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Where it all began some 5,000 years ago. China produces some unique and magnificent teas. Strand Tea Company offers both handcrafted tea from small family-owned tea gardens and larger, regional producers. We offer a great variety of premium high-grown teas from such well-established tea-growing areas as Anhui, Fujian, Hunan, Sichuan and Yunnan and the Wuyi Mountain region.

Bai Lin Gongfu Organic Black Tea
Bai Lin Gongfu ~ Organic
Special Grade – An amazing tea and a great find. When you’ve learned all the rules about Black Tea, here is an exception. It is brewed at a lower temperature (like Green Tea) for longer – a full 6 minutes. You get a delicious cup with almost sweet nutty flavors and no bitterness.
$3.95 - $24.95
Bai Mu Dan Super Fancy White Tea
Bai Mu Dan Super Fancy White Tea ~ Organic

Bai Mu Dan (also known as Pai MuTan) Organic Super Grade White tea has as full and sweet taste as we have found in any Bai Mu Dan to date. It is clearly a grade above the standard ones commonly available and often flavored or scented to fill out the taste profile.

$6.50 - $38.95
Bi Luo Chun
Bi Luo Chun Green Tea

This excellent 2014 Bi Luo Chun from Jiangsu Province (the true home of Bi Luo Chun) is so good it is considered 'competition grade' among the local Chinese.  The tea liquor is light, floral, and sweet.  A true treat for any Green Tea lover.

$10.50 - $74.95
Black Tea Brick Large - Front
Black Tea Brick - Large

Chinese nomads are first credited with compressing tea into "bricks" for easy travel. Tea was so valuable during some time periods that the bricks were scored or marked into sections and bartered for other goods, even horses. These 1.1 kilo  bricks vary between 2.4 - 2.5 lb. Tea Brick has Chinese markings on both sides. THESE DESIGNS DO VARY.

$19.95
Black Tea Brick Front - Small
Black Tea Brick - Small

Chinese nomads are first credited with compressing tea into "bricks" for easy travel. Tea was so valuable during some time periods that the bricks were scored or marked into sections and bartered for other goods, even horses. This 475-485 gram (16 oz, by weight) Tea Brick has Chinese markings on both sides. THESE DESIGNS DO VARY.

$12.75
China Black FOP Black Tea
China Black
Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP). The most basic of teas from South China. It makes an excellent and inexpensive iced tea without any bitterness.
$2.75 - $16.95
Cloud Mist Yunwu Green Tea
Cloud Mist - Yun Wu Green Tea ~ Organic

ORGANIC. One of the famous teas of China, Yunwu means "Cloud-mist" because these teas are grown in high mountain areas where the weather produces more developed fragrances and tastes in the teas.

 
$3.95 - $21.95
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.

 
$6.95 - $48.95
Dessert Oolong
Dessert Oolong
A unique Amber oolong from South China flavored with pieces of caramel. This tea brews rich and flavorful with a mild sweetness. Sure to please your guests after dinner or with dessert.
$4.95 - $31.95
Dragonwell First Grade Green Tea
Dragonwell ~ Lung Ching First Grade

Dragonwell is one of the oldest, most famous and best Chinese Green Teas. Once grown only for emperors, it is delicately harvested and expertly made. Dragon Well has a pale gold liquor with a fresh flavor with hints of sweetness.

$7.95 - $56.95
Flowering Bud Green Tea - Double happiness
Flowering Bud Tea ~ Double Happiness
Large globe grape shaped Premium Green Tea handcrafted to bloom into a 2 1/2" "flower" with a three blossom center of Osmanthus, Lilly, and Jasmine Blossoms.
$4.95 - $64.95
Fujian Mt Oolong
Fujian Mountain Oolong

Fujian Mountain Naturally Grown Oolong is our newest Oolong, added February 2015, and is an excellent value. It is a medium oxidized Oolong brewing a golden brown liquor and a smooth taste which is hard to describe but something like an Iron Goddess of Mercy Oolong.  We would consider it an all day tea which can be paired  with a variety of foods.

