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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.

Keemun Panda #1 - Organic Loose Black Tea
$ 10.00
The loose black tea first introduced to the Europeans centuries ago and still beloved. What is Keeman Panda #1 and why is it causing such a stir among tea lovers? You may be surprised to know that Keeman Panda tea is among the most popular of teas. How, you say, can this be?  Keeman Panda #1 is a primary tea chosen for the ever-popular English Breakfast tea that we all enjoy. When tea first arrived in Europe, the Chinses choose to sell the Europeans black tea because it was less delicate than the green teas the Chinese preferred.  As such, Keemun loose leaf black tea became one of the first to be adopted by the English. Keemum is one of the teas hailing from China that requires a great deal of preparation know-how, a congou-type tea, meaning that it is a laborious process of twisting the tea leaf to form strips without breaking the leaves....
Kyoto Cherry Rose - Organic Loose Green Tea
$ 10.00
An organic green tea everyone will enjoy. Kyoto Cherry Rose is an organic loose leaf green tea that's fresh and smooth with excellent depth and body. The natural cherry flavoring and subtle rose hints do not overpower, but quietly suggest the exotic nature of this loose tea; not to mention speak to just how far its traveled to make it to your cup. Mild yet flavorful, our Kyoto Cherry Rose Blossom is an excellent green tea for those who find green teas to be too grassy, vegetal or just "too green." The delicate cherry and rose aromas moderate the green characteristics providing a surprisingly pleasant tea sure to turn eyes from even the most devoted coffee drinker. The best way to drink a high quality organic green tea: take a sip. Understanding the origin and source of the flavor that engulfs you is the second step. Then you let the flavor collection...
Lakeside Calm -Organic Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
The perfect accompaniment for your lazy summer days with its refreshing taste and calming properties. We all crave an endless summer lounging by Canandaigua Lake with nothing but hammocks, sunshine, and cool water to wash away the worries of our "real life".   Our crisp blend of hibiscus, lemon and lavender creates a sophisticated Iced Tea that brews up dark pink.  A hint of delicate lavender makes you ponder the small joys of life, like this delicious tea. After your summer respite, close your eyes as you sip Lakeside Calm and think about your favorite lake and calmness will wash over you. Enjoy Lakeside Calm cold steeped in our Mist Iced Tea Maker.  For a slightly sweeter iced tea,try adding 1-2 teaspoons of sugar and a splash of fresh lemon.  It makes a wonderful hot tea too, Base leaf: Herbal/Fruit Health properties: Vitamin C qualities known. Flavor strength: Full, notable. Primary collection is slightly tart...
Lapsang Souchong - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 12.00
Dare to try Lapsang Souchong. The smoky haze will either draw you in or not. A dark tea with smoke in its flavor: this Chinese black is a loose tea to be tried and re-tried, approached carefully, savored. Hailing from the Fujian province, this firmly caffeinated black tea will do more than wake you up: Lapsand Souchong will wake you up to a full oak fire, warming you in your mountain retreat about the Fujian landscape. Oak and smoke blending and trailing the corners of the room. The Wuyi mountains are home to this smoked black tea, whose distinct aroma made it one of the earliest internationally whispered-about blends, as its smoky quality appealed to a more exotic side of tea drinking, going far beyond a simple afternoon's pleasure. Lasang Souchong is an acquired taste for the adventurous tea drinker. Even its beginnings involve a bit of risk and innovation. The story is that the men waiting to...
Last Mango in Paris - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
Close your eyes, take a sip, and get carried away to “The City of Love” with this titillating herbal fruit tea blend inspired by Italian director Bernardo Bertolucci’s steamy 1972 film, Last Tango in Paris. The film, which portrays a salacious affair between a widower played by Marlon Brando and a young Parisian woman, was a cinematic scandal that ruffled feathers worldwide.  Much like its namesake, which was deemed too risque for the public in several countries, this juicy and floral blend is sure to rev your engine.  A tango of flavors combines luscious mango, juicy orange and apple with flowery hibiscus and rosehips that don’t lie, creating a tea so sultry it should be government-censored! Its lemony character provides a lively kick, complimented by the addition of elderberries, which have been shown to boost respiratory health and alleviate allergies and flu symptoms. Whether you’re curling up on a winter’s day or that summer night is about...
