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 it.

  • 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...

  • Referred to as the “champagne of Taiwan”, Alishan teas are still produced according to centuries old methods. The result is nothing short of a spectacular Oolong - an almost perfect example of the best the Alishan region has to offer.

    Alishan High Mountain Grown Oolong

    Referred to as the “champagne of Taiwan”, Alishan teas are still produced according to centuries old methods. Fresh leaf is hand plucked and immediately wilted in the sun for a period of time. Next, they are placed in baskets and shaken to...

  • 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 steeped into a tea-like beverage. Recipes for chai vary across continents, cultures, towns and families. The traditional ingredients of a spiced tea blend usually include black tea mixed with strong spices. The spiced tea mixture is typically brewed strong with milk and sweetened with sugar or honey. However, the milky sweet tea treat we order in coffee and tea shops today has very little in common with the origins of Indian chai. Pair our Assam Chai Base black tea with our hand blended Authentic Chai Masala and you will experience the truly incredible flavors of real Indian street chai.

    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...

  • We are pleased to offer this exceptional tea imported for the first time in North America. Blue Spring Oolong is truly exceptional in the cup - layers of orchid blend with notes of minerals, wheat bread and hints of dry white wine on the finish – an exceptional tea.

    Blue Spring Oolong

    We are pleased to offer this exceptional tea imported for the first time in North America. Blue Spring Oolong is truly exceptional in the cup - layers of orchid blend with notes of minerals, wheat bread and hints of dry white wine on the finish –...

  • 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...

  • Our Chrysanthemum Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Chrysanthemum flower and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Chrysanthemum lends a light and sweet floral note to the earthy and mellow Pu-erh flavors, complimenting the Pu-erh perfectly and creating a unique flavor profile.

    Chrysanthemum Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Our Chrysanthemum Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Chrysanthemum flower and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Chrysanthemum lends a light and sweet floral note to the earthy and mellow Pu-erh flavors, complimenting...

  • Cinnamon Orange Rooibos is a caffeine free Rooibos that combines citrus and spice while adding a twist to include the nutty essence of almonds. The result is a cup with added depth and character that is one of our most popular caffeine free blends.

    Cinnamon Orange Rooibos

    Cinnamon Orange Rooibos is a caffeine free Rooibos that combines citrus and spice while adding a twist to include the nutty essence of almonds. The result is a cup with added depth and character that is one of our most popular caffeine free blends...

  • 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...

  • Gielle Estate First Flush Darjeeling is cultivated at one of the finest estates and is one of the most popular Darjeelings. This premium selection is harvested in April or May and produces a flowery, aromatic flavor with a light cup appearance.

    Gielle Estate - First Flush Darjeeling

    Gielle Estate First Flush Darjeeling is cultivated at one of the finest estates and is one of the most popular Darjeelings. This premium selection is harvested in April or May and produces a flowery, aromatic flavor with a light cup appearance. Steeping...

  • An excellent handrolled black tea from the province of Guangxi in the South of China. The rolled leaf resembles a snail and displays an a bundance of goldentips. Taste wise very unique with hints of cocoa and malt. Overall very mellow.

    Golden Dragon

    An excellent handrolled black tea from the province of Guangxi in the South of China. The rolled leaf resembles a snail and displays an a bundance of golden tips. Taste wise very unique with hints of cocoa and malt. Overall very mellow. Steeping...

  • Grand Scarlet Robe, Da Hong Pao, is probably the best known and most fabled of Chinese oolongs. There are few mother trees still in existence so tea gardens cultivate later generation strains of the original trees. Our Grand Scarlett Robe is carefully selected to be consistent with the genetic make-up of the original mother trees that produce an initial steep of intense toffee and caramel notes yet we find the complex fruity notes that emerge in later infusions to be equally captivating. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp - 200 degrees- 1 second rinse and discard. First steep, 200 degrees for 1 Minute, second steep - 200 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Grand Scarlet Robe - Da Hong Pao

    Grand Scarlet Robe - Da Hong Pao, is probably the best known and most fabled of Chinese oolongs. There are few mother trees still in existence so tea gardens cultivate later generation strains of the original trees. Our Grand Scarlett Robe is carefully...

