TEA

One corner of our Tea Shop, located in an 18th century barn.

TEA LIST


Updated 6/17/2017
We are happy to offer the discerning tea drinker the highest quality loose leaf teas imported from the major tea-growing regions of the world. All teas listed are packaged at The Sundial in black glossy tins, with varying amounts of tea in each container according to leaf size & weight. Included on the back label of each tin are brief descriptions of the tea and instructions for brewing. Let us know if you need more information on any particular tea. Thank you.

For our list of Mini Tea Chest selections, click here,



TeaList

Please select from the following list:

Note: Tea prices fluctuate with the market, so our prices are subject to change without notice.
We will try, nonetheless, to keep costs as low as possible.

Minimum order: $20.00

White Tea

Green Tea

Yellow Tea

Oolongs

Pouchongs

Scented Green Tea

Black Tea

Earl Grey Blended Tea

Scented Black Tea

 
Yixing Teapot information How to prepare tea in Yixing teapots

WHITE TEA

DESCRIPTION OF WHITE TEA

Size / Price

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SILVER NEEDLES
A very special, rare white tea for the connoisseur

#WT112
2 oz.
$21.95

#WT112S
1 oz.
$11.95

SILVER NEEDLES / SCENTED WITH JASMINE
A very rare, delicate gently scented tea

#WT113
2 oz.
$23.95

#WT113S
1 oz.
$12.95

SILVER MOON
A very special Artisan Tea - hand processed - 9 ball-shaped units

hand-processed as a "blooming" artisan white tea (hui fa cha), and created to engage all the senses. The basic 1-inch size balls (approx) is secured by a silk string which holds the slender leafbuds in place. During steeping, they open to reveal blossoms hidden within. This tea features jasmine flowers floating above a chrysanthemum—all attached to the base. There is no predominant jasmine aroma, just a subtle bouquet of exquisite floral notes.

#WT115
9 pieces
$17.95

 

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YELLOW TEA (NEW)

DESCRIPTION OF YELLOW TEA

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SNOW DRAGON

from Taoyan county (Wuling mountain district)...grown from varietals by the same name, still carries the cachet of a tribute tea dedicated to China's Song Dynasty emperors (960-1279). This tea is totally hand-processed. An extra step, called "men huan" or "locking in yellow" is applied before drying–where steamed tea leaves covered with cloth reabsorb their own aroma to enhance the final overall taste: bright, clean, delicate with a well-balanced taste followed by a sweet, mellow finish.

#YT112
3 oz.
$23.95

#YT112S
1.5 oz.
$12.95



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BEEN CHA CAKE TEAS / PU-ERH TEA

All organic, pressed into 5 inch round disks.
From ancient tea trees. Very Special and in very limited supply.

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SHOU PU (Dark Pu-Erh Been Cha)
A Wo Dui 'cooked style' Pu-erh.
'Wo' means wet, and 'Dui' translates as 'stacked' or 'piled in layers-- which describes the curing process. Rich, dark earthy brew with a very smooth taste. 100% Organic.

BC101
5.3 oz
150 g
$52.95

 

DIAN HONG (Black Been Cha)
'Dian' is the name of the ancient tea-growing region in China, while
'Hong' means 'red' (the Chinese term for what we call 'black tea'.)
A slightly sweet, earthy yet smooth brew with a gentle fragrance. 100% organic.

BC102
5.3 oz
150 g
$46.95

 

PU-ERH TEA
Rice Pu-Erh
A perfect union of tealeaves from Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, China, and toasted rice from Japan. This union results into a dark smooth brew, earthy and rich, embellished with umami notes of rice. Can be enjoyed throughout the day -- a nourishing drink which may be taken with or without food.

PU201
4 oz
$13.95

PU201S
2 oz
$7.95

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GREEN TEA

NOTE: This symbol represents, in stylized form, two leaves and a bud of the tea plant. Most fine, loose teas are composed of this hand-picked selection.

LUNG CHING, (Dragonwell), Special Harvest Green Tea
from China's Zhejiang Province, near the famous West Lake of Hangzhou. This tea has been celebrated for its many health benefits since the 8th century. Tender buds and leaf sproutings are picked in spring and processed to take on a flat, smooth, emerald-green appearance.

#GT103
2,5 oz
$27.95


#GT103S
1.25 oz $14.95

DAFANG. From Zhejiang Province, China -- named after a celebrated teamaster and monk who lived in the 16th century during the Ming Dynasty. Dafang developed the technique of hand-pressed green tea. This delightful tea is cooling, refreshing and restorative, similar to its modern counterpart, Lung Ching (Dragonwell).

#GT133
3 oz
$19.95

#GT133S
1.5 oz
$10.95

DUJUN MAO JIAN From China's Guizhou Province. Dujun Mao Jian means one leaf and one leafbud picked in early spring. this special green tea, with its long, narrow, flat "hairpoint" leaves need skillfull hands for the processing. The pale golden-green liquor brews into a clear refreshing beverage—creamy and mild with a pleasant lingering aftertaste. Directions and temperature included on each tea tin label.

#GT104
3 oz
$19.95

#GT104S
1.5 oz
$10.95

MELON SEED, PREMIUM (Exclusive Import to Sundial Gardens!)
One of China's most celebrated green teas, from Western Anhui Province. . Delightful, rich aroma due to a special drying process. Very special!

#GT105
3 oz
$29.95

#GT105S
1.5 oz
$15.95

GYOKURO, Special Reserve
From the Secret Garden located in Kyotonabe, Japan, this Gyokuro "Precious Dew" is a rare celebrated green tea seldom offered to the west. Tea plants are shaded with bamboo mats three weeks prior to harvest, resulting in deeper, greener leaves. A special offering for the tea connoisseur! One size only (1.75 oz)

#GT111
1.75 oz
$59.00 Out of stock
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PI LO CHUN (Green Snail Spring)
From Jiangsu Province, China. Harvested during spring equinox with fruit tree in full bloom. Spiral-shaped handrolled leaves deliver a most delicate, unique aroma.

