Organic

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 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.  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.  

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

    • Spring Jasmine, Org/F Trade - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Spring Jasmine, 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...

      $ 6.12
    • Sunset Blend, Organic - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Sunset Blend, Organic

      A relaxing blend of Organic Ceylon and Himalayan teas. A mild cup. Not as strong as an English or Irish Breakfast. Can tolerate a touch of milk but best enjoyed as is. Use 1 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 4 mins.

      $ 6.04
    • Twilight, Organic - House Blend of White Tea and Green Tea - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Twilight, Organic

      A great way to close the day. A house blend of Organic China white and Organic Darjeeling long leaf green teas. Naturally floral but with a woodsy undernote. Soothing! Use 1 Tbsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Pour boiling water over leaves.Steep 2-3 mins. Milk not recommended.

      $ 6.89
    • Victoria's Cup - A Popular Organic Black Tea Breakfast Blend - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Victoria's Cup - Org/F Trade

      A blend of Certified Organic India black teas to provide you a hearty Good Morning tea, robust but not overpowering. Good with milk or on its own. This is our Organic English Breakfast tea. To learn more about Breakfast Tea Blends - the difference between them as well as the...

      $ 4.50
    • White Blossom Green - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • White Blossom Green

      From Central China, this tea is sometimes called White Monkey. With well-defined long leaves with white downy tips, it has good body with a pronounced sweet note. One of our premium Organic Greens. Use 1 Tbsp. leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep...

      $ 9.90
    • Zingy Tang - Silver Tips Tea's Organic Loose Leaf Tea
    • Zingy Tang

      Organic, Fair Trade green tea with ginger, orange and peach. One of our bestsellers. Good for the body and delicious too! Excellent hot or iced. Use 1 tsp. of leaf per 8 oz. cup.Let boiling water cool slightly before pouring over leaves. Steep 2 mins. Can be re-infused. Milk not...

      $ 5.20
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