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We are pleased to offer the best loose teas. We offer only loose teas as we believe it offers the best flavor. Our teas are sourced from around the world. Teas grows best in hot humid climates like those found in China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Africa. However, like wine each growing area produces raw leaves that vary significantly. Combined with the different techniques used to process the leaves, creates an even larger diversity in styles and flavors. Our collection of over 100 loose teas offers a wide overview of teas that are popular with Americans.

This pages shows all the teas we offer. Use our menu to look for the various styles such as Green Teas or Flavored Black Teas.  An alternative way to find teas would be to navigate by Category.  Here we have listed our teas by Organic, Sleep Ease etc.  

Black Teas - Most black teas are grown in the former English colonies like India, Sir Lanka, and parts of the Africa. Black teas were actually introduced to the English by the Chinese.  The Chinese actually prefer green teas but they choose to sell the English black teas.  The reason they did was probably the fact that black teas would travel better than the more delicate the green teas.  The English loved all teas so much that it created a trade deficit and then war.  Read the blog post about the Opium War.

Flavored Black Teas. To add a little flavor to plain black teas, blenders added flavoring to teas.  An old favorite recipe is Earl Grey which is made with the addition of an Italian citrus Bergamot.   Our most popular teas happens to be a flavored black teas especially Hot Cinnamon Spice.  With it deep spicy flavor powered by cinnamon and clove it has been called "Christmas in cup".  The cloves creates a sweet counterpoint to the cinnamon.  This classic is also available in decaf and makes a great night time cuppa.

Whatever styles of teas you like, we offer over 100 teas in many styles to choose from.  

Green Teas - Green teas are most popular in Japan and China.  In Japan the varieties of green teas are limited but in China there are many more varieties.  One of our more popular of Chinese teas is Jasmine Dragon Pearls.  

White Teas - White teas are probably the oldest of the teas as the leaves are only dried and this process was simple. Fact and legend are hard to separate since teas were first discovered in 2737 BC and facts get blurry over time.  The first teas were probably brewed as green leaves and perhaps some were dried and preserved to enjoy in the colder seasons.  

Oolong Teas - are half way between green and black teas in color and taste.  The oxidation or the agitation of the leaves which causes the leaf to be crushed. The amount of this oxidation is greatly reduced in the making of Oolong teas.

Herbal & Fruit Teas  This final category is a catch all for the non-teas. Technically speaking all teas comes from a specific plant called Camellia sinensis. Americans call any dried herb, fruit or plant that is steeped in hot water teas. In French, Tisane means infusion and we refer to our fruit and herbal teas as such.  Our tisanes contain flowers like hibiscus, herbs like rose hip, fruit like mango, apple and pineapple which brew up a delicious cuppa. 

Our herbal selection also includes straight herbs like chamomile, ginger etc.  Lots of customers like to drink the herbals straight or mixed into other teas.  A popular trick is to blend a pinch of lavender into green teas.

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Best Loose Leaf Teas

We are pleased to offer the best loose teas. We offer only loose teas as we believe it offers the best flavor. Our teas are sourced from around the world. Teas grows best in hot humid climates like those found in China, Japan, India, Sri Lanka and Africa. However, like wine each growing area produces raw leaves that vary significantly. Combined with the different techniques used to process the leaves, creates an even larger diversity in styles and flavors. Our collection of over 100 loose teas offers a wide overview of teas that are popular with Americans.

This pages shows all the teas we offer. Use our menu to look for the various styles such as Green Teas or Flavored Black Teas.  An alternative way to find teas would be to navigate by Category.  Here we have listed our teas by Organic, Sleep Ease etc.  

Black Teas - Most black teas are grown in the former English colonies like India, Sir Lanka, and parts of the Africa. Black teas were actually introduced to the English by the Chinese.  The Chinese actually prefer green teas but they choose to sell the English black teas.  The reason they did was probably the fact that black teas would travel better than the more delicate the green teas.  The English loved all teas so much that it created a trade deficit and then war.  Read the blog post about the Opium War.

Flavored Black Teas. To add a little flavor to plain black teas, blenders added flavoring to teas.  An old favorite recipe is Earl Grey which is made with the addition of an Italian citrus Bergamot.   Our most popular teas happens to be a flavored black teas especially Hot Cinnamon Spice.  With it deep spicy flavor powered by cinnamon and clove it has been called "Christmas in cup".  The cloves creates a sweet counterpoint to the cinnamon.  This classic is also available in decaf and makes a great night time cuppa.

Whatever styles of teas you like, we offer over 100 teas in many styles to choose from.  

Green Teas - Green teas are most popular in Japan and China.  In Japan the varieties of green teas are limited but in China there are many more varieties.  One of our more popular of Chinese teas is Jasmine Dragon Pearls.  

White Teas - White teas are probably the oldest of the teas as the leaves are only dried and this process was simple. Fact and legend are hard to separate since teas were first discovered in 2737 BC and facts get blurry over time.  The first teas were probably brewed as green leaves and perhaps some were dried and preserved to enjoy in the colder seasons.  