#GT115
4 oz.
$24.95

#GT115S
2 oz
$13.95

LU SHAN MOUNTAIN MIST. An extremely rare and delicate fine green tea, cultivated on the peaks of Lu shan, one of China's most famous Taoist mountains in Jiangxi Province. This "Cloud and Mist" tea, also known as" Lu Shan Yu Wu" displays tiny curls of jade-colored leaves which release a rich and refreshing taste. out of stock

#GT121
4 oz

out of stock

#GT121S
2 oz

out of stock

JADE FIRE DRAGON also known as Huo Qing (Fire Jade) is a skillfully wok-fired green tea with leaves hand-rolled into small dark green shiny pellets. When brewed, Jade Fire Dragon pellets unfurl to release a brisk flavor with subtle notes of fresh pine cones and wild orchids.


#GT124
4 oz
$27.95

#GT124S
2 oz
$14.95

SAN XIA, also known as Mist on the Three Gorges, from Hubei Province, China. The super fine stylish leaves produce a beverage which is delicately sweet, smooth and complex –delighting even the most discerning "tea sommelier."

#GT125
4 oz
$17.95
out of stock

#GT125S
2 oz
$9.50
out of stock


BANCHA.
Organic, from the southern most tip of Japan. This green tea represents an integral part of Japanese culture, being the choice to enhance daily living. An autumnal harvest tea, displaying large mature leaves and twigs which release a light golden liquor. Known for many health benefits in Asian medicine, including low caffeine levels, Bancha is often chosen to accompany a meal. A refreshing beverage with a rich mouth-feel followed by a toasty finish.

#GT127
4 oz
$8.95

#GT127S
2 oz
$6.95


RIVER & CLOUD GREEN NEEDLES from Jiangxi Province, China. . . a high-elevation tea picked in early spring from teagardens situated on terraced mountain slopes where small streams and heavy mist provide ideal growing conditions. The slender, well-shaped leaves and silver leaf-buds indicate careful hand processing. This tea has a smooth mouth feel, a refreshing note, and a complex aroma extending into a sweet nutty finish.

#GT129
4 oz
$21.95

#GT129S
2 oz
$11.95


ANJI WHITE MOUNTAIN MIST
. . . this is a GREEN TEA from the northern slope of Mt. Tianmu. When steeped the leaves take on an almost white, jade-like transparency marked by a distinct darker central vein. From a relatively new Camellia stain, this spring harvest displays all the qualities of a historic Tribute tea. The exceptional taste profile is due in part to careful plucking and repeated hand sorting. (Each pound consists of approximately 30.000 budsets!). Refeshing and smooth with a rich mouthfeel and lingering pleaant aftertaste, this tea will yield a second infusion.

#GT130
2.5 oz
$27.95

#GT130S
1.25 oz
$14.95


TIANMU QING DING
, Special Harvest . . .A high elevation cloud and mist tea from China's Zhejiang Province. With slender leaves and budsets, this special tea is totally hand-processed. When brewed, the pale yellow liquor offers a fine well balanced taste profile. . . sweet, aromatic, and refreshing due to a supportive terroir (location and growing conditions).

#GT131
3 oz
$29.95

#GT131S
1.5 oz
$15.95


JADE SPIRAL TIPS . . .from Taiwan, sometimes compared to China Pi Lo Chun as a quality endorsement by the tea Trade. However, this exceptional green tea does not need any additional stamp of approval! Made from one of the high mountain cultivars usually reserved for Oolong, this tea displays small, wiry slightly twisted green leaves, and produces a golden liquor with a rich, velvety taste profile not often found in green tea.

#GT132
3 oz
$27.95

#GT132S
1.5 oz
$14.95


Classic HUANG SHAN MAO FENG. . .
one of China's most celebrated cloud & mist teas from Anhui Province, totally hand processed. Huang Shan or Yellow Mountain, a famous sight in China, describes the location of the tea garden, and mao feng describes the leaf style–two slender equal sized leaves and one leafbud. This tea, taken as a warm drink provides an all ecompassing gentle taste profile and, when slightly cooler, sweet notes become more evident.

#GT134
3 oz
$16.95

#GT134S
1.5 oz
$8.95


PINHEAD GUNPOWDER , A Wuyuan Classic, with tiny handrolled pellet-shaped leaves...one of the earliest China export teas to reach Europe. It is said that a clerk in an English teashop compared the small nuggets to "gunpowder" as they tumbled noisily into a teaot and unfurled suddenly when hot water was added! The tightly rolled leaves keep their freshness even when stored for long periods. With a robust nutty flavor this tea may be served as is or with fresh mint—Moroccan style.

#GT135
4 oz
$8.95

#GT135S
2 oz
$6.95


ASAMUCHI SENCHA Special Reserve
This early spring harvest lightly steamed green tea is developed from rare varitals by tea master Nishi-san. Cultivated near the Kirishima Mountains on the southern tip of Japan where tea plants thrive in rich volcanic soil amoung numerous hot springs. Sencha or steamed tea originated in China but became an artisan tradition in Japan. The paper-thin needle-shaped leaves–a mix of small pieces and jade-colored shoots–produce a rich, smooth, thirst quenching liquor.out of stock

#GT136
out of stock

 


BIRD SONG
A rare green tea with uniquely hand-shaped aromatic leaves from Guizhou Province, located in China's southwest corner. With its chestnut-like all- encompassing aroma, the overall flavor does not dissipate quickly, but delivers a rich taste which extends into a long mellow finish. A unique taste experience.

#GT137
4 oz
$21.95

#GT137S
2 oz
$11.95


YU HUA, 'Rain Flower'
This rare green tea from China's Jiangsu Province invites us to revisit an ancient Buddhist legend and a celebrated tea master from Nanjiang. It is said that this tea master made flowers fall from the sky with his teachings. The processing of this tea begins with an experienced harvester–one whole day of picking yields only one pound of suitable fresh tea leaves before a skilled tea master can step in using a hand-fired hot dry wok to create the desired leaf style–paper-thin with one sharp and one dull end to resemble pine needles. Each cup of tea suggests a flowering meadow touched by morning dew . . . refreshing and sweet with a mellow finish.

