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!  

    • 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' or 'Yunwu Clourd'. Certified Organic & Fair Trade. Use 1 tsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring...

      $ 8.46
    • 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
    • 4 one-gallon teabags, ideal for iced tea. 1 gallon makes 16 cups Iced Tea. Sale
    • Iced Tea - 4-Pack

      No measuring, no fuss - just steep our pre-measured 1-gallon teabags in hot water and you have refreshing Iced Tea in a few minutes. And unlike supermarket Iced Teas, ours is real tea - not a powder or mix and without any added sugar. Select from 6 varieties:Original Black BlackcurrantPeach ApricotPassionBerryTropicalOrganic Green...

      $ 9.00 $ 8.00
    • 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
    • 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
    • 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 2nd flush 2018 New Products
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2018

      The classic coppery hue to the infused leaf is very noticeable in this new 2018 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 Organic, Biodynamic and Fair Trade.  Enjoy our most...

      $ 6.30
    • Makaibari Tea Sampler - Try some Delicious Makaibari Teas - Silver Tips Tea's Gifts
    • Makaibari Tea Sampler

      From the renowned Organic/Biodynamic and Fair Trade tea estate in Darjeeling, enjoy 3 types of Black and Green Tea.  We included the 1st and 2nd Flush Black Teas as well as our very popular Long Leaf Green, a mellow and floral green without any vegetal notes. Steeping directions are on...

      $ 28.00
    • 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
    • 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...

      $ 12.00
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