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Luxury loose leaf teas, handcrafted tea blends and fine tea ware. ArtfulTea: where the ordinary experience of drinking tea becomes extraordinary.

Tea Wisdom

Ginger Teas

Margaret Wack

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Used for centuries as an ingredient in food, drink, and even medicine, ginger is a powerful spice full of flavor and healthful benefits. Ginger comes from the same plant family as other spices like turmeric and cardamom, and can be used to impart a distinctive spicy, slightly sweet flavor to all different kinds of teas, from black blends to herbal infusions and everything in between.

Ginger Health Benefits

Ginger has seen a recent rise in popularity as more people become aware of its unique health benefits. Ginger has powerful anti-inflammatory effects, making it a soothing addition to any tea. Ginger also aids in digestion and helps to prevent nausea and morning sickness. Packed with antioxidants, ginger can even help ward off certain types of cancer. Whether you’re seeking out teas for their healthful benefits, or simply enjoy them for their delicious flavor, you can’t go wrong with a ginger tea!

Our Ginger Teas

Here are ArtfulTea, we carry a wide variety of teas with ginger. Whether you’re looking for a soothing herbal blend, a caffeinated cup, or something in between, we’re sure to have a ginger tea that will hit the spot!

Ginger Peach

In our Ginger Peach tea, the spicy character of ginger is mellowed perfectly by the sweetness of peaches for a smooth, classic black tea with a bright, flavorful taste. Perfect served hot when you’re dreaming of warmer afternoons, or served cold when you’re relaxing in the heart of summer.

Masala Chai

This traditional chai blend includes ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves, all blended in perfect proportion with a premium Ceylon tea. Spicy and full-bodied, our Masala Chai is a classic take on a fan-favorite. Add milk and honey for a touch of smoothness and sweetness, or try it alone for a spicier cup.

Linda’s Lemon Ginger

This lemon ginger green tea was inspired by ArtfulTea founder Karen's yoga instructor, Linda, who requested a green tea with a lemony taste that's balanced by a hint of ginger. Linda’s Lemon Ginger was born, and the blend has quickly became one of our best sellers!

Turmeric Mango

With a base of Gunpowder green tea, this tea adds ginger, turmeric, and tropical fruits like mango, pineapple, yuzu, and lime to create a tangy, naturally sweet cup. With a mild amount of caffeine, Turmeric Mango can be a great way to start the day or to power through the afternoon. And with all the health benefits of green tea, ginger, and turmeric, it’s sure to keep you in good spirits!

Dandy Cinnamon Pu-erh

Ginger, dandelion root, cinnamon, and lemon peel combine perfectly with pu-erh and oolong teas to create a purifying blend that also warms and restores you. This balanced blend has a delicious, rich flavor, and it offers benefits from ingredients traditionally thought to aid digestion and support health! A perfect pick-me-up tea.

Rooibos Chai

Made from scratch here at ArtfulTea, this Rooibos Chai tea is a traditional blend of chai spices, including ginger, cinnamon, cardamom, coriander, cloves, and pepper, along with organic South African rooibos, for a caffeine-free version of chai. Add milk and honey for a soothing before-bed cup.

Sing Your Song

This handcrafted herbal infusion helps soothe the throat, clear congestion and promote wellness. A blend of ginger, peppermint, lemongrass, cardamom, and licorice, Sing Your Song is one of our most popular herbal teas. One of Santa Fe's local opera singers began drinking this tea to help keep her voice in perfect condition, so we've named the blend "Sing Your Song" in her honor.

Atomic Gold

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, our Atomic Gold herbal tea is a perennial favorite. This remarkable blend of ginger, turmeric, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden color, and has a lingering sweetness that’s sure to warm you from the inside out. With no caffeine, Atomic Gold can be enjoyed at any time of day, and makes a wonderfully soothing before-bed cup.

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Mate

Nick Rose

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Yerba mate is a type of tea made from the leaves and stems of the holly plant ilex paraguariensis and is native to South America. Sometimes known as “drink of the gods” or “drink of friendship,” mate was first discovered and prepared by the indigenous Guarani people. Mate’s etymology derives from both Spanish and Quechua, an indigenous South American language - yerba is derived from the Spanish word for herb, while mate comes from a Quechua word meaning cup or gourd.

