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Pre-Chingming Pi Lo Chun
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One of China's most well-known green teas, Pi Lo Chun, or Green Snail Spring, is named for its unique appearance. This 2017 Pre-Chingming selection has a profusion of silver tips mixed with olive green leaves, which are rolled into curly spiral shapes. The pale golden infusion is smooth with a sweet delicate aroma and fresh herbaceous flavor.

ZGP7 |
$2.80/cup

Liza Hill Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 Cl. (DJ-3) Organic
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The bold, attractive leaves of this 2017 first flush organic selection are sprinkled with a fair complement of tender, downy tips. The fresh aroma is delicate, with hints of spring flowers. The amber-gold cup is outstanding, with pronounced floral notes and a smooth mouth feel. Notes of pineapple and a hint of honey lead to a crisp, lingering finish. A staff favorite.

TD41 |
$2.42/cup

Competition Temomi Shincha
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Long, thin needles of lustrous dark emerald produce a yellow jade liquor exhibiting a wonderful balance of complex sweet and savory notes. A very sweet, buttery mouth feel complements rich umami notes and a fresh vegetal quality that lingers into the finish.

TJ99 |
$2.38/cup

New Zealand Oolong Tea
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The beautiful, handmade leaves of this unique Oolong tea are created under the guidance of tea masters from Taiwan. The pale golden liquor is fragrant with a light floral aroma. The silky smooth cup is light and flavorful with a pronounced floral character. A lingering whisper of spice completes an outstanding tea experience.

TZ01 |
$2.15/cup

Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (EX-1) Organic Darjeeling
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Delicate, silvery tips adorn the olive green leaves in this premiere 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection from Tindharia Estate. The fresh floral fragrance is complemented by hints of sweet melon. The sparkling, amber gold cup is buttery smooth with hints of honey and stone fruit. A crisp finish completes an outstanding tea experience.

TD01 |
$2.06/cup

Ceylon Adams Peak White Tea
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A very special offering, composed of hand processed and sun-dried white Pekoe tips. The flavor is delicate with lovely nuances of fruit and hints of melon. We are pleased to offer this exquisite and rare selection while supplies last.

TC93 |
$1.91/cup

Formosa Oolong Super Fancy
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This exquisitely crafted Formosa Oolong is very fragrant, with pronounced peach notes in both the aroma and the tawny-gold cup. An abundance of downy, silver tips adorns the large beautiful leaves, yielding a liquor bursting with flavor and a smooth, creamy mouth feel. Notes of dried fruit as well as hints of warm spice and honey lead to a clean finish with a lingering sweetness.

TT46 |
$1.89/cup

Puttabong Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (DJ-3) Organic Darjeeling
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The well-made, dark olive leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling selection are decorated with silvery tips and flecks of bright green leaf. A honey sweet aroma introduces notes of tropical fruit and a velvety mouth feel in the amber gold cup. Hints of almond lead to a crisp, lingering finish.

TD09 |
$1.75/cup

Pre-Chingming Lung Ching
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The flat, spring green leaves of this 2017 Pre-Chingming selection produce a yellow jade liquor with a fresh vegetal aroma. The light cup is smooth and savory with hints of melon and chestnut. A crisp tang lingers in the finish.

ZGP1 |
$1.73/cup

Kakegawa Matcha Organic
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A quality organic Matcha produced near Kakegawa city in Shizuoka prefecture, this tea is packed in a silver matte tin.

TJ89 |
$1.63/cup

Lumbini Estate FBOPF Sp. Gold Tips
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In this premium selection, a bounty of small golden tips provides a stunning contrast to the dark brown leaves. The medium amber cup is rich and full-bodied with a classic brisk character and honeyed fragrance. Burgundy notes join hints of spice and raisin, lingering in the finish.

TC49 |
$1.43/cup

Formosa Jade Oolong Imperial
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The finest Jade Oolong that we have ever sampled. Those who are looking for the best of what Taiwan can produce will want to try at least the sample size (12 grams).

TT89 |
$1.31/cup

Pre-Chingming Fairy Oolong
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This offering is a 2017 special production Pre-Chingming Oolong from Hunan province. The striking, dark-olive leaves are quite bold and fully intact. Orchid/lilac notes are pronounced in both the aroma and the smooth, buttery flavor. An intense sweetness complements light vegetal hints.

