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Tea is both a destination and a journey. Sometimes you just want your favorite morning or afternoon cuppa' and your destination is known. Other times a new tea can transport you on a journey to a distant and exciting place. There are hundreds, if not a few thousand, teas in the world, and nothing gets us as excited as presenting new teas.

"Tea is a work of art. Each preparation of the leaves has its individuality, its special affinity with water and heat, its hereditary memories to recall, its own method of telling a story." ~ Okakura Kakuzo, the Book of Tea, 1906

Bao Zhong Oolong
Bao Zhong Oolong - Taiwan

Bao Zhong Oolong is known as one of the most famous Pouchong Oolong teas throughout the tea drinking world. Pouchongs are carefully withered, delicately rolled, lightly oxidized, and occasionally wrapped for a period of time to set in aroma into the tea leaf. This results in delicate flavors and aromas.

$6.95 - $43.95
Black Dragon - Organic High Mountain Taiwan
Black Dragon ~ High Mountain Taiwan ~ Organic

Organic Black Dragon Black Tea is a true tea lovers tea. As soon as we tried this excellent tea, we had several kilos air freighted in from Taiwan. Hand rolled long wiry leaves brew a reddish honey colored liquor with sweet aromas and a depth of taste that is remarkable. 

$5.25 - $81.95
Chrysanthemum Flowers
Chrysanthemum Mini Flowers

Chrysanthemum extra premium mini flowers are naturally grown, sun dried and sorted for tea.  Fragrant, with a light liquor and lingering taste, Chrysanthemum tea is a favorite throughout Asia. The mini blossoms are very light in weight, so a little goes a long way especially with multiple steepings.

 
$4.50 - $17.95
Cloud Mist Supreme Yun Wu
Cloud Mist Supreme Yun Wu Green Tea ~ Organic

ORGANIC. One of the famous teas of China, Yun Wu means "Cloud-mist" because these teas are grown in high mountain cloud forest areas where the alternating misty and sunny weather produces more developed fragrances and tastes in the teas. The Cloud Mist Supreme is fragrant, light, and full of taste.

 
$5.95 - $35.50
Coconut Chai
Coconut Chai

Coconut Chai - the perfect tea for Chai and Coconut lovers!  Premium Ceylon Black Tea blended with chai spices (Ginger Root, Cinnamon Bark, Green Cardamom pods, Vanilla Bean pieces) and toasted coconut. The coconut and chai aroma and flavor is quite delicious making this tea a self drinker, dessert tea or compliment to most any meal.

$3.95 - $19.95
Darjeeling - Singbulli Estate Second Flush 2015
Darjeeling - Singbulli Estate Second Flush 2015 ~ Organic STGFOP1

Organic Singbulli Estate Darjeeling STGFOP1 Second Flush (2F or second picking of the season) is a perfect afternoon tea.  Attractive well rolled leaves with a few silver tips produces a coppery gold tea liquor, very smooth with no astringency at the finish.   more info...

 

$6.95 - $44.95
Darjeeling First Flush ~ Singell Estate
Darjeeling - Singell Estate First Flush 2016 FTGFOP1

We are pleased to have a limited supply of the Darjeeling Singell Estate 2016 First Flush (1F or first picking of the season).  This premium grade FTGFOP1 tea is has fine plucked and well rolled leaves with some silver buds.  Singell Darjeeling 1F is the top choice of the staff at Strand Tea so far this year.

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Darjeeling Glenburn Estate First Flush
Darjeeling ~ First Flush FTGFOP1 ~ Glenburn Estate 2016

Darjeeling First Flush 2016.  The Darjeeling first flushes are eagerly awaited and Glenburn Tea Estate has produced another great tea. Gentle muscatel flavor, medium body, with little astringency and not as 'greenish' in character makes this first flush well worth the price.