After European colonization, mate consumption and production became popular among the colonizers, particularly Jesuit missionaries and other foreign settlers. Mate is extremely popular in South America, where it is the official drink of Argentina, and is also widely consumed in Uruguay, Paraguay, Bolivia, Chile and Brazil. It is also very popular in Syria, the world’s leading importer of mate, as well as Lebanon and other parts of the Middle East.

Mate Health Benefits

Mate is high in caffeine, containing almost as much as coffee per cup. However, the caffeine present in mate, sometimes called matteine, often has a slightly different effect than the sort of caffeine found in coffee or in tea made from the camellia sinensis plant. Mate is said to contribute to focus, clarity, and alertness, without the negative effects typically associated with excess caffeine intake, making it a great alternative for those looking for a stimulant with fewer adverse side effects. Mate is also rich in antioxidants as well as vitamins and minerals, and is known for promoting good digestion and heart health.

How to Prepare Mate

Mate is traditionally prepared in a hollow gourd by adding leaves and hot, but not boiling water to the gourd to steep. The tea is then consumed through a filtered straw known as a bombilla. In many South American countries, mate is drunk among a group of friends by drinking and refilling the same gourd as it is passed from person to person. Mate can also be prepared in the same way as other teas and tisanes, by steeping the leaves in an infuser or filter in a mug or pot.

Our Mate

Our traditional Yerba Mate is a great option for those looking to try mate on its own, with no added ingredients. Our Nutty Mocha Mate is a rich, delicious blend of mate with chocolate and hazelnut, sure to appeal to those with a sweet tooth, while our Lively Lemony Mate is an uplifting, citrus-forward brew that’s sure to start the day off on a great note!

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Vanilla Rooibos

Margaret Wack

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One of our most popular rooibos teas, Vanilla Rooibos is a delicious mix of organic rooibos and sweet, smooth vanilla. It’s a little bit of heaven in a cup, and with no caffeine, it’s the perfect way to treat yourself after the end of a long day. Whether you take it on its own, or with a touch of milk and sugar, this tea will warm you from the inside out, and is sure to leave you with a smile.

What is Rooibos?

Rooibos is an herbal tea grown in South Africa’s Western Cape region. Dutch for “red bush,” rooibos is sometimes also called red tea. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, and has a rich, slightly sweet flavor.

Rooibos tea is made from the needle-like leaves of aspalathus linearis, a plant that grows in a mountainous region near the South African Atlantic coast. Owing to the unique climate and soil conditions of the region, aspalathus linearis is extremely difficult to grow in other places.

Vanilla Rooibos Health Benefits

Rooibos tea is packed with antioxidants and other healthful properties, making it a great way to incorporate a healthy herbal tea into your day. Since rooibos is caffeine free, this tea can be enjoyed at any time, and makes an especially lovely tea for the evening.

While the rooibos steals the show in terms of health benefits, vanilla has also been shown to have a number of beneficial properties, including reducing anxiety and promoting relaxation. Vanilla also contains a number of vitamins and minerals that will keep you in good health.

While we enjoy Vanilla Rooibos all year round, we think it’s best on a snowy day with a good book and a crackling fire. Happy sipping!

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Rooibos

Nick Rose

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Rooibos is an herbal tea grown in South Africa’s Western Cape region. Dutch for “red bush,” rooibos is sometimes also called red tea. Rooibos is naturally caffeine free, and has a rich, slightly sweet flavor.

History

Rooibos has been consumed in South Africa for many years, and has a rich history in the country. Rooibos became especially popular in South Africa during World War II, when tea imports to the South Africa were interrupted. Without regular tea, people began drinking rooibos as an alternative, and today, rooibos is one of the most popular drinks in the country.

Rooibos soon spread to other areas of the world, including the United States. Beloved for its antioxidant properties as well as for its lack of caffeine, rooibos is a great alternative for those looking to move away from caffeinated tea. Although rooibos is an herbal tea, it has a similar taste and body to that of a black tea, with a bit of additional natural sweetness.