Lavender - Loose Herbal Tea
$ 11.00
A wonderful additive for your tea that transforms it into a soothing fragrant elixir. Sometimes it's the details of outward appearance that strike us first, no matter how much we try to judge based on depth. One such case is with lavender, whose insistent color is most at home set against the white walls of a Mediterranean garden, with brambles of hot weeds around its base, reaching up to lovely heights, naturally scented. A blossom that conjures up more delicate aromatics, lavender actually plays out an ever so mildly pungent role as a tea. This herbal tisane is a longstanding medicinal aid, and its flavor does retain a certain aspect of what is considered a “healthy” collection. Unfilly, unassuming, and altogether satisfying: lavender is for everyday relaxation. No fireworks or overwhelming risks in the profile here: just an herbal tea that has a gentle, positive affect on a few of your body's basic tasks. Lavender has long figured into lore,...
Lemongrass - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 10.00
Lemony mouthfeel without the sour tartness of lemon. Add organic goodness to your green teas.   Refreshing and cleansing with an extraordinary sweet clean finish. Excellent! Great for cooking, baking and drinking. Organic naturally caffeine free. This Lemongrass is not a mix.
Licorice Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 10.00
Since ancient times, delicate and upset stomachs have appreciated the restorative properties of licorice tea. Sitting down after a long day, cupping a mug of steaming, soothing, aromatic tea is a ritual we have embraced throughout the centuries in the West and even longer in the East. Relaxation of the body and tranquility of the mind are synonymous with this ritual we all hold in such high esteem. Licorice Black Tea is the perfect antidote to today’s stressful lifestyles, but it takes this recuperative ritual one step further. Know for its healing properties, licorice over the millennia has been used as a tonic for digestive and respiratory ailments. As far back as Mesopotamia and the ancient Egyptian Empire, licorice root was used to inspire and soothe and was, purportedly, the favored root of the Pharaohs and was revered for these unique and coveted properties. Now you can enjoy this noble black...
Lychee Rose - Loose Green Tea - new
$ 10.00
This unusual twist on the traditional green tea is a lovely surprise. On top of the bed of green tea, you will find apple pieces, rose petals, and flavors of lychee and rose. When brewed, you will notice flavors both sweet and tart initially, to be followed by notes of ​​grape and melon. Culinarily speaking, roses are used in treats like jams, chocolates, pastries, and syrups. Lychee, a red, bumpy-skinned fruit, found its favor in ancient China, where it was prized for its sweet and sour flavor. Put them together in your cup, and you’ve got the perfect marriage. It is a lovely summer tea that many suggest pairing with raw honey. The sweetness of the honey complements the naturally occurring flavors in this tea and make this rosy and floral tea quite romantic. We highly recommend this as a change up for even the most seasoned of green tea...
Maple - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 12.00
Put on your flannel and cozy up to this rich organic blend of backwoods sweetness. If you are from the North Country or just love maple syrup as well as a nice hot cup of tea, you must try Organic Maple tea, an understandable best seller. With a rich, distinctive flavor and unique capacity to warm even the most Canadian of chilled bones, this deep, rich and pungent black tea is laced with the most delicious of maple flavorings.The marriage of tart and woodsy with sweet and delectable, this black tea with its crave-worthy maple syrup taste ensures a perfect cup for a chilly night or a brisk morning. Drawn laboriously from the maple tree, maple sap is painstakingly boiled and reduced to a rich, golden, pungent and delicious aroma and taste all its own. An organic blend, this tea is suitable for the choosiest tea drinker to be sure, but...
Matcha - Powdered Green Tea
$ 12.00
Matcha is the newest tea craze.  You have seen it online and on TV.  It's everything great about green tea but in a powder form.  You get the caffeine without the dreaded drop, 10 times more antioxidants than regular tea, and proven fat burning benefits. We offer 2 Grades of Matcha. Ceremonial Grade Matcha - Highest quality Matcha for traditional preparation. Culinary grade Matcha - Great for all kinds of drinks like smoothies or lattes and baking. Our Matcha is packaged in a air tight food resealable plastic pouches.   Product of Japan. 100% matcha no additives. Use the Matcha Spoon to measure 1/2 half teaspoon of Matcha into 8 ounces of water or whatever your mixing it into. Use the Matcha Frother for a thorough mix and avoid lumps and a frothy drink. For traditional Japanese preparation we offer a 3 piece Matcha set  Here are some hot links From...
Milk Oolong - Loose Oolong Tea
$ 12.00
  The "Milk" in Milk Oolong describes the silky smooth quality of this tea. This light green tea brews up an bright green and has the flavor to match.  Hailing from the 7,000 foot high mountains of the tiny island of Taiwan, this Jin Xuan cultivar is prized by the locals. This tea is characterized by the tiny tightly balled up leaves which gently unfurl over several steeps to reveal their mild and delicate flavor and full leaf form. Base leaf: whole leaves of Jin Xuan green teaHealth properties: Anti-oxidant properties known, immune system positive.Flavor strength: Light, Primary collection is lightly green with smooth finish.Caffeine: Medium.
