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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.

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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.

Decaf Mango Loose Tea
$ 8.00
Mango is the fruit of the gods.  Our Decaf Mango Black loose leaf tea is made with dried mango pieces and premium Ceylon black tea from the island nation of Sri Lanka. It is a delightful tea drinking experience, with a juicy texture and creamy-dry finish. Great mystic poets throughout the ages have sung its praises. Mughal emperor Akbar ordered the planting of one hundred thousand of its trees. In Hinduism, the perfectly ripe fruit is often held by Lord Ganesha as a symbol of the attainment of perfection. In many cultures it represents fertility, bliss, even immortality.  Not just any tea is worthy enough to marry into such a lineage. But we think this Ceylon black is up to the challenge. After all, it was grown not far from the rustling leaves of tall mango trees on the mango-native southeast Asian island of Sri Lanka. Our Decaf Mango Black blends the clean citrus taste of premium...
Decaf Orange Loose Tea
$ 8.00
Close your eyes and take in the aroma. Ahh. The leaves for this orange decaf black tea were grown in Sri lanka. It's a delicious pairing of Ceylon decaf and natural orange peels and juices. Let's get back to basics. It's the simplest things in life that give the most pleasure. That's why we love tea. The little rituals: setting the pot. Listening for the whistle. Sugar or honey? One spoon or two? Milk or cream? Tea gives us time back. Time to savor: friends and flavors. It reminds us to value the little joys: the swirl of milk in a hot cup.  And what could be more simply wonderful than the noise-flaring citrus aroma, the zesty taste of orange? Close your eyes, breath deep, and see where it takes you. Sunset over a California orange grove? A glass of Florida orange juice on the porch? Or how about just taking tea in the Orangerie? Whatever memories...
Decaf Peach Loose Tea
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One sip will win you over. Our Peach decaf black tea is a marriage of Ceylon black tea leaves from Sri Lanka, and ripe summer peaches. It's deliciously peachy sweet with a syrupy floral aroma and a 'peach fuzz' dry finish. Forbidden fruit? Maybe the collected works of western art had it all wrong with that ole red apple. After all, do we really believe Eve was able to turn Adam's head with that mundane orb? How about a fruit with some panache? Some sex appeal. Come on people; when things are going swell, life ain't no apple. It's a peach. In China the legend went that the Goddess of the West's heavenly garden of peach trees bloom and bear fruit once in every two thousand years. Whoever feasted on the fruit attained eternal life. Of course, in that story only eight were invited to the party. Though we say, what's...
Decaf Raspberry Loose Tea
$ 8.00
Crazy delicious hot or iced. Grab yours now! This tea is a light, fruity and playful blend highlighting the natural raspberry flavor infused with dark Ceylon black tea. Decaffeinated in a natural process preserving the tea’s integrity and the leaf’s texture, this tea may be great for morning refreshment or a light, evening brew without the worry of the stimulant effects of caffeine. Since this is a black tea, not a herbal tea, the true tea taste is preserved but softened with the light taste and fruity almost jam-like flavor and aroma likened to a light summer’s breeze. Raspberries are known for their vitamins, nutrients and antioxidant effects, reducing inflammation and relieving pain associated with joint inflammation among other inflammatory conditions. Raspberries are also known to sooth the mucus linings in many of the body’s tissues and to work gently on the system. Black tea, also rich in antioxidants, is thought to have positive health...
Decaf Spice Black Loose Tea
$ 8.00
A deep blend of Masala Spices to perk you up. Years, miles, blood, and more have gone into the spice trade; one of modern history's most fascinating, long-borne, and travel-rich sagas. Directly tying culinary, political, military worlds and more, the spice trade is a tale based as much on exploration as on profit. From this history we earn the endless benefit of knowledge of far-flung places. Ceylon, or Sri Lanka, is one with a particular tie to simple, satisfying, hardy teas. Of black, white, and green, black is – as it is worldwide – the most prevalent ceylon tisanal. Here in our Decaf Black Spice tea we have a fine, complex example. It features ginger root, cinnamon bark, cloves, cardamom pods. The fragrance of this Decaf Black Spice tea has a character of its own, tantalizing before the first sip and begging the question: how could there possible be balance in a flavour collection with so many robust...
Delirium - Artisan Blooming Green Tea from China
$ 8.00
Find  a glass teapot made of pyrex or borosilicate with at least a 20 ounce capacity. (Here is a nice one the perfect tea pot for this tea.)  Heat your water to a temperature of 185 - look for the small bubbles begin to form in your kettle.  Boiling water is too hot. Carefully pour the hot water into the teapot and drop a blooming tea in. over the next several minutes watch the tea bloom right in front of your eyes.   Base leaf: Green tea. Health properties: Circulatory-positive, anti-oxidant properties. Flavor strength: Moderate, Primary collection is floral. Caffeine: Mild.