How Rooibos is Made

Rooibos tea is made from the needle-like leaves of aspalathus linearis, a plant that grows in a mountainous region near the South African Atlantic coast. Owing to the unique climate and soil conditions of the region, aspalathus linearis is extremely difficult to grow in other places. Rooibos has been enjoyed for many generations in South Africa, which continues to be its premier exporter around the world.

Rooibos takes its name from the reddish-brown color that the leaves take on when they are oxidized. Green rooibos is made from the same plant, but instead the leaves are lightly steamed and do not undergo full oxidation. Green rooibos is more difficult to produce than regular rooibos, and has a milder flavor. Honeybush is a cousin to the rooibos tea plant that is also native to South Africa, and has a slightly sweeter taste.

Health Benefits

Rooibos teas contain a variety of health benefits, making them a popular choice for those looking for a healthful herbal tea. Rich in antioxidants and vitamin C, rooibos is also is very low in caffeine and tannins. Many Rooibos teas are also blended with beneficial spices, flowers and fruits.

Our Rooibos Teas

Here at ArtfulTea we carry a wide variety of Rooibos teas. A popular choice for those looking for a decaffeinated tea packed with health benefits and flavor, rooibos has something to offer everyone.

Our plain organic Rooibos is great for those looking to experience rooibos on its own, while our Green Rooibos is a lovely tea with a lighter, more floral flavor. Some other popular rooibos flavors include Rooibos Chai, Earl Grey Rooibos, and Lemon Cream Rooibos. Honeybush Hot Cider is another popular herbal tea, containing honeybush tea, apple pieces, and cider mulling spices. Whether you’re looking for a fruity rooibos iced tea to cool down with, a warm, sweet tea to sip on a winter’s night, or anything in between, we’re sure to have something that will suit you!

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Teas for Stress Relief

Margaret Wack

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Looking for something to help with stress relief? ArtfulTea carries a wide range of teas that will introduce a little moment of zen into your daily routine. With everything from classic chamomile to meditative matcha, our teas are a perfect fit to soothe the nerves and promote relaxation and well-being.

Mint Teas

Mint teas are full of relaxing effects, helping to soothe the body and calm the mind. Our Lemon Mint Menage is a is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass, making it a perfect option for a soothing, uplifting morning cup. Morroccan Mint, a blend of the finest Chinese gunpowder tea and exceptional quality spearmint, is another perennial favorite.

Looking for a mint tea without the caffeine? Peppermint makes a calm, soothing herbal tea, perfect for unwinding in the evening. Our Lavender Mint tea blends two aromatic and soothing herbs for a fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea. Sing Your Song, famed for its throat-soothing properties, blends peppermint, organic lemongrass, organic cardamom pods, organic dried ginger pieces, and organic licorice root for a mint tea with a touch of sweetness and spice. And Alice’s Peppermint Party, one of our most popular herbals, blends peppermint and ginger with apples, almonds, hibiscus, and rose for a soothing, mint-forward cup.

Chamomile Teas

Chamomile is well-known for its relaxing properties, and makes a soothing, aromatic cup of tea perfect for any time of day. Our Egyptian Chamomile is made with the highest quality chamomile available, and the large, fragrant flower heads make for a sweet and floral cup that’s perfect for soothing the body and mind. For an extra treat, enjoy it with a dollop of honey! Our Lavender Lullaby, meanwhile, blends chamomile with lavender, rose petals, sweet orange peel, and calendula petals in a handcrafted organic herbal infusion that helps to sooth away the day and promote more peaceful rest.

Lavender Teas

Lavender is another herb that has been shown to relieve stress and promote relaxation, making it a soothing addition to many of our teas and herbal infusions. Earl Grey Lavender blends black tea, oil of bergamot, and Provence lavender for a floral cup with a touch of spice, perfect for an afternoon tea.

