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Loose Leaf Black Teas

This category contains all our loose leaf black teas, both flavored and unflavored.

All Teas are shipped in a re-sealable foil 1 ounce/12-15 cup bag. A Beautiful glass jar is available for $2.00, the jar holds 2 ounces or 2 packets of tea.  The Tilt Jar includes a description and preparation label, and is topped with a metal screw cap lid.

In the West, water for black tea is usually added near boiling point, at around 99 °C (210 °F). Many of the active substances in black tea do not develop at temperatures lower than 90 °C (194 °F). Lower temperatures are used for some more delicate teas. The temperature will have as large an effect on the final flavor as the type of tea used. The most common fault when making black tea is to use water at too low a temperature. Since boiling point drops with increasing altitude, it is difficult to brew black tea properly in mountainous areas. It is also recommended that the teapot be warmed before preparing tea, easily done by adding a small amount of boiling water to the pot, swirling briefly, before discarding. In the West, black teas are usually brewed for about 4 minutes and are usually not allowed to steep for less than 30 seconds or more than about five minutes (a process known as brewing or mashing in Britain). In many regions of the world, however, boiling water is used and the tea is often stewed. For example, in India black tea is often boiled for fifteen minutes or longer as a strong brew is preferred for making Masala chai. When the tea has brewed long enough to suit the tastes of the drinker, it should be strained while serving. The popular varieties of black (red) tea include Assam tea, Nepal tea, Darjeeling tea, Nilgiri tea, Turkish tea and Ceylon tea.

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Abundant Berry Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Abundant Berry is a full-bodied tea with excellent brightness and flavor. A combination of tea and dried berries gives this tea a market fresh character. This blend contains: a combination of black tea (Assam and Ceylon), green tea, sweetened cranberries, hibiscus, rosehips, black and red currants, raisins, calendula petals, sunflower petals, and jasmine petals. Good hot or for iced tea. (See our "How to Make Iced Tea" section.) Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Angel's Dream Tea

$ 3.00 USD

What do you think angels dream about? Perhaps it is the maple sweetness and wild blackberry flavor of this black and green tea blend. The tea in Angel's Dream comes from the world's finest tea-growing regions: Nuwara Eliya (Sri Lanka), Zhejiang (China), and Assam (India). Brew yourself a cup of this heavenly blend! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Antony & Cleopatra Tea

$ 4.00 USD

The tradition of pressing black tea into various forms and shapes dates back to the early Song Dynasty, 960-1279 B.C. Sculptors and artisans would work with tea the way others worked with clay or textiles to form delicate works of art. Unlike traditional art pieces, however, these tea creations were never meant to be permanent, instead serving to represent the impermanence of life, love, and happiness here on earth.

These beautifully pressed Yunnan tea hearts in Antony and Cleopatra tea serve as a testament to fractured love. This tea is named after one of the most famous love stories of all time, that of Marc Antony and Cleopatra. Like love itself, the tea hearts are fragile and breakable, and when the trials and tribulations of life come to bear on it, can unravel. In the same way, boiling water poured over the hearts causes them to undo, creating a rich, bold liquor. The cup produced is tremendous - dark, with deep notes of wine and subtle earth, full body and medium-long finish. Best enjoyed in the company of someone special! One heart will brew 1-3 cups, depending on how strong you like it. An ounce contains about a dozen hearts, which are about an inch across. Use one heart per cup or small pot and steep about 3 minutes in freshly boiled water. Please note that while we try to make sure you get no broken hearts in your package, a few may break in transit.



 

Assam Gingia Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Assam Gingia is a fine single-estate Assam at a good price. If you're looking for a nice Irish Breakfast tea, try this tea. Irish Breakfast is usually a blend of Assam teas, and this single-estate Assam is priced about like a blend. Smooth and malty with golden tips, this tea is a great base for making your own chai or other blends. Also great plain or with milk and sugar as a breakfast tea. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Assam Mangalam Tea FTGFOP1

$ 11.00 USD

Assam Mangalam tea is made from young small leaves that have the highest concentration of golden tips. The cup color is sparkling copper-red, the flavor complex with good body and malty-fruity flavor with faint spice notes. A top Assam with the rare, lingering aftertaste, reminiscent of a full-bodied, dry red wine. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-4 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Baroness Grey Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Over the centuries, many women have held the title of Baroness Grey, but this tea was blended in honor of one woman in particular. British legend has it that this Baroness of Grey, who lived sometime in the 16th or 17th century, was married to a man who was a ship's captain in the Royal Navy. As the story goes, the ship never returned from a trading voyage to China. Refusing to believe that her husband would never return, the Baroness would walk to the port lands every morning to greet each ship in hope for news of her husband. Sadly, she continued this practice until the day she died.

In honor of the loyal Baroness, Baroness Grey Tea was blended with the traditional bergamot oil and the addition of rose and cornflower petals to represent the love she had for her husband, and orange peels and lime leaves to represent the bitter tears she shed over her beloved. The citrus peels included in this blend add a lovely tartness to the existing citrus flavor of the bergamot, making it a fantastic alternative to traditional Earl Grey. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Black Currant Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Black currants are very popular throughout Europe, known for being aromatic in smell and in taste. The berries are usually used in making jams and juices. Our Black Currant Tea has a wonderful aroma of fresh black currants! A perfect tea for anyone who enjoys the flavor of these berries. This tea contains red currants, dried cranberries, pink peony petals, and flavoring. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Blood Orange Tea

$ 4.00 USD

The exotic taste of the blood orange infuses pleasing citrus notes that help round out the natural astringency of the high-grown Ceylon tea in this blend. Our Blood Orange Tea contains black tea, dried orange bits, blackberry leaves, safflower petals, and natural flavors. The light citrus flavor is perfect for an afternoon break. Use one teaspoon per cup and brew 3 minutes in freshly boiled water. Thanks to one of our customers for requesting this delicious tea!



