Organic Tea

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 is owned by our family. 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 1990's. 


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. 


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

Look for the Organic icon    throughout our site to view our Organic Teas.  Our organic certification is specifically for the teas on our website.  Although the teas carried in our Tea Room/Restaurant are organic and are provided by our wholesale company, Eco Prima Tea which is Certified Organic by a third party, the Tea Room/Restaurant is not certified organic as a retail facility.  


    • Ancient Forest Yunnan, Org./FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Ancient Forest Yunnan, Org./FT

      Here's a good Yunnan with some gold tips. Could easily become your daily cup. A little more earthy than an Assam, takes well to milk, a robust cup. Certified Organic & Fair Trade & priced right. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Pour boiling water over leaves....

      $ 5.78
    • Celtic Cup, Org./ FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea Sale
    • Celtic Cup, Org./ FT

      Blend of Organic and Fair Trade China and India teas - a hearty, strong cup. Our Organic Irish Breakfast. To learn more about Breakfast Tea Blends - the difference between them as well as the history behind them, CLICK HERE. Use 1 heaped tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup....

      $ 5.52 $ 3.00
    • Dian Black, Organic/ Fair Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Dian Black, Organic/ Fair Trade

      From Yunnan region in China and from some of the oldest tea trees in the world. Very tippy, very rich with a lot of depth and character. A taste of chocolate lingers on your palate. We strongly recommend this tea. Certified Organic & Fair Trade. Use 1 heaped tsp. leaf...

      $ 7.70
    • Flowering Peach in a cup - Green tea tied in a peach shape with a pink amaranth flower - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Flowering Peach

      Organic flowering tea - Green tea tied in a peach shape with a pink amaranth flower. Packed in 1 ounce canisters. Use 1-2 flowers per 8 oz. cup.   Steep 4 - 5  mins. until the flower has unfurled fully.  Multiple infusions encouraged.  Ideally steeped in a glass teapot.

      $ 10.00
    • Goddess of Mercy - A lightly oxidized green China Ti Kwan Yin Oolong (Iron Goddess of Mercy), in the characteristic rolled leaf style - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Goddess of Mercy

      Organic & Fair Trade, this is a lightly oxidized green China Ti Kwan Yin Oolong (Iron Goddess of Mercy), in the characteristic rolled leaf style. Very fragrant, mellow and sweet in the cup, a treat for any time of the day. Excellent for digestion and withstands multiple infusions. Use 1...

      $ 7.96
    • Green Dew, Org/ F Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Green Dew, Org/ F Trade

      From Zheijang province in south east China. Bright green leaf, light infusion, slightly fruity in taste with a mild vegetal note. Sometimes called 'Five Peaks' or 'Jade Cloud'.  Certified Organic & Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep...

      $ 8.46
    • Lung Jing (Dragonwell) - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Lung Jing (Dragonwell)

      Organic Dragonwell - the famous flat leaf tea from China. Steeps a characteristic yellow-green cup with a pleasant astringency, good finish, easy to enjoy. Bright leaf color, well-manufactured. Spelled variously - Lung Ching / Long Jing / Lung Jing...no matter, it is still the renowned Dragonwell tea! Use 1 Tbsp....

      $ 9.43
    • Mao Feng Green, Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Mao Feng Green, Organic

      Organic - classic hair needle leaf. A light, sweet cup with slight astringency. Use 1 Tbsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep 2 mins. Can be re-infused. Milk not recommended.

      $ 6.26
    • Mao Zhen - Organic China Green with dark, wiry leaves with some silver tips - Silver Tips Tea's Loose Leaf Tea
    • Mao Zhen

      A moderately priced Organic China Green with dark, wiry leaves with some silver tips. A nutty cup with mild astringency. A very good daily Green. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep 2 mins. Can be re-infused. Milk not recommended....

      $ 5.46
    • Moonlight & Melon - A blend of Organic China White (Pai Mu Tan/White Peony) with the fragrant, tropical essence of fresh melon - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Moonlight & Melon

      Absolutely wonderful! A blend of Organic China White (Pai Mu Tan/White Peony) with the fragrant, tropical essence of fresh melon! A bestseller. Use 1 Tbsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Steep 3 mins. Can be re-infused.Milk not recommended.

      $ 8.30
    • Organic China Sencha - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic China Sencha

      The classic flat-leaf style from China. Not as astringent as a Japanese sencha but still pleasantly vegetal. Can withstand multiple steepings and best enjoyed with a short infusion. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep 2 mins. Can be re-infused....

      $ 6.04
    • Organic Jasmine Pearls - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Jasmine Pearls

      Rolled green leaf, scented with jasmine. Certified Organic.  A treat for the eyes! Comes in a 1 oz. Canister. Use 1 Tbsp. of pearls per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep 3-4 mins. Can be re-infused. Milk not recommended.

      $ 13.00
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