Experience gourmet loose tea with our handcrafted, signature blends, and single-estate full leaf teas. Our selection of hand-picked, organic, & fair trade loose leaf tea supports traditional harvesting methods and offers premium flavor & health benefits. So drink up, and feel good about it!
Our collection of global tea represents all the traditional tea producing nations with their signature varieties. Over the past 4000 years, the tea plant spread to each of these nations, where it took on a unique form and flavor due to the regional terroir, namely the local soil quality, humidity, altitude, and temperature. Each region also developed specialized methods of processing the tea leaf to obtain a particular taste and form. Shaped by the traditions of their culture, local tea masters are still developing and perfecting regional tea around the world. Explore our collection!
Caffeine naturally occurs in the tea plant, causing all traditional teas to have a naturally occurring amount level of caffeine. Chemical processes can be used to extract most of the caffeine from tea leaves, however we do not carry these processed decaf teas. We do, however, have a variety of herbal teas that are naturally 100% caffeine free. On the other hand, other traditional teas are naturally highly caffeinated. These create a sustained buzz that won't result in the familiar unwanted "crash" that often follows coffee.
The smoothest black tea in our collection, this single-origin organic tea is from Mount Wuyi, in Fujian China. From a region predominantly known for its oolongs, this rare black tea is picked for only a short time each year. Qu Hao’s full rich body is incredibly low in tannins, with a natural note of chocolate, earning it the nickname “Black Silk”. The aroma is rich, with a delicate sweetness. The leaves are long, thin and elegant, and brew into a beautiful dark red liquor. You won’t want to miss out on the the silky smooth finish of Qu Hao Silk.
Organic Qu Hao Tea
Single-estate premium black tea
Origin: Fujian Province, China
Sample = 5 8-oz Servings
1/4 LB Bulk = $0.32 / Serving
1 LB Bulk = $0.27 / Serving
40-45 mg Caffeine / Serving
Gluten-free & Sugar-free
Calorie-free, Fat-free, Gluten-free
Black Tea is known to banish fatigue, stimulate mental powers, and raise energy levels. It has been shown to reduce stress hormone levels and acts as a nerve sedative, frequently relieving headaches. Black tea contains a number of vitamins considered essential for maintaining health, including Carotene, a precursor to vitamin A, has antioxidant and protective properties, Vitamin B1 and Panothenic Acid, Vitamin C and Vitamin B6.
Black Tea also contains antioxidants which may help to protect your body from the ravages of aging and environmental effects. Because they are allowed to ferment completely before drying, most black teas are especially rich in those polyphenols which have been shown to be effective against dementia in aging as well as AIDS related dementia. These compounds penetrate the blood brain barrier and have also been found to reduce blood cholesterol levels.
Black tea is known for its antiviral and antibacterial properties. It can be topically applied to cuts, bruises and burns, and is famous for its sunburn relief and has been shown to have a positive effect on preventing tooth decay and gum disease.
* These statements have not been evaluated by the Food & Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.
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Author: Terri I got a sample of this & a few other black teas in my order from the Tea Spot, & it won’t last long! I drank a cup this morning, complete with re-steeps, & I don’t know how to describe it!
~ The aroma & taste remind me somewhat of a Keemun, in that there is a little of that (very light) smoke & brown sugar essence.
~ The mouth feel is ridiculously smooth & creamy, almost like I’m drinking goatmilk, but thinner, like the purest water ever.
~ It’s bold, with almost a coffee-like background, a little chocolaty, mouth watering, & did I mention ‘smooth’? It’s as smooth as silk! Next time I get the tin…