$ 7.25 $ 8.00
Grown in the foggy hills of Kirishima, this tea is made by two brothers who are producing some exceptional quality teas. The moisture of the air and fertile soil from the nearby volcano create a perfect environment for growing complex teas. This Hojicha is plucked from a single farm that is completely self-contained and bio-dynamic. The tea itself has an incredible union of flavors that rise above the toasty base. The roasted leaves are not burnt, but instead embody wonderful nutty quality that softens to a light nectar-like sweetness which lingers long after you sip. The bouquet of soothing aromas and flavors will leave you relaxed and the relatively low caffeine content makes this an excellent dessert tea.
$ 11.50 $ 12.50
Each of these expertly plucked buds is hiding a young leaf bud that will reveal itself upon steeping. The downy hairs covering the leaves create a silver shimmer and offer aromas of fresh herbs and sweet hay. The liquor is a soft yellow-pink color and imparts delicate flavors of melon seed and clover blossoms. Unlike other white teas that comprise such young leaves, this tea has a lot of character and full body. It is quite versatile and can be steeped in multiple short steeps, or a long infusion without getting bitter or losing its nuances.
$ 7.50 $ 8.50
In Japan, farms harvest green teas at exact times to produce a range of tastes and flavor balances. Sencha Hanase, a very popular steamed green tea in Japan, is plucked in mid spring for a medium astringency and light taste. The intensely deep green leaves resemble pine needles and produce a fresh flavor with hints of newly mown grass and sea mists.
Try making this as a cold-brew iced tea by steeping the leaves in the fridge for a few hours.
$ 6.50 $ 7.50
Last chance to stock up on this tea coming out of Malaysia. A blend of black teas from Boh’s three exquisite tea gardens in the Cameron Highlands, the base of this tea is well rounded with a medium body and light astringency. The tang of the lemon extracts and dried orange peels linger on your tongue and add a wonderfully intense citrus aroma. Try this tea iced for a special summer treat!
$ 9.65 $ 10.75
This is probably one of the most easy-to-drink and good-for-any-occasion offerings. Soba Cha is exactly what the name translates to - Buckwheat Tea. A common beverage in Japan, this particular seed is grown right here in California. The folks making it grow Japanese varietals of Buckwheat, and use traditional processing equipment brought over from Japan to mill and roast it. The result is an inviting, caffeine-free drink that smells like fresh roasted wheat and barley. The flavor is mild and refreshing and can be steeped long without becoming unfavorable. And of course, it's gluten-free!
Try this one iced in the summer or when you need a little extra comfort. It's a tea that makes you feel like you're getting a good hug.
$ 8.00 $ 9.50
This is a tea I always come back to. Grown and processed in a village co-op in Simao, Yunnan, this tea has a depth and uniqueness that stirs my creativity. This is a pure Assamica varietal that goes through a longer wither to bring out the caramel-like aroma. Each tip is one or two leaves and a bud, covered with fine downy hairs. The flavor is thick and slightly smoky with notes of tobacco, cedar and cacao and a bright, slightly tannic finish. It is a tea that can be steeped in short, 20 second bursts but also stays smooth with a longer brewing time.
$ 65.00 $ 76.00
Everything you need to make A+ matcha at home. This kit comes with a beautiful black ceramic chawan (tea bowl), chasen (whisk) and chashaku (scoop). You can either get just the set or include some of our Ceremonial Grade Matcha at a discount. Each of these items separately add up, so get them together to save on everything!
Basic instructions are included if you need a little guidance.
$ 27.00 $ 54.00
For those who understand that making tea is making art. These pieces are hand crafted with genuine Jingdezhen clay and have a mineral content which reacts with the heat in the firing. The glaze cascades from turquoise to warm sand to burnt umber, and has it's own unique freckles. No two pieces are the same.
The pot holds roughly 150ml and has an incredibly smooth, long pour. The lid fits snugly on top and even has a built in lid stand.
Each cup is squat and sturdy and can hold roughly 30ml.
The set includes one pot, two cups and a free glass pitcher (not pictured).
$ 68.00 $ 70.00
For those who make a lot of Japanese green tea, this is the pot for you. It has been designed specifically for brewing fukamushi, or deep steamed tea. The process for making fukamushi breaks down the leaves into much smaller pieces, bringing out a vivid green color and intense flavor. However, in typical teapots the particles will easily sneak through the spout and even in other kyusus the tea can clump towards the spout, decreasing the rapidness of the pour and increasing the steep time. For this reason, the spout is located at the inner bottom of the pot, below the mesh. This way, as the tea pools at the front of the pot while pouring, the water can still escape below.
This particular kyusu is a beautiful off-white and holds about 250ml, or 8oz. It has a modern, yet classic style and will fit in perfectly with an array of different teaware.
*TIP: Never put these pots in the dishwasher and clean well after each use to prevent the mesh from clogging.*
$ 105.00 $ 120.00This gorgeous set has everything you need. The satin-like porcelain set includes a gaiwan, tea boat, pitcher, silk strainer, strainer holder, lid holder and six cups, and comes packed in a tasteful and sturdy cardboard case that holds each item snug. The quality of this set is clear when you handle it. The lid fits perfect and doesn't slip. The thickness of the porcelain doesn't get too hot around the edges, and the gold rim makes each piece shimmer in the light. This set is truly a work of art. The gaiwan holds roughly 150ml.