ArtfulTea also carries a wide variety of herbal blends containing lavender. Lavender Mint is an herbal powerhouse, blending lavender and mint, both famed for their relaxing, soothing properties. And Lavender Lullaby is a custom blend full of lavender, chamomile, rose petals, sweet orange peel, and calendula petals that has been specially crafted to promote rest and relaxation. A light, floral blend reminiscent of a sunny meadow in Tuscany, Tuscan Sun blends lavender, apple pieces, linden blossoms, lemon balm, rose petals, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, and blue mallow blossoms for a soothing, restorative cup.

Rose Teas

Used for centuries in everything from rose water to essential oils, rose petals have been shown to have a potent relaxing effect. Midnight Rose is a mellow blend of quality Chinese black and organic rose petals for an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character. Our Rose & Chrysanthemum tea is a delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China blended with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious cup that’s low in caffeine and extremely high in antioxidants! Passion Petal Oolong, meanwhile, blends rose petals with oolong tea, along with passion fruit, aronia berries, and mango cubes for a slightly sweet, fruity flavor.

Looking for an herbal tea with roses? Rose Petal Raspberry blends rose petals, hibiscus, lemon peel, rose hips, and apple pieces for a sweet, tart tea that’s perfect to unwind with at the end of the day. Lavender Lullaby is a truly relaxing blend, mixing rose petals with chamomile, lavender, and other herbs well-known for their ability to calm and soothe. Our Tuscan Sun blends rose petals as well as lavender, apple pieces, linden blossoms, lemon balm, blackberry leaves, orange blossoms, and blue mallow blossoms for a calming floral cup of tea. Green Rooibos with Blossom, meanwhile, blends South African green rooibos and rose petals, sunflower petals, freeze-dried blueberries, and cornflower petals for a mild, slightly sweet tea full of relaxing properties.

Matcha

Most teas made from the camellia sinensis plant contain some amount of L-theanine, a unique amino acid that promotes relaxation and stress relief. In particular, matcha has even higher levels of L-theanine than other teas, the result of the shaded growth period the tea undergoes before harvest. The combination of caffeine and L-theanine is known for producing a calm, meditative state and what matcha enthusiasts often refer to as a body high.

Here at ArtfulTea we carry a range of matcha products, from our highest grade ceremonial matcha, to culinary grade matcha for use in lattes, smoothies, and baked goods, and even matcha that you can take with you on the go!

No matter what tea you choose to relax with, the familiar ritual of brewing tea is sure to calm and soothe you both physically and mentally. Sit back with a warm cup, and enjoy!

Purple Tea

Nick Rose

Purple tea is a new category of tea! Produced from the camellia sinensis tea plant, purple tea is a cousin to black, green, white, and oolong teas and represents a unique, newly discovered variety of tea.

From India to Kenya

Purple leafed tea plants were found growing wild in the Assam region of India, and were later taken to Kenya, where the Tea Research Foundation of Kenya worked to create a cultivar of this wild purple tea plant which would be ideal for commercial tea production. The third largest producer of commercial tea after China and India, Kenya now leads as the largest producer of purple tea. This unique tea thrives when grown at high elevations along the equator, where it receives twelve hours of sunlight a day year round.

Purple Popularity

Although purple tea has not been on the market long, its popularity is growing as more people find out about the unique history, flavor profile, and health benefits of the tea. Since purple tea has become commercially available, more and more tea distributors and venues are carrying it.

Purple tea’s flavor is most similar to oolong – lighter than black tea and without the fresh grassy flavor of green tea. Purple tea is also very low in caffeine, somewhere in between green and white teas, making it a great choice for those looking for all the benefits of tea in a less-caffeinated cup.

Health Benefits of Purple Tea

Purple tea is rich in a type of antioxidant called anthocyanins, which are thought to help protect against cancer and neurodegenerative diseases by reducing free radicals. Anthocyanins give certain fruits and vegetables, such as blueberries, blackberries, purple grapes, and eggplants, their rich blue, purple or dark red color. In general, purple tea has been found to have almost twice the antioxidants of other teas, making it a great choice for those looking to include healthy foods and drinks in their daily routine!

