A Sneak Peek at September 2021

A Sneak Peek at September 2021

Hello Tea Lovers,

This month we're highlighting teas from the Laoshan district of Shandong, China. This region produces some of our personal favs and it's always exciting when the new harvest comes in from Laoshan. The unique altitude and landscape of Laoshan produces some very complex and enjoyable teas. 

We've also got some great new teas this month, including High Mountain 'Tu Cha' Black from Fujian, and Orange Passionfruit Honeybush. 

This fall we've got some great seasonal teas coming, including some new blends from our favorite tea providers and some of our most popular teas from years past. 

Lastly, it's never too early to start thinking about Christmas gifts, and this year we're expanding our very popular Christmas gift options to include "gift baskets" of our most popular teas.

We hope you're all staying safe and hope that our teas continue to bring joy and comfort into your homes.

Happy Sipping!

~ Tea Runners

 


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High Mountain “Tu Cha” Black
Yunnan Black Gold
Classic Laoshan Green
Cinnamon Plum
High Mountain “Tu Cha” Black
Classic Laoshan Black
Simao Spring Tips
Majestic Earl Grey
Cinnamon Plum
Lavender Lemongrass Mint
Orange Passionfruit Honeybush
Nile River Valley Chamomile
High Mountain “Tu Cha” Black
Imperial Grade Laoshan Black
Simao Spring Tips
Four Seasons Spring Oolong

High Mountain “Tu Cha” Black

From high up in the Wu Yi Mountains comes this niche black tea with distinct chocolatey notes. If you're a fan of Laoshan teas you'll enjoy this rare find as well. The tea is ultra viscous with a rich and velvety mouth feel. Complex enough for experienced tea drinkers, but easy enough to become your every day black tea.

Spring 2021 Harvest.

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

Classic Laoshan Black

Laoshan is a small village near the sea in northeast China. Laoshan black teas are usually small and tippy, lacking the white pekoe-style hairs that give black teas their golden color. This Classic Laoshan Black, grown under the shadow of a sacred mountain, is very smooth and viscous with a robust flavor that has a distinct dark chocolate bite. One of Tea Runners’ most popular black teas. 

Spring 2021 harvest.

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

Orange Passionfruit Honeybush

Fresh fruity aromas and citrus flavors are expertly blended with the natural hearty sweetness of honeybush.

A very refreshing caffeine-free treat that goes great hot or iced.

Ingredients: Honeybush, orange peel, apple bits, calendula, and flavoring
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Lavender Lemongrass Mint

A brilliant concoction of calming lavender, soothing lemongrass and refreshing peppermint. Lavender Lemongrass Mint is made from top quality organic ingredients from North America’s most awarded tea company.

Ingredients: Lavender petals, lemongrass, Egyptian peppermint, calendula and natural flavoring.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Simao Spring Tips

This pure bud tea is picked just a few days after sprouting and processed very carefully to maintain its delicate complexity.

The small leaves brew a malty cup with a thick mouth feel and the enticingly sweet essence of sugarcane.

This enjoyable and hearty crowd-pleaser is very dynamic, with notes of sweet potato, caramel, nuts, fruits and spices. A tasty adventure on every steep.

Spring 2021 harvest.

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

Imperial Grade Laoshan Black

Imperial Grade Laoshan Black is the high end version of our very popular Classic Laoshan Black. This tea has been painstakingly grown under the cover of a protected greenhouse before having its leaves unleashed to the early spring sunlight. Lacking the white pekoe hairs that give other black teas their reddish gold color, this rich tea brews to a dark caramel hue.

April 2021 Harvest.

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

Earl Grey Supreme


Global Tea Championship Winner
2nd Place, Earl Grey

If you’re an earl grey lover or simply love an invigorating cup of black citrus tea, this Earl Grey Supreme is going to be your new favorite. Top grade Yunnan black tea leaves are infused with the oils of bergamot citrus made at the first pressing of the year in Calabria, Italy, when its perfume is at its most fragrant. A rich and floral stunner for the black tea lover.

