Symbol Key: # Seasonal Tea * Rare Tea
This bold leaf tea exhibits a brisk and slightly malty character. This is a classic morning cup that stands up nicely to milk. $4.50/2 oz.
High grown tea showing sweetly floral and grape notes. Teas from this Himalayan district are among the highest grown in the world, and the local processing has evolved to maximize potential, lending them exquisite aromatics and flavor. Certified organic. $8.50/2 oz.
Our signature morning cup. Big, bold and complex enough to stand up to milk and refined enough not to need it. We select and combine black teas from Assam, Darjeeling, Yunnan and Anhui to deliver a sturdy, nuanced cup. $5.75/2 oz.
Smooth, dark-liquoring Anhui tea with toasty overtones. Sometimes referred to as the burgundy of the tea world, this makes an easygoing everyday cup. $7.00/3 oz.
Darjeeling First Flush Castleton Estate - Limited Availability
Darjeeling is the famous black tea origin, high in the foothills of the Himalayas. Elevations above 6000 ft. and unique climatic conditions produce teas of unparalleled floral aromatics and concentrated muscat flavor. With only 86 tea gardens in Darjeeling, supply often struggles to keep up with demand. The first flush of leaves on Darjeeling tea plants is anticipated every year, and 2012 is no different. This short spring season produces black teas with a wonderfully fresh and green character. The herbal and floral aromatics are emphasized above the classic second flush (summer) and autumnal fruitiness most Darjeelings are known for. Unusually dry conditions in early 2012 made this first flush harvest smaller and the teas drier than usual. The tea we selected is from the renowned Castleton Estate. It has the classic first flush aromas of flowers and fresh cut hay, with a bracing muscat grape flavor and dry snap in the finish. $12.50
A classic, stout bodied Assam. Our source skillfully combines tiny lots of broken orange pekoe leaves to deliver the rounded, bold flavor we love in this tea. Stands up admirably to the addition of milk. $5.25/2 oz.
Black tea flavored with vanilla beans. For those who like a little something extra in their cup of tea, we offer this sweetly aromatic favorite. $5.25/2 oz.
Bright black tea with bergamot citrus oil. One of the classics of the tea world, ours balances the tea and bergamot flavors nicely. $5.25/2 oz.
White, Green and Oolong Teas
*Finest Jasmine Pearl
Gorgeous, hand-rolled spring green tea, delicately scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. We tasted a handful of teas in this style, and were amazed at the range in quality. Lets just say that not all jasmine pearls are created equal. The lot we selected has the delicate character of a fine spring green tea, carefully scented with night blooming jasmine in a perfect marriage of aroma and flavor. $16.00/3 oz.
Fresh Japanese green tea blended with comforting toasted rice. This is a perfect introduction to the green category as well as a delicious example of the style for the experienced tea drinker. $10.5/3 oz.
#Golden Jade Oolong
Spring 2011 crop. This lightly oxidized oolong is smooth, lushly floral and sweet. The jade leaves are tightly rolled and gorgeous, transforming as they unfurl in the teapot, yielding a deceptively smooth cup overflowing with nuance. $9.00/2 oz.
Herbal and Decaffeinated Teas
Heady, pure spearmint yields an invigorating cup with prolific aroma and absolutely no caffeine. $3.50/1 oz.
Named for its Western Cape province home, fruit flavored rooibos is blended with cornflowers, sunflower and rose petals. The brew is enticing, aromatic and relaxing. $5.75/2 oz.
Classic South African herb with woodsy, vanilla aroma. This caffeine free botanical is the closest tasting to black tea that weve encountered. Certified organic. $6.50/3 oz.
Decaf. Earl Grey
Decaffeinated black tea flavored with bergamot citrus. Calming and familiar, it delivers classic tea flavor at any time of the day or night. $5.75/2 oz.