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Ginseng Oolong
Ginseng Oolong - Southern China Coast
A medium oxidized Ti Kwan Yin (Tie Guan Yin) Amber Oolong which is tightly curled and dried, then rolled in Ginseng and Chinese Sweetgrass (Stevia) Powder. This tea is unique, interesting, leaves a pleasant taste, and is refreshing & energizing.
$4.95 - $31.95
Gunpowder Organic Pinhead Green Tea
Gunpowder Green Tea ~ Organic Pinhead
ORGANIC. High grown in South China this gunpowder green tea has less tightly rolled and curled leaves, with a little milder taste than the Temple of Heaven.
$3.95 - $21.95
Iron Goddess of Mercy Jade Oolong
Iron Goddess of Mercy - Ti Kuan Yin - First Grade Jade Oolong

This is one of our most popular teas and yes, that is the actual name translated from Chinese. It is oxidized a little more than the Green Dragon resulting in deeper flavors. When brewed correctly it has a delicate aroma with complex flavors of peach and toasted almond. It is truly an elegant tea, highly sought after in China.

$5.25 - $32.95
Jasmine Chun Hao Organic Green Tea
Jasmine Chun Hao (Moli Chunhao) Extra Fine ~ Organic
Organic Superior Green China Tea with delicate Jasmine flowers makes a very smooth and aromatic cup. In this grade the Jasmine flowers are mostly removed after scenting the tea to allow the fine grade of tea to emerge. It has a little more body than other Jasmine teas.
$4.95 - $29.95
Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls - Organic Green Tea
Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearls ~ Organic

*ORGANIC* This is an exquisite Jasmine made from only the finest Green Tea. Customers describe this Organic Jasmine Pearl Tea as 'suberb', 'heavenly', 'a tea to spend an afternoon with.'

$9.95 - $72.95
Jasmine Yin Hao Green Tea
Jasmine Yin Hao

Another extremely well made tea from China. The Yin Hao leaf is long, thin, and twisted then scented with Jasmine flowers which are removed. The result is an excellent Jasmine with a little more body than the Jasmine Pearls, but with all the quality.

 
$5.50 - $33.95
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
Keemun Hao Ya A Black Tea
Keemun Hao Ya A Imperial Court Tribute Tea
The Hao Ya A is always rated by tea professionals as the top Keemun made. It has an amazing depth of taste, with toasty notes and superb mouth feel. A must try for the tea lover.
$7.95 - $56.95
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
Grand Keemun Black Tea
Keemun ~ Grand Keemun
Keemun teas, which won their first gold medals in 1915, were the original English Breakfast teas prior to the Assams taking over when China teas were not available to the British Empire. The Grand Keemun is a superior quality leaf which gives a range of "toasty" tastes and a robust cup without bitterness.
$4.50 - $25.95
Lapsang Souchong Black Tea
Lapsang Souchong
From Fujan Province comes one of the worlds legendary teas, favored especially by the Russians and the American old west cowboys. It has large leaves and a very smoky aroma and taste, making it a hearty tea often taken with milk and sugar.
$3.95 - $19.95
Magnolia Oolong
Magnolia Oolong

Magnolia Oolong is a light to medium bodied tea without astringency and has a wonderful aroma, perfect for afternoon tea.  It reminds us of an extremely popular tea we had for years called Ancient Beauty Oolong.

 
$4.95 - $29.95
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
Pu-Erh - Brick (Shu) Black Tea
Pu-Erh Brick (Shu)

TRIBUTE TEA. 12 year old compressed brick. Enjoy now or let age. Approx. 250 gram (8.5 oz) Factory Wrapped Brick.