 

Bourbon Sunday Blend Tea

$ 5.00 USD

It is said that vanilla calms the nerves, lifts the spirits, and improves the romantic aspect of one's life. Vanilla is an extraordinary flavor, full of mystery and elusiveness that is often taken for granted. Did you know that vanilla is the only edible fruit of the orchid family? It is also the world's most labor-intensive agricultural crop, taking up to three years after the vines are planted before the first flowers appear! Vanilla has a long history of robbery and intrigue as it is very expensive and highly prized, and in the growing countries it is not uncommon for vanilla rustling to occur.

Bourbon Sunday Blend is a black tea blend of tippy Assam teas combined with real Bourbon vanilla pieces, giving it a wonderfully sweet aroma. Enjoy with milk and sugar for a great dessert... and not only on Sunday! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Buckingham Palace Garden Party Tea

$ 5.00 USD

Buckingham Palace Garden Party is one of our most popular teas!

Every May, the Queen holds a garden party at Buckingham Palace. The tea that is served is a long time favorite and delicious medley specially selected for this occasion. Intriguing hints of a high-grown Earl Grey flavored Ceylon effortlessly complement the soft jasmine notes of a China green tea. Couple this with malty Assam and golden Kenyan tea and you have one of the most flavorful teas to come from the British Isles. Enjoy this lovely English blend and be a part of the annual tradition in the west gardens of Buckingham Palace! Jasmine and cornflower petals added for beautiful color. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Butter Truffles Tea

$ 3.00 USD

The aroma of Butter Truffles tea will make you instantly crave cookies! Which is perfect because this blend smells just like delicious freshly-baked butter cookies. Contains premium black tea, pistachios, almond pieces, cumin, coriander, pink peppercorns, and natural flavors. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Cafe Latte Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Even if you're not a coffee fan, you'll enjoy this new blend first thing in the morning. Cafe Latte Tea contains black tea, broken cocoa bits, almond brittle bits, coffee beans, flavoring, and freeze-dried yogurt pieces (contains dairy). Great with milk and sugar! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water. A great coffee alternative.



 

Caramel Black Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Caramel owes much of its legacy to the famous chocolatier, Milton Hershey. Before branching into chocolate, Milton brought a confection normally made by grandmothers to national attention. He formed the Lancaster Caramel Company and then sold it in 1900, thus creating the American Caramel Company. Made with simply butter, vanilla, and sugar, the taste of caramel is truly delicious.

 

Caramel Cherry Cheesecake Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Most of us are familiar with how delicious caramel apples are, but have you ever tried a caramel cherry? Caramel Cherry Cheesecake Tea combines high-grown Ceylon black tea, sweet creamy caramel notes, and hints of cherry to allow you to enjoy the flavor of a caramel cherry. The Ceylon itself has a floral touch, but combining it with the sweet favor of freshly-picked cherries and the buttery goodness of caramel makes for a truly delicious mix. Contains butterscotch chips (dairy), sweetened cranberries, calendula, sunflower, and safflower petals, and natural flavors. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Ceylon Balangoda Tea FP

$ 3.00 USD

The Balangoda estate is in one of the more beautiful corners of the planet. It is situated in the low-grown Ruhunu district and shares geography with the breathtaking Yala National Park. The park is comprised of wild brush, ocean beaches, jungles, rocky terrain, and numerous lakes and rivers. Because of the wide variety terrain, the park is home to animal life of all description, from leopards to Asian elephants, wild boar, crocodiles, painted storks, and of course the Sri Lanka Junglefowl. Although the Ruhunu district is perhaps better known for its parkland than tea acreage, the region produces some fabulous teas every bit as colorful and full of life as its wild inhabitants!

This bold Ceylon Balangoda FP (Flowery Pekoe) Tea offers strength without bitterness, and a fine rich flavor. Strong enough for breakfast and takes milk and sugar well. Also a fine afternoon tea served plain. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep about 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Ceylon Lumbini Special Tea FBOPFEXS

$ 9.00 USD

The Lumbini Tea Factory, located in the Matara district of Sri Lanka's Southern Province is by all counts a model for the global tea industry. Not only are their teas utterly spectacular, but also their commitment to safe practices, sustainability, and the environment is second to none. Lumbini's attention to detail has led it to earn a merit award as the best tea factory in Sri Lanka by the Specialty Tea Institute of America (STI). Not only that, but Lumbini composts all of its organic waste to be used as a natural fertilizer and also plants trees to help maintain their surrounding forests.

The finished leaf of the Lumbini Special FBOPFEXS (Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe Fannings Extra Special) is exceptionally well crafted and very stylish, overflowing with golden and silver tips. The cup is likewise superb with an amber liquor opening up to a refreshing medium body, mouth-filling astringency, and delicate notes of plum on the finish. Our Ceylon Lumbini Special tea is an exceptional tea from an exceptional source! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for 3 minutes in freshly boiled water. A sample is available for $2.50.
 comments: Our Ceylon Lumbini Special is of the most delicious black teas I've tried in a long time, and definitely the best Ceylon. This tea won a special merit award in a Ceylon contest recently due to its unusual characteristics. Ceylons tend to be fairly light and bright, but this one is very rich, strong, and smooth. It has the richness of an Assam and the smoky overtones of a China black. It is less astringent than most Assams, too.



