ORGANIC BLACK TEAS
Organic Honey Black (Taiwan)
From Taiwan's broad leafed cultivar; cup has inviting caramel notes.
Organic Golden Buds Black
Prize-winning budset tea from Yunnan; soft toffee notes.
Organic Yunnan FOP, Special Grade
Brisk, fine-leaf tea with golden tips; full aroma. Yunnan Black Teas are known for their soft, round flavor.
Organic Keemun Congou
Famous for its superb flavor and aroma; best of the congou teas, attractive leaf, fine and twisted. Complex, distinctive fragrance.
Organic China Orange Pekoe
Dark, more robust leaves. Good for iced tea.
Organic Lapsang Souchong
From the mountains of northern Fujian, leaves are processed over pine fires so they may absorb the smoky flavor. Medium leaf.
Organic Irish Breakfast
A blend of Assam and other Indian Black teas yield a deep amber, robust cup.
Organic English Breakfast
A blend of Keemun Black, China OP, and Ceylon OP.
Organic Assam FTGFOP1
Suitable for Irish Breakfast.
Organic Dooars FTGFOP1 (India)
Deep flavor and full bodied.
#1510A Singell, First Flush FTGFOP1
#1548A Selim Hill, First Flush FTGFOP1
#1607A Seeyok, Second Flush FTGFOP1
#1659A Selimbong, Second Flush FTGFOP1
Please inquire about estate teas each season.
Organic Himalayan Tippy Black
If Origin is not foremost for this type of tea, these teas come from gardens just kilometers away from Darjeeling, with the same flavor profile and are excellent values. Pricing reflects the time of plucking.
ORGANIC GREEN TEAS
Organic Pi Lo Chun (Taiwan)
Dark, long leaves yield a sweet, golden cup.
Organic Yangtze Green Maofeng
Dark, fairly long leaves; cup is cleanly sweet, not overly assertive.
Organic Silver Maofeng
So named for the many silvery buds in this green.
Organic Ming Mei
Organic Mist on the River
From the Yangtze River region; good proportion of silvery strands.
Organic Orchid Dew
An organic green from a Japanese cultivar transplanted in China; deep, refined green flavor.
#2092A Second Grade
#2093A Third Grade
From the West Lake region. Flat green leaves yield a delicate golden brew with a lingering, slightly sweet aftertaste.
Organic Himalayan Honey Green
An early-spring, single-plucking tea from Nepal; wonderful aroma with honeysuckle notes.
Organic Clouds & Mist Maofeng
A premium Maofeng, this tea embodies the reasons for drinking green tea. Tantalizingly sweet for a green, this tea has refreshing, chestnutty notes.
Organic Green Tranquility Maofeng
Like Clouds & Mist, this is another gateway tea towards better quality Greens; leaf appearance is a standard, finely rolled "eyebrow" shaped tea, but the flavor surpasses Chunmees.
Organic Chunmee, Special Grade
Finest leaf; good, slightly smoky flavor.
#2281A Extrafine Pinhead
Very neat in appearance; tightly rolled, glossy grey leaf "grains".
Organic Gyokuro (Jade Dew)
Gyokuro-like; sweet with no raw edge. Long, narrow, dark green leaves; pronounced natural fragrance.
A classic steamed green tea.
Sencha with roasted rice and popped rice. A friendly introduction to green teas.
ORGANIC WHITE TEAS
Organic Silver Needle
Comprised entirely of buds with silvery white down. Also known as Flowery White Pekoe or Yin Zhen. No question about the high quality of the tea material, yet I have wished for more flavor. However, this batch exhibits a floral note that I have rarely encountered in this tea, and it is truly a delight to have taste matching the tea's appearance.
Organic Himalayan Snow Bud
Organic Himalayan Snow Buds
#5611A Special Grade
#5621A First Grade
Long silvery tips nestled among classic white peony green and tan-colored leaves. Pale gold brew with a delicate, slight toasty flavor.
ORGANIC JASMINE TEAS
Green tea scented with natural jasmine blossoms; flowers are removed after scenting for top grades.
