Black Tea



                                                   * all teas and ingredients marked with an asterisk are organic *

 

Black tea is produced in the same way as green tea with a few exceptions. During the rolling process the membranes of the leaves are broken, allowing the leaves to oxidize (ferment) giving them their dark color. To stop oxidation, the leaves are then fired, preserving the desired flavor and aroma.

Black tea does have some medicinal qualities, though not as wide ranging and powerful as those of green tea. The catechins in the green tea are oxidized into theaflavins and thearubigens during fermentation. These new compounds are still considered strong antioxidants. 

One cup of black tea contains approximately 5-10 mg. EGCg., and approximately 50 milligrams of caffeine. Coffee contains anywhere from 100-200 per serving.
 
 
 
 
 
 
Creamy Vanilla Earl Grey*
An exquisite take on a classic with the sweet earthiness of vanilla. Try it straight or with some cream and sweetener.

Made with 
therapeutic-grade Bergaptene-free Bergamot Essential Oil, Organic English Breakfast, and Organic Vanilla Flavor.

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes

  1.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  4oz Large Bag: $11.00





Earl Grey*
One of the most famous and well known teas, Earl Grey's distinctive flavor and aroma are derived from the addition of oil extracted from the rind of the Bergamot orange, a fragrant citrus fruit native to southeast Asia and grown commercially in Italy.

Earl Grey is named after the 2nd Earl Grey, British Prime Minister in the 1830s and author of the Reform Bill of 1832, who reputedly received a gift, probably a diplomatic perquisite, of tea flavored with bergamot.

We hand-blend our own Earl Grey in small batches. The tea may smell and taste a bit strong at first but mellows out after a week or so.

Made with therapeutic-grade Bergaptine-free Bergamot Essential Oil, and Organic English Breakfast. 
 
Brew tea at 190º and steep for 1-2 minutes

  1.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  4oz Large Bag: $11.00





Shavano Spice Chai
Our signature chai tea blend, everyone who tries it loves it and keeps coming back! This is also one of our most popular brewed teas here at our tea house... try it iced with honey and coconut milk for a twist on a tea classic. Or warm up next to the fire with a hot cup of Shavano Spice, the dog will be jealous  ;)

Warming, spicy, sensuous, silky smooth and exotic.

Ceylon Black Tea, Ginger*, Cinnamon*, Cloves*, Cardamom*, Orange Peel*, Cocoa*, Colorado & India Grown Chilis, and a tiny pinch of Black Pepper*. 

Brew tea at 190º and steep for 2-5 minutes

  2.5oz Small Bag: $5.00

  7oz Large Bag: $12.00