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Cherry Rose

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Coconut Oolong

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Creme De Coconut

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Darjeeling

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Earl Grey Premium

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Golden Yunnan

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Hip Hibiscus

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  • Assam

    Two major tea growing regions in India are Assam and Darjeeling.   Assam conditions yield a bold, heavy, musty, earthy black tea that stands up to milk and sugar.  We blend this with the Sri Lankan English Breakfast and a strong Chinese black tea for our Irish Breakfast, but alone it is just one powerful cuppa.

    Serving Suggestion:   Serve strong and hot, alone or with milk and sugar.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 3-4 minutes to desired strength at 190 – 195F

    Ingredients:  Black tea from India’s Assam region, sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    **DECAF ASSAM AVAILABLE by custom order, same price, 1 lb. minimum, we pay shipping on 1 lb. or more.  Order 16 oz. regular Assam and write ‘DECAF’ in PayPal Instructions to Seller, or email us at info@calteas.com for more information.

    $8.00 $7.00/ 2oz bag

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  • California Peach Cobbler

    Does having actual chunks of real peach in the blend tell you this is a black tea perfect for iced tea?  Add a little sweetener or choice and the peach just pops! Peach & raspberry are the two best-selling iced teas around, but most in restaurants and fast food places are glunked with heavy syrups and/or lots of sugar. This quality, strong black tea gets its’ peachiness from the dried peaches but you can sweeten and intensify that natural peach flavor with raw sugar or honey, if you wish.

    Serving Suggestion:  Serve hot, plain or with honey.  Garnish iced California Peach with a sprig of fresh mint.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep a good 4 minutes to bring out the peach at 190-195F   If too strong for your palate, cut back to 3 minutes for a lighter taste.

    Ingredients:   Nilgiri black tea, peach, rosehip, hibiscus, roasted chicory root, apple, natural peach flavor.

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $8.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Cherry Rose

    A creamy and delicate blend of Japanese steamed green tea, incredibly smooth and delicious.

    Suggestions:  Delicious hot or iced.  Raw sugar or other sweeteners bring out the cherry.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Brew at a low temp of 170F to avoid scalding this delicate sencha.  Brew only 2 minutes.

    Ingredients:  Green tea, rose petals, cherry essence

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier

    $8.00/ 2oz bag

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  • China Breakfast/ OUT OF STOCK

    A bold black tea from the Yunnan region of China.  From young trees, it is strong, complex and absolutely unique and delicious, with just a hint of puerh at the finish.  It makes an excellent breakfast tea because of its’ ability to stand up to milk and sugar, if desired.  We love it stand-alone black, as a wonderful option to our other breakfast teas.

    Serving Suggestion:  Serve as an excellent first cup of the morning, or as an afternoon pick-me-up.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 4 minutes at 190-195F

    Ingredients:  Yunnan black tea.

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $9.00/ 2oz bag

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  • China Mountain Green

    A pure, unblended green tea from the mountains of China with the high altitude clarity purists will love.

    Serving Suggestion:  Best served hot and unsweetened.  Can be iced and sweetened, if desired.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to tasteSteep 2-3 minutes at 175F.

    Ingredients:  Chinese green tea

    $9.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Coconut Oolong

    What do you love in an oolong?   Multiple infusions?  Toasty warm flavor?  This has both.  The coconut is quiet but perceptible in this more lightly oxidized organic oolong from one of our favorite sources.  They get it right so often and this has become a favorite oolong of even those who are not fans of flavored tea.   Up to 3 infusions for me, maybe more for you if you want nuances.  Serving Suggestion:  Serve hot or iced, with or without sweetener.  Suggested sweetener – raw sugar or honey.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 4-5 minutes at 190-195F.

    Ingredients: (Oolong Tea, coconut flavoring)

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $15.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Creme De Coconut

    The blend is a knock-out.  A delicious and delicate combination of white tea and raw coconut. After infusion, a golden liquid with notes of warmth and comfort–the coconut doesn’t dominate..just hints.

    Serving Suggestion:  Wonderful hot or iced and especially nice if raw sugar is the sweetener, should you feel the need.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 3 minutes at 170-175F

    Ingredients:  White Peony tea, cornflower, safflower, coconut & coconut essence

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $11.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Darjeeling

    The Darjeeling region of India yields much gentler tea than Assam–lighter, nutty, with nuances accompanying each ‘flush’ or picking.  As seasons pass, the infusion with each picking becomes bolder and yet retains the essence of why Darjeeling is known as ‘the champagne of tea‘..truly a delicacy even with later flushes, accompanying the perceptible earthiness of Indian teas.  A toasty essence combines to give a lovely finish.  This is an autumnal flush Darjeeling.

