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 China Oolong, Ti Kwan Yin style, rolled leaf
    • 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...

      $ 9.39
    • Green Dew, Org/ F Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Green Dew, Organic/Fair 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...

      $ 19.96
    • HIBISCUS FLOWER HERBAL TEA
    • Hibiscus, Organic

      Organic Hibiscus, cut and sift. Use 1  Tbsp. herbs per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 5 - 7 mins.Milk should not be added.

      $ 12.81
    • Iced Tea - 4-Pack Sale
    • Iced Tea - 4-Pack

      **FINAL END OF SEASON $3 SALE** 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...

      $ 10.00 $ 3.00
    • 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...

      $ 17.46
    • 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
    • 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....

      $ 11.12
    • ORGANIC MAKAIBARI 1ST FLUSH DARJEELING 2020
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2020

      At long last, we are pleased to offer Season 2020 1st Flush Makaibari - Lot DJ 7/20.  This is our air freight stock.  Because of the Covid-19 lockdowns in India and global flight restrictions, it was extremely difficult to find air carriers and timely connections but it is finally here.   First...

      $ 8.93
    • Makaibari 1st Flush 2016 - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari 1st Flush previous season

      Still wonderful, but the 2020 harvest is here.  So for all of you who love low prices, here's the previous season's stock at a great value.  All of the 2019 is gone.  We are now offering Lot # 13 from 2018 at a greater discount.  Certified Organic & Fair Trade.  ...

      $ 16.00
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve
    • Makaibari 1st Flush Reserve

      We purchased one chest of a Special Manufacture First Flush this year in a long-leaf style.  Only 10 kg. of this batch were manufactured - Lot 06/20 - which we air-freighted in.  It is unusual in the leaf style - long, uncut leaves with greenish tips, a style usually not employed for...

      $ 10.00
    • ORGANIC DARJEELING BLACK 2ND FLUSH
    • Makaibari 2nd flush 2020

      This is our best-selling Makaibari tea.  We're starting the year with our air-freight stock - DJ 69/20.  2nd flush has more body than 1st flush and is more pungent and floral than 1st season which tends to be more astringent.  It keeps its character better even as the leaf matures. ...

      $ 7.43
    • 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 2019 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...

      $ 8.64
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