A Sneak Peek at our October 2020 Boxes

A Sneak Peek at our October 2020 Boxes

Happy October, tea lovers!

The weather in our neck of the woods has taken a turn for the colder, and in our opinion, there’s nothing better than a hot cup of tea on a crisp fall morning.

This month we‘ve got a few pumpkin flavored offerings to richen up your tea collection, delicious on their own or with warm milk as a decadent twist. The featured Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black is back again because of its enormous popularity, but we’ve also added the award-winning Pumpkin Spice Oolong as a customization option this month, which is one of our personal fav pumpkin teas. As the leaves fall and the seasons change once again, we’ll be introducing some new and delicious seasonal teas in the upcoming months.

Members of our Pure Tea Box are in for a real treat this month. We’ve managed to get our hands on a tea that has eluded us for the past 2 years, the wonderful Yunnan Purple Buds. It is simply one of the most delicious purple teas we’ve ever had. (Please note this tea is only available to Pure Tea Box members, but will be available in our store toward the end of October.)

Please continue to stay safe, and know how much we appreciate your support. Here’s to many more cups of comforting tea.

~ Tea Runners 

 


Customize Your October Box

Get more of the kinds of teas you love in your box by requesting customizations.

(Customization is not available to Amazon subscribers.)

All new members can customize their first box within 24 hours of placing their orders. 

 


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If you would like to switch from one box to another - for next month only or for all remaining boxes - please click the button below.

All switch requests must be received before the 1st of the month.

 


 

Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black
Yi Mei Ren Black Tea
Imperial Sencha Rose
Honeybush
Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black
Yi Mei Ren Black Tea
Fujian Black Blue Mountain Black
The Royal Emperor's Chai
Honeybush
Mystic Mint
Tulsi Earl Grey
SSSpicy
Yunnan Purple Buds
Houjicha
Bao Zhong Royale
Rara Willow White Tea

Salty Caramel Pumpkin Black

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.

Try it on its own or with warm milk to make it extra rich.

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

The Royal Emperor's Chai

Global Tea Championship Winner
2018 Judge’s Choice

This elegant and beautiful chai gets the royal treatment with the addition of rose petals and the worldly infusion of cardamom and anise. Fresh ginger and cinnamon add a welcome heat to its finish, while its body of strong Assam adds a robust caffeinated punch.

Ingredients: Assam black tea, ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, black pepper, anise, fennel and rose petals.
Origin:
 Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Yi Mei Ren Black Tea

This fervent Yunnan black tea has the familiar notes of bittersweet chocolate like other black teas from the Wu Liang Mountains, but with the complexities and lingering smoothness of an expertly crafted oolong. Highly aromatic with a clear tea liquor brewing to a lovely deep golden hue, this tea's subtlety is most appreciated in its natural state. Due to its higher levels of oxidization, this tea can be stored for several years, but it's so delicious we don't think that will be possible!

Spring 2020 harvest.

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

Honeybush

Similar to rooibos, but slightly sweeter and more hearty, honeybush brews a deliciously comforting cup of tea.

Honeybush tea is prepared from the honey-scented Cyclopia plant found in the Cape Mountain regions of South Africa. Its unmistakable notes of hot apricot jam and a refreshing floral sweetness grant this tea a forever favorite in our herbal collection.

Try it the traditional way with milk and sugar, or enjoy it in its pure state to truly appreciate its true wonderful flavors.

Ingredients: Honeybush.
Origin:
 South Africa. 
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Yunnan Purple Buds

Yunnan Purple Buds is a premium lot of the rare purple leaf tea cultivar called Zi Juan ("Purple Beauty"). Zi Juan is high in anthocyanin, an antioxidant, giving the leaves their purple color.

This unique black tea, from an exceptionally well-maintained organic tea garden in Yunnan, is one of our absolute favorites. Sweet, spicy, and slightly bitter, Yunnan Purple Buds is a purple tea unlike any other.

Spring 2020 Harvest

Ingredients: Yunnan, China
Origin: Yunnan, China
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Houjicha

Although this tea brews to a dark and lovely amber hue, Houjicha is actually a green tea by nature.

Traditional Bancha Japanese green tea is taken through an extra roasting step to transform it into this chocolaty smooth treasure with milder levels of caffeine, which means it can also be enjoyed into the evening.

A bonus for coffee lovers will be the savory coffee bean notes on the finish.

Ingredients: Green tea. 
Origin:
Kagoshima Prefecture, Japan
Caffeine: LOW

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

Fujian Black

The leaves of this unusual black tea are distinctively smaller than traditional teas of this type, reflecting the endless variety and tastes of Chinese tea makers.

High-fired and crafted to the local taste profile, this tea has a pleasingly strong aroma and has soft notes that grow to a natural sweetness. The leaves are smaller and they will release their aromas quickly.

We recommend enjoying this lovely tea on its own, without adding milk or sugar.

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

Mystic Mint

This seemingly simple blend of peppermint, cardamom, and licorice root combine to form a comforting, smooth tasting herbal tea.

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.

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

Rara Willow White Tea

Rara Willow is a spring pick white tea from eastern Nepal. After plucking, drying, rolling by hand then machine, this tea is heat dried to maximize its flavor profile and shelf life.

This white tea emits a lovely grassy aroma and has a sweet, crispy taste profile with floral and fruity notes with a touch of citrus.

Ingredients: White tea.
Origin: Ilam, Nepal
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.

Bao Zhong Royale

One of our favorite oolongs to date, this spectacular tea is lightly oxidized but still hefty on floral complexity with little to no astringency.

We love its complicated combination of roasted stone fruit, unsweetened coconut, and firewood, with a deliciously rich and buttery, creamy aftertaste.

It also withstands multiple infusions. 

Ingredients: Oolong tea. 
Origin:
Pinglin district, Taiwan
Caffeine: LOW-MED

Tulsi Earl Grey

This excellent addition to your herbal tea collection is for the Earl Grey lover. Completely caffeine-free, this vibrant and bright tea sings with fresh lemongrass and bergamot.

Tulsi, or holy basil, is a well-loved and highly coveted herb used throughout India for healing for more than 5,000 years, and its floral and slightly peppery notes blend beautifully with sweet and mellow green rooibos.

Ingredients: Green rooibos, tulsi, lemon grass and natural bergamot flavor.
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


Additional Customization Options


Pumpkin Spice Oolong

An award-winning blend of oolong tea, cloves, ginger root, cinnamon chips and pumpkin spice flavoring.

Citron Mint Black

An award-winning flavored black tea with mint and lemon. One of our favs!

Ceylon Orange Pekoe

Strong and crisp Orange Pekoe black tea from Sri Lanka.

Golden Mao Feng

An earthy and woodsy black tea with notes of cane sugar.

Ginger Lime Rooibos

Ginger, lime and licorice root deliver a bright and zesty caffeine-free treat!