Organic Yin Hao Jasmine
Finest slender leaves with abundant silver tips. Flowers have been removed after scenting and hardly any petals remain.
Organic Jasmine Pi Lo Chun
Organic Jasmine White Downy Tips
Organic Chun Hao Jasmine
A finer leafed Jasmine with good uniformity and tips showing; excellent bouquet.
Organic Jasmine, Special Grade
More petals showing; slender longish leaves mingled with tips. Fewer flowers remain in the tea than in lower grades. Delicate flavor.
Organic Jasmine Downy Pearls
Silvery tips carefully shaped into small round pearls. Compare quality by looking at the proportion of bud to stem in the wet leaves. Quality of plucking and scenting account for price difference; the standard grade is a great value. (Beware of jasmine pearls that have one or two long strands wrapped around a core of broken tea leaves.)
ORGANIC OOLONG TEAS
As tea crafters themselves are wont to say, Oolong is a “fussy” tea to make. Withered leaves are tossed and shaken to bruise the edges of the leaves and to begin oxidation. The extent of the shaking, of oxidation and drying is variable, making this a complex tea in the best sense. From the Light/Fragrant style that shows green-tinged rolled leaves to the more robust style that shows dark, thick leaves, Oolongs provide something for everyone. Pale golden cups offer floral notes; medium oxidized teas brew up an apricot-colored cup with layers of flavor; deep amber brews yield smooth, deeply aromatic cups.
Organic Floral Oolong (Nepal)
Good value for this hand-rolled, semi-oxidized tea; closest comparison would be a Taiwan Silver Tip.
Organic Shui Hsien Oolong
Described as having a natural orchid-like flavor; good for many infusions with a lingering fragrance; clear, bright, amber color. Friendly finish without fire.
Organic Oolong, Medium Roast (semi balled)
Light amber in the cup; high aroma and enough flavor make this a good cold beverage too.
ORGANIC PU'ER TEAS
A unique aged tea, Pu'er is made from Yunnan tea and stored to age after oxidation. The most popular cooked Pu'er teas are oxidized and then aged. Pu'er is also compressed into cakes, bricks, "bowls" (tuo cha), and other shapes. Molding the leaves requires a brief injection of steam; this small step alters the character of the finished compressed tea, and Pu'er connoisseurs prefer these over loose Pu'er. "Uncooked" Pu'er begins as non-oxidized tea, and the leaves undergo slight, natural oxidation as they age. For compressed teas, break off small pieces to brew, or steam the entire cake/brick to loosen the leaves; spread the leaves out and allow them to dry completely, then store in a lidded container.
Organic Yunnan Pu'er
Gong-ting or Palace style = smaller leaves
Organic Pu'er Mini Tuo Cha
Cooked Pu'er conveniently sized for brewing.
ORGANIC FLAVORED TEAS
Organic Strawberry Orange Black Tea
Tea, fruit, flowers are organically cultivated; contains strawberry, orange, and marigold.
Organic Lemon Black Tea
Tea, fruit, flowers are organically cultivated; contains lemon peel and lemongrass.
Organic Passionfruit Kiwi Green Tea
Organic Ginger Lemon Green Tea
Tea, ginger, lemon peel, and lemongrass are all organically cultivated.
Organic Tropical Breeze Green Tea
Tea, fruit, and flowers are organically cultivated; contains papaya and pineapple.
ORGANIC HERBAL & FRUIT TEAS
Organic Green Rooibos, Long Cut
Apricot colored brew; soft easy finish without astringency. (Origin: South Africa)
Organic Rooibos, Long Cut
Needle-like leaves, naturally caffeine-free, good hot or iced. (Origin: South Africa)
Organic Apricot Mango Fruit Tea
Plentiful rose petals in the mix.
Organic Coconut Cranberry Fruit Tea
No hibiscus makes this fruit tea brew up a soft golden cup.
Organic Ginger Orange Fruit Tea
Not too tart and warmed by soft ginger notes; marigold petals add visual appeal.
Organic Strawberry Orange Fruit Tea
Bright, lively taste; lemongrass adds visual flair.
Organic Ginger Orange Carrot Infusion Fruit Tea