#GT138
3 oz
$27.95

#GT138S
1.5 oz
$14.95


TAI PING HOU KUI
Grown at more than 2,000 foot elevationthe finest green tea from China's Anhui Province, a region known as Monkey Ditch & Monkey Hill. Harvested only in early spring mornings when the mist ensures total freshness. During the drying process, pairs of large tender leaves are pressed carefully by hand and flattened. A fine, rare high quality tea.

#GT139
2 oz
$19.95

one size only


GOLD-FLECKED MOUNTAIN MIST,
a rare green China tea, first introduced during the reign of Emperor Dao Guang (1782-1856), The quality and uniqueness of this hand-processed tea may be due in part to the special varietal used. During the fianl drying steps, small gold-colored specks appear on the finished leaf, setting this tea apart from others. The loosely rolled leaves and leafbuds deliver a flavorful infusion, followed by a mellow aftertaste. Delightful.

#GT140
4 oz
$21.95

#GT140S
2 oz
$11.95


DHANKUTA HONEY GREEN, from Nepal, where teagardens thrive at elevations of over 6000 feet, with the eastern Himalayas (including Mt. Everest) forming the backdrop. Harvesting and processing of the leaf takes place in a pristine environment. Enhanced by less than 20% oxidation the refeshing note of this green tea is still retained while creating a richer finish with hints of sweetness. In addition due to the loation of this teagarden, a muscatel 'Darjeeling' note remains, even after the tea cools to room temperature. A refreshing green tea, delightful and smooth.

#GT141
3 oz
$21.95

#GT141S
1.5 oz
$11.95


EMERALD PEARLS,
from China's Guizhou Province, where tea gardens flourish on a high elevation plateau, represents a century-old tea culture. From harvesting to the finished leaf, all processing is done by hand. Tender budsets rolled into loosely shaped nuggets unfurl when brewed, indicating an early spring harvest. This rare green tea with its rich taste profile–toasty, nutty, sweet and refreshing–may also be served gongful style.

#GT142
3 oz
$29.95

#GT142S
1.5 oz
$15.95


JADE NEEDLES, Early Spring Harvest
–a celebrated green tea from China's Ya'an region in Sichuan Province, cultivated in elevations reaching 6.000 ft. Budsets are picked in early spring and dried indoors. A scooping hand movement initiates the shaping process of the leaves which, when finished, take on a needle-like shape. Highly aromatic, this tea yields a flavorful infusion–nutty and smooth with a pleasing finish.

#GT143
4 oz
$19.95

#GT143S
2 oz
$10.95


CURLED DRAGON, SILVER TIP,
Early Spring Harvest
–One of China's most celebrated high elevation green teas–harvested only once a year in small amounts. All pocessing steps are done by hand. When brewed this tippy pan-fired tea with crimped "dragon like" spirals is transformed into uniform leaves and leafbuds indicating careful hand-sorting. With its well-balanced taste profile–rich, clean and refreshing followed by a mellow chestnut-y finish, this tea will engage all the senses.

#GT144
4 oz
$21.95

#GT144S
2 oz
$11.95

Du Yun Mao Feng, Special Harvest—
Du Yun or City in the Clouds, is a green tea with a history of more than 500 years. Located in China's Guizhou Province, teagardens take nourishment from mineral rich soil in a subtropical mountainous setting. Harvesting, drying and shaping of the leaves are still done by hand the traditional way. Once celebrated as a tribute tea, today it is still noted for its well-balanced taste-profile—uplifting and refreshing with harmonious flavor notes and a gentle sweet finish. A rare offering!

#GT145
3 oz
$21.95

#GT145S
1.5 oz
$11.95

SNOW SPROUTING, Special Harvest
. . . from China's southwest, represents the most anticipated first plucking of the season! This rare offering from Guangxi Province displays silvery white plump leaves and leafbuds, all picked by hand.
Few green teas provide such a surprisingly lush mouthfeel with bright, refreshing multiple aromatic and floral notes, including a gentle, nutty finish. An extraordinary beverage!

#GT146
3 oz
$24.95

#GT146S
1.5 oz $13.95

HIGH AROMA MAO FENG, Special/Select . . . from China's Guizhou Province, a high elevation plateau where century old tea processing traditions have not been compromized by modern mechanical factories. This rare hand-processed tea from a special designated lot reflects a single plucking in early spring. With its fresh, delicious well-rounded taste and sweet finish void of any astringency, this tea has few rivals!

#GT147
3 oz
$29.95

#GT147S
1.5 oz
$15.95

Morning Dew. . . .with its fine silver-streaked leaves from China's Hunan Province, is a Ming Qian green, a single plucking tea. Grown in a mountainous terrain famous for spectacular limestone cliffs, interspersed with tea gardens, attention is given to every processing step from harvesting to finished leaf, all done by hand. This tea provides a flavorful, multi-layered taste experience with deep umani notes ready to engage the entire palate.

#GT148
3 oz
$29.95

#GT148
1.5 oz
$15.95

Wild Needle King is a green tea from the inner mountain ranges of Jiangxi Province, China. Celebraated as a sovereign among rare wild grown teas, only a single high quality leafbud is picked once a year in early spring. This tea is noted for its high nutritional value and rich mouthfeel--buttery and sweet, engaging the entire palate with a smooth aftertaste. A superb offering!

#GT149
2.5 oz
$37.95

#GT149S
1.25 oz
$19.95

Orchid Dew, from the western edge of China's Zheijiang Province was developed from a Japanese cultivar transplanted back to China where tea culture originated. The finely rolled deep green leaves are highly aromatic even before they are brewed, but once steeped, additional umami notes emerge, enriching the total flavor profile. A pleasant new offering!

#GT150
4 oz
$29.95

#GT150S
2 oz
$15.95

Cloud & Summit, Special Harvest , (or Yun Feng) is a pre-Quing Ming early harvest tea from the Wuling mountains of western Hunan Province, China. With only filtered light and heavy humidity, the small uniform tender leafbuds deliver a surprisingly rich taste profile. This tea is normally designated for the domestic market only, since large quantities are not available in the early spring. Our latest and very special offering!