ZOP1 |
$1.28/cup

Glenwood Reserve White Tea
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Light sage-green buds are covered with a fine silver down in this exquisite white tea selection. The golden hay-colored infusion is fragrant with floral hints and a warm toastiness. Pronounced notes of honey bring a rich sweetness to the smooth cup.

TC87 |
$1.25/cup

Shangri-La Nepal White Tea
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A profusion of downy silver tips adorns the bold, dark olive leaves of this special white tea offering from Nepal. The pale amber-gold cup is rich and silky smooth with a light floral fragrance. Apricot hints and sweet hay nuances join an overall sweetness that lingers long into the finish.

TM90 |
$1.22/cup

North Tukvar Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (DJ-5)
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This 2017 first flush offering is fragrant with a sweet, toasty aroma. The first sip of the dark golden liquor reveals notes of honey and flowers. A smooth mouth feel is punctuated by a gentle pungency, reminiscent of citrus zest, that lingers into the finish.

TD83 |
$1.15/cup

Hattialli Estate STGFOP Gold Tips
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A profusion of downy golden tips provides a striking contrast to the dark brown leaves in this top-quality Assam offering. With a complexity in both the aroma and flavor, the dark amber cup is smooth and rich. Layers of malt, cocoa, and wine linger into a light spicy finish.

TA95 |
$1.13/cup

Organic Tamaryokucha
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Tamaryokucha, literally translated as "coiled tea", is a superb, handcrafted green tea that has a full, complex flavor. Vegetal notes and a pleasing pungency are accentuated by hints of dark berries and a sweet aftertaste. Produced in Takachiho, Miyazaki, from the Yabukita cultivar.

TJ88 |
$1.09/cup

Japanese Black Benifuki Organic
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Although somewhat rare, black tea has been cultivated and produced in Japan for almost 150 years. Production is limited and seldom exported. This offering is produced in Kagoshima prefecture from the Benifuki cultivar. The neat, dark brown leaves yield a smooth, rich liquor with no astringency. A light grape-like sweetness may be found in the aroma. The cup is lively, with a light spicy/woody hint and a honey note that develops over time. Best enjoyed plain.

TJ74 |
$1.07/cup

Upper Fagu Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 Spl. (DJ-1) Darjeeling
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The silver-tipped leaves of this 2018 first flush Darjeeling offering yield an amber gold liquor with a fresh, lively character. The flavorful cup is delightful on the palate, smooth with floral hints. A refreshing pungency is balanced with an overall honey-sweet quality that lingers long into the finish.

TD05 |
$1.06/cup

Yunnan Black Dragon Pearls
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Large, dark brown leaves have been carefully rolled into uniform pearl shapes to create this unique offering from Yunnan province. Both the dry pearls and the infused liquor are fragrant with the scent of chocolate, hinting of its delicious flavor. The golden-amber cup is rich and earthy with notes of sweet cocoa and hints of stone fruit. The finish is smooth and lingering.

ZY75 |
$1.01/cup

China Yin Zhen Bai Hao Downy White Pekoe
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Very rare, this exotic tea is the most distinguished of all white teas. The silver-leaf tea buds yield a naturally sweet, complex, and delicate tea.

ZW80 |
$0.91/cup

Royal Yunnan Golden Bud
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Grown in the mountains of Yunnan province, this superlative selection yields a medium-bodied liquor with a substantial mouth feel. The cup aroma is sweet and spicy with toasty nuances. Cocoa flavor notes are accented with characteristic Yunnan spicy hints.

ZY94 |
$0.91/cup

Jinggu Spring Buds
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From Jinggu County in Yunnan province, these exquisite downy white tea buds yield a pale straw-colored infusion, notable for a nutty/toasty aroma with hints of honey. A sweet hay nuance complements the savory cup, which finishes with a gentle spice hint.

ZW95 |
$0.88/cup

Margarets Hope Estate Second Flush FTGFOP1 Musc. (DJ-190)
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From its golden tippy leaf style to its smooth, toasty cup, this 2017 offering, from one of our favorite estates, has many fine points to consider. The aroma is fragrant with notes of sweet almond, which complement chestnut hints in the flavor. The clean finish has a dark cocoa suggestion.

