chinese families honour and celebrate their ancestors.

It is said in local legend that the area where it grows produces such wonderful tea because of thwarted love. A young woman, finding her lover killed by a jealous rival, cried so much she turned to rain and her lover to a tea bush. The clouds now softly cling to the mountains keeping them forever united.

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