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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.

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...
Ginger's Island - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 8.00
. A sit-com inspired fruit tea. Gilligan's tribute fruit tea for the lovely, spicy, cast-away Ginger. Ginger spices up this tropical blend of dried apples, coconut, pineapple, rose hip, hibiscus and lemongrass. Step aboard for your 3 hour tour and lose yourself in your own island bliss.
Going Coconuts - Decaf Organic
$ 10.00
Completely Organic and decaf blend of smooth Vanilla and Coconut in a black tea blend. CO2 decaf process.
Gunpowder - Loose Organic Green Tea
$ 8.00
People have read signs into the rare and the beautiful for as long as recorded history has existed. This unique blend: Osprey Organic Gunpowder is an organic green tea. That's fact. But beyond the fact, beyond the outer: what secrets might we take?Take a moment to imagine the Osprey: this tea's chosen animal signifier. What can we conclude from this pairing of item with imagery? The Osprey flies high, first and foremost: it's visible. Reliable. Like an organic tea, it is a thing of nature that one can observe but does not tame.Can things be divined from observing such a thing of beauty? Ask the dwellers of this tea's native Zhejiang, China. You might here that an Osprey is a sign of weather. Or that the number of the birds dictates a broader contentment...or restlessness...in the air. It's a bird of prey. Is there something of an edge to this...
Gyokuro - Loose Green Tea
$ 8.50
A Hand Crafted Japanese Loose Tea. A tea whose preparation illustrates luxury: Gyokuro finds a deep green flavor that avoids acridness; filtering a pure sun-to-leaf flavor collection that is come by in a rather intriguing way. Each Gyokuro crop is grown to a healthy point in its infancy before being plunged into shadows: covered from sunlight. The tea plants then undergo a state of survivalist function in which they produce more chlorophyll, deepening their green color and priming the sweet waves that roll through their green collection.  Thus you have this pampered, proven blend: a green unlike many with a lulling sweetness that makes it perfect for a contemplative, break-time cup. Carefully developed, it's health properties are heightened as it produces a different range of vitamins and other elements.    Among other benefits are noted weight control properties, immune system boosters, and compounds like EGCG antioxidants which provide potent cleansing as well as an anti-carcinogenic.  Another tremendous benefit...
Harsha Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 9.50
A top shelf blend of India's finest and prized Darjeeling and Assam black teas. Are you searching for a black tea with deep, bold flavor and comforting aromas? If so, HarSha is the perfect fit. HarSha, a Hindi word meaning “bliss”, is an aromatic tea with ingredients imported from the Indian villages of Darjeeling and Assam. Darjeeling is a small town known for it's aromatic, crisp teas and rich Bengali heritage. In the Eastern Himalayan hills, tea is cultivated by farmers whose talents run generations deep. Assam, located in northeastern India on the Bangladeshi border, is also famous for its fine teas, the production of which dates back to the early years of British colonization. The properties of Darjeeling and Assam teas are combined to produce a simple yet intricate network of blissful flavors. Harsha is tea mixture comprised of dark brown and golden leaves, mimicking the earthy tones of the north Indian landscape. Second flush Darjeeling leaves are...
Heaven On Earth - Organic Loose Rooibos Tea
$ 8.00
This tea is everything the title suggests; "Heaven on Earth"! This is a rooibos tea that hails from South Africa. It is the most perfect blend of bitterness from a licorice component that finishes impeccably with the sweet citrus of orange peel. Also, not only is rooibos known for it's numerous health benefits, but it is also caffeine free! This means that you can enjoy your own personal Heaven on Earth at all hours! Base leaf: Organic Rooibos. Other organic herbal ingredients - Peppermint, Licorice, Golden Raisins, Orange Peels, Anise Seed. Health properties: Mineral-rich, stomach-positive, skin-positive. Flavor strength: Moderate yet interesting. Caffeine: None.
Heaven Sent Chai
$ 8.00
A totally organic mix of Masala spiced tea that will take you away to India. It’s undeniable: loose leaf chai holds the spotlight among young and new tea-drinkers. A sharp,distinct, rich blend whose warmth practically leaps out of the cup and hugs the drinker, chai is a bold but accessible tea. Much like India Pale Ales in the brewing world, the go-to drink bridging connoisseurs and casual drinkers is a distinctly spiced yet sophisticated blend: chai. It’s instantly recognizable (layered warmth filtering through milky cardamom) yet easily varied. And what variety there is. Each sip of this carefully-layered chai reveals different roles for each spice to play. Clove and cinnamon each bring uniquely astringent sweetness, with the first an ineffable and lingering flavor that cleanses the palate for what’s next. Cardamom and ginger offer distinctly eastern richness, sharpening and refining the base (black) leaf’s consistent clear taste and reminding that...
