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Teas

Crafted in small batches and sourced directly from multi-generational producers in China and Taiwan, we select our teas based on provenance, leaf varietal, harvest season, and crafting style; these factors combine to create an impressive spectrum of natural flavors and aromas.

  • Lychee Black
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    Lychee Black

    $16.00

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes lychee, bold, bright

    漢字 荔枝紅茶

    origin Guangdong

    craft chopped & scented

    flavor notes lychee, bold, bright

    The lychee an indigenous fruit found in abundance in Southern China and Southeast Asia. Its natural sweetness and perfume pairs perfectly with black tea, creating a delicious and mild infusion that is as good served cold as it is served warm.


  • Genmaicha
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    Genmaicha

    $12.00

    漢字 日本玄米茶

    origin Japan

    craft blended

    flavor notes toasted rice, green tea, nutty

    漢字 日本玄米茶

    origin Japan

    craft blended

    flavor notes toasted rice, green tea, nutty

    An everyday green tea that blends Japanese sencha leaves with roasted brown rice. Genmaicha was traditionally a tea for the common man in Japan, because the rice acted as a "filler" to stretch meager amounts of tea leaves. Brown rice is added to the tea during its final roasting, giving...


  • Liu An Gua Pian
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    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Lu'an County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, rich

    漢字 六安瓜片

    origin Lu'an County, Anhui

    craft brushed & roasted

    flavor notes vegetal, umami, rich

    Our Liu An Gua Pian comes from the mountains of Jin Zhai County, Lu'an City, in Anhui Province. Unlike most green teas, where earlier harvest is prized, Liu An Gua Pian is picked around Guyu, a harvest festival that falls on April 20th. The later harvest is typical of green...


  • Chrysanthemum Buds
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    漢字   胎菊

    flavor notes   herbaceous, sweet, crisp

    Our chrysanthemum buds are the first harvest from Zheijang province. A distant relative of chamomile, these yellow buds have a cleaner and and a more honey-like finish than their later harvest blossoms. Bright and delicate, this is the perfect herbal tea to drink just before bedtime.


  • Gunpowder
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    Gunpowder

    $16.00

    漢字 浙江珠茶

    origin Zhejiang

    craft rolled

    flavor notes bold, smoky, robust

    漢字 浙江珠茶

    origin Zhejiang

    craft rolled

    flavor notes bold, smoky, robust

    From Zhejiang, grey-green late harvest green tea leaves are rolled to form gunpowder pellets. Full bodied, exceptionally assertive and pungent tea with a persistent bitterness...definitely for those who prefer their tea stronger. Gunpowder is also the traditional base tea used in mint tea preparations in Morocco.


  • Lincang Shou Pu-Erh 2012
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    漢字 一二年臨滄普洱熟茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes bing cherry, grass jelly, molasses

    漢字 一二年臨滄普洱熟茶

    origin Lincang, Yunnan

    craft shou (fermented)

    flavor notes bing cherry, grass jelly, molasses

    In the mid-1980s, at Red Blossom's inception, we imported a rich shou pu-erh that we simply called "Grand Pu-erh." It was the tea upon which we weaned our first wave of pu-erh connoisseurs, who loved its rich flavor and balanced profile. Over time, our Grand Pu-erh developed a passionate following, and with its popularity we...


  • Heritage Golden Buddha
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    漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    漢字 武夷金佛岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, dried fruit, rich

    A relatively new Wuyi oolong cultivar developed in the 1990's by the Wuyishan Tea Research Institute, Golden Buddha was created to highlight the sweet, creamy characteristics of Wuyi Oolong. Our Heritage Golden Buddha is thus a marrying of new and old – a fairly new varietal crafted using very traditional methods....


  • Amber Wuyi
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    Amber Wuyi

    $18.00

    漢字 武夷水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, whiskey, floral

    漢字 武夷水仙岩茶

    origin Wuyi Mountains, Fujian

    craft charcoal roasted

    flavor notes burnt caramel, whiskey, floral

    Crafted from the popular Shui Xian variety, our Amber Wuyi is roasted in the traditional style over longan fruit wood. A balance of burned caramel and dried fruit notes with a complex, whiskey-like finish makes this a nuanced introduction to Wuyi oolong teas.


  • Yunnan Pearl
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    Yunnan Pearl

    $20.00

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes malty, smoky, rich

    漢字 云南珍珠紅

    origin Yunnan

    craft rolled

    flavor notes malty, smoky, rich

    Harvested in Yunnan Province toward the end of spring, our Yunnan Pearl is crafted from a combination of leaf buds and young leaves. These tea leaves are carefully hand picked, sun withered, rolled to bruise the leaf, and then allowed to fully oxidize before roasting. During oxidation, the leaf buds...


  • Huang Zhi Xiang (Orange Blossom)
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    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單叢

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey, crisp

    漢字 黃枝香鳳凰單叢

    origin Wudong, Guangdong

    craft nong xiang

    flavor notes citrus, honey, crisp

    Huang Zhi Xiang is one of our most elegant Phoenix Oolong teas. Its name loosely translates to "Orange Blossom Fragrance" because of the hint of citrus oil in the tea's natural aroma. Grown at over 900 meters above sea level on Wudong Mountain, Phoenix Range, our Huang Zhi Xiang was...


  • Aged Tieguanyin, ca. 1986
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    漢字 八六年鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes walnut, umeboshi, wood

    漢字 八六年鐵觀音老茶

    origin Anxi County, Fujian

    craft never re-roasted

    flavor notes walnut, umeboshi, wood

    Aged oolongs are rare in the world of teas. Unlike pu-erhs that change through microbial activity, oolong leaves age naturally. And whereas pu-erh teas are considered "living teas" that must be exposed to air, aged oolongs are often kept sealed as they age. This tea was sourced in the mid-80's,...


  • Inner Blossom Jasmine
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    漢字 花開富貴

    origin Fujian

    craft scented & hand tied

    flavor notes jasmine, bold, bright

    漢字 花開富貴

    origin Fujian

    craft scented & hand tied

    flavor notes jasmine, bold, bright

    Over fifty white tea buds enclose an inner red clover. Each blossom is then scented over the course of six nights with summer Jasmine. Once steeped in water, the individual buds open to form the petals of an underwater daisy with a red chrysanthemum at its center. Blossoming teas are...


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