Black Dragon is a high-grade tea in the classic style of Fujian Province blacks. It's is a "congou", a name used in the tea trade meaning skill and patience.
This tea is multi-layered in taste, ranging from sweet cocoa, to hints of malt and fresh fruit. Its leaves are large and rich in flavor, so it will steep well multiple times.
A great tea for first thing in the morning or a refreshing boost in the day.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Fujian, China Caffeine: HIGH
Imperial Grade Golden Bud
This rare and beautiful tea is picked from established plants in the Mojiang area of Simao. It is a summer harvest tea that has been carefully processed to keep its lovely appearance and guard its subtle sugarcane and malty flavors.
We recommend steeping this tea one cup at a time at a lower temperature than other black teas to preserve its delicate flavors.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Yunnan, China Caffeine: MED-HIGH
Named after the historic practice of teas from China reaching Russia via caravans of camels, this strong black tea is a forward and bold worldly blend. Assam packs a punch while dark oolong creates a smooth refinement. Puerh loads it with further depth and body while a dash of lapsang souchong adds a kiss of smoke.
A delicious cup for those who like a smoked tea!
Ingredients: Smoked black tea, oolong tea, pu-erh tea. Origin: China and India Caffeine: HIGH
Apple Cinnamon French Toast
Easily one of our favorites this year, this gorgeously decadent black tea is perfect for a Sunday morning. Apple pieces and organic cinnamon make it taste like an apple pie, but the addition of maple really turns this tea into something special. Try it with warm milk to make it really rich, and serve it alongside your favorite brunch.
Ingredients:Black teas, apple pieces, cinnamon pieces and apple cinnamon french toast flavoring. Origin: Multiple Origin Blend Caffeine: HIGH
Assamica Gold Needle
Assamica Gold Needle is a pure assamica tea from the world-famous Yunnan region in China.
Rich, bold, and sweet with notes of dark chocolate, malt, and baked goods. It might even remind you of a chocolate chip cookie!
The flavor is very sweet, but there is a slight mineral astringency to counter it. The depth and thick viscous texture of the tea and the heavy sugarcane aroma makes for a delightful experience.
Spring 2021 Harvest.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Simao county, Yunnan, China Caffeine: MED-HIGH
Yunnan Purple Buds
Yunnan Purple Buds is a premium lot of the rare purple leaf tea cultivar called Zi Juan ("Purple Beauty"). Zi Juan is high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant, giving the leaves their purple color.
This unique black tea, from an exceptionally well-maintained organic tea garden in Yunnan, is one of our absolute favorites. Sweet, spicy, and slightly bitter, Yunnan Purple Buds is a purple tea unlike any other.
Spring 2021 Harvest.
Ingredients: Black tea Origin: Yunnan, China Caffeine content: MED-HIGH
Black Ginger Peach
Our rendition of America's favorite flavored black tea is an elegant and authentic twist on the conventional. This strong and robust black tea is lightly sweetened with a peachy punch, surprising the palate with a refreshing burst of flavor. Warm ginger adds a welcomed spicy finish, making this a tea to enjoy throughout the fall, or as a refreshing boost served over ice.
Picked during the first flush of Spring, this heady and vibrant tea has been methodically roasted to bring out a thick, sweet mouthfeel and gorgeously lush floral aroma. This tea has been grown and crafted in the Wu Yi mountains, also home to some of the world’s best oolong. Perhaps you can taste a similar velvety and complex nature in this beautiful black tea.
Balanced out with a lively and slightly herbaceous freshness to cut its potent bouquet, its complexities are memorable and truly unique.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: WuYi Mountains, Fujian, China Caffeine: MED-HIGH
2nd Flush Imperial Darjeeling Reserve
This lot is a high-quality black tea with all the delicate and sophisticated characteristics associated with a premium 2nd Flush Darjeeling black tea.
A rounded cup with a sharply pungent muscatel grape flavor finished with lingering notes of aromatic wood, this tea is a perfect example of why Darjeeling is hailed as the “Champagne of Teas.”
Ingredients: Black tea Origin: Darjeeling, India Caffeine: HIGH
Manaslu Mountain Spring Tippy Black
Grown in the high elevations of the Himalayas comes this very high quality black tea cultivated to perfection from young leaf buds patiently oxidized in fresh mountain air.