$8.95 - $57.95
GABA Organic Super Oolong
GABA Super Oolong ~ Organic

Our Organic GABA Super Oolong Tea is flown to Strand Tea Company in Oregon straight from Taiwan for freshness and quality. Premium High Grown tea plants are selected for production, shaded for about 15 days prior to harvest, then moderately oxidized in stainless steel containers where oxygen is replaced with nitrogen while the temperature and PH is carefully controlled. The result is a very pleasing light to medium tea, with almost no bitterness, which is high in the super anti-oxidant, GABA.    read more...

$6.95 - $49.95
Green Dragon Formosa Oolong
Green Dragon Tung Ting Formosa Oolong

Green Dragon Tung Ting Oolong from Formosa is one of our top 5 favorite teas here in the Strand Tea office and is highly acclaimed by tea professionals. New leaves and budsets are moderately oxidized and dried with perfect application of heat to bring out delicious buttery notes and wonderful aromas. Brew the leaves two to three times.

$8.95 - $59.95
Gui Fei Oolong
Gui Fei Oolong

Gui Fei Oolong, one of the "100 famous teas of China"  is a unique varietal Oolong brought to Taiwan decades ago and now grown in high mountains of Taiwan.  The plum and osmanthus aromas surprised us and then it's toasty pleasing taste wowed us.  With it's layered flavors and aroma Gui Fei has quickly become a Strand Tea staff favorite.  The tastes carry through so well that you must brew this tea twice.

$6.95 - $52.75
Irish Twist Dessert Tea
Irish Twist Dessert Tea
Irish Twist Dessert Tea: A delicious blend of naturally grown high mountain black tea with hints of cacao, coffee, mint and jasmine. It almost perfectly brings out a hint of cocoa and a little mint in a smooth cup good just about anytime, but especially after the meal or paired with snacks. Staff have rated it a must try.
$4.95 - $26.95
Island Dream Flavored Black Tea
Island Dream Flavored Black Tea

Island Dream flavored black tea is premium Ceylon tea blended with naturally dried coconut, mango and passionfruit bits and yellow marigold blossoms.

$3.95 - $21.95
Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma
Jiao Gu Lan - Gynostemma

Jiao Gu Lan (Jiaogulan) also known as Gynostemma Pentaphyllum is known throughout the far east as "the immortality herb". Naturally grown and caffeine free Jiao Gu Lan brews a light golden, slightly sweet tasting tea. It is often taken as a good tasting daily tonic.

$4.95 - $29.95
Jin Jun Mei Black
Jin Jun Mei

Jin Jun Mei, sometimes called 'Gift of Heaven', is a rare and special black tea from the Wuyi mountain range in Fujian. Jin Jun Mei leaf is suberbly crafted of the finest golden tips and tender leaves.  It brews a full bodied, layered , smooth liquor with a slight honey taste.

$7.95 - $53.95
Jin Xuan Milk Oolong
Jin Xuan Milk Oolong

Milk Oolong is one of those rare finds enjoyed by tea beginners and experts alike. It indeed has a light creamy flavor layered in on top of its great orchid like notes and smooth taste.

$3.65 - $54.95
Kabusecha Japanese Green Tea
Kabuse Cha Japanese Green Tea

Kabuse Cha is our newest Premium Limited production Japanese Green Tea.  Delicious.

 
$6.95 - $51.95
Keemun Mao Feng Supreme Black Tea
Keemun Mao Feng Supreme

Keemun Mao Feng Supreme from the mountain slopes of Anhui Provence is a great tasting whole leaf black tea. Typically Keemuns are breakfast teas, but the Mao Feng Supreme is a great self drinker or stands milk well so can be taken any time of day.

 
$6.95 - $51.95
Matcha
Matcha ~ Japanese Powdered Green Tea

Strand Tea authentic Matcha Japanese powdered green tea is hand produced Super Grade from the superior grade Gyokuro leaf.  Matcha is high in anti-oxidants and has become known recently as a 'super food' in health circles. By consuming the whole leaf (ground up) a variety of micronutrients make this an energizing and healthy addition to your diet.

