August 2023 Tea Offerings & News

August 2023 Tea Offerings & News

Happy August, tea lovers!

This month we continue to introduce new teas to our line up. Although they're new to Tea Runners, these are some of the most popular teas from our new partner brand Simple Loose Leaf.  They've been vetted by thousands of tea drinkers and we're sure you're going to love them. 

They include: 

  • Amaretto Slice
  • Formosa Oolong
  • Honey Ginger Chamomile
  • Orange Blossom Oolong
  • Pecan Praline
  • Summer Bonfire Black
  • Sweet Hibiscus Tea

August marks the first month of 2023 that we're introducing fresh harvest teas. Imperial Gold Needle & Golden Monkey were both harvested this spring. There is nothing like opening a bag of fresh tea and letting the gorgeous aromas fill your sense. 

For those who enjoy splurging on very fancy teas, keep an eye on our Elite Tea offerings. We have gotten our hands on some extra special, rare, single-origin pure teas from the 2023 harvest that are out-of-this-world, and we will be adding them to our website soon. They might be slightly pricey, but when you drink them, you know where that money went.

Lastly, an unfortunate dock strike at the Vancouver port has delayed our pyramid bag film, but it is now resolved and we hope to be offering our most popular teas in pyramid bags within a month! 

Enjoy this month's selections! 

~Tea Runners


How To Customize Your August Box

As of July 2023, we no longer offer subscriptions hosted on Cratejoy the ability to customize their boxes.  To customize your monthly box, you must upgrade your account to our new platform. 


If you are already on our new platform, customize your box by logging into your account.  Customizations must be submitted between July 25 and July 31.





· Mumbai Chai
· Pecan Praline
· Orange Blossom Oolong
· Sweet Hibiscus Tea
· Mumbai Chai
· Summer Bonfire Black
· Earl Grey Supreme
· Pecan Praline
· Sweet Hibiscus Tea
· Amaretto Slice
· Coconut Macaroon Green Rooibos
· Honey Ginger Chamomile
· Imperial Gold Needle
· Formosa Oolong
· Golden Monkey
· Sticky Rice Tuo Cha

Mumbai Chai

Global Tea Championship Winner
3rd Place, Chai (Masala Chai)

Masala Chai is a mixture of black tea and aromatic spices originating from the Indian subcontinent. This popular beverage has gained a worldwide following and can be found in today’s most prominent coffee and tea chains.

Mumbai Chai, a blend of carefully selected spices and high-quality Assam black tea, is an award-winning masala chai.

Ingredients: Assam black tea, cinnamon, cardamom, clove, and ginger.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-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: MEDIUM

Golden Monkey

Global Tea Championship Winner
2nd Place, Golden Monkey

Grown at high altitudes in the misty mountains of Yunnan, China, comes this fine black tea with smooth notes of honeyed peach.

For 1700 years this rare tea was enjoyed only by China’s elite ruling class. They believed it gave them special powers of agility and sexual prowess.

Today, Golden Monkey is a frequent finalist on awards lists around the world and is considered one of the finest black teas there is.

2023 Harvest.


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

Coconut Macaroon Green Rooibos Tea

Smooth, creamy, and sweet-- just like the real thing-- this lovely caffeine-free tea has a base of antioxidant-packed rooibos with shredded coconut, safflower blossom, and organic cocoa nibs.

A gorgeous way to end a meal with a tasty treat, or let the kids enjoy it served warm with a splash of milk.


Ingredients: Green rooibos, cocoa nibs, shredded coconut, safflower and flavoring.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend

Sticky Rice Tuo Cha

These mini tea cakes are infused with an herb called Nuo Mi Xiang, imparting the flavor of roasted rice into this pu’erh. We love pu’erh for a healthy caffeine kick, as well as after a heavy meal to help with digestion, and this one is delightfully smooth, herbaceous, and savory.

Enjoy it steeped many times over.

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

Pecan Praline

Blending South Indian black tea, spices, and nuts, this tea presents a gentle and fruity scent, evoking the delightful fragrance of freshly baked banana nut bread. The black tea's subtle caramel undertones beautifully harmonize with the comforting nutty flavors and gentle sweetness of Pecan Praline. The addition of cinnamon adds depth and complexity, striking a balance without overwhelming the senses.

Whether for cozy afternoons or as a delightful post-dinner indulgence, this tea is the perfect companion.

Ingredients: South Indian black Tea, cinnamon chips, all natural flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Imperial Gold Needle

This sensational black tea is a pure bud pick from the spring harvest in Yunnan, China.

The bud shoots are lightly wilted and processed to keep the delicate taste and appearance intact.

An aroma that is thick and luscious, this incredibly fresh tea will leave you with smooth notes of dark malt and sweet honey.

Spring 2024 Harvest.


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

Honey Ginger Chamomile

Honey Ginger Chamomile simply combines three exquisite ingredients to create a very calming and relaxing tea that’ll enrichen your life one sip at a time.

Chamomile tea is renowned for its abundant antioxidants, contributing to enhanced overall health and well-being. Meanwhile, the inclusion of ginger root brings a calming effect to the stomach, aiding in digestion and alleviating nausea. And of course, we cannot overlook the irresistible addition of honey to add a final touch of sweetness!

Ingredients: Chamomile, ginger roots, honey flavor.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend

Summer Bonfire Black

This tea is receminiscent of a summer bonfire, as its captivating flavors of caramel, toffee, and brown sugar swirl together in perfect harmony. With your initial sip, you'll be greeted by the enchanting presence of cinnamon, cocoa, and marshmallow, adding a luxurious depth to this intricate blend.

It's reminiscent of indulging in pancakes drizzled with maple syrup on a misty morning, as you sit on the porch. This cup of tea encapsulates that very experience, offering a moment of pure delight.

Ingredients: Assam black tea, cinnamon chips, cocoa nibs, mini marshmallows, all natural flavor, lapsang souchong black tea.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: HIGH

Sweet Hibiscus

This exquisite and enjoyable tea blend features a harmonious combination of hibiscus, rose hips, and blue mallow blossoms.

Hibiscus, known for its vibrancy and tart flavor, is also rich in antioxidants and anti-inflammatory compounds. Rose hips and blue mallow blossoms are often utilized for their respiratory-soothing properties. Put together, this mighty blend offers a delightful way to combat springtime allergies!

It is the perfect tea to conclude a long day.

Ingredients: Hibiscus, rose hips, blue mallow blossoms with lychee and goji berry flavors.
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend

Orange Blossom Oolong

Our Orange Blossom Oolong tea features the classic oolong leaf. When brewing, watch the oolong tea unfurl and blossom before your eyes.

Orange Blossom Oolong is a great mild tea that can be wonderful in the mornings or mid afternoon if you need a cup of tea that is clean and smooth.

Ingredients: Oolong tea, orange peel and orange flavor
Origin: Multiple Origin Blend
Caffeine: MED-HIGH

Additional Customization Options

Blue Lady Grey

This best-selling tea is an exquisite blend of bergamot and calming lavender, enhanced by a subtle touch of vanilla. An absolutely delightful tea!

Blueberry Rooibos

A delicious caffeine-free blend of rooibos, berries, & hibiscus.

Burgundy Blast

A sweet and fruity herbal tea that brews to a bright red color.

Carrot Cake Rooibos

The name of this says it all! A decadent caffeine-free treat.

Earl Grey Lavender

A lovely twist on a classic tea: Earl Grey with organic lavender blossoms.

English Breakfast

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

Ginger Lime Rooibos

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

Lemon Ginger Rooibos

Naturally sweet and hearty rooibos with a twist of lemon and ginger.

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