Organic Teas

Our organic selections on our website are Certified Organic. Simply put, this means we know their origin, how it was farmed, how it was handled and how it got to you.  We are strong advocates and champions of organic and biodynamic tea farming and have more than a passing interest in it. Makaibari Estate in Darjeeling is featured prominently in our website because it was founded by Rajah Banerjee, a family member. Not only is Makaibari the oldest garden in Darjeeling district (established in 1859), it pioneered biodynamic tea farming and was certified biodynamic (the most stringent form of organic farming) in the early 1990s. 


We know the difficulties of organic farming and the care that accompanies it. You should beware of any tea company that claims that pesticides are not used in tea farming and that, therefore, all tea is "organic". This is absolutely false. Like all agricultural crops, tea is farmed all over the world using chemical fertilizers and pesticides. Only a few tea estates around the world have made the daunting commitment to farm organically and to be inspected annually by independent certifying bodies to maintain their organic status.  We salute all those gardens and are proud to carry their teas. We are especially proud of our Makaibari selections – they are the freshest, most seasonal teas we can offer and the purest in the world. Some are air freighted within a few weeks of their manufacture and each lot has been specially sampled and selected for your enjoyment. 


Look for the Organic icon    throughout our site to view our Organic Teas.  Our organic certification is specifically for the teas on our website.   

Try all our Organic selections - they are not just good for the earth and good for you but also taste great!  

    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2019 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's 2018 stock at a great value.  Enjoy Makaibari first flush at a steep discount! Certified Organic & Fair Trade.   Use 1 tsp. leaf  per  8 oz. cup.   Pour boiling water over...

      $ 10.00
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2019
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2019

      Introducing our specially air-freighted 2019 Makaibari 2nd flush! The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this new 2019 lot along with a pleasant pungency in taste. We're pleased with the 2nd flush harvest this year and we were fortunate to select the best. From an estate certified...

      $ 6.68
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush-previous season - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush-previous season

      Still wonderful but alas, this year's stock is now in! This is from the previous 2018 season - A classic 2nd flush muscatel tea from the Makaibari Estate - the pioneers of biodynamic tea farming in the world. This tea has a pronounced floral bouquet, with nutty and pungent notes in...

      $ 7.76
    • Makaibari Autumnal
    • Makaibari Autumnal

      A mellow tea from the later part of the season from an estate known for its commitment to sustainable agriculture. A very easy tea to enjoy! Stronger than 1st or 2nd flush teas. Can tolerate some milk. For those familiar with Makaibari Apoorva in India, this is the tea to choose....

      $ 11.66
    • Organic Ceylon OP - This black tea is a very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Ceylon OP

      A very good long leaf Organic and Fair Trade Ceylon OP from Idulgashinna Estate. Bright cup, good body, not too strong. Read more about Ceylon Teas here. Use 1 Tablespoon leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 7.84
    • Organic Chai, F Trade
    • Organic Chai, F Trade

      A robust blend of Organic Indian black teas mixed with organic spices - cinnamon, green cardamom and ginger pieces -  with natural cinnamon, ginger and vanilla flavors. The original blend. Steep as directed to achieve a creamy, authentic cup of Chai.  Check out all our Chai blends - we have...

      $ 9.94
    • Organic Earl Grey, Fair Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Earl Grey, Fair Trade

      Certified Organic and Fair Trade black tea with oil of bergamot. OP leaf style, robust tea with good strength, can take milk. Use 1 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 3-4 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 6.41
    • Organic Ginger Peach - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Ginger Peach

      Organic black tea with organic ginger root, flowers & natural ginger/peach flavor. Good hot or iced. Use 1 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins.

      $ 5.29
    • Organic Keemun - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Keemun

      The basic China breakfast black - slight smokey undertones. Organic, Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4-5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 4.41
    • Organic Nilgiri Leaf - India Black tea, from South India, Certified Organic and Fair Trade  - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Nilgiri, F Trade

      Nilgiri is from the southern part of India and although less well-known than the Assam and Darjeeling regions in northern India, it produces a medium-body, brisk tea that is considered 'forgiving' and is enjoyed by millions as their daily cup.  Nilgiri teas can be enjoyed as is without the addition...

      $ 8.48
    • Organic Orange Spice - Organic Black Tea with Orange and Spice Flavoring - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Teas
    • Organic Orange Spice

      Black Tea with Natural Orange Spice flavor and Orange Peel. Delicious! Certified Organic and Fair Trade. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves. Steep 4 minutes.

      $ 8.82
    • Organic Temple Chai
    • Organic Temple Chai

      Organic black tea with organic green cardamom and natural vanilla flavor - clean, sweet, fragrant. A celebration of simple ingredients. Use 1 heaped tablespoon chai per 8 oz. cup.Pour 3/4 cup boiling water over chai. Steep 5 minutes.  Add 1/4 cup heated milk and sugar to taste. 

      $ 9.94
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