This true Kansai Matcha is Strand Tea staff's favorite and we feature it at an excellent price.  Available in a 1 oz (28 gram) tin and 3.6 oz (100 gram) factory sealed pack.

 
$11.95 - $33.95
Nilgiri - POABS Estate Green Tea
Nilgiri - POABS Estate Green Tea ~ Organic

POABS Estate Organic and Bio-Dynamic Nilgiri Green tea is back. POABS is a medium bodied Green tea with a slightly nutty taste.

$13.95
Nine Dragons White Tea
Nine Dragons White Tea

Nine Dragons is a exquisit rare Silver Needle tea from Fujian Province. This is the best white tea we've come across in years – a gold standard - considered in China 'competition grade'.  Downy silver needles have a slight peony floral scent when dry and a slightly sweet liquor when brewed.  Please infuse this tea several times and if you have a guiwan you're in for a treat.

$7.95 - $98.95
Olive Leaf - Organic
Olive Leaf ~ Organic

Olive leaf (Olea europaea) comes, of course, from the Olive Tree.  Our Organic Olive leaf is an excellent, caffeine free, herbal tea associated with multiple health benefits. It has a very pleasant taste on it's own and is very versatile in blending with other herbs and teas.  

 
$3.50 - $18.95
Osmanthus Oolong - Taiwan High Mountain
Osmanthus Oolong - Taiwan High Mountain

Osmanthus Oolong from the High Mountain Growing Areas of Taiwan is a new edition to our Oolong category. Fresh Formosa Jade Oolong leaves in a Ti Kwan Yin style are scented with Osmanthus Flower Buds for a great taste.

$2.85 - $36.95
Pau Hana Rooibos
Pau Hana Rooibos Loose Leaf ~ Organic

Organic Red Rooibos blended with naturally dried pineapple pieces, shredded coconut and a touch of vanilla.

$3.95 - $21.95
Mocha Pu-Erh
Pu-Erh Mocha

Mocha Pu-erh.  A delicious tea that breaks all the rules. It instantly became a morning favorite here in the office. The Mocha Pu-erh is rich, full of taste, well balanced, and smooth.  Oh, it gives an energy boost as well.  Lightly aged Pu-erh Bllack tea is blended with Coffee, Cacao nibs, a little Butterscotch, Almond pieces, and Jasmine flowers.

$4.50 - $26.95
Pu-Erh 4 gram Tou Cha Black Tea
Pu-Erh Tuo Cha 4 Gram

Pu-Erh is a true specialty tea, the exception to the rule in that it gets better with age. Premium tea leaves are partially dried then buried in clay according to the ancient and still secret tradition, to make this highly distinctive tea with rich earthy tastes and aromas which are hard to describe.

$4.95 - $28.95
Pu-Erh 5 gram Tou Cha Black Tea
Pu-Erh Tuo Cha 5.5 Gram

In China Pu Erh is considered a TRIBUTE TEA, a tea of such exceptional taste it is used for gifting or paying tribute to someone. A true specialty tea, this Pu-Erh is 10-11 years old and is supplied in individually wrapped 5.5 gram compressed "bird's nests" called Tuo Cha.

$5.95 - $37.95
Sencha Special Grade Kyoto Green Tea
Sencha Kyoto Japanese Green ~ Special Grade
Kyoto Sencha has a fine deep green leaf appearing almost like Gyokuro Jade Dew. It brews a light green liquor with nuanced flavors and is an exceptional grade of Sencha.
$5.50 - $39.55
Sundew Green Tea
Sundew - Flavored Green Tea

A fabulously pretty tea blended from a Sencha-type of leaf and naturally flavored with pieces of Mango. Sundew tea is then graced with Marigold, Sunflower Blossoms, Rose, Cornflower and Safflower Petals. This is an excellent tasting tea, delicately flavored and scented.