Ingredients: Black tea, essential bergamot oil.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Four Seasons Spring Oolong

This ball-rolled oolong tea comes from Taiwan’s central highlands and has a tropical and very floral bouquet. Its elegant aroma swirls with fresh gardenia with a lingering pineapple taste and notes of juicy mango. Enjoy this golden green cup on its own to truly appreciate its multiple layers.

Ingredients: Oolong tea.
Origin: Nantou, Taiwan
Caffeine: MED

Scarlet

This tea brews to a deep red liquor bursting with tart thirst-quenching goodness, a great caffeine-free tea to sip in the cold months. Currants, cranberries, blueberries, and orange peel sing with festive sweetness while the nuttiness of rooibos rounds out the finish, creating balance. Mango and passion fruit further excite the palate, making this tea a juicy punch of flavor.

Ingredients: Currants, hibiscus flowers, rose hips, rooibos, blueberries, orange peel, cranberries, natural blueberry, passion fruit and mango flavors.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Cinnamon Plum

This juicy and full-bodied herbal blend is like biting into a roasted and caramelized plum.

A touch of spice is added with cinnamon and licorice root, pleasantly enhanced with the scent of sweet hibiscus flower.

Cinnamon Plum is a warming blend of juicy plum, succulent currant and sweet Saigon cinnamon.

Ingredients: Cinnamon, hibiscus flowers, currants, licorice root, natural plum flavor. 
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: CAFFEINE-FREE

Yunnan Black Gold

From high up in the mountains of Simao comes this malty sweet gem, a wonderful every day tea universally enjoyed by all types of palates and tastes. It brews to a good, strong, clean finish, with subtle notes of cocoa and a peachy tartness. Appreciate this one on its own without any additives.

Spring 2021 Harvest. 

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

Classic Laoshan Green

Plucked in the first week of April, this robust tea bursts with the bright vegetal notes of spring. It steeps to a thick liquor with notes of green grass and toasted nuts, easing to an ever-so-slightly sweet finish.  Classic Laoshan Green may be stronger than most green teas you’re used to, but its overall smoothness and elegance makes it a real crowd-pleaser.

Ingredients: Green tea. 
Origin:
 Shandong, China
Caffeine: LOW-MED

Classic 58 Dian Hong Premium Yunnan Black Tea

First flush spring buds are masterfully processed in this excellent black tea first mastered by the Feng Qing tea factory in 1958. We love its traditional malty notes with an unexpectedly floral profile and a sweetness in its finish. A tried and true morning tea to start your day off on the right foot. 

Spring 2021 harvest.

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

Baraha Black First Flush

We love to sing the praises of Nepalese tea, and this one is gorgeous. The Baraha black tea from the Himalayas awakens the palate with sweet notes of muscat grapes and rose, with the lingering finish and aroma of toasted almonds. Its high caffeine content makes it the perfect tea for a day when you need an elegant pick me up.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Phidim, Nepal
Caffeine: HIGH

Dejoo First Flush

This strong Assam tea is not for the faint of heart. It has a pleasant bite with notes of barley and hops, almost like a beer-drinking tea. However, due to its leaves being from the first flush of the harvest, it finishes with a delicateness, making it a well-balanced tea to start your morning.

Ingredients: Black tea.
Origin: Assam, India
Caffeine: HIGH


Additional Customization Options


Imperial Grade Green Snails

First flush green tea rolled into into little green snails. Slightly astringent, slightly sweet. Depth and complex.

Tart Peach Black

A strong black tea with with added sweet peach and hibiscus. Goes great iced!

Valerian Dream

A masterful blend of exotic spices create this relaxing caffeine-free treat.

Kathmandu Cosmos

Nepalese gold tea blended with local herbs & spices. One of our favorite chais!

Cranberry Peach Green

Beautifully bright and refreshing, this tea can make a blended green tea lover out of anyone.