Manaslu translates to "mountain of the spirit", and at first sip this delicate tea uplifts and calms the palate with notes of sweet grass, wild honey, and spring vegetables freshly picked from the garden.
Spring 2020 harvest.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Samagaun, Nepal Caffeine: MED
Snow Leopard Black
This exquisite black tea is produced with the finest hand-picked leaves and buds. While prepared with similar perfection to many other Nepalese artisan teas, what makes Snow Leopard different is a contained oxidation process that uses available oxygen within the leaf instead of the open air.
The result is a smooth and balanced tea with a darker reddish infusion, a sweet character, and notes of red wine.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Vittey, Ilam, Nepal Caffeine Content: MED-HIGH
Golden Honey Aroma Yunnan Black Tea
Golden Honey Aroma is "old type" varietal, close to a pure assamica, grown in the Ning'er area of Simao. As the name indicates, this tea is sweet with natural honey notes and very aromatic.
Golden Honey Aroma is a very pleasurable black tea, unique in its own right, but with the familiar delicious flavor profile of black teas from Yunnan.
March 2021 Harvest
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Yunnan, China Caffeine: HIGH
The leaves of this unusual black tea are distinctively smaller than traditional teas of this type, reflecting the endless variety and tastes of Chinese tea makers. High-fired and crafted to the local taste profile, this tea has a pleasingly strong aroma and has soft notes that grow to a natural sweetness. The leaves are smaller and they will release their aromas quickly.
We recommend enjoying this lovely tea on its own, without adding milk or sugar.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Fujian, China Caffeine: MED-HIGH
First Flush Black Yeti
First Flush Black Yeti is grown just over the border in the Ilam region of eastern Nepal, in very close proximity to Darjeeling, India.
This tea is very similar in character to a Darjeeling black, with notes of of sweet muscatel grape, honey, and sharp wintergreen.
It has a smooth and elegant mouth feel with a delightful and well-rounded distinctiveness.
Ingredients: Black tea
Origin: Shangri-La Estate, Ilam, Nepal
Caffeine content: MED-HIGH
This Chinese pure black tea is a strong and hearty cup but has a low astringency, with pleasing notes of golden raisin and dried dates carrying its flavor over to a honeyed jammy finish. Its careful roasting process results in a refined complexity, making this the perfect stand-alone black tea for the true discerning pure tea lover.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Sichuan, China Caffeine: HIGH
Imperial Red is a masterfully handcrafted small-batch single origin black tea with tasting notes characteristic of black teas from the WuYi Mountains - hints of cocoa, molasses, malt, and fruit with a natural sweetness that lingers on the palate.
This tea is roasted in bamboo baskets over charcoal fires and handmade, giving it a lovely appearance.
Imperial Red is an intriguing tea with complex flavors and a delicious aroma.
Ingredients: Black tea Origin: Fujian, China Caffeine content: MED-HIGH
At once subtle and complex, this wonderful everyday black tea awakens the body with well-balanced astringency and uplifting aromas of fresh apricot.
Its maltiness satisfies the strong black tea lover while its quiet notes of spice leave the palate wanting more.
This tea has been known to turn a coffee lover into a tea lover!
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: Ilam region, eastern Nepal Caffeine: MED-HIGH
Imperial Grade Jin Jun Mei
Jin Jun Mei, which literally translates to “golden horse eyebrow”, is considered one of the most prestigious teas in China.
Two small shoots are hand plucked from the plants stem within a very short window of time during early spring. It is then fully oxidized and produces a sweet fruity red cup with a long-lasting flavor.
This very high-grade Jin Jun Mei, harvested in April 2018, is an outstanding black tea.
Spring 2021 Harvest.
Ingredients: Black tea. Origin: WuYi Mountains, Fujian, China Caffeine: HIGH
Apple Cider Black Tea
Black Mao Feng tea leaves get the seasonal treatment with apple pits, tart orange peel, and traditional chai tea spices. It steeps to a peppery and zesty cup, soothing the body while awaking the senses with a strong black tea profile.
Ingredients: Black tea, chai spice, apple bits, orange peel, organic flavoring. Origin: Multiple Origin Blend Caffeine: HIGH