BLACK, OOLONG, AND PU’ ERH TEAS
Ancient Forest Black Tea (Kosher Organic) The most alluring aspect of this tea is the deeply penetrating flavor and aroma that it imparts, which is unlike any other black or green tea on the market. Bold, dark, and inviting; this tea is partially fermented which will appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. (MR)
Assam Tea BOP (Organic) - Broken Leaf Orange Pekoe (BOP) from the Assam Valley, India is the quintessential black Indian tea. This small leaf black tea has a delicious malty taste and consistently delivers a medium-bodied flavor. Ideal for a breakfast tea. Rich, robust, astringent and highly aromatic. (SW)
Assam T.G.F.O.P (Organic Fair Trade)- Assam Black Tea from the mountains of southern India. Being T.G.F.O.P , it contains many lighter golden tan tips of the tea adding more depth of taste. Characters: full body flavor, rich malty flavor. (SW) Coming soon
Assam Tea HOP (Organic Faire Trade) - High Grown Orange Pekoe from the Assam Valley, is the quintessential black Indian tea. Rich, robust, astringent and highly aromatic. (F)
Blackberry Flavored Black Tea (Organic)- A premium organic black tea flavored with sweet organic blackberry leaves and natural blackberry flavor. Ingredients: Organic black Tea, Organic Blackberry leaves, and natural Blackberry flavor.
Black Current flavored Black Tea (Organic) Organic Black tea flavored with organic blackberry leaves and natural black currant flavor. Deliciously smooth and sweet in flavor. (SW)
Ceylon Tea H.O.P (Organic Faire Trade) – Black Camellia sinensis from Sri Lanka (formerly Colony of Ceylon). An excellent tea for afternoon sipping. Has a bright flavor and a little less robust than an Assam Black Tea. Characters: Slightly dry, woody, citrusy, and light body. (F)
Ceylon Tea B.O.P. – Black Camellia sinensis from Sri Lanka (formerly Colony of Ceylon). An afternoon tea that provides a bright flavor with mellow astringengency and less robust flavor than Assam black tea. Characters: Slightly dry, woody, citrusy, and light body. Put a new twist on tea by serving Ceylon with a slice of orange, instead of lemon. You'll marvel at how well the flavor and aromas meld and support each other. Highly versatile, Ceylon goes well with all the traditional foods of tea time. (S)
Chai Tea, Black (Organic Faire Trade) A blend of Assam and South Indian black teas with spices. There are many favorite recipes for chai, but the spices most often included are cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black pepper. Characters: spicy, aromatic, and full body. (F)
China Black Tea (Organic OP) - Camellia sinensis from China. A well-rounded, robust and flavorful tea brew that is good as a breakfast tea or as a base for making your own flavored teas. Characters: spicy, bright, slight citrus and medium body. (F)
China Black Tea (Organic BOP) - Camellia sinensis (Orange Pekoe) from China. A well-rounded, robust and flavorful tea brew that is good as a breakfast tea or as a base for making your own flavored teas. Characters: spicy, bright, slight cittrus, and medium body. (SW)
China Black Tea (Organic FOP) - Camellia sinensis (Orange Pekoe) from China. A well-rounded, robust and flavorful tea brew that is good as a breakfast tea or as a base for making your own flavored teas. Characters: spicy, bright, slight citrus, and medium body. (SW) Coming soon
Classic Chai (Organic Faire Trade) A great alternative for those who wish to avoid large amounts of caffeine, sugar, and dairy products, which are commonly found in commercial Chai products. An exotic beverage that is sure to tickle your taste buds! Organic Ginger root, organic and fair trade Cinnamon bark, organic and fair trade Darjeeling Tea, organic Cardamom, organic and fair trade Cloves, and organic and fair trade Nutmeg. Contains Caffeine. (MR)
Cranberry Orange Flavored Black Tea (Organic) Indian Assam tea blended with a bountiful mélange of cranberry flavor and bits of real orange. Subtly sweet and delicious brew. Characters: robust, tea like with mild cranberry notes, and medium body. (F)
Darjeeling Tea (Organic Faire Trade) - Camellia sinensis from India. Regarded as the champagne of black teas, this complex, very flavorful and aromatic tea is ideal for afternoon tea. Characters: Smooth & elegant, bright, slightly dry, and light body. (F)
Earl Grey Tea (Organic Faire Trade) Earl Grey Tea combines the smoky taste of black tea and organic bergamot oil for a delicate, aromatic beverage. A blend of Irish Breakfast Tea and Bergamot oil.
Earl Grey Tea Decaffeinated (Organic Faire Trade) Earl Grey Tea combines the smoky taste of black tea and organic bergamot oil for a delicate, aromatic beverage.
A blend of decaffeinated Black Tea and Bergamot oil.