 

Ceylon Lumbini Tea OP1

$ 5.00 USD

For those of us from the West, exploring the Ruhunu region of Sri Lanka, the home of the Lumbini Estate, is an incredible adventure. Women in brightly colored saris hoisting large baskets of fruit and vegetables fresh from the jungle, religious processions, music blasting from loudspeakers, brightly painted roadside stalls overflowing with bananas, mangos and papayas, vehicles of every shape and size, streams of livestock, neatly dressed children pouring out of school houses - everything blending together in a cacophony of sight, sound, and smell. Contrasting with this world of excitement and chaos are the neatly planted fields of tea you will find scattered throughout the countryside with their ordered rows and stately white-washed shade trees.

The Lumbini estate is considered one of the area's finest. Teas from this region tend to be full bodied and thick with a robust feel, and the Ceylon Lumbini OP1 (Orange Pekoe 1) Tea is a stunning example of this regional character. This less expensive cousin of our Lumbini Special is another award winning Ceylon. It produces a smooth, almost red liquor and this tea is far more flavorful than your average Ceylon. Enjoy any time of day! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Ceylon Vithankande Tea SFTGFOP1

$ 9.00 USD

This new grade is superior to, yet less expensive than our previous Vithanakande.

Ceylon Vithanakande is a wonderfully clean tasting Ceylon tea consisting of fine wiry black and gold leaves that brews a complex coppery cup with a rich honey fragrance. An excellent option to our popular Ceylon Lumbini Special. An excellent, vastly superior alternative to grocery store bagged tea. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

China Black Gunpowder Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Gunpowder tea, traditionally made using green tea, is named for the fact that its visual appearance resembles that of gunpowder. The tea leaves are specially selected for quality, size, and style so that they can be rolled into very small, tight pellets. China Black Gunpowder Tea is made with black tea instead of green tea, which just means that the leaves were allowed to oxidize and ferment before they were rolled and dried. This tea (also called "Black Pearls") comes from the eastern parts of the Fujian Province of China. Gunpowder tea usually keeps for much longer than other tea and is favored because of this characteristic.

When preparing this tea, part of the ritual is to take a pinch of the gunpowder tea and drop it into a porcelain cup to hear the jingle and tinkle of the leaves hitting the sides. Boiling water causes them to open up like flowers and sink slowly to the bottom in graceful patterns, which adds a dimension of visual pleasure to drinking this tea. The gunpowder tea produces a nice dark green infusion and a pleasantly aromatic, slightly smoky, full-bodied taste. Because gunpowder tea is more dense than other tea, less of it is required when brewing. Use half of a teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

China Rose Petal Tea

$ 4.00 USD

The month of June is considered the month of the rose, due to the fact that most of the rose bushes are blooming or in full bloom by then. However, this lovely tea is perfect for sipping any time of year. In fact, for those of us who live in colder climates, winter might even be more appropriate. This tea has the ability to make any room burst with aromas of the arrival of spring. China Rose Petal Tea, however, is not a new arrival to the world of tea. People in China have been drinking rose-scented tea for thousands of years. In Britain, rose tea has been a staple of garden parties since the days of Queen Victoria. Just brew a cup, close your eyes, and take a sip... Where does this tea take you? Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Chocolate Cream Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Chocolate's specific name, Theobroma cacao, literally means "food of the gods." And so it was for the ancient Maya who worshiped the cacao bean and regarded it as a priceless treasure. Hernando Cortez brought the beans back to Spain in the 1500s where chocolate was subsequently enjoyed as a hot drink by royalty and commoners alike. By the 1700s, chocolate houses were as prominent as coffee shops in many parts of the European continent and the U.K. In 1756, chocolate crossed back over to the new world with the opening of North America's first chocolate factory in the Massachusetts Bay Colony. We don't know when chocolate was first added to tea or who was responsible for doing it. One thing that we can be sure of, however, is the delightful beverage created when the natural chocolate flavors blend with premium Ceylon black tea. Chocolate Cream Tea includes coconut flakes, cocoa bits, chocolate chips, and natural flavors. Add milk and sugar for an even creamier treat! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Chocolate Mint Black Tea

