A Sneak Peek at May 2023

A Sneak Peek at May 2023

May is here! 

We don’t know about you, but in our neck of the woods, we’ve had our fair share of April showers and are ready for the warm months to come! As the weather gets warmer, we’ll have lots of tea options to come that are equally delicious served hot or over ice. But for now, we hope you love our spring-inspired teas we’re offering this month.

We have lots of new a delicious teas coming to our lineup this year. We’ve recently taste-tasted over 100 different teas and have selected our very favorites to share with you.

Have a gorgeous rest of your spring.

~Tea Runners

 

Please note the following teas are only available to Pure Tea Box members: 

  • Honey Aroma Shui Xian Oolong
  • Iron Goddess of Mercy
  • Imperial Mojiang Golden Bud Yunnan Black Tea
  • Ruby Oolong

 

   


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Vithanakande Estate Ceylon
Blueberry Rooibos
Tropical Coconut Oolong
Earl Grey Lavender
Vithanakande Estate Ceylon
Earl Grey Lavender
Yuzu Pineapple Black
Ceylon Burning Sun
Blueberry Rooibos
Ssspicy
Lemon Ginger Rooibos
Mystic Mint
Wu Liang Hong Mao Feng Yunnan Black Tea
Ancient Pu-erh Tuo Cha
Big Snow Mountain of Mengku Black Tea
Kanchanjangha Verde

Earl Grey Lavender

Here we have a welcomingly different twist on a classic. With citrusy bergamot pressed from real fruit and flowers, and the intoxicating fragrance of organic lavender blossoms, the Earl Grey Lavender is an elegant wake-me-up tea in the morning.

One of our most popular teas!


Ingredients: Organic black tea, organic lavender flowers, essential bergamot oil, natural lavender oil extract.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED



Mystic Mint

This seemingly simple blend of peppermint, cardamom, and licorice root combine to form a deep and uplifting complexity to refresh your spirits.

Savor the sweet notes of basil with a slight hint of clove as you relax and digest after a meal, or as an uncaffeinated night cap to settle the body for sleep.

If you think you don't like caffeine-free teas, mystic mint may change your tune.

Ingredients: Peppermint, cardamom, licorice root, essential basil and clove leaf oils.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE



Blue Mountain Black

The Nilgiri tea-growing region in southern India is mostly known for producing strong, bold black teas, similar to the Ceylon black teas of neighboring Sri Lanka, but with their own unique flavors. At up to 8000 ft above sea level, it is one of the highest-elevation tea growing regions in the world, and one of the most beautiful.

Blue Mountain Black is an exquisite treat with a unique and worldly flavor profile, sure to become a favorite.

Ingredients: Black tea
Origin: Nilgiri, India
Caffeine: HIGH



Blueberry Rooibos

Besides being beautiful to look at, this caffeine-free herbal blend combines the floral sweetness of blueberries with the tartness of currants, balanced with hearty rooibos.

Try this tea after a big meal or before bed to relax the senses and prepare your body for a deep sleep. Kids like this one, too!

Ingredients: Rooibos, elderberries, hibiscus flowers, currants, blueberries, natural blueberry flavor, schizandra berries, natural strawberry flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE



Wu Liang Hong Mao Feng Black Tea

Grown in the high altitude region of Simao, this black tea is expertly crafted and totally unique. Its leaves are slightly fermented before being processed into black tea, creating a depth and earthiness to its body, while still remaining floral with notes of dried fruit throughout.

Delightful and interesting, and sure to create a conversation.  

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Yunnan, China
Caffeine: MED-HIGH



Ancient Pu-erh Tuo Cha

This traditional style ripe Pu-erh is a blend of vintages ranging from 2-4 years in age. These small Ancient Tuo Cha (meaning "dome shaped") Pu-erh cakes are perfect for single-serving size and should be enjoyed all day with multiple infusions.

Each subsequent infusion reveals the complex personality this tea hides under its powerful earthy smell: a little sweet, a little savory, and very smooth with notes of dark mocha. A tremendously soothing tea.

Ingredients: Pu-erh tea
Origin: Yunnan, China
Caffeine: MED



Big Snow Mountain of Mengku Black Tea

This black tea comes from the high-altitude tea farming region in Lincang. It is processed from the first flush of spring assamica tea leaves of 30-40 year old naturally grown tea plants.

Big Snow Mountain Black brews a deep red liquor with floral notes and a sweet thick mouthfeel.

Spring 2023 Harvest. 