Earl Grey With Cacao (Organic ingredients but not certified) This Earl Grey Tea combines the smoky taste of Irish Breakfast tea, organic bergamot oil, and cacoa nibs for a delicate, aromatic beverage. (HB)
English Breakfast Tea (Organic Faire Trade) English Breakfast is a tea hearty enough to pair with a full breakfast or a tea-time repast of freshly baked scones. (F)
Irish Breakfast Tea(Organic Faire Trade) -. Rustic and warm with a comfortable solid flavor and aroma, Irish Breakfast is a familiar and satisfying favorite. (F)
Keemun Congou (FOP Organic) Keemun is considered one of the best Organic China Black Teas. Due to its superb bouquet, this particular black tea is often referred to as the “burgundy of teas”. Full-bodied, sweet liquoring tea producing a dark red cup of infused tea. Is a high quality long leaf tea with a few tips. Great hot or cold (SW)
Kukicha Twig Tea (Organic Faire Trade) - Consisting primarily of leaf stems and fine tea twigs, this low-caffeine tea produces a mild, woody-malty brew. Unlike leaf teas, kukicha is best prepared by simmering for 10 minutes. (F)
Lapsang Souchong Tea (Organic) - A smoked tea with a robust, roasted aroma and flavor, a cup of Lapsang Souchong. (F)
Lychee Flavored Black Tea- Lychee Black Tea is made from black tea which has been scented with the essence of lychee, a sweet tropical fruit. This tea has a natural, sweet, and very aromatic character. When brewed, the tea has a reddish brown hue and a light sweet honey-like taste. (SW)
Mango Ceylon(Organic Faire Trade- The smooth flavor of Organic Black Tea and organic mango flavor along with elegant organic calendula flowers gives this tea a refreshing, tropical flavor. It can be served hot, and it’s also great for iced tea. Ingredients: Fair Trade Certified Organic Black Tea*, organic calendula marigold petals, and organic compliant flavoring. *Fair Trade Certified™ by Fair Trade USA. 95% Fair Trade Certified Tea. (SW)
Nepalese Black Tea (Kosher Organic) This rare and exotic tea from the Himalayan region of Nepal is truly complex and has the flavor characteristics of both green and black tea. Because of its semi-fermented nature and the unique growing region it comes from, Nepalese Black tea produces a finish which is smooth to the taste buds, devoid of a rough edge, and the tannins do not linger. While this tea is suitable for most occasions, we have found it particularly delightful in the mornings and afternoons. Floral beginnings with a lightly tannic finish. (MR)
Nilgiri Tea (Organic) - Camellia sinensis. A dry and unassuming tea with a delightful citrusy flavor, Nilgiri makes an excellent iced tea. (SW)
Oolong- Oolong Tea undergoes partial fermentation, producing a beautiful medley of black and green teas with lightly roasted curled leaves, and it has a full-bodied, smooth taste. Low in caffeine, one cup of oolong tea has 10-15% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee. A succulent tea sure to appeal to the senses of both the black and green tea lover. (SW)
Oolong (Organic) Oolong Tea undergoes partial fermentation, producing a beautiful medley of black and green teas with lightly roasted curled leaves, and it has a full-bodied, smooth taste. Low in caffeine, one cup of oolong tea has 10-15% of the caffeine in a cup of coffee. A succulent tea sure to appeal to the senses of both the black and green tea lover. (SW)
Orange Spice Flavored Black Tea (Organic) Rich jewel-tone amber brew of Indian Assam complimented with cinnamon, orange and clove flavors. Bits of real orange peel and whole cloves. Perfect cold-weather warm-up, (F)
Orange Spice Flavored Black Tea (Organic Faire Trade) Rich jewel-tone amber brew of Indian Assam complimented with cinnamon, orange and clove flavors. Bits of real orange peel and whole cloves. Perfect cold-weather warm-up. (SW)
Passion Fruit Black Tea (Organic) This Passion Fruit Flavored Tea artfully combines an organic black tea with the pleasantly sweet and natural tropical flavor of passion fruit with the bright, lively taste of marigold flowers. Makes a great iced tea! Ingredients: Organic black tea with organic marigold flowers and natural passion fruit flavor.
Peach flavored Black Tea (Organic) This Peach Flavored Tea combines a full-bodied organic black tea with organic peach pieces, infused with the natural flavor of peach. This delicious combination is an absolutely wonderful tea for preparing iced or hot. Ingredients: Organic black tea with organic peach pieces and natural peach flavor.
