Welcome to our Organic Tea & Tisane Selections
Organic Teas and Herbal Tisanes are grown without any unnatural enhancements on certified estates. Although the tea plant itself is naturally resistant to leaf eating insects, the products listed in this section have been certified by their originating countries of origin, as well as the USDA. Since organic certification can take a tremendous amount of field down time and financial burdens on smaller tea growers, we have selected a few popular teas and tisanes to offer in this section.
Brewing Tips: Organic Black Teas should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. Organic Ceylon and Organic Bold Leaf Pu-erh should be steeped for 4-5 minutes, while Organic Darjeeling should be steeped for 3-4 minutes. A bit greener in character, Organic First Flush Darjeeling should be steeped for 3 minutes. Organic Green Teas should be made with water that has boiled and allowed to cool for just under a minute and then infused for 2-3 minutes. Use the same water temperature for Organic White Teas, but only steep for 2 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping. Organic Herbal Tisanes should be made with cold, filtered water that has been brought to a rolling boil (205-212° F). Using one rounded teaspoon of loose tea or one teabag for each cup required, pour the boiling water over the tea leaves. These Herbal Tisanes should be steeped for 5-7 minutes. Once the ideal brewing time has been reached, the leaves should be removed to prevent further steeping.
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We are proud to offer this premium line of rare teas. Selected for their flavor, exquisite leaf form, and good value, these teas are produced in very small quantities each season. Each tea comes direct from its origin garden, assuring freshness. This line is not usually found outside select Asian markets. Our selection of loose teas from Foojoy features vacuum-sealed, resealable tins wrapped in labels which depict the contents of each tin.
For thousands of years, communities throughout the Amazon have cultivated the Guayusa (why-YOU-sah) leaf for a natural, delicious source of energy and nutrition. Guayusa contains caffeine, antioxidants, vitamins, and amino acids. Every harvest, local farmers hand-pick Guayusa leaves from the rich soil under the canopy of the Amazon rainforest. Each great tasting flavor is 100% organic, naturally smooth and balanced. With Runa’s focus on fair trade pricing and Amazon reforestation projects, you can feel good about rejuvenating with these unique herbal tea selections.
These attractive Elephant Caddies are packed by Williamson Tea, a family owned business with over 140 years of experience in the art of growing, selecting and blending fine teas. Displaying an African Elephant, a symbol of this firm’s heritage, each colorful caddy contains round teabags of 100% natural Kenyan tea. Each variety is grown using sustainable farming methods at Williamson’s private estates, ensuring a superior Fairtrade and Rainforest Alliance certified product. Each teabag is packed using only the finest tea buds and top two tea leaves, leaving a full flavor cup each and every time. These elegant tea caddies not only look good in your kitchen, but also make a great gift idea.