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 MAKAIBARI 1ST FLUSH 2019
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2019

      Enjoy the 2019 season - this is the prize crop of Darjeeling, called 'the champagne of teas". We begin this season with Lot 8/19 - slightly astringent, excellent leaf style, and an underlying floral tone to the cup. A short steep recommended.  Enjoy the spirit of the Himalayas - Organic, Biodynamic &...

      $ 7.95
    • 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 Sale
    • 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 $ 6.00
    • 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.  At a very affordable price. Use 1 tsp....

      $ 9.30
    • Long Leaf Makaibari Green, Organic and Fair Trade, floral & mellow.
    • Makaibari Long Leaf Green

      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 style, able to withstand multiple infusions. A bestseller. Also...

      $ 12.93
    • ORGANIC MAKAIBARI SILVER TIPS TEA
    • Makaibari Silver Tips

      This is the tea for which our company was named. It is the acclaimed tea featured in Masterpiece Theatre and NCIS Los Angeles.  We're now offering an excellent lot, DJ 548, with prominent silver tips and a fragrant note.  Renowned for its mellow, floral character, Makaibari Silver Tips is an elegant...

      $ 9.50
    • Tea-to-Go Bag Sale
    • Tea-to-Go Bag

      All your Tea needs in one Bag!  We've included a Bestseller Tea, a Measuring Scoop, an Infuser Basket, a Coaster and even a Tea Biscuit!  All you have to do is select the Tea you wish and you're ready to go. In an organza gift bag.  Steeping directions for each...

      $ 16.00 $ 10.00
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