Our Purple Teas

Both of our purple teas come from the Tumoi Tea Garden in the Nandi Hills of Kenya. Our Kenyan Purple Leaf is a classic unflavored cup, brews up a light purple color, and has a mild taste similar to that of oolong. Our Lychee Purple Leaf blends purple tea with lychee, apple, pineapple, lemon peel, currants, and blue cornflower for a fruit-forward tropical tasting blend. Whether you’ve just learned about purple tea or have been thinking of trying it for a while, this unique new tea is sure to become a favorite!

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How to Cold Brew Tea

Margaret Wack

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Looking for a way to cool off in the warmer months, while still enjoying your favorite teas? Cold-brew iced tea is a fantastic way to stay cool without forgoing the pleasures of good tea. Best of all, it’s a hands-off process - simply leave your tea to steep in the fridge overnight, and enjoy iced tea the very next day!

How to Cold Brew Tea

Cold brewing tea is a breeze - simply fill up your pot or pitcher with tea leaves and cold, filtered water, using about one teaspoon of tea for every six ounces of water. We recommend using our urban tumblers for a single glass that you can take on the go, or an iced tea pot with a built-in infuser. Other options include tea infusers or filters. Cover the tea and steep for at least four hours, but preferably overnight. Remove the tea leaves and enjoy delicious, refreshing iced tea ready to go!

Why Cold Brew

When traditionally prepared, iced tea can taste bitter thanks to the tannins present in tea. Cold brewed iced tea, however, results in a mellower, sweeter flavor, without any of the tannic bite. Cold brewing also doesn’t involve heating any water or waiting for hot tea to cool.

Cold brewed caffeine also has less caffeine, making it a great choice for those looking to limit their caffeine consumption. Best of all, it’s an easy, painless process that results in great tea!

How to Choose an Iced Tea

While you can make an iced tea out of any tea, some teas particularly shine when served cold. Here are a few of our favorites to cool off with in the summer months:

Apricot Brandy

Organic apricot pieces and natural brandy flavor give this black tea blend a delicious full flavor and luscious sweetness. An aromatic and visually appealing blend, it’s also our best selling flavored tea.

Summer Romance

Sweet papaya and strawberries blend with black and green teas for an intoxicating, exotic flavor reminiscent of fresh fruit and long summer afternoons.

Moroccan Mint

In Morocco, mint flavored green tea isn't just a tradition, it's a sign of hospitality and friendship. Our blend is the finest Chinese gunpowder tea combined with exceptional quality spearmint. A lively and refreshing tea!

Berry Bold

This organic blend of sencha green tea with dried goji berries, sweet strawberry pieces and acai berry powder is not only packed with antioxidants, but also tastes delicious! The sweet and vegetal flavors mingle to create a lovely cup of berry green tea with numerous health benefits.

Citrus Sonata

A superb blend of exceptional quality oolong with natural citrus essential oils. This beautiful tea will carry you away with its uplifting flavor and fragrance. Grown at high elevation in the Fujian Province of China, this is a crisp green oolong enhanced by a subtle grapefruit flavor.

Mango Pear

White peony tea is blended with organic mango cubes, apple, and pear to create a beautifully delicate, fruity, floral tea with a light body and sweet, uplifting flavor. Low in caffeine, this tea will give you a modest boost and is perfect for a relaxing, rejuvenating afternoon cup.

Peach Rooibos

Our Peach Rooibos blends green and red rooibos with peach bits, blackberry leaves, and calendula petals for a sweet, fruity cup. Like biting into a ripe peach on a warm summer’s day!

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup!

Blueberry Pomegrante

Blueberry Pomegranate is delicious fruit tea packed with flavor and beneficial properties. Pomegranate and blueberries add sweetness to tart, healthful hibiscus in this lovely, fruit-forward blend. One of our most popular herbal teas, Blueberry Pomegranate is perfect to sate a sweet tooth.

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Matcha

Nick Rose

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Grown and produced in Japan, matcha is a powdered green tea derived from the camellia sinensis tea plant. Matcha is delicious taken on its own, and can also be added to lattes, smoothies, and baked goods. Matcha is experiencing a surge in popularity as more people become acquainted with this unique tea.

