Best Chinese Tea


We speak the dialects, know the places - we can source the most authentic and quality teas from the farmlands of their historical origins, and deliver them at prices 25%-50% below retail.



10 months of travelling


Lived with farmers in 7 tea-producing provinces in China.

spend time drinking tea

700+ hours spent drinking tea


We drink teas more than water (we're not kidding).

many people tasted our tea

100+ people testing


Accessed by 10 top tea experts from Yunnan, and 100 general public.

tasted many types of teas

120+ types of teas tasted


Kept on tasting teas of different categories in different seasons.

What makes Borntea stand above the rest?

    • Many, many re-steeping times

      Can steep for about 5-7 times for the same amount, much more than all other loose leave tea brands (also, vs 1-2 times for tea bags).


    • Completely whole leaf teas

      Skillfully harvested leaves aren't broken during production. Whole leaves allow water to flow through, enhancing flavors and aromas.


    • No nasties

      Nothing is added - No added colours. No artificial flavours. No preservatives. No additives.


    • More nutritious

      Older tea trees in China naturally retain vitamins and minerals during growth cycles, yielding high-quality and nutrient-rich teas.

many steeping time loose leaf tea tasty nutritious

What makes Borntea stand above the rest?

    • Many, many re-steeping times

      Can steep for about 5-7 times for the same amount, much more than all other loose leave tea brands (also, vs 1-2 times for tea bags).


    • Completely whole leaf teas

      Skillfully harvested leaves aren't broken during production. Whole leaves allow water to flow through, enhancing flavors and aromas.


    • No nasties

      Nothing is added - No added colours. No artificial flavours. No preservatives. No additives.


    • More nutritious

      Older tea trees in China naturally retain vitamins and minerals during growth cycles, yielding high-quality and nutrient-rich teas.

25% - 50% off retail price

Honest prices...No middleman. No upcharges. Directly from farmers. At this quality, we dare to say we've already got the best possible price for you.

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Best craftmanship. Most trusted farmlands. Top quality control.

The farmlands

Historically local farmlands understand tea product best practices. Our team here in China has been producing some of the best Chinese teas since 1900. We work closely to ensure the teas are the finest and most authentic in the region.

sustainable farmlands source teas

Maintaining high levels of quality control

Tea is best produced under optimal production environment. The factories are under very strict monitoring which includes advanced temperature management system and food-safety tests.

experienced ways to make chinese teas

Our Process

Complexity via simplicity.


Caiqing
(Plucking leaves)

Plucking the tea leaves at the right moment and seasons are the most important step.


Weidiao
(Withering)

To reduce moisture content and makes the leaves soft, so as to assist in the rolling and drying process.

 


Shaiqing
(Sun drying)

Responsible for many new flavor compounds, and at the same time improve its appearance.


Chaoqing
(Panfrying)

To halt the oxidative browning of tea leaves by denaturing some enzymes.


Zhengqing
(Steaming)

Steaming takes a shorter time to kill the enzymes to halt oxidation so the leaves appeared to be greener.


Rounian
(Rolling)

It twists and breaks the leaves to release the natural juices. This action activates enzymes that help to initiate oxidation, also gives the leaves a curly appearance.


Fajiao
(Oxidation)

Enzymatic reactions take place during oxidization of polyphenols. Forming the tea’s aroma, color and flavor. The longer the process, the darker will be the color of the tea.


Ganzao
(Drying)

Further support to form its special color, smell, taste, and shape by removing any excess water that is leftover from the withering and other tea-producing techniques.

chinese tea category process

Did we also mention teas are really good for you too?

tea benefits

Let our tea bring you to the moment.

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