$17.95
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
Green Pu-Erh Loose Leaf
Pu-Erh Old Tree Green ~ Loose Leaf

Mao Cha Old Tree Pu-erh is a special find made from 50 to 100 year old Yunnan tea trees.  It is made similarly to white teas - withered in the sun for a few hours, then dried in a heated room at about 90°. The leaf is left to age where natural oxidation and fermentation from the organisms in the tea leaf create it's unique flavor.  Because of this process it has more of a green tea characteristic and is considered 'raw' (Mao Cha).  It is a complex tea, slightly 'sweet', with a lingering aftertaste.

$5.50 - $33.95
Three Season Pu-Erh Cake
Pu-Erh Three Season Cake

TRIBUTE TEA. Organic Three Season Imperial Pu-Erh Cake. Excellent 'sheng' or 'raw' tea leaves fermented just enough to start the ageing process.  Made in 2011.  Enjoy now or let age. Approx. 250 gram (8.5 oz) Factory Wrapped Cake.

 
$29.95
Pu-Erh 5 gram Tou Cha Black Tea
Pu-Erh Tuo Cha 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 was produced in 2005 and is supplied in individually wrapped 5 gram (average) compressed "bird's nests" called Tuo Cha.

 
$5.95 - $37.95
Pu-Erh 4 gram Tou Cha Black Tea
Pu-Erh Tuo Cha 5 Gram Super Grade

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.  This Super Grade was produced in 2010. Great care was taken to find the best leaf material to make this tea, it is good now and we believe it will age perfectly if you care to keep it for a few years prior to drinking it.

 
$6.75 - $43.95
Pu-Erh Loose Leaf Black Tea
Pu-Erh Yunnan - Loose Leaf
This is a young (two year old), loose leaf Yunnan Black Tea made in the Pu-Erh style. Because it is a cross between a typical Yunnan and Pu-Erh, it has a lighter Pu-Erh flavor and aroma but still a Yunnan undertone. Smooth in the cup and definitely worth trying as a hearty, but flavorful all day tea.
$4.95 - $28.95
Seven Buddhas Jade Oolong
Seven Buddhas Jade Oolong
A lightly oxidized, hand crafted tea, it is a little lighter than the Ti Kwan Yins or the Green Dragon, more in the Pouchong Style. Those with subtle palates will love this tea.
$4.75 - $31.95
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
White Monkey Paw
White Monkey Paw White Tea

Made in the Wuyi Mountain region of China from the top two leaves and bud of new season growth on specially selected plants – then delicately steamed and gently and sorted – this tea is velvety smooth.

Limited quantities.

$6.95 - $47.95
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
Wuyi Mountain Oolong
Wuyi Mountain Shuixian Oolong

ORGANIC. Wuyi Amber Oolong is a specific varietal from Wu Yi mountain area of South China. Many of this areas teas are also known as yancha or "Rock Teas" because the tea plants are scattered in little wild patches on the sides of steep mountainsides among the rocky cliffs.

$5.50 - $35.95
Yunnan Golden Heaven Black Tea
Yunnan ~ Golden Heaven
TRIBUTE TEA. This is one of the best Yunnan teas made, Small, lightly rolled leaves loaded with gold tips produce a rich smooth cup which is flavorful without astringency or bitterness. One of the best morning teas you’ll find. Please do not put any milk or sweetener in this tea – its flavor stands alone.
$6.95 - $49.95
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
Yunnan Hong Cha Black Tea
Yunnan ~ Hong Cha
Yunnan Hong Cha is back! Introduced in 2006 Hong Cha quickly became a favorite of Yunnan tea drinkers for its rich full taste, smoothness, and affordability. It is a limited production tea Naturally Grown without chemicals on a small tea farm in the heart of the Yunnan mountain area.
$4.50 - $27.95
Yunnan Tippy Black Tea
Yunnan ~ Tippy
Flowery Orange Pekoe (FOP), Best Grade. The Yunnan province in southern China has been producing teas for at least 1700 years. This premium high grown hand-produced Yunnan has well-twisted leaves and a few golden tips producing a full bodied brew with little bitterness making it a very good breakfast tea.
$3.95 - $21.95