Traditional - Orthodox Teas

Traditional orthodox tea is loose leaf tea that is harvested and manufactured using the traditional hand-crafting processes. Orthodox tea varieties include black tea, oolong tea, pu erh tea, green tea, matcha green tea, white tea and the rare yellow tea.

Famous orthodox teas include, Grand Scarlett Robe Oolong Tea, Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong Tea, Sri Lanka, or Ceylon, Tea and Matcha Green Tea.

Our traditional orthodox loose leaf teas are carefully selected and hand-crafted by tea masters. We micro-blend and package small batches assuring you get the best loose leaf tea from each harvest.

 At The Spice & Tea Shoppe we never compromise on quality and strive to offer you only the best loose leaf tea because we feel you deserve 

  • Handmade at the Satemwa estate, Zomba Pearls are a captivating example of incredible quality. The delicate, handcrafted tea offers lush floral notes tempered with grassy tones with a round sweetness and clean finish. In addition to their magnificent flavor, one of the big positives of Zomba Pearls is that, unlike many of their Eastern counterparts, they won’t get bitter. Steeps a Light green with yellow highlights. One of our personal favorite teas!

    Africa - Zomba Pearl

    Handmade at the Satemwa estate, Zomba Pearls are a captivating example of incredible quality. The delicate, handcrafted tea offers lush floral notes tempered with grassy tones with a round sweetness and clean finish. In addition to their magnificent...

  • Assam Chai Base

    Chai is steeped in a rich history. The name “chai” is actually the Hindi word for “tea”, which was derived from “cha”, the Chinese word for “tea”. In this case, the Hindi term chai means a mix of spices...

  • Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder is a powdered green tea historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Uji has a long history of matcha production and is the most well-known matcha growing region throughout Japan. Uji Matcha is a premium Ceremonial grade with a rich vegetal fragrance, vibrant green color, smooth texture, and delicate aftertaste free from bitterness and astringency. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees, whisk thoroughly

    Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder

    Ceremonial Japanese Matcha Powder is a powdered green tea historically used in the Japanese tea ceremony. Uji has a long history of matcha production and is the most well-known matcha growing region throughout Japan. Uji Matcha is a premium Ceremonial...

  • Ceylon black tea cultivated at The Vithanakanda Estate is beautiful in both looks and taste. An excellent basic black tea that holds up well to cream and sweetener, if desired, and even goes well as an iced tea. In fact, it is so versatile that we even recommend it as the black tea of choice when pairing with our Authentic Chai Masala spice blend. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-4 Minutes

    Ceylon - New Vithanakanda Estate

    Ceylon black tea cultivated at The Vithanakanda Estate is beautiful in both looks and taste. An excellent basic black tea that holds up well to cream and sweetener, if desired, and even goes well as an iced tea. In fact, it is so versatile that we even...

  • Competition Grade Golden Pu erh

    This hand-picked competition-grade Gong Ting Pu erh from the Yunnan Province is one of our finest teas. Loaded with golden tips it brews a robust cup that is earthy, smooth and full-bodied with sweet rich honey and chocolate notes. Made with premium...

  • Culinary matcha powder is Chinese green tea ground into a fine powder with highly concentrated anti-oxidants and yielding a slightly-bitter taste. Unlike regular green tea, where the leaves are removed after being brewed, matcha green leaves are stone ground into a fine powder, whisked with water and consumed entirely. Hence ensuring almost 10 times higher concentration of green tea anti-oxidants, polyphenols, vitamins and minerals. Use it for making smoothies, shakes, cocktails, cooking or enjoy it straight. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees, whisk thoroughly

    Culinary Matcha Powder

    Culinary matcha powder is Chinese green tea ground into a fine powder with highly concentrated anti-oxidants and yielding a slightly-bitter taste. Unlike regular green tea, where the leaves are removed after being brewed, matcha green leaves are stone...

  • This Assam is a black tea grown at the Khongea Estate in India. The Khongea Estate Assam has received the highest grade available at SFTGFOP (Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) and includes lots of golden tips, hence it will have a delicate, slightly malty full flavored taste that is wonderful with milk. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-4 Minutes

    Delicate Assam Khongea Estate

    This Assam is a black tea grown at the Khongea Estate in India. The Khongea Estate Assam has received the highest grade available at SFTGFOP (Special Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe) and includes lots of golden tips, hence it will have a...

  • Dragon Well, Lung Ching, is perhaps Chinas most famous tea! Dragon Well is known for its chestnut- like and subtly sweet flavor, vegetal aroma, jade green color and distinctive leaf shape. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, this tea is still handpicked and processed with the delicate care as it was 1,500 years ago, in spring, the top two leaves of the plant are harvested and then pan-fried and folded into its distinctive sword-like shape. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Dragon Well - Lung Ching

    Dragon Well - Lung Ching, is perhaps China's most famous tea! Dragon Well is known for its chestnut- like and subtly sweet flavor, vegetal aroma, jade green color and distinctive leaf shape. Grown high in the mountains near Hangzhou, this tea is still...

  • Tuo Cha Pu erh tea (also spelled puer and puerh) compressed into 3-gram ball mini teacakes. Pu erh undergoes a unique processing method of sun fixation, rolling, piling, drying, compressing, and aging. Each tea ball is suitable for one cup, which may be brewed many times without getting bitter, and yields a dark cup with earthy, sweet notes. Steep: 1 tuo cha, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Fermented (Shou) Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Tuo Cha Pu erh tea (also spelled puer and puerh) compressed into 3-gram ball mini teacakes. Pu erh undergoes a unique processing method of sun fixation, rolling, piling, drying, compressing, and aging. Each tea ball is suitable for one cup, which may be...

  • Formosa Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 190 degrees for 4 Minutes

    Formosa Oolong

    Formosa Oolong (Wu-Long) is a flavorful alternative to the higher priced Fancy grades, with much of the complexity and cup character. The bold leaves, with some silvery tips, produce a liquor with notes of dark grapes and hints of peach. Steeping...

  • Japanese Genmai Cha is a rich, aromatic blend of tea leaves and roasted rice, which give a nutty fragrance. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. Japanese Genmai Cha is deep-steamed, giving the cup a deep body and rich green hue. Genmai Cha is one of Japan's most popular varieties and is referred to as "the people's tea". Steep: 1 Tbs per 12 oz water, 185 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Genmai Cha

    Japanese Genmai Cha is a rich, aromatic blend of tea leaves and roasted rice, which give a nutty fragrance. It is sometimes referred to as "popcorn tea" because a few grains of the rice pop during the roasting process and resemble popcorn. Japanese...

  • Japanese Genmai Cha with Matcha is a special blend of Genmai Cha and stone-milled Matcha, the powdered green tea for traditional tea ceremony. The added Matcha gives Genmai Cha a smooth body and vivid emerald-green color. Genmai Cha is a toasty, nutty tea and is one of Japan's most popular varieties. Steep: 1 Tbs per 12 oz water, 185 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Genmai Cha with Matcha

    Japanese Genmai Cha with Matcha is a special blend of Genmai Cha and stone-milled Matcha, the powdered green tea for traditional tea ceremony. The added Matcha gives Genmai Cha a smooth body and vivid emerald-green color. Genmai Cha is a toasty, nutty...

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