Moroccan Mint - Organic Loose Green and Herbal Tea
$ 10.00
The scene is well known to Moroccans and visitors alike: an afternoon or evening on one of the city's many rooftop gardens. Steam rising from the tiny glass cups preferred for hot beverages. Local herbs abound and perfume the air. Chiefest and most fragrant among them is, of course, mint. Mint teas are known round the world as one of the simplest warm tonics available. Mint itself alone can be heated and brewed as a mild tea. But its real strength, as in foods, lies in the potent ways that the cooling herb can be blended. In Moroccan Mint green tea, that elegance is embodied in the blend of just two ingredients: green tea and peppermint. For anyone who appreciates the inherently healthy boost of limited ingredient dishes, this tea is a prime example. For green tea lovers looking to add a dash of zip to their favorite blend, Moroccan...
Orange Blossom - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 10.00
Much as it's a near sin to begin by recommending a traditional tea for icing: one can't escape how easily this oolong's rounded, roiling taste suits itself to submission – and what better way to bring out its inner sweetness than by taking it for an afternoon visit to the refrigerator? Guests will delight at the complexly gardenial mix. From the moment that it's brought out; it catches the eye with a color scheme that belies the weight of the coming flavor. When enjoying with company; note the emboldened citrus notes as you share this toasty oolong. Showing a striking amber color, Oolong Orange Blossom is not a solitary tea drinker's cup usually. Rather it's bright image and full, warming flavor suggests the pleasures of company. And with oolong's continual rise in popularity among younger, newer tisanal tasters; this blend is sure to make a few holiday gift lists. What more could the...
Paris - Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 10.00
Paris A black loose leaf tea that is as lovely as Paris the city of love. A blend as warm and suggestive as its namesake, Paris tempers a multi-layered black base with middling, distinct bakery-like sweetness invested in vanilla and caramel notes.   Melting Pot, a tantalizing term that most cities strive to have associated with them. Long has luxury been closely tied to variety. Thus it should come as little surprise that this rich, limber, sweet-tinged tea is based on a complex three-leaf base. From this, a traditional black flavour collection develops, reminding of nothing so much as a cup of Earl Grey before the sweetness sets in. Rove from morning task to morning task with this French tea-shop blend, sure to put an energetic spring in your step. Allow a bit of decadence into your busy schedule as this tea is sturdy enough to be an office-hours staple yet slyly sweet. Is it the...
Peaceful Journey - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
$ 11.00
An addition to our Oolong collection! Oolong teas are teas in which the leaves are both wilted & steamed. These teas are delicious & this one in particular is known for it's hibiscus highlights. It is very subtle, light, & nostalgic of gently walking through a garden in the spring! It gives us something to look forward to as temperatures begin to dip! Base leaf: Oolong organic tea, Hibiscus flowers. Health properties: Anti-carcinogenic properties, weight positive, bone positive. Flavor strength: Medium, floral. This blend's primary collection is slightly tangy with a nice balance of silky oolong. Caffeine: Medium.
Peppermint - Loose Organic Herbal Tea
$ 10.00
Totally refreshing, superbly calming. A great organic caffeine tea that up lifts your mental state.  Mint continues to be revered for its crisp aroma, as well as its natural, caffeine-free taste. Delightful, refreshing, invigorating and soothing to the stomach and the spirit. Enjoy a cup at bedtime tea with lemon and honey for a great night of sleep. Organic and caffeine free
Pina Colada - Loose Fruit Tea
$ 10.00
If you close your eyes and wiggle your toes, you will find yourself somewhere else. If it's not summertime where you are, it is someplace else. Children dream of digging to the other side of the world and walking upside down in Australia, but for adults, the wonder of the eternal summer dream is more easily accessed, and can be no further away than a delicious cup of herb and fruit tea. Awash with tart, sweet, melty summer character, our Pina Colada fruit tea is an exceptional offering, hot or cold, and one that – caffeine free – you can enjoy all afternoon long. A fruit tea is a unique category of tisanal. Dried fruit, floral and herbal teas release their flavor collection differently, and often in a manner distinct to their specific batch. Many drinkers will note the quick release of the early, sharpest flavors, and indeed the coconut...
