What's New

What's New

To celebrate our new website redesign and article on Comforting Teas to Savor All Season Long, we offer 15% off the featured teas and tea ware through the end of December!
We invite you to try the following new teas:
Fern Trail Amber Oolong Outstanding, satisfying and brimming with layers of flavors (Read more …) Lake Tai Green Maofeng Open leaf style with clean and lively flavor (Read more …) Keemun Maofeng, Fancy Sweet and delicate, with notes of malt and honey (Read more …)
Mount Kenya Green Reminiscent of freshly toasted oats (Read more …) Mount Kenya Oolong Meticulously crafted in small batches (Read more …) Peppermint Detox Whole leaf peppermint and lemongrass, delicious and revitalizing (Read more …)
We invite you to try the following new teas:
Summit Clouds Green Rich full satisfying flavor, early spring green character (Read more …) Organic Orchid Dew Green Sumptuous tasting Japanese cultivar transplanted in China (Read more …) Mount Kenya Black Strong and malty, with hints of cocoa beans and dried fruit (Read more …)
African Breakfast Full-bodied blend of black teas from Kenya, India and China (Read more …) Purple Leaf Tea Notes of sweet plum and fresh spring greens (Read more …) Purple Rain Tea Bright and lively tropical infusion with Purple Tea base (Read more …)
We invite you to try the following new teas:
Darjeeling Castleton Estate Vintage SFTGFOP – 1st Flush Herbaceous and “springy” green character, touch of astringency (Read more …) Shin Cha 2017 Most sought-after seasonal tea in Japan, sweeter than regular sencha (Read more …) Balasun Estate Darjeeling SFTGFOP Himalayan Musk, 2nd Flush Softly aromatic with citrus notes, classic muscatel flavor (Read more …)
Loose-leaf Pu-erh Back after a long absence, vintage 2015 (Read more …) 1st Grade Dragon Well (Lung Ching) Fragrant leaves, elegant flavor (Read more …)
Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest articles include: Winter into Spring What makes the early spring first flush teas so special? (Read more …) Early Spring Teas The costly and limited Pre Qing Ming teas (Read more …) Hand Rolled Teas, Machine Rolled Two examples of hand-shaped greened teas (Read more …)

Tea Discovery by Lydia Kung

Gain new insight into the World of Tea through the expertise and observations of professional tea-taster Lydia Kung. Latest articles include: Post-Manufacture Processing of Oolongs Post-production step of heavy baking in aged and baked oolongs (Read more …) Gong-fu Black Teas from Fujian Sub-group of gong-fu black teas from Fujian: ZhengShan Xiaozhong, BaiLin, Tanyang (aka Panyang), and Zhenghe (Read more …) White Tea Cakes Process of aging white tea cakes in Zhenghe and and Fuding in Fujian province (Read more …)

Ending Soon — New Year of the Rooster Specials

Order now! Prices valid only through April 30.

4714: Year of the Rooster

What will happen in this optimistic and auspicious year? See our Year of the Rooster Predictions!

Holiday Tea Recommendations 15% off through December 30

Tea merchants often are asked about the extent of handcrafting vs. more industrial manufacture methods in tea processing. In her latest edition of Tea Discovery, Lydia Kung explores the extended and complex manipulation of oolong leaves with finished styles that range from a light golden cup to a deep amber cup as demonstrated in the processing of Huang Jin Gui/Orchid Oolong.

Ending Soon — Winter Specials

Order now! Prices valid only through December 30.