Oolong Teas - are half way between green and black teas in color and taste.  The oxidation or the agitation of the leaves which causes the leaf to be crushed. The amount of this oxidation is greatly reduced in the making of Oolong teas.

Herbal & Fruit Teas  This final category is a catch all for the non-teas. Technically speaking all teas comes from a specific plant called Camellia sinensis. Americans call any dried herb, fruit or plant that is steeped in hot water teas. In French, Tisane means infusion and we refer to our fruit and herbal teas as such.  Our tisanes contain flowers like hibiscus, herbs like rose hip, fruit like mango, apple and pineapple which brew up a delicious cuppa. 

Our herbal selection also includes straight herbs like chamomile, ginger etc.  Lots of customers like to drink the herbals straight or mixed into other teas.  A popular trick is to blend a pinch of lavender into green teas.

Three Flower Burst - Artisan Blooming Green Tea from China
$ 8.00
Watch this blooming tea open up right in front of you! Lilly, jasmine, and osmanthus meet in this pod-based blooming tea that is blended batch by batch by hand via artisanal techniques that have stood the test of time – and of taste. The result is a lively vibrant flowery blooming tea: one that blossoms before your eyes and unfurls floral flavors that steam and shimmer and fall back on their green tea base with potency and delicacy.  Peachy and memorable, Three Flower Burst blooming tea combines the choicest gardenials in a unique way – sure to delight any lover of aromatics and intrigue those looking for tea blends to add to their mix.  A green leaf at its heart, this is a calming blend more than the luxurious quality it may seem to exude. With a shy center, this three-flower blend is contented with milder notes and plainer aromas: like the scent of a flower that...
Ti Kuan Yin - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 17.00
For the uninitiated: oolong makes for a fascinating discovery. This dark leaf comes from southern Fujian in China, and is developed in Anxi, along the Hei river. Farms producing Ti Kuan Yin (one of the prime and most widely-enjoyed oolongs) are typically small, family-operated, and tend to utilize traditional methods unchanged by time. The winding villages in the mountainous Anxi region live for oolong. It's the lifeblood of one in three families and its farming is at the heart of commerce and culture. So what's so special? Let's begin with health. Properties of oolong range from the tisane being used as a tonic for common ailments to its anti-carcinogenic benefits being studied and explored. It's gentler on the system than a black tea, and richer than a green. The three are from the same plant family, originally; with green tea being the unfermented result, black tea being fully fermented, and oolong in the middle: partially fermented. This tea's...
Vanilla Chai - Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 8.00
An undertone of vanilla keeps the spices in line so the black tea's flavors prevail. This spicy take on Chai goes easy on the black and adds a seasoned kick to the vanilla that's determined to make itself known in the tea's flavor.  A fun, full-flavored competition for herbal supremacy; loose leaf Vanilla Chai will have you wondering why you ever even added milk in the first place. This tea is often temped down with extra plain black: so potent is its cardamom cinnamon one two punch of chai spicing. Chai is often referred to as tea for starters of tea for those who don't like bitter flavors. Its accessibility is largely due to its near festival-like riot of flavors – instant transportation to sensory holidays. Access the rich childlike pleasure of a full-bodied cup of Vanilla Chai. Vanilla is known for its sharp smoothing effect on flavor collections. It condensed...
Vanilla Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 8.00
Nothing is as comforting, familiar and welcoming as Vanilla essence. In a tea its fabulous. Playing complement to a black tea is no simple task. Of the most popular flavorings, vanilla is perhaps the only truly viable candidate to be considered as a baseline pairing with a straight black tea. Why? Let's consider the character of a black tisanal. Straightness and clarity are two prized characteristics of a classic black tea. A plain, unassuming nature is fundamental to this “grown up” brew. Sound familiar? Vanilla has long had a similar reputation among flavorings. Consider the collection found in a vanilla-centric aroma. It's simple, clean, vaguely sweet, ready to be blended. Possessive of itself and avoiding any analysis: vanilla is, upon deeper inspection, a well-positioned mate for black tea. Vanilla Black proves this as it gains ground through its quiet, uncomplicated collection. With health qualities and upper-class details taking the sideline; flavor...
White Blueberry - Loose Tea
$ 8.00
A sensuous blend of premium white tea with juicy high bush mountain blueberries rounds out a clean fresh finish, not to sweet, not too tart.  Because this is a white tea, it has a delicate flavor, which is neither bitter nor astringent.  Instead, white teas get to the very essence of what tea is.  Their leaves are less processed than those of other teas, as they are plucked, and then immediately dried, with no other processing involved.   The blueberry notes of this tea are neither sweet, nor overpowering, but offer a subtle hint of berry.  This is a tea designed for warm summer afternoons, reading a book in the sun.  
White Peach - Loose Tea
$ 8.00
