We generally ship via US Postal Service first class or priority mail This service can be a quick as overnight and up to 3 days in the lower 48. They even deliver on Saturdays. For 9 ounces and up the postage is $4.99 - a great value considering the price of gas and your valuable time. Since most teas are $3.50 an ounce, 10 ounces of tea will get you free shipping.
Please contact us for other locations. We can quote you shipping.
1 teaspoon per 8 oz of water. Fluffy leaves like some Oolongs, use 2 teaspoons. For stronger tea use more tea.
There is no hard and fast rules on steeping except over steeping may make tea bitter. If you are unsure, try cooler water and shorter steeping times.
Below are general steeping instructions. For best results, follow the steeping instructions that came with your tea.
To estimate water temperature use a thermometer or wait a 2-3 minutes after the water stops boiling. Then the water temperature should be about 165- 185 F. You can gauge water temperature by looking at the bubbles forming at the bottom of the tea kettle. When pin size bubbles form, the water temperature is about 185F. To take the guess work out of water temperatures, try our electric tea kettle.
|Tea Type||Steeping Temperature||Steeping Time|
|White Tea||170-185 F||1-3 minutes|
|Green Tea||170-185 F||2-3 minutes|
|Oolong Tea||170-190 F||2-3 minutes|
|Black Tea||200-212 F||3-5 minutes|
|Tisanes||212 F||4-7 minutes|
Fruit and herbal teas are also referred to as tisanes.
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 their medicinal potency, and to be sure, they are a prized antioxidant. Is it surprising, then, to find notes of toasted bread and a spinach-like aftertaste? Could any other flavors quite as well bring to mind the simple shock of a longstanding, earthy tonic?
Finally, this mid-season Sencha offers that favorite tamer of vegetal blends: a hint of citrus. Start with our loose leaf Japanese Sencha and try it the way we like it: collected and crafted with care in coastal Shizuoka.
Base leaf: Green tea
Health properties: Notable antioxidant qualities.
Flavor strength: Mild, vegetal. Primary collection is coastal, grasslands, yielding to toast and citrus.