#GT151
3 oz
$29.95

#GT151S
1.5 oz
$15.95

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POUCHONGS


DESCRIPTION OF POUCHONG TEA

Size / Price


WENSHAN BAOZHONG POUCHONG

from Ping Lin, the famous Wen Mountain tea district of Taipei country, northern Taiwan -- totally hand processed. Grown on 3 acres at 5, 500 ft., this tea garden marks the spot where tea master Chen perfected his craft over a period of more than 30 years. The result is a "green oolong" or "pouchong" with only 15% oxidation.
When this tea is brewed it releases a golden liquor color and a delicate flavor with multiple sweet floral notes, followed by a smooth, creamy aftertaste.

PT114
2.5 oz
$15.95

PT114S
1.25 oz
$8.95

BAOZHONG SPECIAL HARVEST POUCHONG,
from Tai Pei County, Taiwan's northern Wen Shan region, is a high-elevaion tea.

PT115
2.5 oz
$21.95

PT115S
1.25 oz
$11.95

MING JIANG BERGAMOT
from a small tea garden in Nantou, Central Taiwan. . .The tea leaves ar processed as a Bao Zhong, which represents a sub-catagory of Oolong teas with only light oxidization. Enhanced with natural bergamot oil, as in traditional Earl Grey tea, this version, with its refreshing citrus taste, may be enjoyed hot or cold.

PT116
2.5 oz
$13.95

PT116S
1.25 oz
$7.95

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OOLONGS



ANXI GOLD, Ti Kwan Yin
A true China Oolong classic from Fujian Province, produced by applying a centruy-old manufacturing method under the guidance of a highly skilled Tieguanying tea master. Specially designated Anxi teaplants grown in a pollution-free environment set the stage for this exceptional hand-processed tea.When brewed the greenish golden liquor will relaease a refreshing, mild aroma with delicate floral notes.

#FO101
4 oz.
$23.95

#FO101S
2 oz.
$12.95

BLUE SPRING OOLONG, Special Harvest
from Anxi in China's Fujian Province—grown at elevations of over 3000 feet. The partially oxidized tea leaves, with a hint of finely ground ginseng and licorice root, are hand-shaped to resemble pebbles.

#FO133
4 oz.
$13.95

#FO133S
2 oz.
$7.95

TI KWAN YIN, Classic
from Anxi County, southern Fujian Province, China. Often served gonfu style (e.g. using small pots and cups).This tradtional Oolong with it's dark loosely rolled leaves delivers a rich toasty flavor. The smooth long lasting aftertaste is extended without any astringency. The choice of tea lovers world-wide!

#FO121
4 oz.
$21.95

#FO121S
2 oz.
$11.95

BUDDHA'S HAND
introduced to Taiwan from China over 300 years ago. Cultivated today in a small tea garden near Pinglin, Wenshan, Taiwan. The leaves of this rare varital are processed similarly to a Baochong for a rich bouquet and a mellow aftertaste.

#FO122
2.5 oz.
$24.95

#FO122S
1.25 oz.
$13.95


ORIENTAL BEAUTY, Special reserve, limited.
a name given to Taiwan's finest Bai Hao Oolong by Queen Elizabeth II more than half a century ago. It has over time become a favorite for many tea lovers. During processing, to obtain a richer taste profile, a small insect is allowed to feed on the tea leaves prior to harvest. This stimulates the enzymatic activity of the tea plant, resulting in richer flavor notes of honey and peach. Will yeild multiple infusions.
Truly a rare, special tea for the connoisseur.

#FO104
2.5 oz.
$29.95

#FO104S
1.25 oz.
$15.95

FORMOSA OOLONG, Superior White-Tip
. . .a classic semi-oxidizd tea, with an amber liquor and smooth rih flavor.
Still carries the original name of the island known today as Taiwan.
A tea suitable for multiple infusions.

#FO102
3 oz.
$19.95

#FO102S
1.5 oz.
$10.95

FORMOSA JADE OOLONG
. . . the finest among Oolongs, carries the original name of the island known today as Taiwan. The individual hand-rolled tea leaves will unfurl and release a refined, splendid taste with a delicate haunting aroma, even after multiple infsions.

#FO103
4 oz.
$23.95

#FO103S
2 oz.
$12.95

GAO SHAN GREEN DRAGON,
a high mountain Jade Oolong from Taiwan's Nantou Region–semi-oxidized to 15%. When brewed, the pearl-shaped rolled leaves unurl into well developed shoots. The yellow-green translucent liquor delivers a rich taste profile, suggesting flowery and buttery notes with a hint of vanilla. A superb new offering!

#FO106
4 oz.
$21.95

#FO106S
2 oz.
$11.95

WATER SPIRIT OOLONG,
also known as Old Grove Shui Xian, or Water Immortal, comes to us from Fujian Province. Here in this mountainuous tea-growing region of China, semi-oxidized Oolongs such as this were first produced. Water Spirit will engage the entire palate with a rich burgundy-like bouquet.
This tea will also yield multiple infusions.

#FO109
3 oz.
$21.95

#FO109S
1.5 oz.
$11.95

NILGIRI OOLONG
Burnside Estate, Special Frost
TGOP
Harvested during November & December, resulting in a well-balanced tea combining flavor and strength with a smooth, low astringent aftertaste. Since the Nigiris, or "Blue Mountains," are known primarily for black teas, this Oolong, therefore, is a rare offering.

#FO110
3 oz.
$14.95

#FO110S
1.5 oz.
$8.95

IMPERIAL VELVET OOLONG
From Wuyi Shan, the northwestern mountain range of Fujian Province. . . harvested in early spring. Grown at 3,000 feet, this "rock" or "cliff" tea, nurtured by low hanging clouds and mist has been hand-processed under the guidance of Tea Master Zhengmei Liu. Well-rounded and balanced, this unique tea suggests a taste profile reminiscent of milk and roasted grain.

