For anyone who wants to taste multiple teas without too much commitment, these tea flights are a perfect option. Each gift box contains three of our favorite Oolong offerings. There is enough of each tea to make several servings of each and explore the differences in styles and regions.
Each flight contains Wuliang Beauty, Charcoal Tieguanyin and Wenshan Baozhong.
You can choose to purchase only the teas or include a Porcelain Xi Shi Pot to steep them in ($38 value).
For anyone who wants to taste multiple teas without too much commitment, these tea flights are a perfect option. Each gift box contains three of our favorite Chinese red/black teas. There is enough of each tea to make several servings of each and explore the differences.
Each flight contains Golden Monkey, Golden Snail and Sticky Rice Black.
You can choose to purchase only the teas or include a Glass Flower Gaiwan to steep them in ($48 value).
For anyone who wants to taste multiple teas without too much commitment, these tea flights are a perfect option. Each gift box contains three of our favorite non-caffeinated herbal offerings. There is enough of each tea to make several servings of each and explore the differences.
Each flight contains Soba Cha, Cozy Belly and Bright Eyes.
You can choose to purchase only the teas, or include a Viva strainer cup ($30 value)
For anyone who wants to taste multiple teas without too much commitment, these tea flights are a perfect option. Each gift box contains three of our favorite Puerh offerings. There is enough of each tea to make several servings of each and explore the differences.
Each flight contains Minerals, Sticky Rice Puerh and Wild Forest Tips.
You can choose to purchase only the teas or include a Shi Piao Yixing Pot to steep them in ($86 value).
Everything you need to make A+ matcha at home. This kit comes with a beautiful, textured black ceramic chawan (tea bowl), chasen (whisk) and chashaku (scoop). You can either get just the set or include some of our Shohaku or Kinrin Matcha at a discount. Each of these items separately add up, so get them together to save on everything!
It comes all packed safely in a compact box and basic instructions are included if you need a little guidance.
We brought in two Japanese Oolongs on our trip to Japan this year, and want to give you the opportunity to try them both!
The first is from Kagoshima. This is an aged Benifuki Oolong made by Yasuhisa Ueno. We first introduced this 7 years ago and haven't carried it since. After visiting him in May, we found that the oolong flavor has improved after aging. This is a lightly-oxidized, rolled oolong with a perfect balance of floral and vegetal notes.
The second is from Wazuka. This is an Ujimidori roasted oolong we are calling Wazuka Oolong. It is highly oxidized and roasted in Teruko Azuma's hojicha roaster. The result is a robust tea that has a chocolatey, plummy, magnolia rollercoaster of flavors. We were to impressed by this tea we had to share it with you.
$ 50.00 $ 54.00
If you love matcha, but can't decide on which to start with, why not try both? This combo includes 30g tins of both of our very first Blue Willow Ceremonial Grade Matchas, grown organically and/or without pesticides.
The first is the Forest Dew Matcha from Kirishima. Made from a blend of 5 cultivars, this matcha is organically grown and stone ground. It has a robust yet smooth flavor that has made it perfect for Matcha Lattes. In fact, it is now what we use in the shop and we were just voted best tea shop in the East Bay and one of the best places for matcha in the Bay Area by the SF Chronicle. Find out why everyone is loving it...
The second is the Uji Jade Matcha from Wazuka. This is a single Samidori cultivar ceremonial grade matcha, grown without pesticides and stone ground. It is incredibly smooth and fulfilling, with a light body and invigorating energy boost. It makes perfect usucha (thin tea) and should be enjoyed by itself without additions.
Everything you need to gongfu on the go. These molded cases are sturdy and are a perfect fit to hold your teaware snug on all your travels. The 100ml gaiwan and three cups are smooth porcelain and nest inside each other with a tea towel to fold between the layers. The gaiwan fills the cups exactly, but there's a pitcher in case you travel solo or in pairs.
Choose between black, red or grey cases. Each one has a keychain attachment so you'll never lose it.
Made from mutton fat jade, this tea set is not only beautiful, but tough too. Everything you see here gets nestled into a bag and tucked into a molded travel case. The porcelain has a translucent quality to it with mountains painted on the sides. The dark glass pitcher has thick walls for durability and adds a little drama to the set. You can either play it neutral and choose a forest green case or embrace your inner diva with the patterned case.
I have brought this around the world with me and it is still in perfect shape. I even let my 5-year-old make tea and he has not even chipped it yet. It's a great set!
Strain your tea in style. Sure, you could use a run-of-the-mill mesh strainer (which we have also) or you could use a handmade tin strainer that will filter out any leaves with love. Literally, the holes make a heart shape <3
This will last forever and will fit any receptacle with its stem.
I take this everywhere! Easy to use and so handy, this is my go-to when I'm on the go. The double-walled borosilicate glass sides keep in heat so the outside stays cool, and the metal lid screws on snugly to keep it from spilling.
You can make tea three ways with this set:
Holds roughly 12 oz.
Be sure to heat the glass first before pouring freshly boiling water in to prevent the glass from cracking. Hand wash only.
For those new to steeping and seasoned pros alike, this easy gaiwan offers something for everyone. Clear glass allows you to witness the leaves unfurl and monitor the intensity of each steep. The lid fits perfectly into the petal grooves and has holes to strain the tea without needing to tilt it. It holds 175ml, roughly 6oz. of tea.
If you have never used a gaiwan before, it is an excellent method for making a multitude of different teas, mostly Chinese and Taiwanese greens, reds, blacks, oolongs, and some younger or sheng puerhs.
Whether you're an avid traveler, or just looking for an afternoon picnic, it's always important to protect your teaware on the way. These padded bags are big enough to keep your favorite gaiwan or teacup safe on the go!