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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

Ramanugger Estate Gold
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Only a handful of kilograms of this rare specialty Assam tea were produced, and we're very pleased to have acquired a portion of this stellar crop. The leaves are crafted entirely by hand, from the extra fine plucking to the final sort and packing. The result is an exquisite selection composed entirely of golden tips. The heady aroma is rich, and foretells a robust and satisfying cup. Quantities are very limited.

TA01 |
$2.50/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

Idulgashinna Estate  Green Blink Bonnie Organic
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Coming Soon! Available February 2018
This exquisite organic green tea selection is composed of handcrafted full leaf sets, produced from a fine plucking. The pale golden cup has a sweet character, fragrant with notes of dried fruit. A silky smooth mouth feel introduces pronounced apricot notes, complemented by a green grape crispness that lingers into the finish.

TC86 |
$1.92/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

Namring Upper Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (EX-4)
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This outstanding 2017 first flush offering is composed of large, handcrafted leaves adorned with a profusion of downy white tips. The golden amber "cup of sunshine" has a complex aroma and flavor, smooth and sugar cookie sweet, with notes of tropical fruit and melon.

TD35 |
$1.78/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

Si Feng Long Jing (Lung Ching) Org
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Flat, lustrous leaves, in shades of spring green, produce a pale yellow jade cup with a smooth, full mouth feel. Classic notes of chestnut are prominent in both the aroma and the flavor, as well as fresh vegetal notes, which are enveloped by a rich toastiness. The finish lingers to allow your further enjoyment of this outstanding selection.

ZG72 |
$1.44/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

Pre-Chingming Downy Golden Spiral
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In this 2017 Pre-Chingming selection from Yunnan province, a profusion of downy golden tips are rolled into spiral shapes with a soft, silky feel. Rich cocoa notes predominate in both the aroma and the deep amber liquor. The creamy smooth cup hints of raisins as well as malt and spice in the finish.

ZKP4 |
$1.26/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

Tindharia Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 (EX-2) Organic
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This organic 2017 first flush selection is a variegation of olive green leaves and downy, silver tips. The clear amber-gold liquor is very aromatic with sweet floral notes and hints of almond. A lively mouth feel and refreshing pungency balance well with notes of flowers and nuances of tropical fruit. A crisp, clean finish completes an amazing tea experience.

TD96 |
$1.18/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

Thurbo Estate First Flush FTGFOP1 Moonlight (DJ-9)
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From the 2016 first flush season, this outstanding selection is bright and lively with a floral/fruity complex. The sweet, well balanced cup has a lovely floral aroma. The pale golden liquor has pineapple hints and a smooth, clean finish.

TD28 |
$1.12/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

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

Muscatel Valley First Flush FTGFOP1 (DJ-3)
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From the 2017 season, this classic first flush Darjeeling is notable for its bright, fresh taste and full mouth feel. The aroma is fragrant with flowers and a toasty suggestion. The light amber gold cup has pronounced floral notes, enhanced by a hint of pungency that lingers into the finish. Muscatel Valley is a division of the esteemed Goomtee Estate.

TD63 |
$0.94/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

Panitar Estate Golden Nepal
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The Panitar Estate is located in the hilly Ilam district of eastern Nepal. This unique 2016 offering consists of beautiful golden-tipped leaves, which produce a rich, silky smooth cup. The dark copper infusion is fragrant and very sweet with pronounced cocoa notes. These notes carry on into the flavor, and are complemented by toasty hints and a spicy suggestion lingering into the finish.

TM93 |
$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

Turzum Estate In-Between SFTGFOP1 Cl. (Enigma) Organic
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Located in the cool, misty climate of the Rung Bong valley, the Turzum Estate has been producing high-quality Darjeeling teas since the late 1800s. Turzum Estate merged with the esteemed Sungma Estate after an earthquake hit the area in 1934. This In-Between selection balances a sweet, floral character with a smooth, rich mouth feel. The golden amber cup is fragrant with honey notes and toasty hints.

TD76 |
$0.88/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

Balasun Estate First Flush SFTGFOP1 Supreme (DJ-5)
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The amber-gold cup of this 2017 first flush offering is very sweet and fragrant. The sweetness balances a refreshing pungency. A creamy mouth feel enhances nuances of tropical fruit and flowers, which linger long into the finish.

TD68 |
$0.81/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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Glenwood Reserve Ceylon Green Oolong
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Large, well-twisted leaves produce a pale golden liquor with a savory aroma, hinting of flowers. The savory quality may also be found in the flavor where it joins intense buttery notes and a light vegetal nuance.

TC25 |
$0.61/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 |
$0.61/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

Sungma Estate Second Flush SFTGFOP1 Musc. (DJ-136) Organic
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This 2017 organic second flush offering has a classic muscatel character in both the aroma and the flavor. The deep amber cup has an invigorating pungency, which balances well with sweet notes of honey. The lingering finish whispers of spice. This outstanding selection is a great choice for second flush Darjeeling lovers.

TD97 |
$0.60/cup