TEA DISPENSARY

Tea, the world’s second most consumed beverage after water, has a complex history, deeply rooted in Chinese culture.

There are numerous legends and tales about its origins, centered around the first cup of tea that was ever brewed. The best known among these is the story of Emperor Shennong from China, who is believed to have sipped on tea by chance, when strong winds channelled a few tea leaves into a pot of boiling water.

Some legends have it that tea was first consumed in China between 1500 BC-1046 BC when the Shang Dynasty discovered it as a medicated drink. The truth about the origins of tea may never be verified. However, its roots in Asian culture remain strong, making it a staple drink in the region.

WHITE TEA
白茶白茶

The lightest, least processed tea. White tea is comprised of young, springtime tea leaves that are traditionally grown in the Fujian province of China.

GREEN TEA
绿茶绿茶

Chinese green teas go through dry heating during processing, which helps give the tea a more nutty, delicately roasted flavour.

RED (BLACK) TEA
红茶红茶

In China black tea is known as red tea due in general to the amber/red colour of the resultant tea liquor and the copper red of the wet leaves.

PU’ERH TEA
普洱茶普洱茶

A unique type of tea from the Yunan Province, Pu’erh can be split into two main types, the greener “raw” and the dark/earthier “ripe”.

OOLONG TEA
乌龙茶乌龙茶

Partially oxidised teas which sit on a gamut between green and red (black) teas and are arguabely one of the most complex types to produce.

 
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WHITE TEA
白茶

 

WHITE PEONY $10
BAI MU DAN

白牡丹

Fuding, Fujian
Delicate floral, dried grass, hay

SERENITY 2017 $10
GONG MIE

贡眉

Fuding, Fujian
Sugarcane, bamboo, hay

 

GREEN TEA
绿茶

 

SPRING SNAIL $8
BI LUO CHUN

碧螺春

Wulingshan, Hunan
Grassy, nutty, light floral

JASMINE PEARL $8
MO LI LONG ZHU

茉莉龙珠

Ningde, Fujian
Jasmine, orchids, light aniseed

 

RED (BLACK) TEA
红茶

 

PHOENIX HONEY ORCHID RED $12
MI LAN XIANG HONG CHA

蜜兰香红茶

Phoenix Village, Chaozhou, Guangdong
Lychee, stone fruit, honey

SMOKEY LAPSANG SOUCHONG $12
ZHENG XIANG XIAO ZHONG

烟熏正山小种

Tongmu Village, Wuyishan, Fujian Smoke, dried longan, malt

 

BAMBOO FOREST (NON-SMOKEY LAPSANG SOUCHONG) $10
ZHENG XIANG XIAO ZHONG

正山小种

Tongmu Village, Wuyishan, Fujian
Citrus, malt, sugarcane

JASMINE LAPSANG SOUCHONG $30
MO LI ZHENG SHAN XIAO ZHONG

茉莉正山小种

Wuyishan, Fujian
Jasmine, malt, citrus

 

OLD TREE RED $11
GU SHU HONG CHA

古树红茶

Da Hu Sai, Mengku County, Lincang City, Yunnan
Malt, fruity, cacao

 

PU’ERH TEA
普洱茶

 

CONCRETE JUNGLE 2016 $10
SHENG (RAW) PU’ERH

生普洱

Bulang, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Sour plum, menthol, pepper

TUO RIPE PU’ERH 2008 $10
SHU (RIPE) PU’ERH

熟普洱

Bulang, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Earthy, woody, musk

 

MENGKU GUSHU 2022 $15 SHENG (RAW) PU’ERH

生普洱

Mengku, Lincang, Yunnan
Honey, woody, moss

TANGERINE PU’ERH $15
GAN PU

柑普

Menghai, Xishuangbanna, Yunnan
Citrus, earthy, woody

 

OOLONG TEA
乌龙茶

 

HONEY ORCHID $10
MI LAN XIANG

蜜兰香

Phoenix Village, Chaozhou, Guangdong Lychee, honey, vanilla

DUCKPOOP OP DANCONG $15
YA SHI XIANG

鸭屎香

Phoenix Village, Chaozhou, Guangdong
Floral, tropical fruits, cream

 

BIG RED ROBE $10
DA HONG PAO

大红袍

Wuyishan, Fujian
Minerals, cacao, light floral

RISING RISING DAWN $10
BAI YA QI LAN

白芽奇兰

Pinghe, Fujian
Floral, vanilla, citrus