Green Teas From India

Organic Makaibari Green (Darjeeling, India)

Makaibari Green organic tea brews a full bodied, smooth, clean taste and a floral finish and great for sipping in the afternoon. This delicate fine tippy golden flowery orange pekoe grade tea is best brewed for 3 to 4 minutes. Darjeeling Greens provide an interesting option for Green Tea drinkers who want to try something other than a standard Japanese or Chinese Green Tea. Founded in 1859 Makaibari is a fourth generation family run Darjeeling tea estate under the ownership of Rajah Banerjee. Makaibari is the first organic and bio dynamic estate of Darjeeling.

Organic Korakundah Green (Nilgiri, India)

This organic green tea leaves with unique muted green color, a deep golden liquor, and produces a rich, savory cup with a slightly astringent finish. It is cultivated in a pristine environment, cool nighttime mists and sunny days produce a distinctive full bodied green tea. This tea is from Korakundah estate in the central Nilgiri Mountains, is arguably the highest tea estate in the world at 8,000 feet above the sea level.

Green Teas From China

Organic Chun Mee Green (China)

This classic organic tea, also referred to as “Precious Eyebrows”, is carefully hand-rolled to attain the delicate eye-brow shape. This organic Chinese loose leaf tea produces a medium-bodied golden infusion with a slight fruity tartness that some liken to plums. A very faint smokiness can also be detected from the vigorous rolling and firing process used on this organic green tea.

Organic Pinhead Gunpowder Green (Zhejiang, China)

The tender leaves of this organic tea from China are steamed and then tightly rolled in a time honored process. When infused, the tightly-rolled pellets yield a medium-bodied, golden infusion with a nutty vegetal flavor. Heat generated during the rolling process lends this tea a hint of smoke. Legend has it that the name of this organic green tea is owed to a young English clerk who likened the small green pellets to gunpowder. Hot water causes them to open up like flowers and sink slowly to the bottom in graceful patterns.

Organic Lung Ching Dragon Well (China)

Dragon Well (Lung Ching) is perhaps the most famous organic green tea from China, named after the Dragon’s Well landmark in the West Lake area of the Zhejiang, where the tea was first made. It is known for its unique shape and remarkable flavor. During pan firing, the leaves are folded in on themselves, forming the characteristic sword-like shape. The rose-tinted gold infusion of this tea is smooth and light bodied. The well-balanced flavor profile of the liquor suggests freshly cut grass and toasted chestnuts, with a somewhat floral fragrance.

Organic Mao Zen Hair Needle (Fujian, China)

From the Fujian province, this pan fired Chinese green tea has a bold, dark leaf style with a fresh, herbaceous flavor and nice, clean aftertaste.

Organic Jasmine Green (China)

Very popular tea offers a wonderful jasmine fragrance backed by a fuller-bodied green tea. This is acquired by picking the jasmine flower late at night when the blossom is in full bloom. The flowers are layered upon the organic tea leaves to impart their fragrance and create the most exquisite jasmine green tea experience around! By morning, the jasmine fragrance has transferred to the organic Chinese tea leaves and most of the blossoms are then discarded. This process is carried out on multiple successive evenings to impart the superior flavor and aroma of this specially selected organic green tea. Absolutely, no artificial fragrance used to flavor this tea!

Organic Jasmine Pearls (China)

The straw-colored infusion of this organic Jasmine Pearl Green Tea yields a much lighter-bodied, and more subtle green tea flavor than the traditional Jasmine Green Tea. However, because the green tea flavor is more subtle, our Jasmine Pearl is perceived as having a stronger jasmine flavor compared to the Jasmine Green Tea. The most tender organic green tea leaves and buds are hand-rolled into small pearls and infused with the essence of fresh jasmine blossoms in this classic display tea. The fragrant blossoms are mixed with the premium organic green tea pearls according to a traditional tea scenting process that dates back more than nine centuries. The organic tea absorbs the fragrant essence of the fresh jasmine flowers, making the pearls sweet and very aromatic. The blossoms are then removed by hand after the scenting process, leaving only the organic jasmine infused tea pearls.

Green Teas From Japan

Organic Sencha (Japan)

Sencha is the quintessential organic tea from Japan. Special blending and firing techniques are used to produce this organic green tea, resulting in a rich vegetal flavor and aroma reminding of dark greens such as kale, with moderate bitterness and a slight nutty quality. As is customary with most Japanese teas, this organic tea exhibits mixed grading, consisting of both small and larger leaf particles. This gives the Sencha a fuller body than many other green teas. The word “sencha” means “decocted tea”, referring to the method that the tea beverage is made from the dried tea leaves. It is the most popular tea in Japan, and represents about 80 percent of the tea produced in Japan.

Organic Genmaicha (Japan)

This is a unique savory, toasted flavor and aroma with light body and limited bitterness. It consists of a mixture of organic Bancha tea (“cha” in Japanese) and organic toasted brown rice (“genmai” in Japanese). This traditional organic loose leaf tea is very popular in Japan for everyday use.

Organic Kokeicha (Shizuoka, Japan)

Kokeicha is a specialty Japanese tea prepared from the fine green tea powder used in tea ceremonies. A special process whereby water is added to the tea powder, kneaded, extruded through a machine (similar to making fresh pasta) and finally dried to result in a “pine needle” like form. Thus Kokeicha translated from Japanese means “formed tea”. Kokeicha’s “leaves” are extremely dark and muted. They are shaped like gently curved triangular prisms and their aroma is reminiscent of chalk, mineral-rich sedimentary rock and cooked greens. When they are brewed, they remain surprisingly intact and smell like wakame seaweed.

Green Teas From Other Regions

Organic Bolivian Green (Bolivia)

Like its black counterpart, these olive-green leaves have a truly unique 2-3″ length. The wet leaf has an herbal green bouquet with a bright sparkling appearance in the cup. The taste is clean, smooth and slightly sweet; similar in style to a Japanese green.

Organic Ceylon Green (Sri Lanka)

A balanced cup for all organic green tea drinkers, our organic tea from the Indulgashinna Estate in Sri Lanka is not too vegetal and not too fruity. Manufactured in the Uva region in eastern Sri Lanka, this tea is from one of the well-known Staasen group of plantations, about 3,300 -6,500 feet in elevation. It withstands multiple infusions quite well and has a pleasant sweet note with a clean finish.

Green Tea Blends

Cherry Sencha Green Tea (China)

Sencha-styled green tea infused with cherry, fruit, safflower and cherry flavor.

Yuzu Berry SenchaTea (China)

A wonderful Yuzu Berry flavored sencha green tea. Yuzu Berry has a sweetness when steeped with green tea similar to the mandarin fruit.

Energizer Green Tea (China & South Africa)

This green tea blend brews an energizing concoction of rooibos, ginseng roots, linden blossom, rose petals, lemon and orange granule with lemon orange flavor.

Moroccan Mint Green Tea (China)

Morrocan Mint is a perfect blend of Pinhead Gunpowder green tea and the highest grade herbal peppermint leaves.

Green Dragon Tea (China)

Top grade green tea with lemon peels, marigold petals, golden chrysanthemums with passion fruit and lemon flavor.