$ 3.00 USD

We made this blend (and its decaf counterpart) at the request of a local tea room that serves our tea. Chocolate Mint Black Tea is a delicious black tea blend with peppermint, coconut flakes, cocoa bits, chocolate chips, and natural flavors. Add milk and sugar for an even creamier treat! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Cinnamon Orange Spice Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Our Cinnamon Orange Spice Tea combines black tea, orange peels, cinnamon, cloves, vanilla bits, and flavoring. The popularity of this tea, both hot and iced, is partly due to its wonderful aroma accompanied by a light citrus taste of orange and delightful spice. A cup of this tea will warm up the coldest of winter nights or enhance an exotic sultry tropical evening! Tangy and vibrant, Cinnamon Orange Spice tea makes for a warming morning energizer as well as an afternoon pick-me-up. Iced, this tea is a refreshing drink, with its exquisite combination of flavor and fragrance.This blend is definitely a special drink which will rejuvenate your senses! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Coconut Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Our Coconut Black Tea blend has big coconut shavings! The sweet and luscious taste makes this coconut tea great with dessert, or it can itself be the dessert! The tropical coconut flavor mixes perfectly with a little milk and a dash of sugar. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Cranberry & Pomegranate Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Cranberry and Pomegranate Tea is a flavorful black blend with freeze dried cranberry slices, raspberry & pomegranate pieces and peony petals. A pleasant afternoon pick-me-up. Use one tsp. per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Decaffeinated Assam Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Our Decaffeinated Assam brews a copper-colored infusion with good full-bodied character and a nice maltiness, typical of Assam teas. Naturally decaffeinated with CO2. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water. Takes milk and sugar well.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.
About Assam: Much as the Romans planted vineyards throughout their empire, the British, during colonial times, planted tea in India, Sri Lanka, and Africa. It could be argued that the finest of this tea is grown in Assam, a northeastern province of India. Home to some of the world's most fertile tea plantations, Assam is sandwiched into a region that borders on China, Burma, and Bangladesh. The first plantation was planted there by British settlers in 1837. The British found that Assam's growing conditions were absolutely perfect for tea, being that daytime temperatures there can reach over 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The temperature, combined with an extremely wet topography due to its situation nearby the Brahmaputra River, create what can only be described as a natural greenhouse. When the British first arrived in the area, this natural greenhouse was responsible for growing wild tea plants that measured more than 60 feet tall! Tea bushes in Assam, as they are in all tea growing regions, are now trimmed to grow to about 3.5 feet tall. This height is preferred so that the pluckers can easily reach the best leaf - the top bud and two leaves growing below it. It is this leaf that produces the best Assam tea.

 

Decaffeinated Chai Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Our new Decaffeinated Chai has a more complex, traditional Masala flavor and is somewhat less peppery than the old version. Plus it is considerably less expensive. Decaffeinated black tea flavored with ginger root, cinnamon, green cardamom, ginger and vanilla flavor. Use one teaspoon per cut of fresh boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Chocolate Cream Tea

$ 7.00 USD

Our Decaffeinated Chocolate Cream is a delicious blend of decaffeinated black tea, chocolate pieces, and flavoring. It brews a cup of tea with a rich, creamy, chocolate aroma and taste, giving you the perfect opportunity to have something sweet before bed! Try adding milk for an even creamier treat! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Chocolate Mint Black Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Made at the request of a local tea room, our Decaffeinated Chocolate Mint Black Tea is a delicious blend of decaffeinated black tea, peppermint, chocolate pieces, and flavoring. It brews a cup of tea with a rich, creamy, chocolate aroma and a mild minty taste that is just right after dinner. Try adding milk for an even creamier treat! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Courtlodge Ceylon FP

$ 6.00 USD

We're very pleased to offer this single-estate decaffeinated black tea from the Courtlodge Estate of the Nuwara Eliya region in Sri Lanka. Graded Flowery Pekoe, Decaffeinated Courtlodge Ceylon is a full leaf tea that retains its pure flavor through the decaffeination process, which is rarely the case with most decafs. Courtlodge is also one of the top Ceylon tea estates for quality. They undertake proper manufacturing techniques, keep plucking standards high, and reinvest in the estate and its personnel. Use 1 tsp. per cup and brew for about 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Decaffeinated Darjeeling Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Decaffeinated Darjeeling is a nice, light, and smooth afternoon Darjeeling tea, naturally decaffeinated with CO2. A perfect alternative for Darjeeling lovers, without the caffeine! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 2 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Earl Grey Tea

$ 7.00 USD

Our Decaffeinated Earl Grey starts out with an excellent decaffeinated Ceylon to which the natural oil of bergamot is added, giving it the classic Earl Grey flavor. This is a nice medium-bodied tea that has a nice aroma. A very popular decaf that is naturally decaffeinated with CO2. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Flowery Pekoe Tea

$ 6.00 USD

A medium-bodied, naturally decaffeinated tea from Sri Lanka, with a lovely coppery cup color and fruity notes. Great for any time of day. Use 1 tsp. per cup and brew 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Hot Cinnamon Spice Tea

$ 7.00 USD

A wonderfully spicy and flavorful black tea blend with three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves. It is remarkably assertive, and that is its most admired quality. A cup of our Decaffeinated Hot Cinnamon Spice will most definitely warm you up on a cold day. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Our most popular decaf!

Our Decaffeinated Irish Breakfast from the Clearwater estate in Zimbabwe is a flavorful and satisfying tea that holds up well to milk. Please note: This tea is very finely cut, so be sure to use a fine mesh infuser, paper filter, or cotton filter when brewing. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

comments: Frankly, one of the best decafs I've ever tasted! It has fooled many professional tea tasters who cannot believe that it is a decaffeinated tea. You will be amazed at the true tea taste!

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Decaffeinated Orange Pekoe Tea

$ 6.00 USD

One of our most popular decafs!

Decaffeinated Orange Pekoe
is a nice, smooth, plain black Ceylon tea naturally decaffeinated with CO2. "Orange Pekoe" doesn't mean orange flavor. It designates a good quality leaf. Great for any time of day. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

Our decaffeinated teas are naturally decaffeinated using a process that removes caffeine without using chemicals of any sort. The freshly plucked tea leaves are briefly soaked in water and gently flushed with carbon dioxide (CO2). The CO2 binds to the caffeine molecules and extracts them from the tea, leaving behind all the natural proteins that give tea its flavor. It also leaves many of the polyphenols and antioxidants intact, so it's still good for you.



