Tasting Tips

A while ago, a group of professional tasters asked to taste Teas at our Tea Room. We were intrigued. Apparently, all large food companies have professional tasters and multiple tastings are conducted before any item is approved, let alone put on a shelf.  We selected 4 teas for tasting:

Loose Leaf Tea Samples

Their taste...


 24 Oct, 2016  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Top 10 Bestsellers on our Website

With the holiday season almost coming to a close, we thought it would be fun to tally what people have been buying this season.  Here's the list:

 1.  Makaibari Black - 2nd flush was the most popular.
 2.  Makaibari Green
 3.  Toasted Almond Fruit Tisane
 4.  Organic Assam
 5.  Disposable Filters
 6.  Green Canister
 7.  English Breakfast / Victoria's Cup, Organic Breakfast
 8.  Doomur Dullung Estate - Assam
 9.  Goddess of Mercy Organic China Oolong
10.  Masterful Tea-of-the-Month Club subscription

We are grateful to you, our loyal customers, for your support this past year.  Thank you also for taking the time to write and let us know that you appreciate the samples we include and the gourmet treats.  Your kind words let us know that you notice these extra little efforts we put into each order. May 2016 be a joyous one for...


 29 Dec, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

December Trends

We love to analyze what our customers buy.  It validates anecdotal evidence and sometimes we're surprised at what we find.  This being December, it is always the heaviest month for Tea-of-the-Month subscriptions since it makes such a great gift so it's no surprise that it made it on to the chart.  And of course we represent the renowned Makaibari Tea Estates in the U.S. so it deserves its own bar.  But what we did not expect was the very significant amount of Tea sales that were straight Black, Green & Oolong and the move away from Flavored or Herbal blends.  And no matter the rising popularity in all kinds of teas, Black Tea is still, by far, the runaway favorite - a whopping 33%.  If we included the Makaibari Black teas, that percentage would rise even further. You can judge for yourself:



 20 Dec, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Makaibari tea given to Queen Elizabeth!

This article says it all.  Indian Prime Minister Modi gifted Makaibari Darjeeling tea to the Queen today during his visit to the United Kingdom.  You can be royal too  - we have the same award-winning tea on our site and at the Tea Room.  Enjoy all our Makaibari selections - Black, Green, Oolong & Silver Tips.


 13 Nov, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller

Customers loving 2015 Makaibari

CIMG0130We have some die-hard fans of Makaibari.  They check our website daily to see if the new harvest is in.  They write us e-mails asking when the air freight is arriving.  They pre-order.  This year it seems we are receiving even more praise for Makaibari than in years past.  Here are two comments:
Hello Anupa, the flavor is so exquisite and unique this year on the first flush, that it reminds me of the very first one I had up in the Himalayas at Makaibari on my trip.  Is it just the lot you sent or is it the whole crop this year that is so exceptional? I received my tea order this morning and cupped it.  I have to say the quality of this year's Makaibari Estate 2nd flush is exquisite.  I opened the bag and...


 25 Jul, 2015  |  Written by Anupa Mueller


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