History

Although matcha is most commonly associated with Japan, powdered green tea was first produced in China during the Tang Dynasty. In the 12th century, Chinese monks brought both Buddhism and matcha to Japan. The ritualized use of matcha by Japanese monks grew quickly, and by the 15th century its popularity had spread to Japan’s upper classes. Today, matcha is primarily associated with Japan, and has a rich history and cultural significance within the country.

How Matcha is Made

To make matcha, tea leaves are grown in the shade during the final few weeks leading up to processing, which increases the chlorophyll content of the plants, and produces a darker tea leaf with a rich, slightly sweet flavor. When rolled and steamed in the process typical to green teas, this tea is known as gyokuro and is highly prized. When dried flat and ground into a fine powder, shaded green tea becomes matcha.

Matcha Health Benefits

Matcha is packed full of health benefits, making it a perfect fit for those looking to reap the health rewards of a concentrated green tea. The shaded growing period common to matcha produces a tea with higher caffeine and theanine levels, giving matcha its unique stimulating and relaxing properties. Caffeine energizes the body and helps stimulate mental clarity and focus, while theanine promotes relaxation and calm.

Matcha is also packed with antioxidants. Because when you drink matcha you’re consuming the entire tea leaf, matcha is especially high in cancer-fighting catechins when compared to other green teas. While studies concerning the properties of matcha are still ongoing, research suggests that matcha has a wealth of beneficial properties!

How to Prepare Matcha

In Japan, matcha is often prepared during a traditional tea ceremony. Matcha preparation is largely a matter of personal taste, so feel free to experiment and find the right ratio of matcha to water that works for you!

To prepare, sift one to two teaspoons of matcha through a fine sieve into a matcha bowl. Add two ounces of simmering water, being careful not to let the water reach a full boil. Briefly stir the contents, then use a bamboo whisk to whisk the matcha in a zigzag motion until it becomes frothy. Drink straight from your tea bowl, and savor the rich, uplifting taste of quality matcha!

Our Matcha

Here at ArtfulTea, we carry several varieties of matcha. Our ceremonial grade matcha is perfect for drinking on its own when whisked with hot water. Culinary grade matcha, meanwhile, is great for adding to smoothies, lattes, and baked goods for a bright green color and sweet, savory green tea flavor. We even sell matcha to go, which comes in individual packets, and can be mixed into a glass or water bottle even when you’re on the run. Whether enjoying a traditional Japanese tea ceremony or adding matcha flavor to whatever dish you choose, we have the perfect tea for you!

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Japanese Sencha

Margaret Wack

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One of the most popular green teas in Japan, Sencha is a green tea with a rich, grassy taste that has earned it a following all over the world. Produced from the leaves of camellia sinensis tea plants from Shizuoka on the Fujiyama mountain slopes, our organic Japanese Sencha is carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling and drying.

Like other green teas, Sencha is unoxidized, resulting in lower caffeine levels (about half that of black tea, and a quarter that of a cup of coffee.) Sencha has a rich aroma, a bright green colored leaf, and brews up a vibrant green-gold cup of tea.

Health Benefits

Like other green teas, Sencha is rich in beneficial properties. This tea is extremely high in antioxidants, while containing a relatively small amount of caffeine, making it a wonderfully balanced tea for those looking to explore green tea options. Sencha can also improve clarity and focus, and is the perfect accompaniment whether you’re just starting the day or need a little pick-me-up in the afternoon.

Sencha Preparation

Like other Japanese teas, Sencha is often traditionally brewed in tetsubin cast iron teapots, or small side-handle pots called kyusu. Sencha can also be prepared in a traditional western pot or cup.

Sencha is especially sensitive to water temperature and steep time, so it’s important to prepare it correctly in order to avoid a bitter, burnt taste. To brew a cup of Sencha, use 1 level teaspoon per 6 oz. water, and heat the water until briskly steaming, but not boiling. Steep for 1 to 2 minutes, being careful not to over-steep. This high quality green tea can be infused twice and it will still maintain a wonderful flavor!