 

Earl Grey Jasmine Tea

$ 4.00 USD

A soothing blend of two of the most fragrant teas, Earl Grey Jasmine combines black tea scented with oil of bergamot and green tea scented with jasmine. A nice "in between" strength makes this a perfect afternoon tea. The aroma alone will relax even the busiest executive or most harried mom. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 2 minutes in steaming water.

 

Earl Grey Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Earl Grey Tea is the most popular tea blend in the western world. Its distinctive flavor is derived from the addition of oil of bergamot, a highly aromatic oil made from the rind of the fruit of the Citrus bergamia, a citrus fruit typical of Southeast Asia and grown commercially in Italy. The tea is named after the second Earl Grey, who was the British Prime Minister in the early 1830s. He reputedly received tea flavored with bergamot oil as a diplomatic gift.

The flavor of an Earl Grey tea depends on the quality and quantity of the oil used and the quality of the tea leaves. Our Earl Grey tea has a nice even flavor, good aroma, and is made from fine quality bergamot and China black teas. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

East Fresian Tea

$ 5.00 USD

Our exclusive blend of single estate Assam, Ceylon and Yunnan teas is a high quality alternative to traditional English Breakfast blends. Bold and hearty with just a hint of astringency. Great with milk and sugar. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

 

Emperor's Seven Treasures Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Emperor's Seven Treasures Tea is an exquisite blend of black and green tea with a fruity, peach-like notes. Wonderful any time of day! Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 2-3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

English Breakfast Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Our English Breakfast tea is a blend of finest black teas from Assam and Indonesia. Quite firm and tight, medium to full-bodied, with a dark brown liquor and spicy finish. Takes milk and sugar well. Use 1 tsp. per cup and brew 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Himalayan 2nd Flush Darjeeling Blend Tea

$ 3.00 USD

A blend of second flush (summer harvest) Darjeeling tea grown at 5,000 feet in the mist-covered foothills of the Himalayan Mountain Range, Darjeeling Himalayan Blend 2nd Flush tea brews to a lovely golden cup color, with a light to medium bodied cup, nice aroma, and full flavor. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 2-3 minutes in freshly boiled water.


 

Holiday Dream

$ 3.00 USD

One of our all-time best sellers, Holiday Dream is a blend of China black teas with citrus peels, rose petals, cloves, almond bits and genuine Bourbon vanilla pieces. It smells so heavenly, customers sometimes buy it to use as potpourri. Summer? Try it iced! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Indian Mocha Chai Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Chai is so prevalent in India and Sri Lanka that it might as well be the national drink. It is very common to see tea carts or "chai wadis" serving their chai to passersby on the street. Chai blends are often made with lower quality teas since it is thought that the spices will cover up any deficiencies in the tea. The base that makes up a good chai, however, needs to be of good quality to produce a rich, bold cup and our Indian Mocha Chai tea uses a high-grown Ceylon black tea blend that does just that.

The blend offers a superb body with mellow Indian spice notes and a slight coffee overtone therefore making a great coffee alternative. It is bright and coppery and especially enticing when served the traditional way with milk and sugar! Contains black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, curry leaves, lemongrass, cumin and sweet cumin, coriander, and natural flavors. Be sure to turn your container of chai upside-down a few times as the powdered spices can settle at the bottom of a bag during transit, or over time on a shelf. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

It's Afternoon Somewhere Tea

$ 5.00 USD

This lovely blend of Darjeeling and China oolong teas is designed for a late afternoon treat, but it's so good, you'll enjoy it any time of day. Smooth and light with a hint of sweetness. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3 minutes in nearly boiling water.

 

Keemun Golden

$ 5.00 USD

Keemun Golden is a nice medium-bodied tea that works well for breakfast or afternoon. Not quite as overpowering as some Keemuns, this is a great place to start if you aren't sure you like a really robust Keemun. Brews to a bright copper colored liquor that offers a slightly sweet finish. Use 1 tsp. of leaves and brew 4 minutes in freshly boiled water. Try a second infusion.



 

Keemun Hoa Ya A Tea

$ 16.00 USD

From the Anhui Province in China, Keemun teas are often called the Burgundy of teas for their full body, natural sweetness, and superb aromatics. Keemun teas are often considered the quintessential English Breakfast tea, and Keemun Hoa Ya A is commonly known to grace the table of the Queen of England. It is an extremely rare tea; only 120 kilos of this particular Keemun Hoa Ya A are made per year. The leaves are hand sorted before and after firing, resulting in a uniformly wiry leaf appearance that yields a bright, coppery liquor with a full bodied, winey character accented by hints of oak and smoke. Infuse one teaspoon of leaves per cup in freshly boiled water and steep for 3-7 minutes. Takes milk and sugar well, but fabulous on its own.

 

Keemun Mao Feng

$ 12.00 USD

From China's Anhui region, Keemun Mao Feng is an exquisite Keemun with characteristic twisted leaves that yields a full-bodied yet mellow brew with a lovely coppery liquor. Use 1 tsp of leaves and brew 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water. Try a second infusion.



