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!  

    • ORGANIC JAPAN BANCHA GREEN
    • Atama Bancha

      A late season flush from Japan. An excellent Japan green tea for first-time green tea drinkers. Mild sweet notes with a roasted finish. Certified Organic. Staff recommendation. Bancha is a lower grade than the well known Sencha grade from Japan. Use 1 Tbsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water...

      $ 20.93
    • Green Dew, Org/ F Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Green Dew, Organic

      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' or 'Yunwu Clourd'. Certified Organic. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep...

      $ 23.36
    • Iced Tea 10-Pack
    • Iced Tea 10-Pack

      No measuring, no fuss - just steep our pre-measured 1-gallon teabags in hot water and you have 16 cups of Iced Tea in 5 minutes. And unlike supermarket Iced Teas, ours is real tea - not a powder or mix - with no sugar added.  We offer several varieties: Regular...

      $ 23.00
    • Idulgashinna Ceylon Green, Org/ FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea Sale
    • Idulgashinna Ceylon Green, Org/ FT

      Back in stock! A balanced cup for all green tea drinkers - not too vegetal, not too fruity. Well-manufactured with a good leaf style from the Uva region in Sri Lanka. Read more about Ceylon Teas here. Use 1 tsp. leaf  per 8 oz. cup.  Let boiling water cool slightly...

      $ 20.43 $ 12.00
    • ORGANIC CHINA JASMINE GREEN TEA
    • Jasmine Spring, Organic

      Here's your everyday Jasmine - good fragrance, easy to enjoy, no bitterness and able to withstand multiple infusions. Our house jasmine. From Jiangxi province in China. Best enjoyed with a scant teaspoon of leaf per 8 ounces of water and a short steep.  Multiple infusions encouraged.  Increase each subsequent steep...

      $ 7.22
    • 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....

      $ 13.02
    • MAKAIBARI ORGANIC GREEN REGULAR LEAF STYLE
    • Makaibari Green Regular Leaf

      An easy-to-enjoy Green.  This is similar in profile to our very popular Makaibari Long Leaf Green but not quite as floral and as you can see, simpler in leaf style.  The cup is mellow and fresh without having any vegetal or herbaceous notes.   Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Allow boiling...

      $ 10.35
    • DARJEELING ORGANIC GREEN, LONG LEAF STYLE
    • Makaibari Long Leaf Green

      A new batch just in - enjoy the freshness!  This is your perfect daily green. Certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade, our Makaibari Green is specially manufactured for us.  It is mellow, floral with no vegetal notes with all the healthful benefits of a Green Tea.  An elegant long-leaf in...

      $ 14.39
    • 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.

      $ 17.28
    • Organic China Sencha
    • 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.  Green teas are best enjoyed hot but not boiling, very pleasant as it cools. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let...

      $ 16.67
    • Organic Genmaicha - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Organic Genmaicha

      Japan green with toasted rice, nutty. Very pleasant to drink, could easily become your 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.

      $ 13.41
    • Organic green with pomegranate flavoring
    • Organic Green Pomegranate

      Pleasantly fruity, this is a deliciously-blended Organic China Sencha green leaf with safflowers and pomegranate flavoring.  Not too strong in flavor - good hot, excellent iced. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup. Allow boiling water to cool slightly, then pour over leaves. Steep 2 mins. Can be reinfused.

      $ 16.00
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