A Sneak Peek at our August 2020 Boxes

A Sneak Peek at our August 2020 Boxes

Greetings, tea lovers!

We’ve received our big shipment of fresh 2020 teas and August is the first month they’ll be shipping in your box. There are several others coming in the next few months, almost all of which are brand new to Tea Runners.

Receiving these fresh teas is always a big thrill. Nothing beats the lovely aroma of opening a big bag of fresh tea.

We’ve also ordered a dozen or so small batch rare teas that will be offered exclusively in our store, so watch for that in the coming weeks.

We hope you’re enjoying your summer and enduring this “new normal.” Good tea makes life better. Enjoy!

~ Tea Runners

 

Note to All International Members:
Covid-related international shipping delays have largely abated, and we have re-opened subscriptions to international customers. All existing international subscriptions will resume as normal in July.

 


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Citron Mint Black
Yunnan Pine Needles
Imperial Gold Needle
Blueberry Rooibos
Citron Mint Black
Black Masala
Imperial Gold Needle
Nahorhabi Estate Black
Blueberry Rooibos
Lavender Lace
Chocolate Mint Rooibos
Cinnamon Hibiscus
Imperial Gold Needle
Yunnan Pine Needles
Te Ji Grade Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea
Mini Wafer White Tea Packets

Yunnan Pine Needles

This is the fresh 2020 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

Te Ji Grade Loose Leaf Ripe Pu-erh Tea

This “Te Ji” Grade Ripe Pu-erh is a high quality pu-erh tea grown in the Simao area of Yunnan, China. It is grown from organic assamica tea bushes at an elevation 4300-4500 ft on the summit of Ma Wei Mountain, west of Pu’er City.

Along with the typical rich earthiness of pu-erh tea, this loose leaf pu-erh has a dark chocolate bitterness, fruity sweetness, and natural floral aroma. A pu-erh tea drinker will love it!

Ingredients: Ripe pu-erh tea.
Origin: Yunnan, China.
Caffeine: MED

Nahorhabi Estate Black

The Nahorhabi Tea Estate is located at the northeast tip of India in a district known for rich biodiversity and exotic wildlife. The estate takes its name from the Nahor trees in the local region.

Nahorhabi is one of the finest estates in Assam. This tea steeps to a sweet, fragrant, rich, bold and malty cup of delicious black tea.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Lavender Lace

This gorgeous caffeine free tisane brews to a wildly fragrant cup, swirling with heady dried lavender, pungent rosemary, and refreshing spearmint. The perfume of the lavender is wonderfully offset with tangy lemon verbena and spicy cinnamon adds a welcome heat on its finish.

Its mouthfeel is pleasingly round while its sweet taste lingers, making this a great tea to end a meal or send you off to a deep sleep.

Ingredients: Cinnamon, spearmint, rosemary, lavender flowers and lemon verbena.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: Caffeine-Free

Imperial Gold Needle

This sensational black tea is a pure bud pick from the spring 2020 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!

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

Cinnamon Hibiscus

Cinnamon Hibiscus is a great caffeine-free herbal blend that is very enjoyable hot or iced!

It steeps a beautiful pink-hued cup of tea and balances the tart flavor of hibiscus with spicy cinnamon bark, rounded out with calming tulsi and a touch of natural sweetness from whole leaf stevia.

Ingredients: Organic hibiscus, organic cinnamon, organic tulsi, organic stevia
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: Caffeine-Free

Mini Wafer White Tea Packet

These little mini wafers are made from pressed Shou Mei White tea from Fujian province, China. They are very tasty little white teas, rich and nutty with notes of cotton candy sweetness.

Each wafer is roughly 5.5 grams and perfect for 2-3 steeps in one session. They are very convenient, fresh, and delicious. Just tear open the package and steep!

Ingredients: White tea
Origin: Fujian, China
Caffeine: MED

Citron Mint Black

Global Tea Championship Winner
2nd Place, Flavored Black

Citron Mint Black is an award-winning flavored black tea, and one of our personal favorites as well.

This blend perfectly balances the naturally sweet flavor of high-grade Yunnan black tea with organic mint and lemon, creating a delightfully refreshing flavored black tea.

Citron Mint Black is a creation of the tea master at North America’s most awarded teas companies and one of our biggest suppliers of tea

Ingredients: Black tea, mint, calendula, lemon verbena, and natural flavoring.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

The name says it all! This herbal tea combines the hearty sweetness of rooibos with the flavors of mint and chocolate.

One of the rare teas to receive a 10/10 at our tasting events! No surprises here — if you’re a chocolate mint lover, this delicious treat will be right up your alley.

Ingredients: Rooibos, peppermint, calendula, and dark chocolate flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: Caffeine-Free

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 high in antioxidants.

Blueberry Rooibos is a great tea to enjoy after a meal, or makes a great iced tea to enjoy in the hot summer days. Kids love it too! Just ask our 4 year old. :)

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

Black Masala

Black Masala is a wonderful chai we haven’t had in our tea line up since early 2018, and we’re happy to bring it back again this month.

This blended black tea has a spicy south Asian kick to it with help from lots of ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, cloves, and black pepper.

Although adding a sweetener to this tea may dim its zesty personality, if you want to sweeten it up try it with maple syrup or honey instead of sugar.

Ingredients: Black tea, cinnamon, ginger, cardamom, cloves, and pepper.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH


Additional Customization Options


Blue Mountain Black

A strong pure black tea that embodies the unique and worldly flavor profile of Nilgiri, India.

English Breakfast

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

Malty Black

A full-bodied Sri Lankan black orange pekoe tea from the world-renowned Lumbini Estate.