 

Keemun Three Monkey Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Keemun Three Monkey Tea has a complex and subtle flavor that is aromatic and penetrating without being lush or floral. Milk highlights the bright reddish cup. Use one tsp. per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

King's Golden Monkey

$ 14.00 USD

This wonderful tea from the Fujian Province of China has plenty of golden tips and brews a lovely, delicate, sweet cup with a honey-like finish, rather than the chocolate tones found in many Fujian varieties. Use one teaspoon of tea per cup and steep 3-4 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Lady Londonderry Tea

$ 3.00 USD

Lady Londonderry Tea, a black tea blend lightly flavored with strawberry and lemon, has been a hit for afternoon tea and tea parties. Good hot or for iced tea. Blended from Ceylon and Assam black teas, freeze dried strawberries, lemon balm, sunflower and calendula petals. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Lapsang Souchung Natural

$ 6.00 USD

Lapsang Souchong Natural Tea is a black tea, farmed without pesticides, cured in pine wood smoke. Powerful smoky aroma and taste, yet smooth and pleasant. A favorite among men who’ve never liked “regular” tea. Not quite as smoky as our Lapsang Souchong Superior, but still pretty surprising if you've never tried it before. Use one heaping teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Lapsang Souchong Superior Tea

$ 5.00 USD

Lapsang Souchong Superior Tea is black tea cured in pine wood smoke. Powerful smoky aroma and taste, yet smooth and pleasant. A favorite among men who’ve never liked “regular” tea. Use one heaping teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

There is a great story a customer told me once about a tea room somewhere in California that was serving Lapsang Souchong as their tea of the day. All day long they noted the smoky aroma of the tea, and didn't think anything of it. Turned out that the walls were on fire!



 

Lemongrass Chai Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Our Lemongrass Chai Tea is a tea that will truly caress your senses. From the moment you smell this tea you know you are in for a treat. As you inhale the aromas of the chai, your senses delight in the exotic scents of the far east. Our lemongrass chai is produced with a base blend of Assam and Kenyan teas from estates noted for their good, strong, full-bodied teas. As you drink this tea, you may find that the presence of the lemongrass in the blend not only provides a slightly sweet scent of fresh lemon, but also aids clarity of the mind and an openness of spirit. Contains premium black tea, lemongrass, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, and black pepper. Be sure to turn your container of chai upside-down a few times as the powdered spices can settle at the bottom of a bag during transit, or over time on a shelf. Use one teaspoon per ounce and brew 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.



 

Lichee Congou Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Lichee Congou tea is made by combining fine China black tea with the exotic taste of lichee fruit, which adds an amazing fragrance and and natural sweetness. This tea is great hot, but just stunning as iced tea! (See our "How to Make Iced Tea" section.) Also great blended with either Earl Grey or Jasmine Yin Hao, then serve over ice. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.



 

Makaibari Natural 2nd Flush Darjeeling

$ 6.50 USD

Due to their unique characteristics and delicate aroma, Darjeeling teas, from the mountainous Darjeeling region of India, are often called the "champagne of tea." Unlike teas grown in lower altitudes, they have only four harvest periods each year: first flush (spring); "in between" (late spring); second flush (summer); and autumnal. Each crop produces a different tasting tea, with the earlier crops tending light and flowery and later crops becoming progressively fuller bodied and fruity. Be careful not to over-steep Darjeelings as they are quite sensitive!

The Makaibari Estate is known for both its high quality organics as well as its excellent treatment of employees. Produced by hand-rolling and sun-drying, these beautiful leaves brew to a golden amber liquor with fruity sweetness and a clean, nutty taste. Farmed without pesticides, Makaibari Natural Second Flush Darjeeling Tea is both organic and Fair Trade Certified. Good hot or as an iced tea. Use one teaspoon per cup and infuse for 2 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Mango Mist

$ 4.50 USD

Mango Mist Tea combines high-grown Ceylon from the Nuwara Eliya, Dimbula, and Uva regions with natural dried mango, freeze-dried mango, lime leaves, calendula and sunflower petals, natural flavors. Fresh, piquant mango character, especially good for iced tea! Use 1 tsp. per cup and brew 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

About mangoes: Mango, sometimes known as the “king of fruit,” is one of the most commonly consumed tropical fruits in the world. They were originally grown in East India, Burma, and the Andaman Islands, around the 5th century B.C., but are now cultivated in just about every warm corner of the globe. Besides being pulpy sweet and delicious, mangoes have long been associated in the Eastern world with peace, tranquility, and harmony. Legend has it that the Buddha himself would often seek repose in a grove of mango trees. In certain parts of India it was believed that mango trees were sacred, and a symbol of love – some even believed that mango trees could grant wishes. Even to this day Hindus hang fresh leaves from mango trees outside their doors during Ponggol, the Hindu New Year, as a blessing for peace in the New Year.

 

Margaret's Hope 2nd Flush Darjeeling

$ 5.00 USD

Due to their unique characteristics and delicate aroma, Darjeeling teas, from the mountainous Darjeeling region of India, are often called the “champagne of tea.” Unlike teas grown in lower altitudes, they have only four harvest periods each year: first flush (spring); “in between” (late spring); second flush (summer); and autumnal. Each crop produces a different tasting tea, with the earlier crops tending light and flowery and later crops becoming progressively fuller bodied and fruity. Be careful not to over-steep Darjeelings as they are quite sensitive!

During the 1930s, the garden where this tea is grown was owned by a man who lived in London, but visited the tea garden regularly. He had two daughters; when the younger daughter, Margaret, saw the tea garden she fell in love with it, hoping one day to have an opportunity to return. However, she sadly fell ill onboard ship during her return trip to England and died soon after. In her memory, her father changed the garden's name to Margaret's Hope.