Dragonwell - Long Jing - Organic Loose Green Tea
$ 12.00
A storied classic organic Chinese green tea. In China's Zhejiang Province, a rare tea is gathered near a lake, its origin shrouded in the kind of story that hoists a prized object even higher with a tale of its dangerous procurement. And what is this prize? A mist-yielded, hand-prepared idyllic specimen of green tea.  The final form of a ten-part preparation process, Dragonwell is a mild, refined, rain-borne tea.  Suitable for any season, this tea's tone is as direct as it look: a focus on a single pure quality: earthy green. Any quiet floral notes accompanying the flavor are purely coincidence. Or are they? Could there be something more to this tea? Perhaps its origin story will reveal... Some time around the 3rd century, AD, it is said, a drought brought a small farming village near Hangchow to its knees. With mist a constant companion, they still could not manage to coax rain for proper crop yields....
Earl Grey Supreme Loose Black Tea
$ 9.50
Keep lots of this Nobleman's tea on hand. You never know who might drop in. Imagine being a nobleman. Imagine living in the 1800's in England on a great sprawling manicured estate. On that estate, you tend to take your tea when the landscape is fresh and lush and the part of the day that is hectic is behind you or in front of you but is not now—No, now you are at peace. Now you retreat into all that is splendid. Ushering in the reflective, calm, you sit on your marble patio, drinking in both your dense, flavorful Earl Grey  tea as well as drinking in a breath of calm in your day.  Imagine being given your very own tea that is completely unique and tantalizingly refreshing. The second Earl Grey of England received an exquisite tea named in his honor in the early nineteenth century, thought to be a gift of diplomatic tribute....
Earl Grey with Lavender Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 9.50
We started blending this tea in our shop, because so many people were requesting it.  It's a base of Earl Grey Supreme, mixed with some of our French lavender.  The two combined create a sophisticated European flavor, and a very relaxing aroma.  The bright purple lavender stands out well against the black tea both in color, and in its distinctive flavor.  The bergamot bridges the gap.  It's citrus flavor blends the lavender and black tea into a single experience.   Base leaf: Black tea. Health properties: Anti-oxidant properties, natural calming. Flavor strength: Moderate. Primary collection is lemony bergamot, relaxing Lavender over black tea. Caffeine: Moderate.
East Frisian Loose Black Tea
$ 9.50
A traditional black tea that calls for sugar and milk.  A tea whose name speaks volumes. Every tea is forever tied to its place of origin: that's the sublimely adaptable fact of the ancient beverage. But some show their character in spite of what one might expect based on their home. East Frisian is not one such tea. It's visceral mimicry of the grim, layered part of the world from which it hails is as clear as this black tea's.  On the North Eastern coast of Germany, Frisia is the sort of place that one might expect something stronger than tea is occasionally needed to make the gray days pass.  But from tough land comes tough people, and oftentimes the best sense of humor is found where men and women must work for their leisure time, if any is to be had. Thus, meet East Frisian tea: a full, almost steeled flavor that locals enrich even more...
Egyptian Delta Nile Chamomile - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 8.00
Sourced directly from rich banks of Nile River in Egypt - the land of Pharaohs. This fertile loamy soil is where the world’s best Chamomile has been grown for ages.  Valued by the Romans and Egyptians this wonder herb is the go-to bed-time sleep inducing tea. This herbal is made exclusively from the tiny golden flowers which are sun dried in the desert heat. This premium grade has an unforgettable strong honey notes which you will associate with bed time and pleasant dreams. Enjoy this organic chamomile tea plain or with honey and lemon, and even a bit of mint or lavender.  Get this proven sleep tonic. Works wonders for kids and adults Often Chamomile is mispelled as Camomile. 
English Breakfast - Organic Loose Black Tea
$ 9.50
 Although the English were not the first Europeans to bring tea from China, they certainly are credited to making it immensely popular.  In the early days, tea was a super luxury item and only the very rich (royalty and nobility) could afford.  IF YOU WANT A DECAF VERSION OF ENGLISH BREAKFAST CLICK HERE But whatever the "in crowd" liked the masses also wanted. As teas popularity increased, special fast sailing vessels called Clippers transported tea to the eager English tea drinkers. With the advent of steam ships, shipping became faster and less expensive.  As the British empire expanded and tea was grown in India and Africa and as transportation costs decreased and tea production increased, tea became less expensive, its popularity increased and demand soared. The masses adored it and it soon became a very English habit. Even though the English loved their tea, it is believed that the moniker English Breakfast...