Pomegranate - Loose Oolong Tea
$ 11.00
Full leaves of premium Ti Quan Yin are deliciously infused with tangy pomegranate to create this inspiring yet complex full-bodied blend that creates a sweetly fragrant, silky textured cup of tea.  The pomegranate flavor of this tea is a prominent note.  It's every so slightly tangy, and neither sweet nor bitter.  Behind that bloom of pomegranate is the more subtle flavor of an elegant, high-quality oolong.  Ti Quan Yin is the sort of leaf which stands up to multiple steeps, without losing that light flavor which is so characteristic of oolongs.  The two combine to create a quiet tea, with a complex and stately flavor.  
Pomegranate Lemon - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
$ 12.00
Super food pomegranate and lemon blended with  black tea equals one delicious cup of tea. A subtly flavored, summery tea.  This tea brews to a particularly reddish color.  It has a bit of a sour tang to offset an otherwise fruity taste.  It's a stern sort of tea, in spite of the fruitness, a little like working in the summer.  Once you've gotten past the surprise of tasting a tea which is ever so slightly sour (as someone who does not use lemon, ever, I was very taken aback by this), it's light and fun.  After the lemon, the pomegranate notes come through, to create something very unique.   The tea flavor itself is not overpowering.  It is neither particularly bitter nor astringent.  This is a light summer tea, to drink casually.  The flavor is complicated enough to be very interesting, but not what I would call an acquired taste....
Pu-Erh - Organic Loose Black Tea
$ 10.00
With its deep earthy tones, Puerh offers a deep full bodied flavor akin to coffee. Like the aging of wine or spirits or the modes of distinguishing some cheeses; a tea's interaction with the elements - and the seeming wear they have on it – is part of its character and flavour. Pu-erh teas, from China's Yunnan Province, are the only fully-fermented family of tisanal blends. As yeast occurs among the dried leaves, they are carefull prepared and stored to allow fermentation to set in at an accelerated pace. The result? An earthy, singular brew. The sort that becomes an instant, intense favourite for some. This is a tea that no drinker will forget. Yunnan's expansive, storied relationship with tea speaks volumes. Origin of the very first cultivated tea trees; it is also the fitting home for this “final” blend, an elemental, dark, rich, heady tea that insists on its flavor, reducing even the most seasoned tea...
Rhapsody in Blue - Organic Loose White Tea
$ 12.00
Rhapsody in Blue is an exquisite addition to our White Tea collection. Imagine swaying side to side to the raspberry rhythm of your favorite blues tunes & sipping this tea. It's a smooth tea that eases you into the fall temperatures & remains reminiscent of summer with it's raspberry notes.  Please note that this tea has stems. Base leaf: Organic White Tea.Health properties: Anti-oxidant rich.Flavor strength: Subtle blueberry notes which fades, Primary collection is all white, velvety finishCaffeine: Mild to strong  
Rooibos (Red Tea) - Organic Loose Rooibos Tea
$ 10.00
A stimulant-free tea with surprising, robust “Red-Bush” texture that Rooibos lovers will delight in – this Organic Rooibos loose tea is a textbook success, proving that if it isn't broken: you don't need to fix it. First, it's that indefinable something that makes Rooibos such a coveted leaf. South African with plainsland pleasure coming through with every sip – Rooibos brushes over the clarity of traditional blacks and the herbish aftertaste of greens with its own unique flavor collection. Somewhat melty, more of a “tongue taste” than a “throat taste”, Rooibos has to be tasted to be understood. Furthermore, Rooibos' laudable effects on health include rich mineral content, proven anti-oxidants, skin-promoting content, and stomach-settling properties. Now, that can be done with delicious directness as this organic caffeine-free tisanal gets right to the point. Fructose-noted, full-flavored, and nearly impossible to over-steep, this is a hard-working tea that reminds us that some luxuries are hard won and come from...
Rooibos Chai - Organic Loose Rooibos Tea
$ 10.00
A caffeine free tea with a generous blend of warm soulful Masala spices. From India we welcome chai in all of her  cardamom-flecked glory, wrenching heat-grown spices to a dry twist. And as a base?  The ineffable rusty rooibos. Herbal, ruddy, it color ready to spread throughout a cup of hot water. The two together form a rustic, plainlands kind of tea. This blend is spiced and earthy, a full collection for grown-ups, though in its naturally herbal state, it can be enjoyed by anybody. Indeed,  its airy fullness will be sure to draw rooibos lovers and chai lovers alike, let alone anyone with an adventurous love for tisanals of every kind. Cinnamon, coriander, and nutmeg all also play into this typically hearty chai. With a rooibos base rather than black leaves; it's free to balance its strength with clarity and color. And just look at it: flush with its signature leafy...