Loose Leaf VS Tea Bag

The method of consumption of tea has changed many times throughout history. When tea leaves were first starting to be infused with water in China, the leaves were packed into cakes with a multitude of other things like ginger to add different flavor and add to the numerous health benefits that tea has all alone….

Our “English Breakfast” Tea

Flavor: Toasted, Fruity, Floral, Smoky Finish English Breakfast tea is one of the most famous teas worldwide due to British Imperialism in China and South-East Asia.  Some might believe English Breakfast to be a singular variety of tea, however what we know as “English Breakfast” is actually a blend of different varieties of Black tea. Blending…

Our Japanese Greens!

We’re excited to offer five of our favorite Japanese green teas. This selection includes two premium Senchas, one being in the Fukamushi long-steamed style, which is more broken than shorter steamed Senchas and has a deeper green, thick liquor with flavors of cooked spinach and Gyokuro like umami. Our other Sencha, Sencha Tenkaichi, is very…

Check Out Our Teas!

Check out our teas!  They are some of our favorites, and we hope you love them as much as we do!  We are constantly bringing in new teas and tea ware, so don’t forget to check back soon!              

Ever Heard of a Gong Fu Brew?

Gong Fu Brew The Gong Fu style of tea brewing has been the most popular style of tea leaf brewing in China since the Ming Dynasty.  This style of leaf brewing became popular after the practice of whisking powdered tea, like matcha, became lost in China.  (However, the practice of whisking powdered tea was preserved…

White Tea

Brief: White tea is produced when fresh tea buds and leaves are allowed to wither for long periods of times after being carefully picked.  The tea buds and leaves are allowed to wither for days before they are dried, or until they dry on their own.  This prolonged state of withering allows the fresh buds and leaves…

Puerh Tea

Puerh is a fermented tea.  There is a little confusion about what fermented tea actually is due to misunderstandings in tea producing nations and in the West.  Some tea places call all dark tea fermented tea simply because the leaves look as though they have gone through fermentation.  However, we know that Black tea leaves are not…

What’s Oolong?

Oolong Brief: Oolong tea is a semi-oxidized tea.  It is often considered to be somewhere in between Green and Black tea, with both light and dark notes.  Different types of Oolongs vary in the level of oxidation that they receive.  Traditional styled Oolongs tend to be more oxidized than modern style Oolongs.  The modern style of oxidizing Oolongs is focused on preserving…

Do You KNOW Black Tea!?

Black Tea Brief History: What we call Black Tea in the West was first referred to as Red Tea in China.  Black Tea is also often mistakenly referred to as “fully oxidized” tea.  However, Black Tea is not one-hundred percent oxidized but around ninety percent oxidized. (Tea Oxidation Guide) Picking and Processing: Black Tea is…

Japanese Green Teas

Japanese Green Teas Brief: Japan is known for its steaming method of fixing Green tea leaves.  Therefore, most of Japan’s Green teas are steam fixed in order to stop the oxidation of the leaves after picking.  The steaming of the leaves  is for rather short periods of time.  There are few different methods of steaming, but none of them usually last…