Holy Mountain Trading Company

RARE GOURMET TEAS FROM AROUND THE WORLD

At Holy Mountain, we’ve searched the world to bring you the finest selection of rare full-leaf loose teas for sale from China, Japan, India, Nepal and other countries. These fine full-leaf gourmet teas offer a wealth of flavorful experiences that enhance your everyday meals, carry you through stressful days, and soothe the spirit. Choose from our selected varieties of loose leaf green teas, black teas, organic teas, and herbal teas to suit your taste and your mood.

Rare Teas

Tea ratings & terms, tea brewing & in-depth articles by expert tea tasters

Tea and Health

Health benefits of tea, tea and caffeine, & the latest medical research

Asian Tea Ware

Yixing ware, Taiwanese ceramic teapots, jade tea ware & Japanese cast-iron tetsubin

Japanese Tea Gardens

In USA & Japan, & tradition & innovation in Japanese garden design

Art Galleries

Galleries of tea art, Japanese tea ceramics of Richard Milgrim, & Sigiriya Maidens of Sri Lanka

Gods and Goddesses

Legends of Hindu & Buddhist deities

Cultural Traditions

Insight into other people’s way of life & beliefs

Holy Mountains of the World

Spiritual mountains sacred to the world’s religions

Asian Astrology

Predictions for the Lunar New Year & horoscopes for Chinese astrology signs

Comforting Teas to Savor All Season Long

A fulfilling sip of piping hot tea on a brisk autumn or winter day is especially gratifying. Warm pots of loose-leaf tea are close at hand during this time of year— it’s as much a part of the season as long walks spent crunching through a brittle carpet of leaves or the crust of newly-fallen snow. However much we might love sweet iced tea, now is the occasion for a cup of hot tea, even diluted with a splash of milk or a squeeze of lemon (oh blasphemy!). In the spirit of the season, we’ve highlighted some of our wide selection of favorite celebratory teas for you. They can be enjoyed all year round, but the inclusion of aromatic spices like cloves and cinnamon make them especially appropriate at this time of year. It’s enjoyable to take turns trying the different teas, and pair them with our fall- and winter-themed mugs and tea ware.

Gallons tea consumed in USA in 2016

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Of all tea consumed black

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Of all tea consumed green

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Millennials drink tea

Iced Tea

Iced tea is popular

Approximately 85% of tea consumed in America is iced.

Iced tea sales are growing

Iced tea sales at fast-food and casual dining restaurants have gone up about 12 percent since 2001.

Iced tea has a wide audience

On any given day, over one half of the American population drinks tea. On a regional basis, the South and Northeast have the greatest concentration of tea drinkers.

Iced tea mixes are trendy

For home consumption, iced tea mixes or pre-made beverages account for more than half of the tea that is consumed.