TD31 |
$0.87/cup

88th Night Shincha Organic
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This organic Shincha (first flush) tea is harvested on the 88th day of spring, and is manufactured using the traditional "lightly-steamed process." The flavorful liquor has pleasant floral notes, accented by a delicate hint of freshly cut hay. This offering is made from the Yabukita cultivar, and produced in Kagoshima prefecture.

TJ87 |
$0.84/cup

Glenburn Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (DJ-9)
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Fresh floral notes predominate in both the aroma and the flavor profile of this 2017 first flush offering. A honey note imparts a pleasing sweetness to the golden amber cup. A lingering finish hints of tropical fruit and a refreshing evergreen suggestion.

TD48 |
$0.83/cup

Yunnan Golden Monkey Select Organic
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An abundance of downy, golden tips provides a beautiful contrast to the dark brown leaves. The coppery-amber cup is smooth and sweet with a toasty, biscotti-like fragrance. Layers of honey, caramel and wine are found in the complex flavor, which finishes with a whisper of cocoa.

ZY84 |
$0.81/cup

Japanese Sun Rouge
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This selection has an interesting pedigree, being a mix of two special varietals. The result is a cup somewhat akin to a Kenyan purple tea, with its lavender-brown colored liquor. The aroma has a toasty/nutty sweetness. The cup is delicate and smooth with sweet herbaceous notes and hints of flowers and melon.

TJ65 |
$0.80/cup

Halmari Estate Golden Tips GTGFOP1
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Downy golden tips provide a stunning contrast to the glossy, dark brown leaves in this outstanding 2017 selection from the esteemed Halmari Estate. The aroma is fragrant with hints of malt and honey. The complex flavor profile introduces layers of Burgundy and malt, complemented by hints of cocoa that linger into the finish.

TA17 |
$0.80/cup

Formosa Jade Oolong Supreme
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Those who appreciate the finer grades of Tung-Ting style Oolong will find this one an exceptional value. The flavor is surprisingly more refined than item TT86.

TT87 |
$0.79/cup

Huo Shan Huang Ya Yellow Buds
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This relatively rare, handcrafted offering is produced in An Hui province, Huo Shan County, and was once a tribute tea offered to the Emperor. The leaves are composed of a fine plucking, with a downy bud and two leaves. The liquor is a muted hay color with a buttery aspect. The flavor is subtle yet rich and enticing, with an evanescent tropical fruit note.

ZG51 |
$0.79/cup

Special Purchase Hao-Ya A Select
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A fine complement of golden tips sets this stylish selection apart. The flavor has classic Burgundy-like Keemun notes, with subtle smokiness and a hint of cocoa. This one comes close to the Hao-Ya 'A' Keemun of days past.

ZK96 |
$0.79/cup

Mouling Estate SFTGFOP Arunachal Pradesh White Tea
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The beautifully handcrafted leaves are laced with an abundance of silver tips in this white tea offering from Arunachal Pradesh, located north of the Assam district. An herbaceous aroma sets the stage for the bright, sweet character. Floral hints and notes of fresh melon emerge in the balanced, golden yellow cup, ending with a crisp finish.

TM74 |
$0.77/cup

Goomtee Estate Second Flush FTGFOP1 (DJ-43) Darjeeling
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This superlative 2017 second flush Darjeeling selection offers a classic balance of complex flavor with a refreshing pungency. The rich, toasty aroma sets the stage for the smooth cup character, complemented by a fruity sweetness and nutty/toasty hints. The finish is crisp and clean.

TD58 |
$0.77/cup

Pre-Chingming Golden Needles
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Handcrafted using time-honored traditional methods, this attractive tea is comprised of predominantly golden buds, covered in fine silky hairs. The ruby-copper cup is robust and earthy with a pronounced cocoa aroma and flavor. A light toastiness leads to a smooth, lingering finish hinting of spice.

ZKP2 |
$0.75/cup

North Tukvar Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 Ch. (DJ-4) Darjeeling
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Nestled in the Himalayan foothills, the North Tukvar Estate has been producing premium quality Darjeeling teas since 1852. This 2018 first flush offering yields a golden amber liquor with a light floral nose. The cup has a fresh lively quality and rich mouth feel, complemented by toasty/nutty hints and a lingering floral suggestion.