#FO112
4 oz.
$29.95

#FO112S
2 oz.
$15.95

TUNG TING OOLONG,
also known as Frozen Peak Oolong, carries the name of a mountain located in Nantou County, Taiwan. Grown near the summit, tea plants benefit from low hanging clouds and plenty of mist. These ideal conditions result in tender leaves and leafbuds, setting this special Oolong apart from many others. When brewed, the loosely rolled pearl-shaped leaves unfurl to render a clear, golden liquor. Subtle floral notes with hints of vanilla produce a rich bouquet followed by a velvety aftertaste.

#FO113
4 oz.
$29.95

#FO113S
2 oz.
$15.95

PHOENIX MOUNTAIN OOLONG
This special harvest Oolong, named after the location of the tea garden, represents one of the world's most celebrated teas. With the help of ladders, tea leaves are hand picked from century-old single-trunk trees dating back to China's Sung Dynasty (960-1279). Rare and unrivaled, this royal Oolong produces a rich, flavorful liquor with a long, mellow finish

#FO116
2.5 oz.
$24.95

#FO116S
1.25 oz.
$13.95

ROHINI SILVER TIP OOLONG, Special Harvest
From the Darjeeling region of India and grown at elevations over 4,000 feet (in the foothills of the Himalayas). Extraordinary and rare, this tea combines the best flavor profiles found in either Darjeeling Blacks or Oolongs. With its rich amber liquor, smooth mouthfeel and extended toasty aftertaste, this tea may be enjoyed at any meal. Directions and brewing temperatures included with each tea tin.

#FO117
3 oz.
$24.95

#FO117S
1.5 oz.
$13.95

DA HONG PAO OOLONG, ROYAL RED ROBE,
from Wuyi Mountains of China's Fujian Province, also known as Royal Red Robe. Today's cultlivated teaplants carry the imprint of ancient root stock. Totally hand-processed with large dark leaves and oxidized to about 80%, this Oolong provides a rich taste profile -- winey and chocolaely -- followed by a long, mellow finish.

#FO120
2.5 oz.
$27.95

#FO120S
1.25 oz.
$14.95

ROU GUI ROCK OOLONG
A rare Wuyi Mountain tea with an unusual name: "Rou" means meat, and "Gui" means cinnamon bark. These are not actual ingredients or flavors but simply describe a tea of exceptional value–which, in China's agrarian society, refers to luxury. A totally hand-processed tea with a rich taste profile. Very special.

#FO125
2.5 oz.
$19.95

#FO125S
1.25 oz.
$10.95

DAN GUI ROCK OOLONG
. . . a rare hybrid from the Wuyi Mountains of China's northern Fujian Province which differs in leafstyle and taste-profile from the ball-shaped green Oolongs of the south. Instead of floral notes, this tea with its large dark open leaves displays the characteristics of a traditional rock & cliff tea handcrafted by a skilled teamaker–who simply uses sight, smell and touch without machinery to unlock the depth and comlexity of the aroma, suggesting grains, spices and dried fruit with a gentle umami finish. A pure delight!

#FO127
2.5 oz.
$19.95

#FO127S
1.25 oz.
$10.95


GOLD KUAN YIN OOLONG
was developed from a special varietal and represents a leafstyle found south of the Min river in Fujian Province. Rather than large open leaves, ball-shaped nuggest unfurl when brewed to deliver an all-encompassing floral aroma reminiscent of Osmanthus blossoms, although none of these blossoms have been added. This flavorful Oolong will yield a rich taste profile even after multiple infusions—each differing in taste from the cup before.

#FO128
4 oz.
$23.95

#FO128S
2 oz.
$12.95


TI KUAN YIN SUPERFINE,
from the classic Anxi tea-growing region of southern Fujian Province, is a carefully handmade Oolong. All 18 processing steps are guided by a single experienced teamaster who relies entirely on his well developed senses: visual, olfactory, and touch. When brewed, jade-colored nuggets open into large dark-green leaves and deliver a well-rounded, rich taste profile with floral notes and a smooth finish.
After the initial brewing, this fine tea will yield multiple infusions.

#FO129
3 oz.
$29.95

#FO129S
1.5 oz.
$15.95


SAN LIN SHE, DARK ROAST OOLONG
This competition grade tea, carries the name of Taiwan's tallest mountain in the Nantou area. Here tea plants grow on steep cloud-covered slopes at elevations over 6000 feet. To activate floral notes for "green oolongs," 40-50% oxidation is needed. This special charcoal fired dark roast version, with its longer oxidation time delivers additional rich flavor notes, expressed in a multi-layered taste profile—a rare offering!

#FO130
3 oz.
$29.95

#FO130S
1.5 oz.
$15.95


DA YU LING, Special Reserve Limited
This is a high elevation Oolong from central Taiwan where teagardens thrive close to 8.000 feet. Here plant growth is slow, but the nourishment absorbed from the mineral rich soil enhances the taste and integrity of this fine tea.
The hand-processed tightly rolled deep green leaf continues to unfurl with each consecutive infusion. There are multiple flavor notes–fruity, floral with a creamy buttery mouthfeel and a long extended finish. Truly, an unforgetable and rare offering for the tea connoisseur.

#FO131
4 oz.
$39.95

#FO131S
2 oz.
$21.95


WOOD DRAGON, Roasted Twig Oolong
is from Nantou County, one of Taiwan's noted mountainous tea-growing regions, located in the center of the Island. Instead of all leaves, mainly twigs and stems are used, setting this Oolong apart from others. Rich and flavorful, low in caffeine, this carefully hand-processed tea pampers the palate with nutty, chocolately and toasty taste notes. Suitable throughout the day or evening.

#FO134
3 oz.
$17.95

#FO134S
1.5 oz.
$9.95


WUYI MOUNTAIN RED. . .
from Fujian Province, China—a Hong cha style tea made from a Kwan Yin varital—capturing the best of two tea categories: Oolong & Black Tea. Mountain slopes with mineral rich soil provide a perfect terroir for lush plant growth. Harvesting and processing steps are all done by hand. The dark slim wavy leaves deliver a surprisingly rounded taste profile, with rich chocolaty notes, a smooth aftertaste, and no astringency.