  • Japanese Gyokuro is considered one of the finest green teas in all of Japan. Gyokuro is shade grown and has a unique sweetness and umami. Only first harvest leaves are ever used for Gyokuro to produce its light green color and deep, complex flavor. Steep: 1 Tbs per 6 oz water, 120-140 degrees, 3-4 minutes

    Gyokuro

    Japanese Gyokuro is considered one of the finest green teas in all of Japan. Gyokuro is shade grown and has a unique sweetness and umami. Only first harvest leaves are ever used for Gyokuro to produce its light green color and deep, complex flavor...

  • Iron Goddess of Mercy, Ti Kwan Yin, is our signature Chinese oolong and is highly recommended to the new oolong tea drinker. Iron Goddess is one of China's most popular Oolong teas and is 30-40% oxidized to produce a full-bodied texture, toasty aroma, and a bittersweet chocolate flavor. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 190-200 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kwan Yin

    Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kwan Yin is our signature Chinese oolong and is highly recommended to the new oolong tea drinker. Iron Goddess is one of China's most popular Oolong teas and is 30-40% oxidized to produce a full-bodied texture, toasty aroma,...

  • The sweet taste and the aroma of the flower petals and cherry blossom leaves complement the smooth taste of this rich Japanese sencha. This is a lightly scented tea using traditional Japanese methods of real spring cherry and no added flavors of any kind are used. Highly regarded and quite rare the flavor is reminiscent of Sakura Mochi a traditional Springtime treat in Japan.

    Japanese Sakura (Cherry Blossom) Sen Cha

    The sweet taste and the aroma of the flower petals and cherry blossom leaves complement the smooth taste of this rich Japanese sencha. This is a lightly scented tea using traditional Japanese methods of real spring cherry and no added flavors of any kind...

  • Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui ranks among Chinas ten most famous teas. Enjoyed for centuries in China, jasmine tea is an extremely popular scented tea and Monkey King is one of the highest available grades. Long, dark, twisted leaves and sweet jasmine buds produce a blonde liquor and delicate jasmine flavor. A delicious tea for any occasion. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui

    Jasmine Monkey King - Taiping Houkui, ranks among China's ten most famous teas. Enjoyed for centuries in China, jasmine tea is an extremely popular scented tea and Monkey King is one of the highest available grades. Long, dark, twisted leaves and sweet...

  • Our Jasmine Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Jasmine petals and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Jasmine lends a light and sweet floral note and compliments the Pu-erh perfectly in creating a unique flavor profile.

    Jasmine Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Our Jasmine Pu-erh is made from ripened Pu-erh leaf infused with Jasmine petals and pressed into a miniature bird’s nest shape. The Jasmine lends a light and sweet floral note and compliments the Pu-erh perfectly in creating a unique flavor profile...

  • Known as "prince of teas", China's Keemun tea of is renowned for its fragrance and history since the Qing dynasty. High grade and unblended, this champagne of teas has a deep red liquor and the intense aromatic flavor of an exceptional and traditional black tea with a hint of smoky essence. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Keemun Superior

    Known as "prince of teas", China's Keemun tea of is renowned for its fragrance and history since the Qing dynasty. High grade and unblended, this champagne of teas has a deep red liquor and the intense aromatic flavor of an exceptional and traditional...

  • Lapsang Souchong is also known as "smoke tea" and is one of the most unique teas in the world. From the Fujian Province of China, this tea is processed over pine or cypress wood fires giving it a robust, rich smoky flavor. Produces a medium to full bodied cup, reddish amber color. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Lapsang Souchong Superior

    Lapsang Souchong is also known as "smoke tea" and is one of the most unique teas in the world. From the Fujian Province of China, this tea is processed over pine or cypress wood fires giving it a robust, rich smoky flavor. Produces a medium to full...

  • The rich fruit flavor of Lychee perfectly complements the natural sweetness of Chinese black tea in this blend. Together, they make a refreshing Lychee black tea blend that can be enjoyed either warm or iced, and that pairs well with spicy and savory food. Lychee is native to Southeast Asia and the Indian sub-continent. Harvested in the peak of the summer, it is considered cooling with rejuvenating properties.  Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3 Minutes

    Lychee Black Tea

    The rich fruit flavor of Lychee perfectly complements the natural sweetness of Chinese black tea in this blend. Together, they make a refreshing Lychee black tea blend that can be enjoyed either warm or iced, and that pairs well with spicy and savory...

