COMPLETE TEA & TISANE SELECTION

In this section, we list all teas and herbal teas sold at Un Amour des Thés. Its as simple as scrolling down a page…  If you prefer to view teas from a specific type, we invite you to use the button menu above.

White Tea

White tea is grown and harvested primarily in China, mostly in Fujian, Zhejiang and Yunnan. It comes from the buds and leaves of the camellia sinensis plant. Those are allowed to wither in natural sunlight before they are lightly processed to prevent any oxidation or further tea processing. The name “white tea” derives from the fine silvery-white hair found on the immature buds, which gives them a silverish appearance. The liquor itself is not white or colourless but rather a pale yellow. The exact proportion of buds to leaves may vary, depending on the variety of white tea. For example, Bai Mu Dan contains one bud for every two or three leaves, while Yin Zhen Bai Ho is made entirely from downy buds picked within a short period in early Spring. Some white teas may also be from an automnal harvest.

 


 

Green tea

Green tea is made from the leaves and buds of the tea plant, Camellia sinensis. Green teas have many different methods of being produced, but they all share in common the fact that shortly after the leaves are harvested, they are somehow heated. This process prevents any oxidation from occuring. Some green teas are steamed (in Japan for instance) and others are pan-fired. There are several hundred types of green tea. Some have flat leaves while others may have rolled or curled leaves. Some are sun grown, like sencha, while others are shade grown, like japanese gyokuro.


 

Yellow Tea

Yellow tea takes its name neither from the colour of its liquor nor of its leaves, but rather because it was once precious and worthy of an emperor, whose emblematic colour is yellow. This chinese tea is processed similarly to green tea, yet its transformation is slightly more complex and involves a very light oxidation. The drying phase is much slower, where the damp tea leaves are allowed to sit and ”yellow”. This uncommon tea has a yellow-green appearance yet a slightly different aroma from both green and white tea. Similarities in taste may be drawn between yellow, green and white teas.


 

Oolong Tea

Oolong (also spelled Wulong), is a semi-oxidized tea which is known for its rich taste and pleasant lasting aftertaste. Oolongs may be further classified in three categories, according to their level of oxidation: low oxidation, medium oxidation and high oxidation. Greenish oolongs tend to have a stronger fragrance while darker more oxidized oolongs tend to have a stronger yet pleasing aftertaste. Oolongs may also be found aged and vintage, as some may be preserved for a very long time. Processed differently depending of the desired final result, it is the type of tea that offers the greatest range of possible aromas and flavours.


 

Black Tea

Black tea also comes from the tea plant. To manufacture black tea, the tea leaves and buds are plucked and withered to reduce moisture. Then, they may be left whole and rolled or undergo a cut-tear-curl process. Finally, the green leaves and tips are fully oxidized, becoming dark brown (tips becoming golden), and dried. This oxidation process is sometimes referred to as ”fermentation” but this is a misnomer. Black tea is primarily grown in India, Sri Lanka, China and Kenya.


 

Pu-Erh Tea

Pu-Erh tea (also known as aged or vintage tea) is another of China’s great treasures and has only recently been discovered in western countries. It is unlike any other tea in the world but Westerners can appreciate its similarities to fine wine, with which it shares many attributes. Like the great wine regions of the world, Pu-Erh Tea production is highly regulated to ensure the highest quality and authenticity. Only aged tea that comes from Yunnan province can be called Pu-Erh tea. Sheng or raw Pu-Erh are green teas. Their aging protential is tremendous. Shu or cooked Pu-erh are black teas. Some Yunnan white teas are now also being pressed into cakes or tuo cha.


 

Flavored Tea

Un Amour des Thés proudly offers scented teas and flavoured teas which only contain natural flavours and essential oils. Popular flavouring additives found in teas include bergamot orange (Earl Grey), lemon, berries, various fruits, vanilla and floral teas (jasmine and rose for instance). Take a look at our selection here.


 

Chai Tea

Chaï means tea in several languages. But in western countries, chaï tea is simply a blend of tea and spices. Traditionally made with indian black tea, chaï now also comes in green tea and rooibos. Spices may vary. Cinnamon, cardamon, cloves and peppercorns are often part of the blends.


 

Herbal Tea

 In addition to cafeine-free rooibos and decaf teas, Un Amour des Thés also offers several traditional herbal teas. Take a look !


 

Rooibos (”Red Tea”)

Rooibos may sometimes be referred to as a ”tea” but it is rather a herbal infusion or a ”tisane.” It originates from the Cedarberg mountains of South Africa. To make red Rooibos tea, the harvested bush leaves are bruised and then left to oxidize for several hours before being spread in thin layers in the hot African sun and left to dry. It is growing in popularity, not only for its unique and mellow taste, but also because of its many health benefits. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, low in tannins, brimming in antioxidants and high in vitamins and minerals. It is emerging as a natural remedy for anxiety, insomnia, and many other health concerns.


 

Kusmi Teas

For over 140 years, Kusmi Tea has been offering the finest in high quality tea blends. The famous tea brand offers unique Russian blends whose recipes have been kept secret for more than a century, but also many traditional and flavored blends. More recently, Kusmi Tea has launched a wellness tea collection. We sell Kusmi Teas in tins of 125g or in bulk. We also carry several types of their tea assortments.