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Teas   ~ ~ price per ounce

Orange Pekoe (OP) refers to the size of the leaf, not the quality or flavor. While Orange Pekoe teas are whole leaf teas, Broken Orange Pekoe (BOP) teas are broken leaf teas. Contrary to popular belief, the term "orange" does not refer to a flavor, but rather to the Dutch House of Orange.

Tea—whether black, green or oolong—is derived from the same plant, Canadensis sinensis. Green teas, as many studies have shown, contain vital anti-oxidant qualities; some research now suggests that black tea, too, has vital anti-oxidant properties. Flavored teas, derived from the black or green state of fermentation, are—as their names suggest—deliciously flavored brews, whether served hot or iced.  
AMBROSIA TEA Ingredients: Apricot Tea, Black Current Tea, Mango Tea, Rose Hips, Orange Peel, Cinnamon Chips. 1.85

APRICOT FLAVORED TEA Ingredients: Black Tea, Calendula Petals, Artifical Apricot Flavoring. 2.10

ASSAM BOP TEA Assam B.O.P. comes from the state of Assam, in India. It is a black tea known for its strong, deep red infusion. 1.95

BLACK CURRANT TEA Ingredients: Black current tea is a black tea blended with natural black currant flavoring and currant leaves. 2.10

CEYLON BOP TEA An excellent quality tea from Sri Lanka (formerly known as Ceylon). Makes a great base for flavored teas, and goes well with milk. 1.35

CHAI BLEND Chai tea is an aromatic spiced tea originally from India. Our chai tea is a blend of two loose leaf black teas and a variety of spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper), which brews a delicious and satisfying beverage. 2.35

CHAI BLEND DECAFChai tea is an aromatic spiced tea originally from India. Our chai tea is a blend of two loose leaf black teas and a variety of spices (cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper), which brews a delicious and satisfying beverage. 2.75

CHAMOMILE FLOWERS - WHOLE Chamomile is recognized the world over as a soothing, sleep-aiding herbal tea. It also has been widely used to soothe irritated or inflamed skin. 2.10

CHICORY ROOT - ROASTED GRANULES 1.05

CHINA BLACK TEA China Black Tea is a premium quality basic black tea. 1.15

DARJEELING BLACK TEA A quality tea grown in the Darjeeling region, a mountainous area around the Himalayas, of India. This black tea is known for its crisp astringency. 2.55

DRAGON WELL GREEN TEA Dragon Well #4 is a green tea that also is known as Lung Ching tea. It is hand processed and panfired to create its signature flat shape. Classic Chinese green tea flavor. 2.55

EARL GREY TEA A black tea scented with bergamot essential oil as flavoring. Highly recommended and very popular 2.10

EARL GREY TEA DECAFA black tea scented with bergamot essential oil as flavoring. Highly recommended and very popular 2.95

ENGLISH BREAKFAST BLEND TEA Our English Breakfast Tea is a equal mix of the black teas Chester (Ceylon BOP) and Kalgar (Indian BOP). It brews a full-flavored, richly-colored, and full bodied cup.
1.45

GENMAI CHA GREEN TEA Blend of Bancha green tea and toasted tea rice. Hearty and wholesome, with a mellow green tea flavor paired wtih the nuttiness of toasted rice. A favorite tea served in San Francisco sushi restaurants. This is genuine Genmai Cha, imported from Japan. 2.95

GREEN QUINCE Sencha Green Tea, Cornflower Petals and Mallow Flower Petals with Quince Flavoring. 2.10

GREEN ROOIBUS 2.35

GUNPOWDER GREEN TEA This is a tightly rolled, panfired leaf from China. It produces a sweet, mellow brew. For those looking for a basic green tea for health benefits, Gunpowder Green is recommended. Popular in Morocco blended with fresh spearmint, cardamom, cinnamon and honey. 1.50

HIBISCUS FLOWERS - C/S 1.75

HONEYBUSH Coarse sift for loose tea. Honeybush is also known as berg tea or mountain tea. Honeybush is so named because the flowers smell like honey. The taste of honeybush is similar to rooibos, but sweeter. 1.75

