A Sneak Peek at our December 2020 Boxes

A Sneak Peek at our December 2020 Boxes

Happy holidays, tea lovers!

We know 2020 has been tough for many of us, and a lot of you may be spending the holidays a little differently this year. Our hope for you is that you’re able to relax and reflect with some good tea, as a whole new year full of possibilities awaits us soon.

We have some festive holiday teas in your boxes this month, as well as a stocked up online store to buy your favorites in bulk. We also have Christmas gift subscriptions available for a perfect contactless way to shop and also bring some cheer to your loved ones’ email inbox. These can be purchased right up until midnight on December 24th!

As always, we are forever thankful for your support. Here’s to best wishes to the new year, and good health and abundance for us all.

Happy Holidays!

~ Tea Runners

 

Dec 7: Please note that some selections were updated due to being sold out of some teas. The teas listed on this page and the checkout pages are what will ship at the time you place your order. 

  


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Golden Mao Feng
Imperial Sencha Rose
Golden Honey Aroma Yunnan Black
Red Apple Caramel
Malty Black
Ceylon Orange Pekoe
Imperial Sencha Rose
Golden Honey Aroma Yunnan Black
Cold Comfort
Sacred Tulsi Spiced Rose
Red Apple Caramel
Nile River Valley Chamomile
Golden Mao Feng
Annapurna Amber Oolong
Plum Blossom Dan Cong Oolong
Sandakphu Silver White Tea

Red Apple Caramel

This perfect fall treat blends tummy-taming rooibos with sweet dried apple, quenching the palate with seasonal flavors and warming you up on a cold day.

Calendula adds a tart brightness overall, making this a well-rounded herbal tea suitable for any time of day.

Ingredients: Rooibos, apple bits, calendula, organic flavoring.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Plum Blossom Dan Cong Oolong

Grown from 200-year-old tea trees on the steep steps of a high mountain side, this tea is a unique creation from a master tea maker known for crafting award-winning dan cong oolongs. This is a heavily processed oolong that undergoes multiple stages of sorting, withering, oxidation, and wood charcoal firing.

Plum Blossom is truly exquisite with a peachy, naturally sweet aroma followed by notes of plum, stone fruit, and almonds.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.
Origin: Guangdong, China
Caffeine: LOW-MED

Sandakphu Silver White Tea

Sandakphu Silver is a classic Nepali white tea with downy silver tipped leaves and an elegant, silky mouthfeel. To create this fine tea, one leaf and one bud are picked during the spring harvest and dried under the moonlight.

Nepali white teas have shown to be higher in antioxidants than teas from other countries. Sandakphu Silver has a fresh, fruity aroma with notes of stone fruit with a satisfying, nutty finish.

2020 monsoon season harvest.

Ingredients: White tea
Origin: Maipokhari, Ilam region, Nepal
Caffeine: LOW-MED

Nile River Valley Chamomile

Chamomile has been grown in the Nile River Valley for thousands of years and to this day it is still regarded at the best quality on the market.

Nile River Valley Chamomile comes from one of our most coveted suppliers. It is rich, earthy, and smooth as silk with a rich mouthfeel. The queen of chamomiles, this tea will dazzle any chamomile lover.

Ingredients: Chamomile blossoms.
Origin: Nile River Valley, Egypt
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Sacred Tulsi Spiced Rose

Inspired by the ancient tradition of Ayurveda, this luxurious and relaxing blend sings with ginger, cardamom, and cinnamon, while the addition of rose petals adds a fragrant grandeur. Tulsi is a natural stress relief herb with a basil-like flavor, sure to be enjoyed at any time of day, but especially soothing in the evenings. Enjoy its light golden infusion on its own or with a bit of honey to make it further decadent. 

Ingredients: Holy basil (tulsi), cardamom, ginger, cinnamon, rose petals.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: Caffeine-Free

Golden Mao Feng

Golden Mao Feng is an earthy and medium-bodied black tea from China. It has a woodsy and vibrant character with sweet notes of cane sugar.

This Golden Mao Feng is used as the base tea for the award-winning Majestic Earl Grey available from Tea Runners.

A perfect “anytime” black tea, great on its own or with milk and sugar.

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

Annapurra Amber Oolong

Global Tea Championship Winner
2nd Place, Dark Oolong

Plucked from the Annapurna Massif in the Himalayas, this tea is slowly oxidized in cold air then double fired, creating a sublime winner.  A stunning Darjeeling-style oolong, these notes of delicious malted caramel and muscat grape with apricot will leave you soothed and invigorated. Annapurna is Sanskrit for “Goddess of the Harvests”, making this tea worthy of it’s name.

Ingredients: Oolong tea. 
Origin:
Ilan region, Nepal
Caffeine: MED

Ceylon Orange Pekoe

This beautiful black tea is grown in the fresh mountain air, brilliant sunshine and abundant rainfalls of southern Sri Lanka. It has a strong, fresh black tea aroma and brews a full-bodied cup.

We love its classic and bold personality with an elegant smoothness that lingers on the palate. An outstanding orange pekoe that is at once traditional and refreshingly modern.

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

Malty Black

Another winner from the master tea makers at Lumbini, this strong and crisp orange pekoe steeps to a bright reddish full-bodied liquor.

Its leaves are rolled and twisted, creating a grainy Ceylon black tea, lingering on the palate with broad malty notes and an unsubtle vigour for the black tea lovers.

