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.

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.

People often question whether sugar was added to this tea, but it's simply the weather and soil that make this tea naturally sweet and thick.

Classic Laoshan Black is one of our personal favorites at Tea Runners. It's a tea we always have on our shelf at home!

Spring 2022 Harvest.

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



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



Imperial Grade Laoshan Black

Imperial Grade Laoshan Black is the highest grade version of the already high grade Classic Laoshan Black.

This tea comes from the small family farm of the Liang family where all the growing and processing is done on site, under their strict control, to produce the highest quality result.

What separates this tea from the Classic Laoshan Black is that it's produced from the smallest tippy materials of the tea plants, which are hand selected one leaf at a time during the picking process and set aside for this small batch of tea.

This tea starts its growth under the protection of a greenhouse in the winter and early spring, then it's exposed to direct sunlight until picking season starts in late April to early May.

This tea is wonderfully sweet and thick, with notes of cane sugar and chocolate.

One of our favorites!

2022 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: Organic black tea, essential bergamot oil.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH



Four Seasons Spring Oolong

Four Seasons Spring Oolong is a highly prized tea grown at elevations of 500-850 meters above sea level in the Mingjian Village of Nantou, Taiwan. It is made from large, tightly rolled leaves that expand tremendously when infused.

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.

This tea is a perfect afternoon sipper and also makes a terrific, iced tea! (Visit tearunners.com/iced)

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



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, rosehips, rooibos, blueberries, orange peel, cranberries, natural blueberry, passionfruit 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.

Try this tea in a mulled wine recipe, or serve it over ice on a gorgeous sunny day.

Ingredients: Organic cinnamon, organic hibiscus flowers, organic currants, organic 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 everyday 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 like milk or sugar.

2022 Harvest


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



Classic Laoshan Green

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



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.

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.

Raspberry Green Tea

Green tea gets a pungent punch from juicy raspberry, making this one equally delicious hot or iced.



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