this hand-tied presentation tea from fujian province, china is crafted from select white tea leaves that have been triple-scented with the aroma of fresh-picked jasmine blossoms. its showy nature is further enhanced by the addition of a chrysanthemum blossom that has been carefully enveloped in the tea allowing it to "bloom" while the tea steeps. a perfect centerpiece for a special occasion
La Pina Colada
a white tea tribute to everyones favorite caribbean umbrella drink! a subtle bai mudan white tea from chinas fujian province, artfully blended with bits of dried pineapple and shredded coconut to put you in mind of your most relaxing beachside vacations.
the finest of the white teas. our silver needle is comprised only of spring-picked buds from china's fujian province, and produces a delicate flavor with a long and balanced sweetness. this white tea is naturally low in caffeine and high in antioxidants. an excellent evening tea
White Champagne & Raspberry
weve added the natural extracts of the wonderful combined flavor of champagne and fresh raspberries to a high quality bai mudan white tea from fujian province, china. the resulting tea is light and refreshing, whether prepared hot or poured over ice.
White Goji Berry
a white peony tea base blended with goji berry, lemon myrtle, and flower petals. goji berries have a pleasantly tart taste, and are reputed to contain 10 times the antioxidants found in their fellow superfood blueberries
this white tea comes from fujian province, china, and consists of both buds and leaf. white peony produces a light flowery aroma, sweet taste, and a pleasing, soft-green color.
Huo Shan Yellow
this is a rare, yellow tea of exceptional quality. the yellow teas find their niche in between white and green teas on the oxidation/caffeine spectrum in their production. the leaves are treated to kill the enzyme, and then the damp leaf is packed and allowed to cook for a couple of days at 106 degrees f. then it is dried. the result is nothing but great tea.
Aichi Cooking Matcha
this powdered green tea is the basis for the revered japanese tea ceremony. the stone ground matcha is whipped to a froth with a bamboo whisk to make the traditional thick tea (okoicha).
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sometimes simple is best! our blend of japanese sencha green tea with a medley of sunflower, rose and cornflower petals will delight your senses and soothe your spirit. this versatile green tea is as good iced as it is hot.
originally developed as a tribute to the japanese cherry blossom festival, this sencha green tea base has been blended with dried cherries to create a truly zen experience.
as the name implies, this is a simple green tea from china that displays contrasting characteristics to its japanese counterparts. it is strong in flavor, despite being picked in the early spring prior to the rains.
you'll think you found paradise once you've tasted this green tea blended with strawberry, rhubarb, and raspberry. it's fresh, fruity taste will overtake you and whisk you away to a better place
Decaffeinated Organic Sencha
the quintessential japanese green tea in a naturally decaffeinated version.
also known as pouchong, this least oxidized of the oolong teas is very near to the green tea category. it is produced in taiwan where oolong production is an art form. its slightly vegetal taste is fresh and light, making it a perfect afternoon tea to be taken alone during a moment of respite
Blue Spring Oolong
the leaves for this oolong are grown at high elevations in fujian province, china -- amidst a landscape that is home to the ideal breezes and humidity for producing quality teas
Dan Chong Charcoal-fired
a rare and largely unknown style of oolong from the orchard fields of southern chinas guangdong province, dan chong oolong leaves are carefully hand-selected from individual, wild, ancient tea trees and aged for at least 5 years before being released to grace the pots of discriminating oolong enthusiasts.
this spring harvest oolong is grown on ali shan in nantou county which lies at the geographical heart of taiwan. surrounded by a year-long fog, this mountain produces arguably some of the finest oolongs in the world. the liquor exhibits a golden amber color with a complex nutty aroma.
High Mountain Artisanal
this rare hand-crafted tea was sourced from one of the highest elevation tea gardens in the world a rugged and remote spot perched atop one of the wildly beautiful foothills of the himalayas in the very heart of nepals tea-growing district.
this offering is the direct result of our relationship with tea growers on our tea-buying trip to taiwan in the fall of 2008. the jin xuan is an oolong tea varietal that is typically grown side-by-side with the frozen summit, or high mountain, teas.
this flavored black tea not only contains the essential oil of the almond nut, but actual pieces of dried almonds as well. the nutty richness and smooth flavor makes this an excellent after-dinner tea.
this tea is our tribute to anna, duchess of bedford. the duchess is accredited with the invention of the now famous "afternoon tea". it seems anna grew hungry awaiting the return of the duke and his cohorts from their daily fox hunts,
Autumnal Flush Darjeeling
a rare treat from the foothills of the himalayas - this darjeeling tea hailing from the poobong tea estate in india is picked late in the season.
our black beauty is a china black that is flavored with lichee fruit. following an ancient process, the tea leaves are infused with the succulent juice of the lichee - a fruit that is also the chinese symbol for beauty (hence the name).
a blend of fine chinese black teas with a healthy dose of black currant flavoring. the brew produced from this classic pairing is delightful in its berry-based richness. great hot, but absolutely terrific iced
full bodied black tea from the nilgiri region in southern india with the essence of mango and marigold flower petals. this tropical treat is delectable both hot and cold. indulge your taste buds.
from china's yunnan province comes this great aged puerh tea featuring a rich earthy taste with briny overtones.
Green Loose Leaf Puerh
a rare and unusual green loose leaf puerh tea from yunnan, china. after plucking, the leaves receive minimal processing - a simple withering and sun-drying.
Organic Ginger Puerh
this wonderful blend of ginger and lightly aged puerh tea is perfect for those looking to purge toxins from their bodies.
Organic Golden Puerh
throughout its long history, puerh has been reserved by the chinese imperial court as a "tea of tribute"
Organic Green Tuocha
made from deep green leaves from the yunnan province in southern china, this bowl shaped puerh tea produces a slightly smoky and vegetal sweet brew. produced in the summer, this organic tuocha is sun-dried,
the earliest known chinese word for tea is "tou", and later referred to as "tay" in tang dynasty times, and then "cha" in mandarin.
Cape Town Rooibos Organic
this special rooibos (roy-boss) tea offers all of the benefits of the south african rooibos organic along with a blended medley of rose petals, chamomile, orange peel and spearmint.
Cranberry Lovers Tea
this lovers blend of honeybush and rooibos contains the nutrient powerhouse fruit from the mountain cranberry shrub
a superb fruit infusion that has a tart and fruity flavor profile with notes of blueberry and bing cherries. this blend also contains schisandra berries. schisandra is an adaptogen
Green Rooibos Organic
less oxidized than our popular south african rooibos, our green rooibos has a lighter body with a distinctive earthy flavor and a slightly sweet finish. it is known to have a soothing effect on the central nervous system which helps reduce tension and stress on the body.
this naturally sweet, mellow and deep red herbal tea is not made from tea leaves but from an herb that has been cultivated by the indigenous people of south africa for hundreds of years.
Korean Red Ginseng
highly prized by asian cultures as an aphrodisiac and a cure for everything from impotence to a lack of concentration.
Gong Fu Tea got its start in September of 2003. My old college friend Rusty Bishop had just returned from participating in an extreme running event held in the Gobi Desert (The Gobi March), and I gave him a quick call to see how he had fared. That "quick call" turned into a lengthy, introspective conversation in which we both determined that we were ready to embark on a venture that would be truly inspirational. At the time, we were both coffee-swilling components of the corporate machine, and looking to completely reinvent ourselves. Tea was the vehicle that we used to accomplish that feat on nearly every level.