Tea Menu

The best, delivered.

Along with your gourmet coffee order and bread, you can have gourmet and artisan tea delivered to your door. Peruse the menu below, and then sign up with our subscription order form. [If you are already a subscriber, you can just e-mail us your tea order at or leave a message at 789-9048.]


Black Teas

Certified Organic, Fair Trade Black Tea (Ceylon (Sri Lanka)): $36/lb
Fair Trade Certified by IMO Ceylon tea comes from partially fermenting young tea leaves and is revered as a lively classic with a smooth taste that is not too bitter to the palate. It makes a very nice afternoon tea.
Certified Organic Chai (Assam, India): $36/lb
Traditional Indian spiced tea composed of organic ginger root, organic cinnamon bark, organic cardamom, organic cloves, organic star anise, organic vanilla bean, and organic Assam Tea.

Green Teas

Yunnan White Tea (China) $40/lb
Dragon Well (Westgate, China) $36/lb
Sencha, steam fired (Japan) $40/lb

Oolongs

Chinese Restaurant Tea (just like you remember) $40/lb
Tsuei Luan oolong tea(Cui Hua Village, Li Shan, Nantou County, Taiwan): $35, 150 grams (1/3 lb)
Tsuei Luan oolong tea has an exquisitely sweet aroma and interesting flavour profile. The slightly floral taste has a definite fruit undertone - said to be the result of growing tea on orchard land. This tea has a very pleasing flavor that makes it one of the most popular teas amongst Taiwan tea connoisseurs. Oolong tea is grown in the Tsuei Luan district of Li Shan ("Pear Mountain"). This area is a former fruit producing region which was converted to tea plantations in the late 1970s. The soil quality of the former orchards is excellent, and the high altitude (more than 2,000 meters) of this district provides a cool, moist climate - ideal conditions for growing tea.
GABA Cha (Ali Shan, Chia Yi County, Taiwan): $25, 150 grams (1/3 lb)
GABA tea is a relatively new type of tea with special health benefits. It was first produced in 1987 in Japan where it remains a very popular type of tea. The main compound is gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) - an amino acid that occurs naturally in the human body. GABA is the main inhibitory neurotransmitter found in the nervous system. Taiwanese GABA tea like Cha is an all natural product. It is made from high-grade whole-leaf that is naturally rich in glutamic acid - the precursor to GABA. The processing involves exposing the fresh tea leaves to nitrogen gas under controlled conditions. GABA tea is produced according to standards set by the Japanese government, and meets or exceeds the Japanese standard of 150 mg of GABA per 100 grams of tea. Brews to a dark brown color with a pleasing, light taste.

Pu-erh

Xiaguan Tea Factory Horseback aged Pu Erh (Xiaguan, Dali growing area, Yunnan Province, China): $12/ 100gram nest (0.22 lb)
This tea has a shiny luster and strong scent in the leaf. Its brew looks bright yellow, has a refreshing taste and sweet afternote. To facilitate tea trade with merchants travelling the Ancient Tea-Horse road, Pu-erh tea is often pressed into a variety of forms. The oldest of these is Tuocha, a bundle that looks like a basket or nest.
Bamboo Packed Pu-erh (Yunnan Province, China) $10/ 100 gram Bamboo (0.22 lb)

Local, wildcrafted teas

Alaskan Blueberry Leaf (Alaska!) $16/lb

Flavored teas

$16/lb:
Coconut or coconut crème black
Baileys black
Earl green
Earl grey
Ginger orange, green
Cinnamon spice black
Orange green
Peach black
Peach w/ginger green
Orange crème black
Pina colada green
Raspberry black
Sentinel spice black
Vanilla black