Chinese Whole Leaf Green
Chinese Whole Leaf Green

Chinese Whole Leaf Green Loose Leaf Green Tea

18 reviews
Regular price £5.99
(22p per cup)

6960 in stock

A meticulously hand-crafted Chinese green loose leaf tea that has been made in the same way for over 3000 years. Pure, clean, soft and elegant. The antithesis of industrial, mass produced green tea.

Made from the soft new leaves of spring it is also known as White Monkey Paw (Baimao Hou).

🎄 Christmas Posting Dates 2022 🎄

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18 June 2022
Jon S.
United Kingdom

Chinese Green Leaf Tea

This tea was splendidly tasty and refreshing. Highly recommended.

10 June 2022
United Kingdom United Kingdom

I mean, amazing.

This tea just seems to get better year after year. It's a touch fruity, almost sweet, very refreshing and delicious. Gives you an energy lift without a crash and genuinely puts you in a good mood. Would probably convert people who think they hate green tea as the difference between this and standard green tea is huge. Thank you Rare Tea Company for bringing us the good stuff!

21 May 2022
Sally f.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

The best!

I’ve been purchasing this green tea for several years via Ocado. Prior to that I’d tried many others but they all left me feeling nauseous! I’d almost given up but chanced upon this and haven’t looked back. I like my green tea on the weaker side and this is so palatable. Consistently good. Not at all bitter…just a lovely easy to drink tea. Wouldn’t buy any other now.

21 December 2021
william B.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Lovely green tea Soft and sweet

I really liked this. It is a real contrast to the breakfast green tea that I like so much. This is a gentle soft sweet tasting tea and a real treat to sip at through the day.

23 October 2021
Barry I.
United Kingdom United Kingdom

Rare Tea’s Chinese Whole Leaf Green Tea

Probably the best Chinese Whole Leaf Green Tea I’ve had in decades. Full credit to Rare Tea.

Tasting Notes

The flavours are clean and bright with notes of fresh spinach and pea pods, complemented by a smooth, silky mouth feel.


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

22p per cup based on 2g of tea per 150ml of water and 2 infusions.


Anshun, Guizhou

Our phenomenal Green Whole Leaf comes from the Anshun area of Guizhou in the South West of China. The area is remote and largely unspoilt with abundant forests and cloud cover draping the mountains - making it the ideal terroir for tea.


Off the beaten track...


Baimao Hou

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