Hello Hawaii - Loose Green Tea
$ 10.00
Tropical pineapples and papaya are infused into this organic green tea. The result is fragrant green tea reminiscent of a lush Hawaiian pineapple groove. If you've never been to Hawaii this is an affordable vacation. If you've been there, this will quickly transport you back. Sip and dream. Base leaf: Green tea. Health properties: general restorative and calm. Antioxidants for immune protection Flavor strength: Mild. Primary collection is fragrant pineapples and Papaya over green. Caffeine: Moderate.
Hibiscus - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 8.00
Deep and rich, these floral organic Hibiscus leaves will infuse a deep and exquisite flavor. HIbiscus is also known as flor de Jamaica or roselle. A striking red color reminiscent of nothing so much as burgundy wine; our matchless organic hibiiscus tea leaves are the beginning of a deep, balanced tisanal experience.  Think you've tried it all? Not sure what sort of tea turns you on, off, or otherwise? Interested in trying loose leaves and experiencing the true cup? Our Organic Hibiscus is a simple, delicious way to note the lasting goodness of loose tea even while savoring a gardenial blend whose tart floral flavors will make a convert out of even the sternest doubter. A natural source of vitamin C and a proven blood pressure reducer, this tea's healthy boost is just the beginning of its pleasures and benefits. Calming and naturally caffeine free; this farmland crop is simplicity exemplified. Hibiscus contains much more...
Hip Hop Honey Licorice - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 8.00
A zany sweet licorice fruit tea that is uncommonly delicious - an acquired taste for most.  It's sweet, refreshing, and a natural pick-me-up: Hip Hop Honey Herb and Fruit Tea is a caffeine free blend of sweet and wholesome fruit like apples and currants, fennel, cornflower petals, hibiscus, rose hip pieces, and licorice. Each sip of this tea brings ease to the mind: it conjures images of bees humming and bopping from flower to flower, warm spring breezes billowing through newly-bloomed roses, and the bright meadow sun, bringing warmth and livelihood to all of nature.  Hip Hop Honey delivers myriad health properties that contribute to a healthful lifestyle. The naturally dried apples and currants provide vitamins, while the fennel, cornflower petals, hibiscus, rose hip, and licorice contribute the coveted antioxidants that so many other beverages lack. Hip Hop Honey and Fruit Tea is naturally sweetened by thick, luxurious, golden honey. This natural alternative to processed, granulated sugar...
Hot Cinnamon Spice
$ 8.00
Our Best selling loose leaf tea. Warmth comes in a variety of shades and seasons, insinuating itself first in the intensely autumnal sight of this spiced black tea - Hot Cinnamon Spice tea. One can't help but picture a fire when confronted with the site of ember-like citrus chips atop a crisp smolder of black tea. It's the perfect blend to let heat tease out the lung-opening flavors, letting the tang spark your palette while the generous cinnamon bark adds heat. All that's missing is a fireside chair and your favorite novel. Order some now, you know you love this tea. Also available in caffeine free herbal with the same great taste. Click Below Caffeine Free Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea   Order 8 or 16 ounces and Save This loose leaf tea has depth, flavor and an aroma that adds edge to the idea of “cozy”, unable to be missed, even by the attentions of...
Ice Wine Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 8.00
Pleasantly sweet tea with the deep aroma of captured sunshine and succulent winter harvested grapes.  Pains are taken in the preparation of this chilled-grape concoction. Frozen is actually a more accurate term to describe the state of the grapes that form this tea's flavor core.  Ice wine, which is the core of this tea is created slowly and methodically.  Through the summer the grapes grow and gather sugar basking in the sunshine.  In the early fall when other grapes are picked, these remain on the vine soaking up the last long rays of sun. They remain on the vine into the cold dark days of winter.  During this solitude, the grapes loose moisture and the residual sugar concentrates. Just when winter seems to never go away, the grapes are harvested and processed.  The resulting wine is deep in flavor and syrupy sweet.   Titled with the  “Eiswein” label, this blend does...
Ipanema Clementine Spice - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 8.00
As its Brazilian name suggests, this light summery tea mixes tropical fun with sassy spice.  Sourcing tea ingredients from the U.S., Thailand, and Spain, this delicious blend is a caffeine-free herb and fruit tea sure to delight those looking for a pointed, sweet taste that won't make you crash.  Rich and varied, Ipanema Clementine is a spice-tinged tea with a firm herbal collection and primary orange notes that are direct but not overwhelming. Hot or cold, this tea's warm mix of geographical and stylistic influences makes it a suggested vacation brew. Vitamin C takes the spotlight and herbal enthusiasts will love the absence of caffeine in this gardenial tisanal where there's no tea to be found. Citrus and herb are a longstanding blend used around the globe for calming, toxin-removal properties as well as their immune system boosting vitamin content. Taste doesn't take the back seat here, steering the orange flavor through the herbal landscape, spicing the aftertaste...
