A Sneak Peek at October 2021

A Sneak Peek at October 2021

Hello Tea Lovers! Happy October!

Our teas this month are meant to highlight the fall season with warm and comforting flavors for brisk days and chilly nights. We’ve got some old favorites coming back by popular demand, as well as some delectable teas for you pumpkin spice lovers.

We also have a huge shipment of new tea ware about to arrive at our warehouse, including gorgeous full sized tea pots to treat a crowd, elegant glass tea cups, and lots more of our beloved easy brew single serve tea pots as well.

Stay tuned for our announcement on when it’s all available for purchase!

Happy Sipping!

~ Tea Runners

 


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Fruit Aroma Black
Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black
Pumpkin Spice Oolong
Blood Orange Rooibos
Fruit Aroma Black
China Breakfast
Imperial Gold Needle
Apple Cider Black
Herbal After Eight
Turmeric Ginger
North
Blood Orange Rooibos
Fruit Aroma Black
Yunnan Pine Needles
Imperial Gold Needle
Mang Fei Mountain Ripe Pu-erh

Fruit Aroma Black

This black tea may be a great every day drinking tea, but it’s also world class.

Brewing to a malty finish, it’s incredibly smooth and slightly sweet with lingering notes of dried fruit.

It’s crowd-pleasing, strong, and sure to be a new favorite. 

Spring 2021 Harvest. 

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

Pumpkin Spice Oolong

Global Tea Championship Winner
3rd Place, Flavored Oolong

This outstanding and wildly memorable oolong tea is perfect for fall with its rich flavors of pumpkin and warm spice.

This tea is smooth to the taste with a creamy lingering complexity light in tannins and a slightly sweet mouth feel. One of our favorite flavored seasonal teas!

Ingredients: Oolong tea, cloves, ginger root, cinnamon chips, pumpkin spice flavoring.
Origin:
 Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black

One of our most popular teas all year round, this delicious offering is a perfect accompaniment to the fall season, oozing with sweet and salty caramel goodness and savory pumpkin. The smooth amber hued liquor has a satisfying roundness in its mouthfeel, while the addition of marigold petals brighten its finish.

Ingredients: Black tea, marigold petals and pumpkin and salty caramel flavorings. 
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Blood Orange Rooibos

Global Tea Championship Winner
3rd Place, Flavored Herbal Blends

This caffeine-free blend is a satisfyingly tangy treat to end a meal on a high note or to satiate a persistent sweet tooth. Like biting into a baked Granny Smith apple tart, its juicy mouth feel is pleasantly countered with its piquant notes of orange zest and dried cranberry, while hibiscus lends a sophistication to its finish.

Ingredients: Rooibos, orange peel, hibiscus, rose hips, apple pieces, safflowers, and rose petals with orange, vanilla, and lemon flavor. 
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

North

This exotic herbal tea is just the thing to warm you up in the winter months. Cardamom, cinnamon, and ginger add a spicy punch with pink peppercorn heating up the palate even further. Licorice adds depth while sweet coconut rounds out its complexities to a smooth finish. 

Ingredients: Coconut, cardamom, cinnamon, ginger, licorice, pink peppercorns.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Herbal After Eight

This gorgeous herbal blend is like sipping on peppermint chocolate, at once soothing to the body and also deliciously decadent.

Cinnamon adds a welcomed touch of heat, making this the perfect after dinner tea any time of year.

Ingredients: Peppermint, cacao, cinnamon, stevia.
Origin:
 Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Mang Fei Mountain Ripe Pu-erh

We tasted a dozen new pu-erhs to make this selection for you! 

Wet piled for 45 days, this unusual pu-erh uses first flush tea leaves instead of the typical second or summer flush leaves, resulting in a complex and robust finish.

Its quality can be tasted with the still slightly sweet finish with notes of ripe stone fruit. 

Simply unwrap each mini tuo, steep and enjoy!

Ingredients: Pu-erh tea.
Origin:
Yunnan, China
Caffeine: HIGH

Apple Cider Black Tea

Black Mao Feng tea leaves get the seasonal treatment with apple pits, tart orange peel, and traditional chai tea spices. It steeps to a peppery and zesty cup, soothing the body while awaking the senses with a strong black tea profile.

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

Turmeric Ginger

This spicy and bold tea packs a powerful punch, zinging with lots of ginger and lemongrass and arriving at a slightly sweet and tart finish with fresh orange peel.

Lemongrass adds an exotic underlying element while superfood turmeric lends a gorgeous marigold color to this tea's liquor while rounding out the finish with an earthy pungency.

Ingredients: Turmeric, ginger, lemongrass, orange peel, licorice and citrus essential oils.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Yunnan Pine Needles

This is the fresh 2021 harvest of Yunnan Pine Needles green tea from Mengku county, picked March 4th and 7th of this year.

The tea is first fried in a wok to halt oxidation, then rolled, wilted, and dried again. In the final stage of processing the tea is pressed flat to shape it into what the locals call “Song Zhen” (Pine Needles).

Yunnan Pine Needles brews up a lovely, fresh green tea with notes of umami, fresh green grass, and a little nuttiness. A to-die-for aroma is followed by a buttery mouthfeel and a delicate sweetness that lingers on the palate.

Ingredients: Green tea
Origin: Yunnan, China
Caffeine: MED

Imperial Gold Needle

This sensational black tea is a pure bud pick from the spring 2021 harvest in Yunnan, China. The bud shoots are lightly wilted and processed to keep the delicate taste and appearance intact.

With an aroma that is thick and luscious, this incredible tea will leave you with smooth notes of dark malt and sweet honey, with a light touch of toastiness as well.

This tea is very popular and our supplier sold out immediately in 2018 and 2019, but we learned our lesson and put in an order right away this year. This is the fresh 2020 harvest and we were lucky to get it. Enjoy!

Spring 2021 harvest.

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

China Breakfast

 
Global Tea Championship Winner
 
2nd Place, Breakfast Blend

Milder than a traditional English breakfast, this memorable tea with notes of raisin and caramel is a perfect way to start your day.

This organic tea is grown high up in the forested Ecological Tea Garden in Yunnan, China, and makes a full-bodied cup that’s great on its own or with a dash of milk and honey.

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


Additional Customization Options


Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong

A traditional Chinese-style black tea with notes of dark chocolate with a surprisingly sweet finish.

Lapsang Souchong Lot #7

Not heavily smoked like other Lapsangs, this one is a high-grade well balanced mixture of smoke and sweet with notes of biscuits.

High Mountain Red

Pure black tea from Yunnan with notes of caramel, honey, sweet potatoes, and malt.

Heart Chakra Yogi Tea

A delightful blend of love-inspiring herbs that produces a floral and fruity purple-red cup of tea.

Mystic Mint

Peppermint, cardamom, and licorice root combine to create the *perfect* mint herbal tea.

Mandela Masala

An award-winning caffeine-free herbal masala chai blend.

Tangerine Pear Green

A perfect balance of tart and sweet flavors with a green tea base. Great hot or iced!

Imperial Red

Small batch pure black tea with notes of cocoa, molasses, malt, and fruit with natural sweetness.