IRISH BREAKFAST TEA 1.55

JASMINE TEA Pouchong green tea from Fuzhou, China, scented with jasmine petals. 1.95

LICORICE MINT TEA BLEND This herbal tea is a blend of peppermint leaves, spearmint leaves and licorice root. The combination of these ingredients forms a unique blend of mints and licorice, especially easy to enjoy knowing that it is caffeine-free.
1.45

LICORICE SPICE TEA BLEND Our Licorice Spice herbal tea is an energizing medley of citrus, sweet cinnamon, and herbaceous roots accented by clove and anise aromatics. Its wholesome, sweet, cinnamon-citrus flavors are both warming and soothing. This energizing and naturally caffeine-free herbal tea is perfect any time of the day. Ingredients: Cinnamon chips, licorice root, orange peel, rooibos, cardamom, anise & cloves. 1.45

MANGO FLAVORED TEA A blend of black tea, calendula petals, and mango flavoring. This blend crafts a soothing black tea with a light mango taste. 2.10

MINT COOLER Ingredients: Peppermint, Spearmint, Chamomile & Rose Hips Totally refreshing, regardless of the weather; enjoy hot or iced. 3 oz packet 5.00

OOLONG TEA A medium grade Oolong from Taiwan, commonly served in Chinese restaurants. Large, coarse leaves brew into a pale liqueur. 1.50

ORANGE SPICE BLEND TEA 2.10

PANFIRED GREEN TEA 1.70

PEPPERMINT LEAF (Cert Org) - c/s 1.05

POMEGRANATE GREEN 2.10

RASPBERRY OP 2.10

ROOIBUS TEA 1.75

ROSE HIPS (SEEDLESS) - C/S 1.35

SPEARMINT LEAF (DOMESTIC) - C/S 1.00

VANILLA FLAVORED TEA 2.10

YERBE MATE 2.25

YUNG WU 2.35

Tea brewing accessories We offer basic kitchen gadgets for brewing your tea.  Choose to please your personal style and the consistency of the leaf, flower or other plant part you wish to brew.
Bamboo Tea Strainer  A miniature bamboo woven basket; especially nice to use with freshly trimmed sprigs of mint from your garden. $2.95 each

wpe6.jpg (1534 bytes) Tea Ball, Wire Mesh Stainless steel, 2 inches in diameter. Has a chain with a hook to latch onto the side of a tea cup. $3.95 each

wpe8.jpg (1578 bytes) Tea Spoon, Wire Mesh Convenient way to brew a single cup of tea. Stainless steel, 4.5 cm diameter. $3.95 each

 

T-sac Tea Filters (1 cup) Sold as #1 (100/box) or #2 size (30/box) $6.00 either size

Sizes

Here are a few tips to keep in mind when brewing your favorite tea: allow 1 oz of tea to 1 pint of water, or 1 teaspoon of tea to 1 cup (8 oz) of water. Proportions of tea to water can vary depending upon the intended flavor, use and properties of the individual plant used, as well as whether you are using fresh or dried herbs. Allow up to five minutes brewing time. Always keep your brew covered to ensure the volatile oils do not escape. 

If preparing a flower tea, such as Chamomile or Elder, steep only a few minutes to preserve the delicate flavor; tea leaves for a bit longer. Looking for that extra lilt to tempt your palate? If you want to sweeten your brew without calories--or, if you're diabetic and despair of the various artificial sweeteners--try a bit of Stevia, known also as the Sweet Herb of Paraguay.

Using leaves, flowers, seeds, or bark of herbs and spices allows a person to create unique and natural beverages. If you simply wish to have a hot beverage with great taste and anti-oxidant properties, you can easily create a tea--also known as a tissane--by briefly (3-5 minutes, usually) steeping your preferred choice in hot water.

To extract a greater range of medicinal benefits from various herbs, you will need to brew a longer and stronger beverage, known as a decoction.