$4.50 - $27.95
Tai Mu San Organic Green Tea
Tai Mu San Green Tea ~ Organic
*ORGANIC* This excellent tea is grown by a local farmer in the Wuyi Mountain region; sales of this tea directly support his family farm. Our customers rate this as one of the best overall Green Teas for smoothness, body, mouth feel, and pleasant taste.
$4.95 - $29.95
Three Treasures Oolong
Three Treasures Oolong
Three Treasures Oolong is a delicious treat from the famous Anxi Region of Fujian Province, home of the Ti Kwan Yin and Hairy Crab Oolongs. Three Treasures refers to the tea itself and then to its very pleasant coconut and pineapple flavors. The taste of this wonderful tea lingers on the palate and is perfect alone or paired with light food and snacks.
$4.95 - $31.95
Holy Basil (Tulsi) Teabags
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Teabags

Box of 20 Teabags

Organic Holy Basil (Tulsi) Tea.  Most Holy Basil (Tulsi) teabags contain 1.2 to 1.4 grams of Holy Basil tea leaf. We decided to have larger teabags made and put 2 grams of Holy Basil in every teabag to produce superior taste and benefits.

$3.50
Vana Wild Forest Tulsi fine cut
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Vana Wild Forest Herbal Tea ~ Organic

Vana Wild Forest Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) loose leaf is an exceptionally fragarent varietal and has a unique citrus taste. 

$2.75 - $16.95
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Purple Leaf
Tulsi (Holy Basil/Krishna) Herbal Tea Organic ~ Purple Leaf

The Purple Leaf Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) Krishna varietal has a mild, pleasantly minty, basil taste with a hint of cinnamon and clove.  It is slightly stronger than the Green Tulsi Varietals.

$2.75 - $16.95
Tulsi (Holy Basil) Green Leaf fine
Tulsi (Holy Basil/Rama) Herbal Tea Organic ~ Green Leaf

Green Leaf (Rama) varietal Organic Tulsi (Holy Basil) has a mild, pleasantly minty, basil taste with a hint of clove.

$2.75 - $16.95
White Peach Tea
White Peach Tea

White PeachTM is a lovely combination of  Bai Mu Dan (White Peony) White Tea blended with Peach Pieces, Vanilla Bits, Marigold and Chrysanthemum petals. 

$5.50 - $33.95
Yu Chi Shan Cha
Yu Chi Shan Cha

Back in stock!!   Wild high mountain plants are hand harvested from indigenous Ancestral Tea Plants dating to 1697 in Taiwan.   This amazing tea has a mild aroma of honey baked oats and a slight floral scent of wild rose.  The tea liquor is perfectly balanced and smooth with fruit notes similar to white peaches. This tea is so good we recommend it be served in wine glasses.

$6.50 - $97.95
Yunnan Yin Zhen Silver Needle
Yunnan Yin Zhen ~ Silver Needle

Yunnan Yin Zhen Silver Needle Tea is another rare find. It is our 2nd elite Silver Needle White tea and one we just couldn't resist. Beautiful plump silver buds have a slightly lemon blossom scent when dry,and a fantastic smooth slightly sweet and slightly citrus flavor when brewed.  Multiple steepings bring out different flavor notes.  Yunnan Yin Zhen a great value!

$6.75 - $92.95
Golden Monkey Yunnan
Yunnan ~ Golden Monkey

Golden Monkey Yunnan (Jin Ya).  Ahh!  One of the most beautifully made and tasty Yunnan teas of 2016. Nearly all gold tips prouce a wonderful tea liquor with layered flavors and no bitterness.  Steep twice.  Pure self drinking tea at it's best.

$7.95 - $53.95
Yunnan - Golden Snail
Yunnan ~ Golden Snail
Golden Snail is one of those wonderful hand crafted black teas made in small production lots by a farm family in the mountains of Yunnan province. The aroma is magnificent, and the tea liquor is rich and smooth.
$6.50 - $39.95