    Serving Suggestion:   Serve black or with milk & sweetener.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 4 minutes at 190-195F

    Ingredients: (Autumnal flush) Darjeeling black tea

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier

    $8.00 $7.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Earl Grey Premium

    There are tea people and then there are Earl Grey tea people (who are somewhat like chai people in that they are ever on the prowl for that special one).  We are definitely in the second group..always looking for perfection.  So, we finally decided to blend our own to get exactly what we were looking for.  This is a smooth, fragrant, Earl Grey delight.  We used two blends of Earl Grey we loved, each for their own qualities, and combined them in just the right ratio for a result that is the best of each, and completely lovely.  This will make Earl Grey lovers very happy.

    Serving Suggestion:  Makes lattes ‘to live for’ if you’re one of those Vanilla Earl Grey Latte types.  Just make sure you use a really quality vanilla syrup.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 3-4 minutes (strong tea) at 190-195F.

    Ingredients:  Black tea, essential Bergamot oil

    $10.00 $9.00/ 2oz bag

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  • English Breakfast

    This is a great way to start the day:  Sri Lankan black tea makes a wonderful classic breakfast tea, producing a clear,  crisp, bright infusion, a great example of a perennial classic, English Breakfast.

    Serving Suggestion:   Serving hot with milk and sugar, if desired.  Serve iced for a clear, straightforward, refreshing iced tea.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 3.5 – 4 minutes at 190-195F

    Ingredients:  Black tea from Sri Lanka.

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $8.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Genmaicha – custom order only

    Genmaicha is now available for custom order only in 1 lb. increments.

    Toasty to the palate, Popcorn tea, Laborer’s Tea…this tea has a story behind it, as many do. To make tea accessible to the laborer, it was ‘cut’ with roasted brown rice, which sometimes popped into tiny popcorn-like pieces. It became so popular it is now a classic. Now, this is just one version of the story…several others exist.

    Ingredients:  Japanese green tea, husked rice.  Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    Serving Suggestion:  Serve hot and unsweetened.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 TBS per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 2.5-3 minutes 170-175F

    $7.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Golden Yunnan

    From the Yunnan Province of China, this is a premium ‘ancient tree’ black tea with dark infusion, rich, smooth flavor, and the ability to stand up to milk and sugar, or even cream and sugar.  This is the perfect tea to make the transition from coffee to tea, for those desiring less caffeine in the mornings.  The infusion of this tea is as black as coffee.

    Serving Suggestion:   Serve hot and black.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 3.5 to 4 minutes at 190-195F

    Ingredients:  Yunnan black tea from ancient trees, sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier.

    $11.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Hip Hibiscus

    Hip HibiscusHip HibiscusHip HibiscusIntense fruity flavor with schizandra berries and hibiscus flowers, with other fruit & florals playing a quiet background note.  This is one of the most refreshing, cooling herbal blends you will find.

    Serving Suggestion:  This is found in Mexico served iced and highly sweetened.  Raw sugar would be our favorite sweetener, if desired sweetened.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 4-5 minutes 190-195F water.

    Ingredients:  Rosehips, hibiscus flowers, currants, apples, elderberries, natural blueberry & mango flavors, essential orange oil.

    Sourced from a certified organic, Fair Trade supplier

    $8.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Irish Breakfast

    Our own proprietary blend of three bold, black teas from three different countries, it is the perfect morning tea.  A well-known tea blogger has said it’s the best Irish Breakfast she has ever found.  This is all loose tea, not the usual CTC (cut-tear-curl) many blenders use for Irish Breakfast.  Using loose tea gives it less ‘harshness’ but all the strength the blend is known for.

    Serving Suggestion:  Enjoy it strong and black or with milk and sugar.  Even cream and sugar.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep it for at least 4 minutes.  If you want longer, fine.  Enjoy!  190-195F

    Ingredients:  Black tea blend.

    All teas in blend sourced from certified organic, Fair Trade suppliers.

    $10.00/ 2oz bag

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  • JASMINE GREEN/OUT OF STOCK

    Serving Suggestion:  Drink hot and unsweetened.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 TBS per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 2-3 minutes with 170-175F water.

    Ingredients:  Chinese green tea

    $8.00 $7.00/ 2oz bag

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  • Jasmine Pearl/OUT OF STOCK

    This is simply the most delicious, exquisite Jasmine Pearl we have ever tasted, quality Chinese green tea with five pressings of the best Fujian jasmine.

    Serving Suggestion: Serve hot or iced, sweeten with raw sugar if desired.  The first infusion is gentle, the second stronger as the leaves unwind.   It will give 3-4 infusions.

    Brewing Instructions:  Use 1 heaping tsp. to 1 tbs. per 8 oz. water, to taste.  Steep 2 minutes at 170-175F for first infusion.

    Ingredients:  Chinese green tea, Fujian jasmine

    $17.00/ 2oz bag

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