Products from China will be subject to new tariffs imposed by the US Government for all products of Chinese origin. Unfortunately, Chinese teas will see a price increase very shortly.
The teas listed will be subject to a tariff and a resulting price increase. The price increases are not in effect yet, so purchase now and avoid the price increases that are sure to come.
Please note that some of the teas listed may be a blend of Chinese teas and teas from other growing regions and may not see a price increase. Going forward, some teas may be reformulated using non-Chinese teas. Reformulated blended teas may have slight different flavor profiles.
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Jasmine Dragon Pearl- Loose Organic Green Tea
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...
Kyoto Cherry Rose - Organic Loose Green Tea
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...
Decaf and Organic Green Loose Tea
A Loose Leaf Green Tea - Decaf and Organic. Science and beauty may seem like strange bedfellows, but thank goodness for the modern decaffeination process and hot teas that we can now soothe ourselves with even if it's not the right time for caffeine. Here, therefore, we present you with the supremely welcome Decaf Organic Green, a tea that exploits the health properties of the green tea leaf without the drinker needing to consider the caffeine kick. Perfect for the evening unwind cuppa. And it's delicious. This is a single-estate Indian tea whose origin is as clean and prestigious as the first sip of a hot cup. In the high hills, this thin-air green tea is cultivated, prepared, and dried all to full rich flavor, before being introduced to hypercritical C02 which draws up and dissolves the isolated caffeine from the tea. It's a crisp, brilliant method. And the result?...
White Peach - Loose Tea
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...
Citron Green - Loose Green Tea
A light refreshing cup of loose tea One of the oldest and most oft-traded blends of loose tea, Citron Green is considered a simple, elegant tea – valued as much for its intrinsic qualities as it is for its blendability. But there's a perfect blend for every base. For tea lovers, we're sure that this crisp Citron Green will prove a strong candidate. Clean, lemon-y and sweet; it gets right to the heart of citrus: that same pleasant sweet astringency that loose tea lovers have chased since their first taste of plain black. Sourced from China, this loose leaf tea offers the country's knack for providing teas that are both made with incredible seriousness and appreciate a playful note or two. And thus we have a green as formally precise in its astringency and clarity as it is bright and citric. Forgoing the warmer orange or gardenial hints, Citron Green trusts the blend of lemon and green...
Paris - Loose Leaf Black Tea
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...
Black Currant Loose Leaf Black Tea
Like a relative unknown, Black Current makes it big splash in the loose tea world. We invest time in important people and things. If we're lucky, our returns are true: matching our investments and then some. Such it is with this fine Black Currant tea; a prime example of letting a flavor settle into its match with its base, and not simply insist on itself. Put differently: currant's make for a polite house guest, one well suited to the clear, uncomplicated pleasures that a clean black tea has to offer. China black pairs and pairs and pairs. There's none that could accuse it of requiring a delicate partnership (like, say, the viscous, bushy Rooibos family) or of tending to dominate no matter what (looking at you, matchas). While those qualities make for their own unique rewards and fascinating blends; there's still a place firmly embedded in the heart of every tea lover for the elegance of a one-flavored black....
Apricot Loose Leaf Black Tea
Delicate sweetness compliments the astringency of the bold black tea, just like Bogart and Bacall. Black Apricot tea is a full-fledged part of the fruit-tea renaissance, adding its name to the list of elegant blends that exemplify how well a black base can mix with natural fruits flavors. True elegance does not overwhelm, but rather implies simplicity. Therefore, when this steely-yet-warm black apricot blend is referred to as “elegant” - remember that that doesn't mean that it will take over your whole mouth. Quite the opposite, actually. Measure by measure, this apricot flavor luxuriates; yes, but not in a way that ever distracts from the black leaf. Tea indeed it is, astringent, nutty, a little touch of complication, somehow even. Inviting, isn't it? This singular blend shows off the balance of a basic black tisanal and an unlikely dried fruit; our friend the apricot. With the sharp sweetness of apricot...
Chinese Silver Needle - Loose Tea
Hailing from the Fujian province and with a long dynastic history, Silver Needle white Tea (Bai Hao Yin Zhen) is storied and sophisticated. A favorite for group events and holidays, it makes appearances at many important occasions. Still, enthusiasts love to savor it alone, enjoying the night-like qualities that it offers when experienced in the quiet. Delicate, dry, and slightly more caffeinated, this white tea is exemplary of the leaf's qualities, prepared with the harvesting of young buds meant to accentuate and simplify the white tea flavor, a favorite of tea lovers everywhere. This highly prized tea is the immature bud and leaf of the first blooms or "Flush" with it's white down on the leaves and buds. After a long resting period during the winter, these first buds are believed to pack an abundance of healthy goodness most desired and making it highly prized by tea lovers. The tea has a very subtle...
Florence Loose Leaf Black Tea
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...
Gunpowder - Loose Organic Green Tea
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...
Dragonwell - Long Jing - Organic Loose Green Tea
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....
White Blueberry - Loose Tea
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.
Orange Blossom - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
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...
Pu-Erh - Organic Loose Black Tea
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...
Keemun Panda #1 - Organic Loose Black Tea
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....
Ti Kuan Yin - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
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...
Sencha Fuji - Organic Loose Green Tea
An excellent every day Organic Green Tea. A good example of organic loose tea done right. This tea benefits from having a blended heritage: a home in China and a Japanese preparation. Grown and plucked in rural China to USDA organic standards; this loose tea is steamed and pan fired in the Japanese Sencha tradition, bringing out the full pleasure of the unaltered organic Sencha. As this loose tea is grown and prepared in rural China, it is less expensive than its Japanese counterpart as Japan is a small country with limited agriculutural resources and a big appetite for its own home-grown loose teas. As green teas, espeially whole leaf loose teas grow in popularity for its multitude of health positive qualities, this tea is definately on the recommended list. Health benefits are noteworthy in Sencha Fuji's soothing, antioxident, and anti-drowsy properties. This loose tea's origin speaks of this as well: it was brought from...
White Tangerine - Loose Tea
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...
Lapsang Souchong - Organic Loose Leaf Black Tea
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...
White Tropics - Loose Tea
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...
Peaceful Journey - Organic Loose Oolong Tea
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.
Yunnan Jig Loose Black Tea
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...
Russian Country Loose Leaf Black Tea
A hearty flavor that peasants and nobles alike can agree is Russian in its essence. This four-tea blend shares most common ground, interestingly, with a Lapsang Souchong. Smoky in character and undeniably rich, one might magine that it took such a robust collection to ensure survival across the Asian plains towards Russia.This Chinese blend was an original prized export along the silk road, making its way thousands of miles with dedicated merchants and their pack animals. A plain, strong flavour collection made for, while robust, quite a charged black blend that Russian purveyors found to be the perfect smoke-rich balance for teatime sweets. The Lapsang Souchong leaves help to fill out the strength at the core of this tea whose underlying flavours can be trying to detect beneath the Lapsang. Russian Country has citric notes, fruit notes, and even the peachy red hints of oolong according to the lesser leaves of the blend....