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!  

    • Guranse Estate, Organic Nepal - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Guranse Estate, Organic Nepal

      A tad stronger than a typical Darjeeling and not quite as floral. Medium-body cup. Nice leaf style with some tips. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 3.5 mins. Milk may be added.

      $ 7.35
    • Idulgashinna Ceylon Green, Org/ FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Idulgashinna Ceylon Green, Org/ FT

      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 before pouring over...

      $ 7.40
    • Korakundah Green - A pleasant Nilgiri Green Tea - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Korakundah Green

      From the well-known South India estate - Korakundah, a pioneer in organic farming.  The estate is certified Fair Trade as well as part of the Rainforest Alliance.  It is the highest altitude tea estate in the world at 8000 feet above sea level.  It champions projects for workers and is...

      $ 4.00
    • 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
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2017 - The Prize Crop of Darjeeling, Exclusive to us! - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Teas New Products
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2018

      Our 2018 harvest is in! Enjoy the prize crop of Darjeeling, the champagne of teas - this is Lot DJ 10/18 - 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 & Fair Trade. For all...

      $ 7.50
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2018 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's 2017 stock at a great value.  Enjoy Makaibari first flush at a discount! Certified Organic & Fair Trade.   Use 1 tsp. leaf  per  8 oz. cup.   Pour boiling water over leaves....

      $ 11.00
    • Makaibari 2nd Flush 2017 - Exclusive Darjeeling Tea, only the Finest - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2017

      The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this lot along with a pleasant pungency in taste. It was a short 2nd flush harvest in 2017 and we were fortunate to select the best. From an estate certified Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf...

      $ 6.30
    • 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 2016 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...

      $ 8.00
    • Makaibari Autumnal - A mellow Black Tea from the end of the season - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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. Use 1 generous tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep...

      $ 5.50
    • Makaibari Green, Long Leaf, O/FT - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari Green, Long Leaf, O/FT

      This tea has all the benefits of a green tea with the characteristic Darjeeling floral note. Beautiful long leaf. Naturally sweet, very easy to enjoy!  Similar in profile to the Makaibari silver-tipped Green. The purest green tea we know. And unlike some other Green teas, this one has no bitterness...

      $ 6.10
    • Makaibari Oolong - Org/F Trade - Oolong Tea with the characteristic Darjeeling floral note - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari Oolong - Org/F Trade

      An Oolong with the characteristic Darjeeling floral note. Try something different. Beautiful leaf style - long, well-rolled with a medium oxidation. An uncommon India Oolong. Use 1 Tbsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.  Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves.  Steep 3 mins.  Can be re-infused.  Milk...

      $ 6.10
    • Makaibari Silver Tips - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari Silver Tips

      Renowned! A complex but delicate cup, floral with a mellow note. Characteristic long leaves with a nice curl, interspersed with silver tips. Certified Organic, Biodynamic & Fair Trade. Featured on Masterpiece Theatre & NCIS Los Angeles! Drink the best! Use 1 Tbsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup. Steep 3-3.5...

      $ 9.00
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