Welcome to our online store. Requested by several customers, we have provided you a convenient option for selecting your favorite teas. Payment is via PayPal (you can use a credit card if you don't have a PayPal account), and shipping is economically handled through USPS in padded protective envelopes (or boxes for larger orders). Or, you can indicate In-Store Pickup during checkout and save on shipping!
We have conveniently organized our teas in several categories, so just click on any of the images below to find your teas and add them to your shopping cart. Click on the View Cart button to review your order and check out
Black tea are typically the boldest tasting of all teas, and because of their preparation techniques, also the most caffeinated. Most black teas come from India and Sri Lanka, though China has a few famous black teas. Kenya has emerged as a large black tea-producing area as well.
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Blended Black Teas
Blending teas with other natural food products has been a tradition for many centuries. Perhaps the most famous and endearing of black tea blends is Earl Grey, which adds bergamot to a brick black tea. The highest quality tea blends add natural dried fruit and flowers or other herbs; no flavorings or "essential oils" are used.
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When you think of drinking tea in China or Japan, you'll immediately think of green tea. Often grassy or light tasting, green tea is a relaxing and healthy drink any time of day. Rich in anti-oxidants too!
Green Teas are for me!
Blended Green Teas
China has a long tradition of scenting green teas with flowers, famously the jasmine flower. Petals and tea leaves are stored together and steamed until the leaves absorb the essence of the flower. Other green tea blends add delicious fruits, flowers, spices or even grains to the mix. Many of our green tea blends have become your favorites!
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The tea connoisseur's choice, oolongs are the most laboriously processed tea. Hand-rolled and whole leaf, the leaves go through multiple cycles of partial oxidation, resulting in a tea that is between black and green, and famous for its complex aftertaste. Oolongs are also reputed to be good for weight loss. Originally unique to the Fujian Province region of China, oolongs migrated to Taiwan after World War II, and other countries are picking up the process as well. Some of our most popular oolongs are the Fujian and Formosa Silks, famous for their silky, almost creamy, aftertaste. Try it!
It's Oolong Time!
White Teas are the least processed of all tea leaves. Essentially they are picked, immediately dried, and packed. As a consequence, they have the highest levels of healthful anti-oxidants of all teas. Traditionally only picked 2 days a year, when the leaves still have a "downy" appearance, noted in some of the tea names: furry tip, silver needles, etc. Subtle in taste, white teas require calm and culture to appreciate.
Sip some White Teas
"Blooming" or "Blossoming" Teas are an art form unique to China. Whole tea leaves, either white or green, are weaved together into interesting shapes, usually enveloping a flower blossom or petals. When steeped, the whole tea ball opens up artfully, to reveal a fascinating design and the hidden flower. A single "blossom" is good for one large tea pot serving. Blooming Teas make great gifts, and are wonderful to serve as part of a romantic date.
Show me some Blossoms
Popularly called "herbal teas", tisane is our category for any infusion that is not made from the true tea leaf, camellia sinensis. Flowers, herbs, dried fruits, roots and even barks from a variety of plants make excellent, healthy, and unique tea drinks. The best tisanes (the only kind we sell!) are all natural, direct products of the plants they come from, instead of "extracts" or "essential oils". A variety of herbal drinks are known to folklore medicine as cures to a variety of ailments, and modern medicine is finally paying attention to these cures!