#FO132
3 oz.
$29.95

#FO132S
1.5 oz.
$15.95

FIRE OOLONG . . .
from Taiwan's Nantou region near the village of Ming Jian. A native cultivar developed on the island forms the base (QING, bright & clear; –XING, heart) while complex processing steps set this tea apart from others. The lightly oxidized deeply roasted nugget-shaped tea leaves unfurl slowly with each consecutive infusion, providing multiple flavor notes. (May be served GongFu style (with small pot & cups).

#FO135
4 oz
$19.95

#FO135
2 oz
$10.95

WHITE PEACH DANCONG . . . is a Single Trunk Oolong
from the Phoenix Mountain region in Chozhou, Guandong Province, China.
The name of this tea describes the tree varital (used) called "shui mi" (water & honey)
or white peaches. There is no peach flavor added but the multi-layered taste profile suggests hints of peach with honey dew notes.

#FO136
3 oz
$29.95

#FO136S
1.5 oz
$15.95

PERSIMMON BLOSSOM DANCONG
A Single Trunk Oolong from the Phoenix Mountain region in
Chozhou, Guandong Province, China.
While there are no persimmon blossoms added, there are rich floral notes that will engage the entire palate--even after multiple infusions. Once the tea cools, the aromatic cup-character continues to manfest itself, providing a multi-layered taste experience.

#FO137
2.5 oz
$47.95

#FO137S
1.25 oz
$24.95

EMPEROR'S CHOICE
A rare Oolong from Taiwan's Nantou region where tea gardens thrive in a subtropical setting of 4,000 feet. The exceptional aroma of this tea is partially due to a small insect which activates the plants's natural defense response, thereby producing multiple flavor notes. This medium roast Oolong is totally hand processed and provides a rich layered, well-rounded taste profile.

#FO138
4 oz
$27.95

#FO138S
2 oz
$14.95

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BLACK TEA

DESCRIPTION

Size / Price

 

GOLDEN YUNNAN, Special Harvest
Grown from ancient root stock a elevatons of more than 2000 feet --from Yunnan, China's oldest tea-growing region. Tippy, plump budsets and soft leaves seem cast in hues of gold.Yields a slight honey-like flavor. Use one teaspoon tea leaves per cup,and steep for 3 minutes. out of stock.

BT101
3 oz

out of stock.

BT101S
1.5 oz

out of stock.


CHINA YUNNAN BLACK,
GOLD TIP
RARE

The leaves of this fine tea come from ancient tea trees grown in the wild at elevations over 2000 feet. Interspersed with tender budsets, this totally hand-processed spring harvest tea with its light golden tips, imparts a sweet, well-rounded satisfying taste, void of astringency.
A tea for all occasions. Out of stock.

BT102
4 oz
21.95

out of stock.

BT102S
2 oz
11.95

out of stock

CHINA YUNNAN BLACK
One of our first black teas, and still very popular. A smooth, elegant well-balanced tea for all occasions, from the oldest tea-growing region of China.

BT103
4 oz
$8.95

BT103S
2 oz.
$6.95

YUNNAN GOLDEN BUDS
This tea from China's oldest tea-growing region, (with elevations over 4,500 feet) was honored with first prize at the North American Annual Tea Championship in 2012. Totally hand-processed, this fully oxidized tea reveals nothing but slender golden leafbuds from a cultivar normally reserved for "Da Bai" or "Silver Needles White" tea. There are few teas with such depth of flavor, providing a mouth-filling taste experience ranging from subtle to rich, with nutty notes and a honey-like finish. A genuine tea treasure!

BT105
3 oz
$24.95

BT105S
1.5 oz
$13.95

DARJEELING
Second Flush, Makabari Estate (organic) India
This delightful black tea is made from new growth tips duing the summer and is less astringent than the 1st flush spring harvest. An award-winning tea with a full bodied amber liquor and rich aroma reminiscent of ripe Muscatel with floral notes -- a tea to engage all the senses!

BT117
4 oz.
out of stock

BT117S
2 oz.
out of stock


DARJEELING Second Flush,
Risheehat Estate
Premium Harvet—produced at the Risheehat Estate, a source for exceptional teas since 1866. At elevations of 8.000 feet nestled among the foothills of the Himalayan mountains, tea gardens still thrive, including this one. However, harvesting along side steep slopes is difficult and the yield limited due to thinner air and cooler temperatures. At the same time, slow maturing increases leaf-quality, which results in richer aroma, superior muscatel flavor and a matchless, smooth aftertaste.

BT121
4 oz.
$29.95

BT121S
2 oz.
$15.95


DRAGON THUNDER, SILVER TIP
Rohini Estate, India
. Specil manufacture
A rare offering from the Darjeeling region of India, known to produce exceptional black teas in a high elevation setting with the Himalaya Mountains forming the back drop. The long wirey, slightly twisted leaves produce an exquisite, rich, full bodied brew with a gentle, smooth aftertaste.

#BT138
3 oz
$27.95

#BT138S
1.5 oz
$14.95

CEYLON TEA
Vithanakanda Estate, SFTGFOP-1

This rare black tea comes from the Ratnapura region of Sri Lanka, and produces a beautiful liquor. The stylish extra long tippy leaves yield a sweet aroma and a rich mellow taste. A very specal tea. Use one teaspoon of tea leaves per cup of water at 203°F, and steep for 3-4 minutes.

BT122
4 oz.
$14.95

BT122S
2 oz.
$7.95

CEYLON TEA
Pettiagalla Estate

This fine Ceylon black tea comes to us from the Highlands of Sri Lanka, a region which includes sections of the districts of Kandy and Dimbula. Tea gardens flourish up to 5,000 feet, nurtured by rich tropical soil. The harvesting takes place druing the dry season (from January to March) when cool, crisp air and bright sunshine shape the specal cup-character of this tea. Extra long, elegantly stylish leaves produce a rich, flavorful drink with a pleasant well-rounded aftertase—a tea suitable for any occasion.

BT123
4 oz.
$14.95

BT123S
2 oz.
$7.95

CEYLON LUMBINI,
from the Balangoda Planting Disrict, carries the name of the estate and represents one of the finest black teas Sri Lanka has to offer. The teagarden, located near the Sinharaja Forest Reserve, thrives under ideal growing conditions fully protected from strong southwestern monsoon winds. The expertly crafted leaves, interspersed with silvertips, Produce a delectable cup of tea—smooth, elegant from beginning to finish, with subtle notes of caramel.

