Limited and Rare Teas
Harvested in the Kagoshima Prefecture, late March 2012. Shinchas differ from senchas in that the tea was delicately roasted after steaming so it's slightly nutty with complex green undertones. This shincha is the combination of three different cultivars. Each contributes different flavors to this sweet and savory medium-steamed green tea. Certain to be one of our finest Japan green teas this year.
Taiwan Hong Yue
Red Jade is an unusual style of black tea produced in Nantou, Taiwan. The Red Jade cultivar produces a strong malty infusion with rare tea flavors of wintergreen and hops. Our Reserve Hong Yue is a perfect example of the cultivar with all of the complexity and flavors that define this fantastic style of black tea.
Honey Orchid Dan Cong Oolong (Milan Xiang Dan Cong Gao Shan Cha
From the Golden Phoenix Mountains in Guangdong, China. Harvested in April 2012 in soil rich in minerals such as manganese and magnesium. The high elevation from where it grows gives it very strong clear flavors of wildflower and sugar cane, with an aftertaste that is peachy and long lasting.
Bao Zhong Oolong
From Nantou, Taiwan, a light flowery oolong tea remeniscent of lilac and lily with delicate notes of honey and green tea. Our premiere oolong tea. 6oz pot, multiple infusions.
Organic Snow Buds (Xue Ya)
Northern Fujian, China; medium elevation, sub-tropical. Harvested April 2012. Our Snow Buds green tea is made from two famous white tea cultivars. The baking process imparts very little flavor allowing the green tea notes to shine. The sweetness and delicate flavors are quite remarkable.
Organic Green Needles (Lu Zhen)
From Hubei, China; medium elevation, sub-tropical. Very old traditional growing region. Harvested April 2012. This particular tea uses old pan-firing techniques to produce a sweet complex cup. Many different cultivars are grown and process together; result is savory, nutty with a touch of pine.
Organic Emerald Spring
The nutty, sweet flavor of Organic Emerald Spring is a perfect introduction for novice green tea drinkers. Emerald Spring is mildly vegetal without the strong grassy or oceanic notes often associated with some green teas. The nuttiness is complimented by a rich, buttery body.
An exemplary organic maccha (a.k.a. matcha). Our traditional maccha is available as usucha (whisked with 4 ounces of hot water and served straight) or as koicha, when used as the base for a maccha latte. Please allow a few minutes extra for the traditional preparation of your maccha.
Organic Golden Keemun
Eastern China black tea with aromas of cedar, citrus, and spice. The creamy mouth-feel offers just a touch of briskness while the deep flavors of pine, dried date, and black pepper are balanced with the concentrated sweetness of dried fruit.
Organic Summer Darjeeling
Energizing black tea from the Chamong Garden, located in Darjeeling, India. It displays unique flavors of lychee, honey, and wildflower.
Classic and Herbal Teas
English Breakfast Tea
A blend of organic black teas with a complex and spicy aroma, malty flavor and a distinct apricot
undertone. Enjoy it straight, or with milk and sugar. Black tea, single 12oz pot.
A traditional blend of organic black tea with the intense floral citrus flavor of bergamot oil. Black tea, single 12oz pot.
Organic black tea with a complex peppery aroma and the flavor of smoke from pine needles. Black tea, single 12oz pot.
Jasmine Green Tea
Sweet organic green tea scented with fresh aromatic jasmine blossoms. 6oz pot, multiple infusions.
Moroccan Mint Green Tea
Sweet organic jasmine green tea blended with intense peppermint. 6oz pot, multiple infusions.
Blue Crane Herbal Blend
Organic rooibos and honey bush produce a sweet, malty alternative to black tea.
A warm, soothing cup with a buttery body and apple-like aroma. Certified organic.
Very strong peppermint. The ethereal menthol flavor is both stimulating and refreshing.
Intelligentsia's blend of peppermint, chamomile, and rose hips. Soothing, yet refreshing.
Our Thai lemongrass produces a sweet caffeine-free herbal tea. It has a clear lemon flavor without the acidity of a lemon.