This smooth, naturally sweet tisane is just what you need to let your stresses melt away at the end of the day. Calming chamomile and smooth red rooibos will help you relax and enjoy the sunset. Rooibos and chamomile have been used to help upset stomachs, colds and allergies. It is naturally caffeine free.
This is no ordinary tea harvest. But then Rooibos (Afrikaans for 'red bush') is no ordinary tea. Strictly speaking a legume, the needle-like leaves produce a deeply delicious caffeine-free drink. It has been used as a medicine to cure innumerable ills and drunk for pleasure for many thousands of years by the people of this area.
This is real bush-tea - it's beyond organic and indigenous. To protect the delicate ecosystem of the Cederberg Mountains it's harvested on horseback with machetes, ensuring no damage is done to the fragile local environment. This is sustainable farming at its best.
We source it from a farmer who is also the local GP - Dr Strauss. He is an amazing man who is not just interested in saving people but the environment and the endangered local Cape Leopard.
Ummon is our richest, most full-forced matcha blend from our year-round selection. Its aroma is sweet and lush like a misty evergreen forest, and its taste is full of powerful umami and sweetness. We recommended trying this matcha as koicha to experience the full depth and nuances of its character. As usucha, Ummon is aromatic, with a long, beautiful finish. For matcha lattes, we usually recommend a medium-to-light category matcha with more astringency, but some will choose Ummon, for its brilliant color and its full-body umami. In essence, this is a tea for people who truly love matcha.
Lychee Gummy Yellow Tea (都勻黃茶, Dūyún Huáng Chá, "Duyun Yellow Tea") - One of our favorite new teas of 2020. Yellow teas have become increasingly rare in China due to the demanding hand-processing necessary to achieve the light oxidation that is their defining characteristic. This delicious and energizing yellow tea hails from Duyun, a region in Guizhou famed for its unspoiled beauty and pristine environment. Although Guizhou teas are not generally well-known outside Guizhou, the teas of Duyun are beginning to receive national recognition for their excellence. This soft, downy, early-spring yellow tea has the unmistakable aroma of the eponymous Lychee-flavored gummy candies from Asia. For those of you who haven't tried those, expect a bright, fruity flavor with notes of rose, white grape, and a bouquet of floral high notes. It yields a beautiful, soft yellow liquor with a smooth, buttery mouthfeel.
Red Guanyin (觀音紅, Guānyīn Hóng, "Guanyin Red") - There has been a growing trend in recent years in China towards making red teas from cultivars traditionally used for other varietals. The oxidation process often brings out exciting and previously unexpressed flavors and fragrances in classic teas. Red Guanyin is an excellent example of this. Made from an early spring harvest of the Tie Guan Yin varietal, famous for producing some of the most fragrant oolong teas in the world, this baked, fully-oxidized Fujianese red tea is one of our sweetest and most chocolatey. The Tieguanyin cultivar is remarkable for being exceptionally fragrant in any oxidation state - lightly oxidized, as in our Jade Tieguanyin, it has abundant floral notes. Heavily oxidized and charcoal roasted, as in our Charcoal Roasted Tieguanyin and our Dragon Head Phoenix Tail Tieguanyin, it demonstrates a sweet, brown sugar-coffee-caramel depth. In its fully-oxidized form, it has notes of milk chocolate, sweet potato pie, and cotton candy. The liquor is a pleasant luminous red and the Qi is warming, mellow, and friendly.
Authentic Masala Chai - This is a take on the traditional spiced tea from India. I like it SPICY. I used Vahdam India Assam black tea, fresh ginger, cardamom, cinnamon sticks, cloves, fennel, nutmeg, star anise, whole milk, and jaggery to sweeten the deal. The taste is rich, sweet, and spicy from the black pepper and fresh ginger. VERY tasty! The main benefit of chai I notice is how it opens my senses and wakes my brain up! Whenever I’m tired, a cup of tea always lifts my spirits.
The perfect blend of 1st harvest ceremonial and 2nd harvest high culinary matcha, so you get the flavor of ceremonial at the price of a quality culinary. Our Ceremonial Blend is the best of both grades, a great introductory matcha to those first trying out this unique Japanese green tea, and the vibrant green you want in a delicious matcha.
HIBISCUS FLOWERS: 1 lb of cut and sifted Hibiscus Sabdariffa, packaged in a high-quality resealable kraft pouch.
CLEAN IRRIGATION: Harvested from family farms that are irrigated by the clean waters of the Faiyum Oasis.
FAMILY FARMS: We work directly with family farmers and suppliers all over the world to ensure the product we receive is the best quality possible.
Ultra Violet (紫外紅茶, Zǐ Wài Hóng Chá, "Ultraviolet Red Tea") - This tea is made from the leaves of the Zǐ Juān 紫娟 (“Purple Grace”) varietal of the Pu'er tea plant. Prized for its exquisite color, medicinal qualities, and powerful, euphoric Qi, this tea takes on a warm and sensual dimension when oxidized in the style of Sun-Dried Red. This tea has a musky aroma with notes of fresh red grape skin and a sweet and refreshing flavor reminiscent of dark berries and plum.
Word “Taragüi” in Guarani language means Corrientes - northern Argentine province, home to the Taragüi yerba mate production. This is the most commercialy successful brand of Las Marias, parent company that also produces other yerba mate brands such as Unión, La Merced and Mañanita. History of Taragüi brand starts in 1924 and today you can find this yerba mate all over the word in many different forms - classic con palo mate and even “mate cocido”, tea-bagged yerba mate.