BT129
4 oz.
$21.95

BT129S
2 oz.
$11.95

NILGIRI , Corsley Estate, TGFOP
From the Blue Mountain regiion of southern India. This tea delivers a rich, well-rounded bouquet with superb cup-character.

BT108
4 oz.
$14.95

BT108S
2 oz.
$7.95

KEEMUN HAO YA---'A' Superfine
Another high elevation tea from Qi Men county, affordable only to European royalty and the wealthy two centuries ago. Grown in supportive micro-climate combined with careful hand sorting before and after processing, the stylish slender leaves lock in their final uniform appearance as a "congou" tea, (from "gongfu" –meaning disciplined skill). This tea produces a reddish-brown liquor, low in caffeine, with delicate aroma notes; a rich taste profile–sweet and refreshing.

BT131
4 oz.
$27.95

BT131S
2 oz.
$14.95


SUPER KEEMUN HAO YA-'A' (or Ning Hong Yin Hao)
. . . a high elevation tea from Qi Men County, Anhui Province, China–an area untouched by pollution. This tea, centuies ago, was affordable only to European royalty and the wealthy.
Called the "Champagne of Black Tea," this Keemun represents the finest of the Congou group. The masterfully processed leaves with their rich flavor profile (known as Keemun Aroma) impart subtle notes of orchids and rose.

BT133
4 oz.
$29.95

BT133S
2 oz.
$15.95

KEEMUN MAO FENG
The most famous of China's Keemun teas, enjoyed for its orchid-like aroma, brilliant liquor and refreshing taste. A true tea classic.

BT110
4 oz.
$21.95

BT110S
2 oz.
$11.95

ASSAM SUPERB TIPPY, Mangalam Estate, India
An exceptional black tea from Assam, India's oldest tea-growing region located on a high plateau in th Brahmaputra river valley, with the Himalayan Foot Hills to the north. A tea with a full-body, well-rounded and flavorful taste, and a deep rich liquor -- suitable with just about any menu (either breakfast, lunch or afternoon).

BT119
4 oz.
$17.95

BT119S
2 oz.
$9.95

IMPERIAL GOLD TRIBUTE BLACK,
a rare exceptional tea produced in north western Fujian Province with tea gardens located near Wuyi park reserve. Picked once a year only in small quantities, this early spring harvest is totally hand processed. A rare gold-tipped fine leafed tea like this would have been the Emperor's choice a century ago, but today, although limited, it is available to tea lovers worldwide. An exeptional offering. Supply limited.

BT113
3 oz.
$27.95

BT113S
1.5 oz.
$14.95

PANYANG CONGOU, Special Harvest,
also known as Tan Yang (village, place of origin near Taimu mountain), was first shipped to Europe 300 years ago. Today this tea from Fujian Province is still produced in small quantities. The slender well-shaped leaves (one leaf and one leafbud–Congou style, like "Gongfu," meaning the art of careful hand-processing). yield a rich well-baancde flavorful liquor with sweet, nutty, toasty notes.

BT125
4 oz.
$16.95

BT125S
2 oz.
$8.95

GOLDEN MONKEY KING
This black tea represents the finest of its caegory....from China's Nanping county where ideal growing conditions exist. Long ago steep cliffs made harvesting almost impossible, so monkeys were trained to pick the leaf buds. Today skilled hands perform this task. This tea fills your cup with its rich liquor and well-rounded malty, honey-like flavor.

BT126
3 oz.
$21.95

BT126S
1.5 oz.
$12.95

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BAILIN, Spring Harvest
. . . named for the location of the tea garden, a remote area found in Eastern Fujian Province, China. The elegantly shaped gold tipped leafbuds with a little stylish twist are hand-rolled. Even oxidation, normally done by machine, has been carried out by hand-fluffing, a process which may take up to six hours. To further enhance flavor and fragrance, a white tea varietal was used for this balck tea. (note: this tea may be served Gong fu style as well (i.e., using small pot & cups). Will yield multiple infusions.

BT130
3 oz.
$57.95

BT130S
1.5 oz.
$29.95

MONKEY-PICKED BLACK
. . . from Nanping county, a special region of China's Fujian Province, where ideal growing conditions exist. Long ago, steep clifs made harvesting almost impossible, so monkeys were trained to pick the leaf buds. Today, however, skilled human hands perform the harvesting of this rare tea with its deep, golden brown liquor.

BT132
3 oz.
$23.95

BT132S
1.5 oz.
$12.95

SZECHWAN CONGOU BLACK
. . . comes from the southern part of this province near the city of Yibin. In this picturesque historical setting, with China's Yangtze and Min rivers on one side and the Daliang Mountain range on the other, spring comes early to support a long productive growing season. The word congou, as in gong-fu, eludes to skillfull, disciplined hand-processing. This exceptional tea, with its slightly chocolate-y aroma, delivers a rich, well-rounded taste profle.

BT134
4 oz.
$19.95

BT134S 2 oz.
$10.95

GOLDEN SPIRAL, Rare Black Tea
. . . from China's Yunnan region, thrives in tea gardens at elevations of 4.200 feet near Fengqing City. Presented to Queen Elizabeth II during her visit in 1986, this rare tea is still processed today by hand. A day's work of 20 lbs of freshly plucked gold-tipped budsets yields just 2 lbs of finish tea after the final leaf-shape has been fixed by a skilled tea expert. Gentle to the palate with multiple honey-like taste notes, this tea may be served on any occasion

BT137
3 oz.
$27.95

BT137S
1.5 oz.
$14.95

RUBY BLACK –
. . . a hybrid developed at Taiwan's Tea Expeimental Station from a native wild mountain tea plant and a broadleaf Assam bush. Orginally called cultivar #48 until named Ruby Black in 2003. The taste profile displays multiple aroma notes with a honey-like flavor and an extended sweet finish. This black tea stands out as one of finest amoung Taiwanese fully oxidized teas.

