Tea Selection

The Nunshen® brand name is based on a legend that originated approximately 4000 years ago. The legend begins with an Emperor in China called "Shen Nung", who was also a scholar and an herbalist. One day as he was boiling some water at the terrace of his palace when there was a gust of wind that carried the leaves of a nearby tree into the boiling water. As the leaves boiled and began to infuse, their beautiful scents and aromas filled his nostrils and drew the Emperor to taste the liquid. As soon as the fragrant liquid passed his lips he felt revived with a new energy and was delighted by the bouquet of flavors. This is how the delight of tea came to our knowledge!


Our definition of quality also includes taking care of our planet, as nature always offers us it’s best. We are proud to provide 1% of our sales to a network of 2,372 environmental organizations worldwide through 1% For The Planet.


With the help of tea experts, Nunshen has created 3 categories of teas that encompass all pallets. Enjoy teas from our Master Selection™ a rare and exclusive blend of teas, Unique Selection™ an extraordinary and distinct collection and Essential Selection™ an aromatic and rich variety.


Experience the ritual and tradition of tea with a modern twist. In order to appeal to today’s tea drinker we offer an exciting collection of tea accessories and each are made to capture the ambience and art of serving tea.

Tea Ceremony

The art of tea preparation has existed for centuries, and as with most ancient practices it has been adapted to fit more modern times. The most common practice in tea ceremonies is to heat the teaware (tea cups and tea brewer) with hot water prior to serving the tea in them. Once the teaware has been heated the tea leaves are placed in the tea brewer and the hot water is poured over them. The recommended quantity of tea versus water is 2 grams of tea to 8 ounces of water. Never pour bubbling water onto the tea, allow about 30 seconds for the hot water to settle if the water is being boiled in a kettle or pot. Steep the tea in the brewer for the appropriate time and allow the tea leaves to expand and release their full flavors and aromas. The average steeping time is 3-5 minutes however it largely depends on the tea you are brewing. Less oxidized tea requires less steeping time and lower water temperatures, higher oxidized tea needs longer steeping time and higher water temperatures.


  • If possible use cool filtered water
  • Use 2 grams of tea per 8 ounces of water
  • Use the proper water temperature that corresponds to the tea you are brewing
  • Allow boiling water to settle before pouring it onto the tea

Q & A

Q: Where does the name Nunshen come from?

A: The Nunshen® brand name is based on a legend that originated approximately 4000 years ago and is about an emperor named "Shen Nung" who discovers tea when a gust of wind blows leaves from a tea tree into a pot of water that he was boiling. Find out more on the Nunshen concept page of our website.

Q: Do you know which are our tea selections?

A: Our Master Selection is a rare and exclusive blend of teas. Our Unique Selection is an extraordinary and distinct collection of teas and our Essential Selection is an aromatic and rich variety of tea.

Q: What is the difference between Rooibos teas and green/black/white teas?

A: Rooibos teas do not come from the Camellia sinensis that produces the white, green and black teas. It comes from the Asphalathus linearis which is mainly grown and harvested in Africa. Rooibos tea is naturally caffeine free where as white, green and black teas all contain some form of caffeine.