Irish Breakfast - Organic Loose Black Tea
$ 8.00
Looking for a strong cuppa? Look no further than Irish Breakfast. The Irish drink more tea per capita than anyone else in the world. This translate into roughly 6 cups a day, or a little over 7 pounds of tea, each year per Irishman. Suffice it to say, they like their tea. As we hinted at, they like it strong.  James Joyce, in his masterpiece Ulysses, wrote the following passage, a dialogue between two characters that pretty much sums up the Irish take on the noble beverage: "But, I say, Mulligan, you do make strong tea, don't you? Buck Mulligan, hewing thick slices from the loaf, said in an old woman's wheedling voice: 'When I makes tea, I makes tea.'". Maybe it's the cold damp weather, who knows, but as Joyce illustrates, the Irish know what to do with a teapot. The traditional Irish brew relies heavily on full-bodied, very malty teas from...
Japanese Sencha - Loose Green Tea
$ 6.00
A quintessential Japanese experience. Balancing sharpness with clarity is one of green tea's most under-appreciated qualities – an ability to communicate the mellow side of acridness – our Japanese Sencha Green tea wears its origin story with pride. Hailing from the Shizuoka prefecture, at the foothills of Mt Fuji, it's an acquired taste sure to pique the curiosity of even a seasoned green tea aficionado. More vegetal than a standard “green” mix, the clear tones allowed by the toasted-dry blend make for a sharp through-line from harvest to palette. This tisanal, for all of its quietly bracing uniqueness, is nonetheless a comfort tea. Japanese Sencha Green is often cited as favorite morning cleanser whose mild but insistent flavor collection prepares one for a day, whether it's a day of work or following through on the Sencha Green experience and exploring what further tastes and tones the day holds. A pleasant medium dark green loose tea, the Sencha's green leaves suggest...
Jasmine Dragon Pearl- Loose Organic Green Tea
$ 8.50
A leaf and a bud hand rolled into a Pearl of Tea As the saying goes: a proper cup of tea rewards patience, but a great cup insists on it. There's nothing confounding about preparing a cup of Dragon Pearl Jasmine green tea. On the contrary, the process is as straightforward as a trip to tisanal bliss can be. But the routine that one builds around their favorite brew is sacred, and you're sure to find yourself developing any number of rituals in which to cradle the experience of Dragon Pearl Jasmine. Or at least that's how we feel about this healthy, brisk, gently-unfurling blend.  Dragon Pearl Jasmine tea brings its own story to the table: its eastern origins apparent in the graceful complexion of the loose leaves. The small “pearls” that one is confronted with hint at the natural tones that will soon be tasted. And as tea is by nature a transformative process, drinkers...
Jasmine Spring Bloom - Artisan Blooming Green Tea from China
$ 8.00
One of the simplest, yet most beautiful things to view is the blooming of a flower. It represents emergence, change, growth, potential, & excitement. Our Jasmine Spring Bloom Tea encompasses all of these things & more. As you steep these artisan hand-tied blooms, you will first see the casing of white tips open, only to reveal a fresh jasmine blossom.  Created as a tribute to the Chinese Renaissance of the Song Dynasty, this tea is meant to symbolize emergence into the unknown and the excitement that this all entails. The white tips serve to symbolize potential & possibility, while the jasmine bloom to be revealed represents the cultural boom that followed in this Renaissance. You will be delighted not only, by your olfactory senses of taste & smell, but also by the sight of this exquisite cup. We suggest you both steep & sip from clear vessels if possible as...
Joyful Release - Loose Fruit Tea - new
$ 8.00
The main ingredient present in our Joyful Release proves turmeric. Widely known for its anti-inflammatory properties, as well as its ability to help with blood sugar control, this relative to ginger is often overlooked. We don’t know why but are here to change this! In Joyful Release you will see apple pieces, orange, ginger, cinnamon, turmeric, rose hips, black peppercorn, mango pieces, natural orange flavor, marigold flowers, and natural mango flavors are all present. This unexpected combination creates a dynamic and delicious tea. The fruity notes are contrasted by the slight peppercorn present and the turmeric alongside cinnamon adds a spicy side as well! We’ve heard that this is a great tea to try iced and we highly recommend you give it a try! Base leaf: Fruit/Herbal Base  Health properties: Anti-inflammatory; help with blood sugar maintenance Flavor strength: Moderate and dynamic. Caffeine: No caffeine