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!  

    • Jasmine Spring, Org/F Trade
    • Jasmine Spring, Org/F Trade

      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.  Certified Organic & Fair Trade. Use 1...

      $ 14.44
    • Mint Jasmine
    • Mint Jasmine

      A refreshing , energizing blend - this is a blend of Organic China Gunpowder Green, Organic Peppermint with a hint of Organic jasmine.  Great hot, excellent iced.  Add a splash of tonic or ginger ale, a sprig of mint and this can take you from Spring to Summer in a...

      $ 14.16
    • Moonflower Oolong
    • Moonflower Oolong

      The elegance of Oolong blended with the fragrance of Jasmine - this is one of our house favorites.  Oolong is not quite Black tea and not quite Green tea.  It's in the middle, a medium-body cup, sometimes called The Philosopher's Drink.  We blended a lightly oxidized Organic Oolong with Organic...

      $ 16.52
    • Organic Jasmine Pearls
    • Organic Jasmine Pearls

      Green leaf rolled into pearls and scented with jasmine. Certified Organic.  A treat for the eyes! Comes in 1-ounce canisters. The 8 oz. option is packed in bulk and for those for whom one ounce is not nearly enough! Also sometimes referred to as Jasmine Phoenix Dragon Pearls. Use 1...

      $ 13.00
    • BLEND OF ORGANIC DARJEELING WITH A HINT OR ORGANIC JASMINE
    • Remembrance - Org/F Trade

      A mellow organic Darjeeling with a hint of Organic China Jasmine tea. Great with dessert or just to sip and contemplate the day just gone by. Use 1 tsp. leaf per  8 oz. cup.   Pour boiling water over leaves.   Steep 3 mins.

      $ 11.25
    • GIFT BOX WITH 3 TEAS, SCOOP, CANISTER, CLIP, COASTER AND TREAT New Products Sale
    • ULTIMATE Gift Box

      Our ULTIMATE GIFT BOX includes everything you need to enjoy a fine cup of Tea: Three selections of Teas. A well-made Canister. A fine-mesh Brew Basket. A Measuring Scoop. A Tea Clip.  A Silver Tips Tea Coaster. A gourmet Treat! You can choose from 3 types: DAILY CUP - Victoria's Cup, Earl...

      $ 36.00 $ 30.00
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