The bushes at Margaret's Hope are almost entirely the Chinese Jat genus of the tea plant, which accounts for the green-leafed tippy appearance of the manufactured leaf and the superb fragrance. Because the tea is grown as such high altitudes and in relatively cool weather, the bushes do not grow quickly, and as such the production is limited. The best time of year for quality is during "second flush" (end of May to end of June). During this time, the tea produced has a fragrance and taste of a complex bouquet that reaches right out of the cup. Some would describe the taste as nutty; others would find it reminds them of black currants, but most often it is described as similar to the taste and aroma of muscat grapes. This particular selection is a very likeable medium-bodied Darjeeling with a fruity and slightly nutty flavor. Quite smooth and pleasant. A great afternoon tea at a good value. Good hot or as an iced tea.  Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 2-3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Masala Chai Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Chai is typically made using a rich black tea, usually an Assam, and is traditionally brewed in heavy milk with a mixture of spices. Each recipe can be different depending upon the spices used. Indian chai is often referred to as Masala Chai. The word "chai" literally means "tea." Different languages use various forms of this word - for example Portuguese call it "cha," Hindus call it "chai," and in Chinese the sound of the symbol for tea sounds very much like "cha." “Masala” is the word for the mixture of the various spices - hence Masala Chai.

Our new Masala Chai has a more complex, traditional Masala flavor and is somewhat less peppery than the old version and is considerably less expensive. Black tea flavored with ginger root, cinnamon, green cardamom, ginger and vanilla flavor. Use one teaspoon per cut of fresh boiling water and steep for 3-5 minutes.

 

Monk's Blend

$ 4.50 USD

Originally, it is believed that Monk's Blend was developed by monks to support their life's desires as tea is an item that these monks considered good for the soul. The monks would drink this tea to help keep them awake during long periods of meditation. It is fair to say that this is an ancient and harmonious blend that we can still enjoy today. Our Monk's Blend is a perfect all-day treat; sweet and toasty with a subtle bouquet. The high-grown Ceylon used in this blend goes well with the smooth flavors of vanilla and grenadine. Enhanced with sunflower and calendula petals. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Mountain Morning Natural Tea

$ 6.00 USD

Mountain Morning Blend Tea is robust yet velvety smooth, blends pesticide-free black tea from China and Tanzania and is malty and full-bodied without the astringency of most Assams or Irish Breakfast blends. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 4 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Natural Los Andes Tea

$ 4.00 USD

Natural Los Andes Tea is a black tea from a Guatemalan estate that was declared a private nature reserve in 2001, this full-bodied tea, grown without pesticides, has malty notes with a lightly astringent finish. Makes a great breakfast tea! Use one tsp. per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Natural New World Mint

$ 4.50 USD

New World Mint Tea blends black tea from Tanzania with peppermint from the mountains of Oregon, both teas farmed without pesticides. This blend has just the right amount of minty freshness to complement the robust body and maltiness of the black tea base. Smooth mouth-feel with a lingering minty finish and light astrigency. Wonderful after a meal, or try some with a pinch of sugar instead of dessert. Also goes great with chocolate! Use one tsp. per cup and steep about 4 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Natural Panda 1 Keemun

$ 5.00 USD

If you're looking for an English Breakfast, try Natural Panda 1 Keemun Tea. Lovely burgundy depth with light hints of an oak cask. A tea to savor during hectic or quiet times. A great value, and farmed without pesticides! Use one tsp. per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Natural Tanzania

$ 4.50 USD

Tanzania is a relatively small producer of tea in world terms. The teas produced are somewhat similar to Kenyan teas in that they have malty tending fruity/flavory characteristics. The production is primarily CTC (cut, torn and curled), which produces a fuller bodied tea but a non traditional (from a specialty tea perspective) visual appearance. Grown without pesticides, Natural Tanzania Tea is produced in northern Tanzania close to the Kenyan border and not far from a wild life area called The Ngorongo Crater. The soil conditions and altitude combine to give the tea the flavor notes. An interesting and flavory tea, which is perfect for afternoon tea or early morning ‘cuppas’. Beautiful reddish liquor with a full, malty flavor. Surprisingly smooth. Great for breakfast. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai

$ 4.50 USD

If you like chai, you've got to try Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai! Named after the last major box office success for Tennessee Williams, the distinguished American playwright - and a noted tea lover! The play features a captive iguana tied up to the edge of a veranda while a cast of characters discuss their complicated lives. As opposed to the plot of the play, however, Night of the Iguana Chocolate Chai tea is delightfully complex. This blend uses spices from the Malabar coast of India which provide a nice balance without being too spicy, and a touch of chocolate for mystery. Contains: a full-bodied Assam black tea base with white chocolate (dairy), ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper and natural flavors. Be sure to turn your container of chai upside-down a few times as the powdered spices can settle at the bottom of a bag during transit, or over time on a shelf. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water. Add milk and sugar for a richer treat.

