Organic Tea

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 is owned by our family. 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 1990's. 


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. 


Try all our Organic selections - they are not just good for the earth and good for you but also taste great!  

Look for the Organic icon    throughout our site to view our Organic Teas.  Our organic certification is specifically for the teas on our website.  Although the teas carried in our Tea Room/Restaurant are organic and are provided by our wholesale company, Eco Prima Tea which is Certified Organic by a third party, the Tea Room/Restaurant is not certified organic as a retail facility.  


    • Makaibari Autumnal - 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 - 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 Oriental Beauty - Limited Edition organic black tea homage to the celebrated Formosa Gran Oolong Fancy leaf style - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari Oriental Beauty

      Exquisite Limited Edition Tea!  This is Makaibari's homage to the celebrated Formosa Grand Oolong Fancy leaf style, sometimes known as Oriental Beauty or White-tipped Amber Oolong.  Notice the carefully manufactured long leaf style with white/silver tips which is the characteristic requirement of this style.  It is mild and floral in the...

      $ 12.00
    • 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
    • Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial - Organic Limited Reserve White Tea - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial

      Indulge in a cup of our record-breaking Makaibari Silver Tips Imperial. This is Limited Reserve. Only 20 kgs. of this lot were manufactured and we have a limited 5 kgs. (11 lbs.) This is DJ 158/2014, procured through a private sale. Specially packaged in 1 ounce lots. When it's gone,...

      $ 60.00
    • 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...

      $ 27.00
    • 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 - A refreshing blend of Peppermint and Jasmine Teas - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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
    • Moonflower Oolong - An elegant blend of Oolong Tea and Jasmine Tea - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • 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, often called The Philosopher's Drink.  We blended a lightly oxidized Organic Oolong with Organic...

      $ 14.00
    • Moonlight & Melon - A blend of Organic China White (Pai Mu Tan/White Peony) with the fragrant, tropical essence of fresh melon - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Moonlight & Melon

      Absolutely wonderful! A blend of Organic China White (Pai Mu Tan/White Peony) with the fragrant, tropical essence of fresh melon! A bestseller. Use 1 Tbsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Steep 3 mins. Can be re-infused.Milk not recommended.

      $ 8.30
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