*For same day reservations, please reserve online and then call the shop to let us know. We check reservations each morning, so if you reserve after 11am we will not see it*
Our tearoom is private and closed off from the rest of the shop. It is surrounded by plants and beautiful tea ware. You will sit on low stools around a long redwood tea table and enjoy whichever teas you choose, while enjoying each other's company.
Each reservation is for 1.5 hours. Refunds can only be issued if we are notified more than 24 hours in advance.
The reservation fee will be in addition to the teas purchased, as we have to deep clean the room before and after each group.
There is a 2 week ship time for the Shohaku currently due to an increased in demand. We get our matcha ground and shipped fresh each month and have had to place additional orders to keep up with orders. Thank you for being patient.
Shohaku is a great everyday matcha that is excellent prepared traditionally and still has a slight tannin characteristic so it won't get lost if you add it to a latte or smoothie. The color is vivid green with a deep seaweed-like base and bright grassy finish.
Both of our ceremonial grade matcha offerings are produced and stone-ground by Marukyu Koyamaen, a family tea business that has been growing and producing tea in Uji for over 300 years.
One of our most popular teas! The leaves of the Black Honey Oolong are gorgeous, curled, first-flush tips from the Luye township in Southern Taiwan. The aroma of the dry leaves is so sweet and intoxicating, but nothing compared to the steeped honey-like fragrance and flavor. This tea is grown on a single organic farm run by a woman and her son. The region is home to a type of bug called the leaf hopper, which bites the tea plants and sucks the nectar from the leaves, causing the fermentation process to begin while the leaves are still on the plants. When these leaves are plucked and oxidized, the result is a naturally honey-like sweetness within the leaf. Several other growing regions try to replicate this process, but this is where is occurs naturally.
Harvest: Summer, 2022
Origin: Luye, Taiwan
Sometimes, you need a comforting cup of nostalgia, and we've got you covered. If you loved our old Earl Grey, we have re-created it with organic ingredients so you can sip happily and healthily.
Our blend uses fresh oil of bergamot, derived from the Mediterranean bergamot plant, a variety of citrus. We blend premium Chinese and Indian black teas, with just the right amount of bergamot oil. Our method creates a perfect balance of the robust citrus aroma of the Mediterranean orange and the warm, oaky, fruity flavors of the tea leaves themselves. Our blend is accented with the addition of blue cornflowers, which liven up the appearance of the tea and add an extra floral hint to the flavor. Never soapy, or perfumy, this blend is a favorite for even non-Earl lovers.
A Blue Willow specialty, World Peace is a caffeine-free herbal blend that surprises with its subtle, soothing flavors. Breathe freely and cultivate inward peace with the help of this blend of all organic herbs and spices. The freshness of peppermint is complimented by the soothing sweetness of licorice root and accented by the spice of cloves. World Peace is an excellent treat anytime, but is especially comforting to those suffering from colds, flu or allergies. The scent penetrates and opens the lungs. Sipping World Peace coats the throat with soothing herbs and comforts the stomach. For an added perk and immune-boost, add fresh, finely-sliced ginger.