Fine Cut Ginger - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 8.00
Organic Ginger root cut and dried. Simple and a great tea blender or by itself. Ginger is very strong on its own, with a sharp, fresh taste.  Blended into other teas, it gives them a clean, fresh kick.  You may have seen this root served pickled alongside sushi, as a palate cleanser between courses.   Ginger is known for having a variety of health properties, but has an especially notable ability to soothe an upset stomach.  Blend it with a green tea for a health drink full of fresh, fun flavors.  
Florence Black Tea
$ 8.00
Florence is a rich blend of black loose leaf teas with chocolate and hazelnut flavors. It's a delicious, guiltless alternative to richer drinks like hot cocoa. Always the subtle romantic... aren't we? The soft murmur of the crowds sifting through the Piazza della Signoria, the song of swifts and goldfinches perched on the rooftops about the square, the far off voice of a street-side aria-for-hire; you may not be outside the Palazzo Vecchio sipping hot cocoa, but with this tea, you can dream you are. This Florentine inspired tea is so finely bold, Lucy Honeychurch herself could not pretend to be offended by its subtle decadence. Hints of chocolate, vanilla, almond and hazelnut pair seamlessly with the black tea, giving a medium body worth a second sip. The china black tea leaves keep the more unruly flavors in check, for a sophisticated balance sure enough to sooth your palate, and get people talking.  The chocolate and vanilla...
Formosa Loose Leaf Oolong Tea
$ 8.00
This is a dark oolong tea from Taiwan with a nutty toasty aroma, and a subdued peach taste.  Ever feel torn between extremes? Want the soothing goodness of green tea but the bolder flavor of black? Have no fear, uncle oolong’s got you covered. Painstakingly, partially oxidized through a complicated process, this brown oolong tea is darker than most, about 75% oxidized to be exact. It was developed by a British entrepreneur named John Dodd in the mid nineteenth century, and for many decades was a favorite among American tea drinkers, back when the grace of daily tea drinking was still very much a part of the American way of life.  The tea’s medium body is complemented by nutty and toasty aromas. The flavor is light and sweet with notes of peach and roasted carrots, and a finish of toasted walnuts. The wonderfully lightness and fruity flavor make this an everyday, anyway tea. Enjoy it hot or cold. ...
Genmaicha Loose Green Tea
$ 9.50
Two Japanese Classic ingredients - Tea and Rice. Toasted, summery, but green through and through, it's no surprise that Genmaicha is a current word-of-mouth favorite among Japanese professionals. But it wasn't always ...As the tale goes, the plain, hearty “Bancha” leaves that form this tea's base have long been a regular countryside tradition. Its use was widespread among rural Japanese families who saw tea as a way to celebrate the contemplative nature of change. Thus Bancha represented summer and the thoughts that came with the warm, wet season. In times of scarcity, even Bancha became hard to obtain. Thus, to make the tea last longer, it was mixed with popped rice. The resulting flavor was so unique that Genmaicha continues to be blended today. And so Genmaicha was born, a meeting of the two great sustaining sources of the Japanese table; representing the balance of luxury and survival in a toasted, vegetal, gardener's tea. Suitable for most...
Gentle Slumber - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 8.00
Gentle Slumber - organic herbal loose leaf tea This blend of rooibos, chamomile and peppermint is a powerful mix of herbs known for their calming effects.  Chamomile is the ancient herb from the Roman empire and has been used to bring about restful sleep. You can actually see whole chamomile flowers in the herbal tea blend.  Rooibos is a relative new arrival, only used in the last 200 years as a tisane.  Grown only in the Cederberg, South Africa, rooibos is naturally caffeine free, and is loaded with anti-oxidants, which helps prevent many diseases. It is the reddish brown leaves in this tisane. The last ingredient, Peppermint has a huge calming effect on the stomach as a digestive aid and gives this tea a nice bright lingering finish. Peppermint is the green leaves in the tisane. Enjoy this tea to bring calmness to your day or just prior to bedtime. Because...
Ginger n Green - Loose Green Tea
$ 9.50
A great tea to enjoy after a meal.  This blend of ginger root and a sturdy Sencha style green tea makes a classic combo. Add a bit of honey and its a fantastic winter tea to ward off a cold.  The green tea has a touch of astringency, common in teas, but its tamed by the sharp and spicy ginger root. The ginger is not overpowering at all, but is a rather nice counter note to the green tea. After a meal the ginger provides a nice digestive aid while the green tea is good for cleansing the palate for fresh breath and neutralizing acid which can hurt your teeth.    Try it iced. Ginger n Green makes a great iced tea. With a little squeeze of lemon, your friends will be asking you for the recipe. Preparation is super easy with our Iced Tea Pitcher .  Keep some close by in the fridge...