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The Tea Plant: Camellia Sinensis

Nick Rose

Camellia Sinensis Tea

Camellia sinensis is the botanical name for the tea plant, from which teas such as black, green, white, oolong, purple, and pu-erh teas are produced. A cousin of the garden camellia, camellia sinensis is an evergreen shrub that thrives in tropical and subtropical climates, and has been cultivated in order to produce tea for hundreds of years.

Camellia Sinensis Varieties

The tea plant come in two main varieties, each of which are slightly different in size, growing location, and flavor. Camellia sinensis var. assamica is cultivated most often in India, particularly the Assam region, from which it gets its name. Most black teas are made from camellia sinensis var. assamica, as well as many pu-erh teas and some oolongs. This variety of camellia sinensis is larger and more robust, producing teas with a heartier flavor.

Camellia sinensis var. sinensis is the other most common variety of the tea plant, from which green, white, and some oolong teas are often produced. This variety is native to China (sinensis is Latin for “from China”) and is typically smaller and more delicate, resulting in mellower teas.

History and Cultivation

Tea has been cultivated and consumed for hundreds of years. Archeological research even indicates that tea may have been drunk over two thousand years ago! Originating in southwest China and northeast India, camellia sinensis has a rich history and cultural significance in many countries all over the globe.

Today, tea is mainly grown in places like China, India, Japan, Nepal, and Vietnam, as well as several other south and east Asian countries. With proper cultivation methods, however, tea can and is grown in a wide variety of locales, from Kenya to Hawaii and many places in between.

While all true teas are produced from camellia sinensis, the ways in which teas are processed results in many different varieties of tea, such as black, green, white, oolong, purple, and pu-erh. Some factors that go into producing different kinds of tea include oxidation level and processing techniques such as steaming, firing, rolling, and aging. Other circumstances that contribute to different varieties of tea include the use of specific cultivars and the terroir in which tea is grown.

Camellia Sinensis Benefits

All tea made from camellia sinensis contains some amount of caffeine, making it a popular choice for a warming, uplifting morning drink. While black and pu-erh teas contain the highest amount of caffeine, other varieties such as white and purple teas contain relatively low amounts. Tea is also extremely high in antioxidants, and is rich with numerous other health benefits.

In addition to these positive effects, the act of brewing up a cup can be a soothing and meditative process. No matter what kind of tea you prefer, tea can be a great way to take a pause in a busy day and enjoy a delicious cup with a rich history!

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Iced Tea Popsicles

Karen Gardiner

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Looking for the perfect tasty treat to cool off with on a summer afternoon? Any tea you enjoy as an iced tea will also make tasty popsicles! For even more fun, add in extras like fruit or yogurt when making them. Here are a few of our favorite ideas for iced tea popsicles:

Masala Chai Popsicles

Who says chai is just for the cooler months? Blend iced Masala Chai with whole milk and a dash of maple syrup and freeze in popsicle molds for a sweet, spicy treat that’s sure to hit the spot on a hot summer’s afternoon!

Blueberry Pomegranate Popsicles

Start with iced Blueberry Pomegranate herbal tea. Place a few fresh blueberries in each popsicle mold, then slowly add the iced tea. You can add a scoop of vanilla ice cream if desired. Freeze and enjoy!

Apples to Oranges Popsicles

Start with iced Apples to Oranges organic herbal tea. Cut a fresh apple into very thin wedges. Cut a fresh orange into very thin slices. Add one of each fruit slice to the popsicle molds, then slowly add the iced tea. You can add a scoop of vanilla icecream to these as well to make a creamsicle!

Raspberry Green Tea Popsicles

Fresh raspberries and raspberry and orange flavored green tea make this a perfect way to enjoy a sweet treat! Blend together 3 cups fresh raspberries, 3 cups iced Raspberry Orange Rhapsody green tea, and 1 cup honey. Pour the mixture into popsicle molds, freeze, and enjoy!

Watermelon Matcha Popsicles

This one has a few more steps and ingredients, so we've made a recipe card for you below. We used our Culinary Grade Organic Matcha for these.

Whichever tea you choose to use, iced tea popsicles are a delicious, fun and healthy way to celebrate summer. Enjoy!