Pick out its underlying sweetness as you enjoy it on its own, or pair it with milk and sweetener.

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

Cold Comfort

Fighting a cold and need a comforting, immune-boosting elixir? This tea is packed with spicy ginger root and zesty citrus, loaded with lemon and orange peel and a touch of fresh lemongrass.

Tulsi or “holy basil” herbal tea is known to boost immunity as well as provide relief to the respiratory system, so this one is perfect for the cold winter months.

Ingredients: Ginger root, rosehips, tulsi (holy basil), orange peel, lemon peel, lemon myrtle, lemon grass, ginger and citrus flavors.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Imperial Sencha Rose

Imperial Sencha Rose is the perfect marriage of green tea and rose petals. This luxurious hand-crafted blend delivers the experience of walking through an Imperial garden full of fresh fragrant roses in bloom.

Soothing and aromatic, this delicate blend is an elegant tea for anytime of day.

Ingredients: Green tea, rose petals.  
Origin:
 Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: LOW-MED

Golden Honey Aroma Yunnan Black Tea

Golden Honey Aroma is "old type" varietal, close to a pure assamica, grown in the Ning'er area of Simao. As the name indicates, this tea is sweet with natural honey notes and very aromatic.

Golden Honey Aroma is a very pleasurable black tea, unique in its own right, but with the familiar delicious flavor profile of black teas from Yunnan.

March 2020 Harvest

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

Jalinga Estate Assam

From the one and only carbon-neutral tea farm in the world comes this brisk and malty black tea sure to brighten and invigorate your mornings.

Assam tea is consumed in India as a traditional type breakfast tea, and its strong and pungent flavor has become well-loved around the globe. Jalinga Estate Assam is one of our personal favorites.

Ingredients: Black tea. 
Origin:
West Bengal, India
Caffeine: HIGH

Strawberry Peach Pu-erh

Global Tea Championship Winner
3rd Place, Flavored Pu-erh/Dark

Formerly known as "Diet Blend", this gorgeous blend of velvety oolong, energy spiking Yerba Mate, and strawberry-peach infused pu-erh has just the right amount of strength and sweetness to create a harmonious sip that will leave you feeling awakened and restored. A bold, fruity, and well-balanced flavored tea.

Ingredients: Pu-erh tea, oolong tea, green tea, yerba mate, rooibos, ginseng, lemon, strawberries, blueberries, peach bits, and natural flavoring.
Origin:
Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Orange Jasmine Blossom

This lovely green tea blend is smooth on the palate with luscious and juicy notes of sweet orange blossom, peppered with the brightness of fresh lemongrass. Rose petals make for a delicate floral aroma while lime and tangerine give it some extra tang in its finish. A refreshing and uplifting cup of tea, whether served hot or on ice.

Ingredients: Green tea with jasmine, lemongrass, lemon myrtle, essential orange oil, natural rose extract, essential lime and tangerine oils.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: LOW-MED 

Earl Grey Creme

This Earl Grey Creme comes from Garden to Cup, one of the top tea companies in North America and the creator of our popular award-winning Majestic Earl Grey.

Earl Grey Creme is a stronger earl grey with a thick, creamy mouth feel and lingering aftertaste of vanilla that’ll be sure to please any Earl Grey lover.

Ingredients: Black tea, blue cornflower, natural flavoring.
Origin:
Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Irish Breakfast

This tea is for the robust breakfast style-loving tea drinker, steeping to a strong and deep flavor perfect for beginning a busy day. Assam, Ceylon, and Keemun marry beautifully to create a full-bodied and richly satisfying cup.

Smooth and delicious on its own, or equally enjoyable with a splash of milk to cut its strength.

Ingredients: Assam, ceylon & keemun black tea.
Origin:
India, Sri Lanka, and China
Caffeine: HIGH

Pacific Peppermint

The hot and dry summers of the Pacific Northwest produce some of the world's most aromatic and flavorful peppermint.

Believed to calm the body and soothe the digestive system, Pacific Peppermint has a bright candy cane flavor with chocolate notes that give your tastebuds a reason to sing.

A very lovely cup of herbal tea.

Ingredients: Peppermint leaves
Origin: Washington State, USA
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Margaret's Soother

The anti-stress herbal tea to end a long day, this piquant blend of herbs is as comforting as it is delicious.

Licorice seems to rule its notes at first, but then it settles into a warm pepperminty finish with a slight hint at sweetness. Clove adds some spice to further balance this treat.

Ingredients: Peppermint, licorice root, clove.
Origin:
Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Turmeric Chai

Like chai but don't want the caffeine? This mouthwatering blend of traditional chai notes like cardamom and ginger mixed with toasted coconut and vanilla bean is a heady and wildly flavorful offering.

The pungency of turmeric lends a warming and spicy boost to this herbal concoction bursting with personality.

Ingredients: Coconut, turmeric, ginger root, cardamom, cinnamon, sarsaparilla root, vanilla bean, black pepper, natural lychee flavor, natural rose extract.
Origin:
 Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

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: HIGH


Additional Customization Options


Apple Cider Rooibos

A delicious caffeine-free rooibos blend that tastes like yummy apple cider!

Happy Holiday Blend

A seasonal offering of black tea, mint, and vanilla. Decadent and rich!

Gingerbread Black

A seasonal black tea blend that creates the joy of gingerbread in a cup.

Caramel Walnut Shortbread Rooibos

A caffeine-free seasonal treat, deliciously buttery, with the scent of toasted walnut and warm caramel.