Peppermint Chai(Organic but not certified) Black Black tea blended with spices and generally served hot or cold with milk and sweetener. Blend of Peppermint, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, ginger and black pepper. (HB)
Perry’s Citrus Grey (Organic Ingredients but not certified)- A house blend of Irish breakfast tea, Lemon Peals, Orange Peels, Bergamot oil, Lemon essential oil and Orange essential oil. Similar to a Lady Grey (HB)
Pu’erh (Kosher, Faire Trade, Organic) The black pu-erh tea Mountain Rose Herbs offers is hand harvested from wild and semi-wild broad leaf antique tea trees located in the Yunnan province of China. Pu-erh is often referred to as "cooked" due to the fact that sun-dried green tea leaves are transformed through natural fermentation from a greenish-golden color to a blackish-red tone. Over the years Pu-erh has garnered a committed following amongst tea connoisseurs who regard it as a sacred relic leftover from ancient tea cultures and traditions. Partially fermented which will appeal to the senses of both the black tea lover and the green tea lover. Deep and earthy, with light notes of smoke and moss. (MR)
Pu’erh (Organic) Pu-erh is a unique and unusual slightly aged tea, famed for its medicinal qualities. It is unusual because unlike other teas, it uses an accelerated fermentation process called The Wo Dui (wet-piling) process, which involves piling, dampening, and turning the tea leaves. This process ensures even fermentation. Pu-erh is the most oxidized form of tea and can mellow and improve with age like fine wine. It’s distinct flavor comes from the fact that, after the leaves are picked, they are made into a sundried base tea called maocha, and then fermented. It produces a dark red liquor with a full-bodied, earthy taste.(SW)
Se Chung Special Oolong Tea (Organic) - Camellia sinensis. A woody astringency and the nuance of fresh peaches distinguish the remarkable aroma and flavor of this tea. Oolong is also referred to by its Chinese pinyin translation "Wu Long." (F)
Vanilla Black Tea (Kosher, Faire Trade, Organic) An intoxicating blend of organic vanilla, organic fair trade Assam tea from India, and organic chrysanthemum flowers. The crisp aroma and deep invigorating flavor of this tea is filled with pure vanilla bliss! Deep and invigorating with vanilla and floral tones. (MR)
Yunnan Tea (Organic) - Camellia sinensis. There's an exciting, slightly peppery flavor to this brisk, malty tea. It makes a wonderful breakfast tea and a tasty iced tea. (F)
The grades for whole leaf orthodox black tea are: Ceylon orange pekoe (OP) grades
- OP—Orange Pekoe: main grade, consisting of long wiry leaf without tips
- OP1—more delicate than OP; long, wiry leaf with the light liquor
- OPA—bolder than OP; long leaf tea which ranges from tightly wound to almost open
- OPS—Orange Pekoe Superior: primarily from Indonesia, similar to OP
- FOP—Flowery Orange Pekoe: high-quality tea with a long leaf and few tips, considered the second grade in Assam, Dooars, and Bangladesh teas, but the first grade in China
- FOP1: limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FOP classification
- GFOP—Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe: higher proportion of tip than FOP. Top grade in Milima and Marinyn regions, uncommon in Assam and Darjeeling
- TGFOP—Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe: the highest proportion of tip, main grade in Darjeeling and Assam
- TGFOP1—limited to only the highest quality leaves in the TGFOP classification
- FTGFOP[a]—Finest Tippy Golden Flowery Orange Pekoe: highest quality grade
- FTGFOP1 or STGFOP or SFTGFOP—limited to only the highest quality leaves in the FTGFOP classification
- BT—Broken Tea: Usually a black, open, fleshy leaf that is very bulky. Classification used in Sumatra, Ceylon(Sri Lanka), and some parts of Southern India.
- BP—Broken Pekoe: Most common broken pekoe grade. From Indonesia, Ceylon(Sri Lanka), Assam and Southern India.
- BPS—Broken Pekoe Souchong: Term for broken pekoe in Assam and Darjeeling.
- FP—Flowery Pekoe: High-quality pekoe. Usually coarser with a fleshier, broken leaf. Produced in Ceylon(Sri Lanka) and Southern India, as well as in some parts of Kenya.
- BOP—Broken Orange Pekoe: Main broken grade. Prevalent in Assam, Ceylon(Sri Lanka), Southern India, Java, and China.
- F BOP—Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe: Coarser and broken with some tips. From Assam, Ceylon(Sri Lanka), Indonesia, China, and Bangladesh. In South America coarser, black broken.
- F BOP F—Finest Broken Orange Pekoe Flowery: The finest broken orange pekoe. Higher proportion of tips. Mainly from Ceylon's "low districts".
- G BOP—Golden Broken Orange Pekoe: Second grade tea with uneven leaves and few tips.
- GF BOP1—Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1: As above, but with only the highest quality leaves in the GFBOP classification.
- TGF BOP1—Tippy Golden Flowery Broken Orange Pekoe 1: High-quality leaves with a high proportion of tips. Finest broken First Grade Leaves in Darjeeling and some parts of Assam.