From Fujian China to the United States' warm southern traditions; peach is a welcome, self-assured component of many beloved foods, drinks, and medicinals. With this white peach, a notable bond forms between the radiant, juicy, tang-teasing peach and the subdued, patient white. And what does this bond translate to for drinkers of this tisanal? The answer: a flavour collection that bursts with initial fruity notes but also entices the drinker to see how the sweetness will temper into long-blooming white-tea-true bliss. Tea drinkers tend to organize their days around their cups. Thus its always a blessing to find a blend that can appeal with equal fervor as a hot morning pick-up and a balmy afternoon's icy reprieve. White Peach melts when hot and purifies into a singular shy sweetness when cold. Ripe and direct, this tea offer a surprising complexity in its finish as it manages to take a rounded flavor and end dryly. Sure to pique the...
White Peony - Organic Loose Tea
$ 9.00
Bai Mu Tan or White Peony is a white tea made up of 3 leaves - two top leaves & a downy bud. The down bud is easy to identify in the mix.  It is grayish and is short and thin compared to the larger open green or brown tea leaves which are mature leaves.  The mix often has stems in the mix and this is normal.  Some of the stems or midribs are actually the center part of the mature leaf. In processing and transporting the tea, the fragile leaves sometimes break leaving a the midrib as part of the mix. Smooth & flowery with a hint of earthiness.  from Fujian Province. Base leaf: Organic White Tea.Health properties: Anti-oxidant rich.Flavor strength: Subtle slightly sweet, Primary collection is all white, velvety finishCaffeine: Mild to strong  
White Tangerine - Loose Tea
$ 8.00
Tangerine and Madarins are both citrus fruits from opposite ends of the earth but are close cousins in flavor with Tangerines originating from Tangiers Morocco and Mandarins from China.  But enough with the lessons The Tangerine is more exotic than its American cousin and offers more to the olfactory senses.  The flavoring is derived from the whole fruit including the rind making it bolder without the citrus sharpness. Upon steeping, use both hands and hold your teacup and let the warmth envelope you hands. Hold it close to your mouth but don't sip. Instead, take a deep breath of the elixir and let it take you away into a day dream. Hold that moment and exhale. Again, inhale the aroma of the tangerines.  Relax and let your mind release whatever is troubling you.  Now exhale and take a small sip of the tea and it will bring you back refreshed and...
White Tropics - Loose Tea
$ 8.00
White Tropics brings a fresh (and refreshing!) challenge to the tea-enthusiast's table. Who'd have guessed that such a cheeky-yet-consistent tea would come of pairing whites with coconut and pineapple? Yet it does. Coming off as rounded rather than overly sweet, this blend lets the minimal firmness of the white baseline make for an interaction with the coconut and pineapple where none of the flavors need compete with the others. Instead, each plays a role in this luau – knowing that the overall impression is more important than any individual player. Whether East or West, cultures have long made exchanges of moments that have gone beyond language and other differences. The idea of finding a sweet, reflective tea with which one can set out to work, have a moment to themselves, or simply experience a curious, lively new aroma – is a nearly universal idea. More about appreciating what's been earned than about...
Wuyi Bounty - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
Wuyi is an unusual place.  The odd looking mountains seem to have violently erupted out of the ground. These mountains are often shrouded in clouds due to the unusual location near the warm ocean. The outcropping of rocks and the surrounding hill which are not too high along with generous rainfall and plenty of sunshine create a unique a highly coveted tea in China. Due to the relatively small area of Wuyi, this tea is not as plentiful as other Chinese teas. You will rarely find this tea in a supermarket or in tea bags as it is for the more sophisticated tea drinker. The tea leaf looks long and is not tightly balled up but rather slightly twisted and broad.  This organic tea steeps up to a beautiful dark amber color with little astringency associated with Breakfast teas. The flavor has been described as "peachy-honey" This mellow mouth feel...
Wuyi Rock - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 8.00
Sometimes cornered as the less-known cousin of black and green teas, oolong's popularity in the west has risen in recent years even as it remains a beloved staple in regions of China, Japan, and elsewhere. Rich with both health properties (weight management being the best known) and flavor potential; oolong is a unique leaf that is partially oxidized, avoiding easy categorization and tantalizing with its unique offerings. This unique and rare tisanal, our Wuji Rock Oolong, hails from Wuji Mountains in Fujian province in China. These cliff and rocky slopes with their high mineral content gives the tea leave a "Rock Essence". Combined with the special processes a number of flavors ranging from honey sweetness to floral hints of orchid and stone fruits with a woody earthiness are baked in. With each infusion, this tea reveals new shades of its tone, texture and flavor. Multiple steeps are a must. The first step...
Yunnan Jig Loose Black Tea
$ 8.00
Tippy black tea leaves steep sweetly, rounding off its flavor with an astringent-free creamy flair.  Where else could such a blend come from but from the very home of the first tea China's Yunnan Province?  This tea is distinctly mild, with no bitter flavor or astringency typical of a black loose leaf tea. There's a reason that tea is such a narrative drink at heart. From source to saucer, each tea brings a wealth of history that one can imagine is packed into each sip. Sometimes the source and flavour match: as with the vegetal, gardenial tones of bush-grown Rooibos. Other times it may surprise: as Yunnan's Jigs dance of spiced, soft, melty tones found in the subdued, misted Yunnan. Yunnan Jig – which you can spot by the golden-tipped leaves – is a true black tea beloved for many things, from the surprise of its simple presentation and complex flavor, to the playful notes in...