  • This Assam is a blend of black teas grown in the Brahmaputra Valley in India. The blend combines fine malty and rich Assam varieties to provide a more malty and robust full flavored taste. Also wonderful with milk. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-4 Minutes

    Malty Assam Brahmaputra Valley Blend

    This Assam is a blend of black teas grown in the Brahmaputra Valley in India. The blend combines fine malty and rich Assam varieties to provide a more malty and robust full flavored taste. Also wonderful with milk. Steeping Instructions: 1-1.5 tsp,...

  • Huang Shan (Yellow Mountains) Mao Feng is an exceptional green tea that is considered by the Chinese to be the very finest of its type. Our Mao Feng has a welcoming aroma and steeps a delicate, clean and slightly sweet flavor with a beautiful translucent light green liquor.

    Mao Feng Green

    Huang Shan - Yellow Mountains - Mao Feng is an exceptional green tea that is considered by the Chinese to be the very finest of its type. Our Mao Feng has a welcoming aroma and steeps a delicate, clean and slightly sweet flavor with a beautiful...

  • Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling is an amazing Indian Darjeeling and one of our personal favorites. This is the first picking of the April harvest, is lightly oxidized at 30 percent and is single fired making it unique and delightful. It steeps a light and crisp cuppa that offers notes of muscatel grapes, hints of black currants and provides a clean finish that is absent of any astringency. Margarets Hope makes a wonderful afternoon tea that pairs well with raspberry preserves and scones. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3 Minutes

    Margaret's Hope - First Flush Darjeeling

    Margaret's Hope First Flush Darjeeling is an amazing Indian Darjeeling and one of our personal favorites. This is the first picking of the April harvest, is lightly oxidized at 30 percent and is single fired making it unique and delightful. It steeps a...

  • Excellent tea as evidenced by the white tip! Moon Swirl White Tip is made today the same way it was hundreds of years ago. Only the top buds of the early Spring flush are plucked, dried and skillfully rolled by hand. Many of the artisans involved in the hand rolling come from families that have been producing the tea for generations. When infused, the fabulous cup opens with beguiling notes of grass, wheat and light honey balanced by a lightish, yet assertive astringency.

    Moon Swirl White Tip

    Excellent tea as evidenced by the white tip! Moon Swirl White Tip is made today the same way it was hundreds of years ago. Only the top buds of the early Spring flush are plucked, dried and skillfully rolled by hand. Many of the artisans involved in the...

  • Although Jun Chiyabari is grown in Nepal, it is certain to delight even the most discerning Darjeeling connoisseur! The cup opens wide with the pointed muscatel bite of a Darjeeling, offset by soft round notes of wheat and moss grounded by good mouth filling astringency.  Steeps a beautiful bright and golden coppery cup. A heavenly delight from the Rooftop of the World.

    Nepal - Jun Chiyabari

    Although Jun Chiyabari is grown in Nepal, it is certain to delight even the most discerning Darjeeling connoisseur! The cup opens wide with the pointed muscatel bite of a Darjeeling, offset by soft round notes of wheat and moss grounded by good mouth...

  • In many parts of the world, tea lovers believe that until you’ve tried Oriental Beauty, also known as Bai Hao, you’ve never truly had oolong tea. To create the tea, only the fine white tips and tender white buds of freshly sprouted tea are plucked

    Oriental Beauty Oolong - Bai Hao

    In many parts of the world, tea lovers believe that until you’ve tried Oriental Beauty, also known as Bai Hao, you’ve never truly had oolong tea. To create the tea, only the fine white tips and tender white buds of freshly sprouted tea are...

  • Pearl Drop Morning Dew is a spectacular tea! Produced exclusively from the premium spring leaf, the cup is intensely delicate, exhibiting notes of honey, spring flowers, light grassiness and clover. Steeps a bright green lively appearance. Without exaggeration, one of the world's finest green teas.

    Pearl Drop Morning Dew

    Pearl Drop Morning Dew is a spectacular tea! Produced exclusively from the premium spring leaf, the cup is intensely delicate, exhibiting notes of honey, spring flowers, light grassiness and clover. Steeps a bright green lively appearance. Without...