TD10 |
$0.74/cup

Glenwood Reserve Imperial Red
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A harmonious blend of bright citrus notes with an herbaceous character and full, round mouth feel distinguishes this black tea selection as a very special cup. The aroma is toasty with a hint of spice. Cacao notes lead to a crisp finish.

TC22 |
$0.71/cup

Singbulli Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 (DJ-51) Organic
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Originally established in 1924 by British planters, the Singbulli Estate spreads across rolling hills in the Mirik area of Darjeeling. This 2017 organic first flush selection infuses a golden amber cup with a fresh floral fragrance and buttery mouth feel. A refreshing crispness is tempered by a tropical fruit sweetness and light hint of almond, lingering into the finish.

TD51 |
$0.71/cup

Eastern Beauty Oolong
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The bold leaves of this limited production "Eastern Beauty" Oolong tea yield an amber-gold cup with a sweet, rich character. Heady notes of honey and ripe fruit are present in both the fragrant aroma and complex flavor, finishing on a light spicy suggestion.

ZO93 |
$0.70/cup

Sungma Estate SFTGFOP1 (DJ-29) Organic
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The golden amber cup of this 2017 organic first flush Darjeeling is smooth and well balanced, with hints of white grape and fresh tropical fruit. The sweet, floral aroma is accented with a light hint of citrus. A buttery/savory finish completes a very satisfying tea experience.

TD72 |
$0.68/cup

Organic Jasmine Dragon Phoenix Pearl
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This rare offering is produced from carefully selected leaf sets, consisting of buds and tender first-leaf sets. It is then scented with the highest quality jasmine blossoms, which are later painstakingly removed to ensure that the quality of the leaf is represented in the cup.

ZJ91 |
$0.68/cup

Hong Cha Mao Feng
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A light sprinkling of golden tips adorns the glossy dark brown leaves in this stunning Mao Feng selection. The copper ruby cup exhibits a complex aroma and flavor with rich notes of earth, wine and smoke. A hint of spice in the finish complements the silky sweet character.

ZK88 |
$0.68/cup

Gyokuro (lit. Jewel Dew)
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The finest Japanese green tea, only shade-grown tips are used for Gyokuro. Prized for its delicate flavor and natural sweetness.

TJ80 |
$0.63/cup

Misty Mountain Mao Feng
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Sprinkled with silvery buds, the long olive-green leaves have been carefully plucked and handcrafted to produce this high-quality green tea selection. The cup aroma is sweet and delicate with buttery vegetal notes. The pale yellow-jade infusion is light yet flavorful, with a slightly brothy, savory quality. Floral hints lead to a smooth, clean finish.

ZG63 |
$0.62/cup

Namring Upper Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 Ch. Spl. (EX-23)
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With more pronounced pungency, this 2017 offering exhibits a classic "European style" character. Hints of flowers, tropical fruit and almond weave together to create a complex aroma. A citrus-like effervescence adds a lively quality to the amber gold cup. A tropical fruit sweetness balances nicely with a light evergreen note in the liquor.

TD49 |
$0.62/cup

Jasmine Yin Zhen
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Silver downy tea buds have been expertly scented with jasmine, lending a sweet perfumed essence to this distinctive selection from Fujian province. The white tea base adds a light savory body to the pale straw-colored infusion. Gentle floral notes in the cup complement the herbaceous melon notes of the white tea. Hints of honey lead to a delicate, lingering finish.

ZJ95 |
$0.61/cup

Puttabong Estate Second Flush SFTGFOP1  Kakra Musc.  (DJ-194) Organic
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First planted in 1852, the Puttabong Estate is notable as one of the first tea gardens in Darjeeling. The Kakra designation on this 2017 organic second flush selection refers to a leaf that's been visited by the Indian Green Fly, whose ministrations cause an initial oxidation before plucking. The aroma is very fragrant, with hints of almond and flowers. The dark amber liquor has a smooth, rich mouth feel with a sweet flavor hinting of stone fruit and honey.

TD98 |
$0.61/cup