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Grown at altitude and prepared according to age old tradition under the guidance of renowned grand Tea Master, Chen Qi Quen, Qi Teas maintain their natural sweetness and high levels of antioxidants.

Qi tea is sourced from tea bushes (camellia sinensis) that grow in small clusters on the mountainsides around the village of Xitou (pronounced Sheetoh).

Unlike mainstream teas, Qi does not come from a plantation, but the tea bushes grow amongst the other native flora of the Yellow Mountains. In that sense, Qi tea really is the most environmentally/ecosystem friendly tea you can buy.

Forest Tea

Qi tea is sourced from tea bushes (camellia sinensis) that grow in small clusters on the mountainsides around the village of Xitou (pronounced Sheetoh).

Unlike mainstream teas, Qi does not come from a plantation, but the tea bushes grow amongst the other native flora of the Yellow Mountains. In that sense, Qi tea really is the most environmentally/ecosystem friendly tea you can buy.

There are limited roads into the mountainous areas where the bushes grow, hence the farmers have to walk in, pick the tea and carry it out.

All Qi Teas are guaranteed to be free of chemicals, pesticides, formaldehyde and genetic modification (except Green Tea Plus is currently under organic conversion). The bags are not bleached and are free from glue and aluminium staples. Qi teas are independently certified organic by international accreditation body Ecocert, as well as the Soil Association in the UK.

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Xitou village – the source of Qi tea

In the County of Wuyuan (in which Xitou is located) is in the remote region of China’s Shangxia Province – here the people are incredibly passionate about tea!

The art of growing, blending and processing is cultivated and has been taught for over 1000 years in this region. For people wanting to work in the tea industry, the town boasts it’s very own ‘tea university’ where people undertake 3 year courses.

village by the water

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