  • We believe our Reserve List Milk Oolong is the finest Milk Oolong available. Many commercially available Milk Oolongs are artificially flavored (artificial butter and cream flavoring) to mask an inferior leaf and poor craftsmanship. Our Reserve List Milk Oolong is hand harvested in Chinas famous Fujian Mountain region, is lightly oxidized and will amaze you with its buttery taste, incredible mouthfeel and exquisite notes of sweet cream and pineapple. Enjoy this rare and limited masterpiece for its too late. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 170-185 degrees for 4 Minutes

    Reserve List Milk Oolong

    We believe our Reserve List Milk Oolong is the finest Milk Oolong available. Many commercially available Milk Oolongs are artificially flavored (artificial butter and cream flavoring) to mask an inferior leaf and poor craftsmanship. Our Reserve List Milk...

  • Russian Caravan is a blend of premium Chinese Black teas. The name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the 11,000-mile transcontinental journey from Asia thru Russia to Europe. Along the route the tea aged and absorbed various aromas, one being smoke from the nightly campfires. Modern day Russian Caravan has pine smoked Lapsang Souchong rather than the traditional campfire smoke and camel sweat. We blend it with full leaf teas from the Fujian, Yunnan and Anhui provinces of China to complete this superior blend. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Russian Caravan

    Russian Caravan is a blend of premium Chinese Black teas. The name originates from the 18th century camel caravans that facilitated the 11,000-mile transcontinental journey from Asia thru Russia to Europe. Along the route the tea aged and absorbed...

  • Sen Cha Fukamushi is our signature Sen Cha. Fukamushi refers to the deeper (longer) steaming process after the harvest. This extra steaming time results in finer leaves, and the taste is richer and more full-bodied than regular Sen Cha. Depending on steeping conditions, it has a bit of sweetness and outstanding fragrance. This is highly sought after in Japan due to its perfect balance of sweetness and bitterness with a savory finish. Steep: 1 Tbs per 10 oz water, 175 degrees, 30-60 seconds

    Sen Cha Fukamushi

    Sen Cha Fukamushi is our signature Sen Cha. Fukamushi refers to the deeper (longer) steaming process after the harvest. This extra steaming time results in finer leaves, and the taste is richer and more full-bodied than regular Sen Cha. Depending on...

  • Chinese Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea is renowned green tea with long, dark needle shaped leaves that produce a cup with a bright clear liquor and sweet grassy flavor. Chinese Sencha is less grassy and vegetal then Japanese Sencha and invokes soft notes of toasted rice with a delicate, clean finish. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 1.5-2 Minutes

    Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea

    Chinese Sencha - Pan Fired Green Tea is renowned green tea with long, dark needle shaped leaves that produce a cup with a bright clear liquor and sweet grassy flavor. Chinese Sencha is less grassy and vegetal then Japanese Sencha and invokes soft notes...

  • Shou Mei white tea comes primarily from the Fujian province in China and is very lightly processed with sunlight and low temperatures. A standard grade white tea, Shou Mei has a sweet, floral aroma and mild, smooth, lightly sweet, pale yellow liquor.

    Shou Mei White

    Shou Mei white tea comes primarily from the Fujian province in China and is very lightly processed with sunlight and low temperatures. A standard grade white tea, Shou Mei has a sweet, floral aroma and mild, smooth, lightly sweet, pale yellow liquor...

  • Silver Needles, Yin Zhen,  is a white tea produced in the Fujian Province in China. This first flush harvest was plucked in late March and early April producing young buds that are light green in color and covered with downy hair that creates a velvet like appearance. It steeps a sweet, some may detect subtle notes of peach, apricot and honey, delicate cup with a savory mouth feel. There is simply nothing that compares to quality Silver Needles from the Fujian Province. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 185 degrees for 2 Minutes

    Silver Needles Supreme - Yin Zhen

    Silver Needles - Yin Zhen, is a white tea produced in the Fujian Province in China. This first flush harvest was plucked in late March and early April producing young buds that are light green in color and covered with downy hair that creates a velvet...

  • Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye translates to Sweet Rice Tender Leaves. This tea is left for months Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye leaves until the tea leaves take on the scent of the herb. The leaves are then pressed into tiny tuo chas, are left to ferment and then finally wrapped in rice paper. Once steeped, the tea emits a sweet aroma identical to that of fresh sticky rice. Brews an exceptionally savory yet robust cup. Steep: 1 tuo cha, Boiling Water, 3-5 Minutes

    Sticky Rice Pu erh Tuo Cha

    Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye translates to Sweet Rice Tender Leaves. This tea is left for months Nuo Mi Xiang Nen Ye leaves until the tea leaves take on the scent of the herb. The leaves are then pressed into tiny tuo chas, are left to ferment and then finally...

  • Temple of Heaven Gunpowder is one of the most popular green teas throughout Asia. Our harvesters use a special rolling technique to craft these shiny, compact nuggets of tea out of the freshest, sweetest leaves. The result is immaculately clean, translucent liquor with a smooth, round taste followed by the subtle aftertaste of fresh green leaves. Our gunpowder is very forgiving with subtle chocolaty notes and less grassy undertones then other green teas. Best steeped hot. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 175-185 degrees for 2-3 Minutes

    Temple of Heaven Gunpowder

    Temple of Heaven Gunpowder is one of the most popular green teas throughout Asia. Our harvesters use a special rolling technique to craft these shiny, compact nuggets of tea out of the freshest, sweetest leaves. The result is immaculately clean,...

  • Our Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled jewels from Fuding, in Fujian province, China. Any fan of jasmine tea should try this specially crafted wonder. When added to hot water, the pearl majestically unfurls, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. Also, known as Jasmine Dragon Pearls, their liquor is sweet and almost sugary with a very soft and airy mouthfeel. The delicate quality of the flavor is due in part to the leaves used to produce this tea: two tender, tiny new leaves and one plump unopened leaf bud. Steep: 1 Pearl to 1 oz water, 175 degrees-185 degrees, 2-3 Minutes The Finest Jasmine Pearls

    The Finest Jasmine Pearls

    Our Jasmine Pearls are hand-rolled jewels from Fuding, in Fujian province, China. Any fan of jasmine tea should try this specially crafted wonder. When added to hot water, the pearl majestically unfurls, releasing their delicate scent and flavor. Also,...

  • White Peony, Bai Mu Dan, is a very popular white tea in China and now abroad. White teas are made only from the newly sprouted buds of the tea plant that provide a honey texture to the brew. Classic style White Peony is made in April, when the young bud and one leaf set is at its most flavorful. The buds have distinct white hair that makes the brew texture smooth and refined. Steep: 1-1.5 tsp, 170-185 degrees for 2-3 Minutes

    White Peony - Bai Mu Dan

    White Peony, Bai Mu Dan, is a very popular white tea in China and now abroad. White teas are made only from the newly sprouted buds of the tea plant that provide a honey texture to the brew. Classic style White Peony is made in April, when the young bud...

  • This is one of the top teas available from Yunnan Province. It is only made during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April, when the new season growth produces a high percentage of golden tips. It is a distinctive specialty tea, so much so that when it was first exported to London it commanded a title as a ‘special species of tea’. When steeped it produces bright reddish liquor with a brisk and lingering fragrant aroma. Full bodied, brisk, malty and outstanding with milk. Treat yourself to one of the world’s great teas!

    Yunnan Extra Fancy Supreme

    This is one of the top teas available from Yunnan Province. It is only made during the last two weeks of March and the first two weeks of April, when the new season growth produces a high percentage of golden tips. It is a distinctive specialty tea, so...

  • Yunnan Royal Gold is the finest black tea from China’s Yunnan Province. Made from only golden tips, it produces a rich body and incredible complexity with exactly the right combination of spicy, fruity, and earthiness that is unmatched by any other black tea. The golden tips yield an infusion that is both sweet and bold. This is one of our finest offerings to date and is truly a spectacular tea.

    Yunnan Royal Gold

    Yunnan Royal Gold is the finest black tea from China’s Yunnan Province. Made from only golden tips, it produces a rich body and incredible complexity with exactly the right combination of spicy, fruity, and earthiness that is unmatched by any other...

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