 

Nine Bend Black Dragon

$ 12.00 USD

Nine Bend Black Dragon (grade Special Tippy Orange Pekoe), from the Panyong district of Fuan City in the Fujian Province of China, is legendary as a lucky tea. The name "Nine Bend Black Dragon" derives both from the lucky Nine Bend River that flowed through the hometown of the original producer of this tea in the mid-1800's, as well as from the black dragon, a symbol of luck in China. Also called Panyong Needle, this is a full-bodied tea with deep burgundy and oaky notes. An excellent breakfast or after-dinner tea. Use one tsp. per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Orange Cookie

$ 4.00 USD

Our delicious Orange Cookie Tea combines black tea, apple pieces, cinnamon bits, coriander, flavoring, cardamom pods, orange slices, pink peppercorns, and cloves. Use one tsp. per cup and steep for 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Peach & Ginger

$ 5.25 USD

Peach and Ginger Tea is a rich black tea with pieces of dried ginger and dried peaches. Fabulous aroma! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

 

Peaches & Cream

$ 4.25 USD

Peaches and Cream Tea is high-grown Ceylon black tea naturally flavored with peach - great true peach flavor and a hint of creaminess. Now with freeze dried peach and papaya pieces; jasmine, sunflower, and calendula petals; and blackberry leaves. Good hot or for iced tea. (See our "How to Make Iced Tea" section.) Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3-5 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Prince of Wales

$ 4.00 USD

Prince of Wales Tea is a delightful blend of black and green teas (Assam, Ceylon, and Gunpowder) with larkspur and a hint of black currant - plus cornflower and safflower petals. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 2-4 minutes.

 

Rose & Lavender Earl Grey

$ 5.50 USD

Rose and Lavender Earl Grey Tea is like having an English garden in your cup! Years ago we had a tea similar to this, but our supplier vanished. We finally decided to re-create this lovely blend ourselves. Our Earl Grey tea blends the familiar taste of earl grey with the flowery essence of both roses and lavender. A truly delightful flavor! Use one teaspoon per cup, steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes, and enjoy.

 

Rum Cream

$ 4.00 USD

Rum Cream Tea is a delicious strong black tea with coconut shreds, wild strawberry leaves, rum and cream flavors, and safflower petals. Use 1 tsp. per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Russian Earl Grey

$ 7.00 USD

Tea has been consumed in Russia for centuries. The drink was first introduced to the country during the Tsarist era in 1618. The Chinese ambassador to Moscow at the time presented Tsar Michael Fedorovich with several chests of tea as a gift. Although the Tsar accepted the gift with legendary Russian grace, the tea was not very well received at first. The Tsar and the people of his court were accustomed to drinking warm fruit and herbal beverages, therefore finding the new beverage slightly bitter. According to Russian folklore, it was one of Tsar Michael's chefs who came up with the idea of adding fruit and spice to the tea in order to enhance its flavor. Various blends were experimented with using combinations of ginger, salt, orange peel, rice, onions, and various herbs and spices. The most popular of these blends, however, were the more heavily sweetened versions based on citrus fruit. As years wore on, tea consumed in this fashion spread throughout Russia, and samovars, a unique and traditional Russian teapot, became ubiquitous throughout the continent. To this day, Russians are among the highest per capita tea drinkers in the world and enjoy the drink at all times of the day.

Our Russian Earl Grey was created in honor of Tsar Michael and in keeping with the Russian tradition, orange peel and lemongrass were added to the tart character of bergamot (the citrus fruit used to flavor all Earl Greys) creating an unquestionable citrus flavor! Enhanced with cornflower petals. Add a splash of milk to really bring out the citrus overtones of the blend - or add some sugar to sweeten it up Russian style! Use one teaspoon per cup and steep 3 minutes in freshly boiled water.

 

Scottish Breakfast

$ 7.00 USD

One of our most popular breakfast teas! Originally blended for the soft waters of Scotland, Scottish Breakfast Tea is a traditional blend that can be enjoyed wherever you live. This blend includes only the very best Assam and African teas produced in the traditional �orthodox� way where the leaves are rolled to release the color and flavor. It has an inviting bright colour in the cup and a full, rich flavor. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

 

Spicy Chai

$ 7.00 USD

Our Spicy Chai tea is a very flavorful chai that is heavy on the cinnamon and cloves to keep you warm! The flavor holds up well to milk and is wonderful with some sugar or a drop of honey. Contains black tea, aniseed, cinnamon bark, ginger root, black pepper, cloves, chicory root, and flavoring. Be sure to turn your container of chai upside-down a few times as the powdered spices can settle at the bottom of a bag during transit, or over time on a shelf. Use one teaspoon per cup and brew in freshly boiled water for about 4 minutes.

 

Supreme Breakfast

$ 7.00 USD

Supreme Breakfast is blended from black teas from India (Assam) and China (Keemun Hoa Ya B) to create a strong and satisfying English breakfast blend, very smooth due to lots of Assam golden tips. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes. Try a second infusion.

 

Vanilla Chai

$ 7.00 USD

Chai tea is such an integral part of Indian culture that it is virtually impossible to avoid when traveling through any part of the country. Whenever fresh cold drinking water cannot be found, you will inevitably encounter a "chai-wallah," or chai seller, yelling out "chayee! chayee!" While riding the rails in India, the call of the chai-wallah can be heard at every stop offering their delicious hot drink. It is not uncommon for a chai-wallah to board a train in the middle of the night and wake up passengers to sell chai. The chai comes in small clay cups that customers can just throw from the train windows when finished!

Indian chai tea is usually brewed in heavy milk and produces a wonderfully warm and soothing effect on the body. The soothing aspect is taken one step further in our Vanilla Chai tea with the addition of vanilla which adds a hint of creaminess to the blend. Contains: black tea, ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves, black pepper, calendula and sunflower petals, and natural vanilla flavor. Be sure to turn your container of chai upside-down a few times as the powdered spices can settle at the bottom of a bag during transit, or over time on a shelf. Use one teaspoon per cup and steep in freshly boiled water for 3-5 minutes.

 

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