Te believes that to bring the highest quality cup-of-tea experience to the West, the tea seller must grow the tea themselves, using the field-to-cup philosophy. This means controlling and overseeing the entire tea production value chain, starting with selection of the type of crop, the location of the field, manual harvesting, aging and fermentation of the tea, packaging and shipping. Let us emphasize that Te is among the only companies today in the West that is involved in the growing process and determining the quality of the tea by local tea experts. The tea fields are affected, among other things, by the weather and the transitional seasons, for example, if the winter is long, this has an impact on the tea blooms, which delays the harvest and can affect the quality of the tea. Every harvest season, samples of tea leaves are picked from each field. They undergo laboratory testing, size of leaves, tasting by local tea experts and more. After the testing, the quality of the leaves and price of the tea is determined.
Te White Tea
According to tradition, this was the tea preferred by the royal family - the Chinese Emperor. For years, only the Emperor and his entourage would drink white tea, because it was rare and very expensive. Our tea is refreshing white tea that is grown and harvested, almost exclusively, in China, especially in the Fujian Province. The tea leaves are only picked in the spring, when the delicate buds of the Chinese camellia plant are still covered with fine white hairs, which is where it gets its name. In the process of turning them into prepared leaves, the buds and leaves of the plant are allowed to shrivel in the natural sunlight, a step that imbues the delicate and clean flavor of white tea. We grow our white tea leaves meticulously and organically in private fields we have selected. We use the leaves that have been picked by hand to make Te’s white tea infusions, which are characterized by a yellow/light red color and a special sweetish flavor. The main attributes of Te's white tea are the small amount of caffeine it contains and the fact that it is rich in vitamin C, which is essential to good health. Current studies indicate that white tea has the strongest potential of all types of tea to fight cancer, especially intestinal cancer. Due to its unique nutritional value, white tea is particularly good for women, and in Chinese is referred to as “women's tea.”
Te Black Tea
In the West, it is known as English tea. In Chinese, black tea is known as red tea (Hangzhou in Mandarin), and this is the most precise description of the color of the liquid. Te's black tea is organic, is harvested at the peak of freshness and packaged using a special technique that preserves its strong flavor and typical aroma. We grow our black tea in fields we chose carefully. We harvest the leaves by hand and make sure to preserve their freshness and the health attributes all the way from the field to your cup of tea. Te's black tea provides a pleasurable experience of flavors and scents, and can even help reduce blood fat levels, promote weight loss and improve digestion. Black tea is unique in that it keeps its aroma for many years. This is why it was heavily traded in the old world, and dried blocks of tea were even used as currency in Mongolia, Tibet ad Siberia in the 19th century. Black tea is the traditional tea known in Western culture, and it makes up 80% of tea sales in the West.
Te Oolong Tea
Traditional Chinese tea (“black dragon” in Chinese), which combines the finest properties of green and black tea. Its leaves are cut after the harvest and are left to oxidize in the sun for longer than green tea and a shorter time than tea leaves used for black tea. The special colorfulness of our oolong tea in scents and flavors that range from fruity to flowery is suitable for refined palates, and after drinking it, you can sense its natural aroma over time. Te's oolong tea is grown in the finest private fields. It is completely natural, with no additives.
Te Pu’er Tea
Te's pu'er tea is considered fine tea, whose color ranges between reddish and black, and it is characterized by large leaves that are picked throughout the year through controlled hand harvesting. Pu'er tea is unique in that it is aged, just like wine. The aging is done in the open air in rooms with high humidity and wind, which creates a change in the scent and flavor of the tea. A very prestigious variety of Chinese black tea, which we grow in private fields that we selected meticulously in Yunnan Province. Thanks to the meticulous and high-quality growing process, without any additives at any stage, our Pu'er tea has a special flavor not found in any other type of tea.
Te Floral Tea
Natural flowers and floral tea generally have low levels of caffeine or are caffeine free, making them excellent soothing beverages. We at Te have prepared many varieties of floral tea for you, from varieties of tea with a natural scent of jasmine to natural flowers such as roses and osmanthus. You can drink Te’s range of floral teas either cold or hot, and they are also recommended in the summer as they can help lower body temperature.
Te Green Tea
Green tea is known as a curative tea and is critical for a balanced diet. It is especially common in China, and it has an extensive historical foundation in the culture of East Asian countries - including performance of tea ceremonies and the giving of the tea leaves as a gift to the Emperor, and all due to its important values for human life. Te's green tea is meticulously selected from the finest fields in the world and is grown through the highest quality process, without any additives at any stage of the process. It contains high levels of antioxidants, vitamins, minerals and phenols that strengthen the immune system and help both prevent many diseases and slow the body’s aging process. Our green tea is also rich in EGCG, which helps accelerate the burning of fat in the body and balancing blood glucose levels.