Tea originated in China, but exactly how is unclear. One story goes that in 2737BC, the Emperor Shen Nong was resting under a tall wild tea bush and boiled some water for refreshment. A few leaves lazily drifted down and fell into the pot, resulting in what we now call tea. We’ve been importing leaves from tea’s homeland for as long as we’ve been around, and are still bringing new ones home today, including this highly prized Jade Oolong from Hunan province. This deep green loose leaf tea is made by repeatedly rolling the leaves to enhance their flavour. Once infused, the lightly-oxidised leaves gently unfurl to release their essential oils.