BT139
3 oz.
$27.95

BT139S
1.5 oz.
$14.95

FU LIANG, TIPPY BLACK
. . . developed from a new hybrid. During China's Song Dynasty (960-1279) the North East section of Jiangxi Province was referred to as Fu Liang. This tea garden, wedged between two mountains (Lu Mountain & Jing Sang Mountain) creates the perfect terroir with plenty of mist and clouds. Here tea gardens continue to thrive.
Taste profile -- bright and brisk, with a gentle finish. . . .a suitable tea for all occasions.

BT140
4 oz.
$19.95

BT140S
2 oz.
$10.95

MEIZHAN GOLD, Special Harvest
. . a fine black tea developed from a varietal traditionally used to produce Wuji Mountai Oolongs. By taking the same cultivar and crafting it ito a superb black tea, a truly unique taste-profile emerges described in the name–Mei which means plum and Zhan which alludes to the volatile nature of the aroma. Even after the infused tea has cooled to room temperature the plum-like flavor continues to pamper the palate.


BT141

3 oz.
$29.95

BT141S
1.5 oz.
$15.95

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SCENTED GREEN TEA


JASMINE PEARLS, Spring Harvest
From Fujian Province, China.
A totally hand-processed artisan tea. Only delicate leafbuds and silver tips are selected to be rolled and shaped into pearl shapes. Inside a temperature controlled scenting chamber, the "pearls" are exposed to freshly harvested jasmine blossoms until the desired intensity of aroma has been achieved. This tea will yield multiple infusions.
Directions and water temperature included on label.

#SGT118
4 oz
$23.95

#SGT118S
2 oz
$12.95


ROYAL LOTUS ANCIEN
From Vietnam, a very special lotus-scented tea.
This rare green tea was once exclusively produced for King Tu-Duc during the Nguyen Dynasty (19th century). At first, freshly picked tea leaves were placed in the center of lotus flowers with petals tied together to form a "lidded cup." These "floating cups," placed in the king's royal palace garden pond, allowed the tea leaves to dry overnight while absorbing the lotus aroma. Today's adaptation, however, requires hundreds of lotus blossoms to scent a small batch of tea leaves, resulting in a pleasant, rich and complex aroma. Directions and water temperature included on label.

#SGT124
3 oz
$29.95

#SGT124S
1.5 oz
$15.95


LILY YIN HAO
This premium green tea from Hunan Province of China, features long, white-tipped stylish leaves interspersed with lily blossoms. This mountain-grown tea, harvested in the spring, engages the entire palate with its mild, delicate flavor. Lily blossoms not only add a sublte sweet note to the light golden brew, but create a pleasant lingering aftertaste as well.Will yield multiple infusions.
Directions and water temperature included on label.

#SGT126
3 oz
$8.95

#SGT126S
1.5 oz
$6.95


CHUNG LO JASMINE
From China's Fujian Province — a specialty tea representing a century-old tradition. Harvested in early spring, this rare green tea displays small curled silver-budsets "Chung Lo" style enhanced with the aroma of jasmine blossoms. After repeated scenting, the blossoms are then removed.) A superb gentle tea that will engage all the senses.
Directions and water temperature included on label.

#SGT127
4 oz
$27.95

#SGT127S
2 oz
$14.95


JASMINE SUPREME. . .
with slender leaves and leafbuds mageng style, all with a silver cast is processed as a green tea. This early spring harvest from Fujian Provlince, the home of classic jasmine tea, represents the best of its category. Multiple scenting steps wiwth freshly picked jasmine blossoms assures a well-balance taste profile, a creamy mouthfeel, and a mellow aftertaste.

#SGT128
3 oz
$24.95

#SGT128S
1.5 oz
$13.95


JASMINE SNOWDRIFT,
a rare tea from China's Guangxi Province. Following an ancient Song Dynasty tradition (960-1279) only select leafbuds and budsets are picked with their downy soft appearance. This early spring harvest of partially finished green tea waits in cool storage for jasmine blossoms to mature until mid-summer, when all components are in place for scenting. This process is repeated several times for a richer flavor, after which the jasmine blossoms are then removed.
Taste Profile: sublte sweet notes, smooth, clear, refreshing!

#SGT130
4 oz
out of stock

#SGT130S
2 oz
out of stock


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SCENTED BLACK TEA

DESCRIPTION OF SCENTED BLACK TEA

Size & Price

Size & Price

CHINA LICHEE CONGOU
From the southern province of Guangdong. Using an ancient process, the leaves of this superior black tea are infused with the juice of the lichee fruit. The interior of the fruit is often compared to white jade, a symbol of beaurty. The taste is delicate and sweet.

SBT103
4 oz.
$9.95

SBT103S
2 oz.
$6.95

MANGO INDICA
A delightful blend of high quality black tea scented with natural extract of mango. Especially delicious as a cold, summer tea!
Back in stock!

SBT106
4 oz.
$9.95

SBT106S
2 oz.
$6.95

VANILLA-SPICE PREMIUM BLEND
A blend of high quality loose black tea scented with all natural vanilla bean
Out of Stock at this time.

SBT109
4 oz.
$15.95

out of stock

SBT109S
2 oz.
$8.95

out of stock

LAPSANG SOUCHONG
Pine-smoked Black

Originally known as "Small leaf Zheng Shun Mountain Tea." In the early 19th century the name changed to Lapsang Souchong; the process of curing the tea leaves changed also. At first wood-fired woks were used, but later, by request of English merchants, bamboo baskets were hung above smoking pine ashes, allowing the leaves to absorb the flavor. A smooth and rich tea, with a pronounced smoky note, best served with a hardy meal.

SBT116
4 oz.
$16.95

SBT116S
2 oz.
$8.95

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BLENDED TEA

DESCRIPTION OF BLENDED TEA

Size / Price

EARL GREY
A popular classic, delicately scented with natural bergamont. A fine blend of black teas from
China and Ceylon.
(Newly arrived and ready for you to enjoy!)

BBT406
4 oz.
$14.95

BBT406S
2 oz.
$8.95


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