Ingredients: Black tea
Origin: Yunnan, China
Caffeine: HIGH



Yuzu Pineapple Black

Bursting with tart and juicy citrus, this strong black tea is a great thirst-quencher for summer. Grapefruit and mandarin notes harmonize beautifully with the sweetness of pineapple. Delicious served warm, but we especially love it served ice cold with a slice of your favorite citrus fruit.

Ingredients: Black tea, orange peel, pineapple bits, organic flavoring.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH


Tropical Coconut Oolong

Elegant Bao Zhong oolong tea gets an exotic and fruity boost from coconut flakes and dried pineapple. The floral complexities of oolong are still on the forefront while a refreshing summery sweetness balances out the palate, resulting in a rejuvenating, creamy cup.

Try it iced to bring out its tropical flavors even more.

 

Ingredients: Oolong tea, pineapple, coconut flakes, natural coconut flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: LOW



SSSpicy

Global Tea Championship Winner
2nd Place, Unflavored Herbal Blends

Warm your tummy and heart with this extra spicy chai, a tea that enlivens and wakes up the sense without the addition of caffeine.

We love the traditional combination of ginger, cardamom, and clove with the punch of black pepper that sings on the tongue, all with a subtle sweet finish that invigorates the entire palate.

Ingredients: Black pepper, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, and ginger.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: Caffeine-Free



Ceylon Burning Sun


Global Tea Championship Award Winner
1st Place, Breakfast Blend

Ceylon Burning Sun is another fantastic creation from the world-famous and highly awarded Lumbini Tea Estate in southern Sri Lanka.

This strong and robust black tea is mixed with broken golden tips, adding to its deep complexity and layered power. You may notice the taste of pungent dark fruit in its finish.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Caffeine: HIGH



Lemon Ginger Rooibos

This beautiful amber cup swirls with the zing of ginger and tang of fresh lemon peel, a hot and at once calming blend crafted to pacify the body. Naturally sweet rooibos lends a helping hand in balancing this tea’s piquancy, making it a crowd favorite to end a big meal or innately awaken the mind in the lull of an afternoon.

Ingredients: Rooibos, ginger root pieces, lemon peel and natural lemon flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE


Kanchanjangha Verde

Kanchanjangha tea estate is nestled in the foothills of Mt. Kanchenjanga, the third highest mountain in the world, in the eastern part of Nepal.

This fine green tea is mellow, smooth and pleasing to drink. Begin searching for floral notes followed by soft grass and finishing with a hint of sweet ground nuts.

This tea is an excellent tea to re-steep many times.

Ingredients: Pure green tea.
Origin: Nepal
Caffeine: Low



Vithanakande Estate Ceylon

Sri Lanka, formerly called Ceylon, has been providing some of the world's best teas for over 200 years. The Vithanakande tea estate is known for producing some of Sri Lanka's top Ceylon teas, such as this one. It is malty, smooth, and full bodied, with plenty of complex layers. It makes a great breakfast tea!

We recommend experimenting with the steep time to get the right strength for your palate.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Sri Lanka
Caffeine: HIGH




Additional Customization Options


English Breakfast

A blend of high-grade assam, ceylon, and keemun black teas makes this a beloved English Breakfast.

Almond Sugar Cookie Dessert Black

Strong black tea gets the sweet treatment with toasted almonds and almond sugar cookie.

Nile River Valley Chamomile

Egyptian chamomile blossoms, regarded as the best quality on the market.

Turmeric Ginger

Spicy and bold herbal tea with the tartness of citrus oils, ginger, lemongrass and turmeric.

Carrot Cake Rooibos

The name of this says it all! A decadent caffeine-free treat.

Yunnan Early Spring Silver Strands

A fresh, fragrant, and bold green tea from Yunnan, China.

Hazelnut Orange Black

A rich black tea with smooth hazelnut notes combined with a zesty citrus finish and a hint of spice.

Iron Goddess of Mercy

A velvety and creamy oolong tea with notes of roasted buckwheat and chestnut with sweet dried apricot.

Honey Aroma Shui Xian Oolong

This lovely Shui Xian "Water Sprite" Oolong is grown from 60-year-old tea plants and has a wonderful array of flavors, including honey, hay, brown sugar, and minerals.

Imperial Mojiang Golden Bud Black Tea

An exquisite pure bud pick from the Mojiang area of Simao. Malty with light notes of sugarcane.

Ruby Oolong

An outstanding Thai ruby oolong with notes of dried raisin and baked black cherry.



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