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Bedtime Teas

Margaret Wack

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Looking for a tea to soothe you to sleep at night? We have a wide selection of herbal infusions and rooibos teas that are sure to hit the spot. Naturally caffeine free, these teas are chock full of relaxing herbal goodness, and are perfect to unwind with at the end of the day.

Lavender Lullaby

Need a little help relaxing and falling asleep? Give this calming blend a try. We created this tea after repeated requests from customers looking for a natural blend to help them sleep. With chamomile, lavender, roses, sweet orange peel and calendula petals, this handcrafted organic herbal infusion helps sooth away the day to promote more peaceful rest.

Rooibos Chai

Made from scratch here at ArtfulTea, this Rooibos Chai tea is a traditional blend of chai spices, including cinnamon, cardamom, ginger root, coriander, cloves and pepper, and organic South African rooibos for a caffeine-free version of chai. Add milk and honey for a more classic taste, or try this blend "straight" for a spicier cup.

Alice’s Peppermint Party

Named in honor of Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party, this soothing, uplifting tea blend makes a perfect evening cup. Peppermint and ginger take the lead roles and are beautifully supported by the taste of apples, almonds, hibiscus and rose. Excellent hot or iced.

Honeybush Hot Cider

This tea is sure to warm you up on a cool evening! Honeybush is a full-bodied cousin of rooibos with a slightly sweeter taste. The addition of apple, cinnamon, orange peel and licorice root give this blend its delicious hot cider flavor.

Egyptian Chamomile

The highest quality chamomile available, Egyptian Chamomile consists only of flower heads, producing a deep golden infusion that is warming and calming, a wonderful relief from tension and stress. Add a dollop of honey for a perfectly sweet, soothing cup.

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Rooibos blended with chocolate and peppermint makes for a sweet, minty dessert in a cup! Reminiscent of an after-dinner mint, this decadent, caffeine-free tea is the perfect thing to end your day with.

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea - perfect for a warm summer night.

Vanilla Rooibos

Superior quality vanilla rooibos is the secret to the smooth, rich, creamy taste of this popular flavor of rooibos. This tea warms you from the inside out, and is extremely high in antioxidants. Perfect to curl up with at the end of a long day.

Atomic Gold

Spicy and sweet, warm and soothing, this remarkable blend of turmeric, ginger, licorice, lemongrass and orange has a deep and satisfying flavor while also providing outstanding health benefits. It brews up a beautifully bright golden color, and helps to soothe both body and mind.

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Tea and Caffeine

Margaret Wack

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Whether you’re looking for a little boost in the morning, or are trying to steer clear of caffeine entirely, it’s always important to consider the caffeine content when selecting a tea.

Many people looking for an alternative to coffee turn to tea to provide a milder morning pick-me-up that still contains some caffeine. With about half the caffeine of a cup of a coffee, black teas can be a great choice for a delicious, stimulating brew. Other types of tea, including green, white, oolong, pu-erh, and purple, also contain varying levels of caffeine, while herbal and rooibos teas contain none.

Here at ArtfulTea, we carry teas with a wide range of caffeine levels, from hearty Indian blacks to caffeine-free tisanes and everywhere in between!

Caffeine and the Body

Caffeine can be a potent stimulant, with both positive and negative potential side effects. Many people rely on caffeine to jump-start their morning, and caffeine can be a great way to give your body a little energy boost and to increase mental alertness and physical stamina.

It’s important to keep in mind that people can have very different reactions to caffeine, with some able to tolerate very high amounts, and others able to tolerate very little, if any, caffeine. While everybody’s different, it’s a good idea to steer clear of caffeine in the evening so that you don’t disrupt your sleep, and to be careful when drinking caffeinated tea on an empty stomach. Many people are familiar with the increased heart rate and jittery feeling that comes with consuming too much caffeine, but even if you don’t experience any adverse side effects, it’s always best to practice moderation!

For those who want to keep their caffeine intake to a minimum, there are plenty of herbal options. While all teas that come from the camellia sinensis plant do contain some amount of caffeine, herbal and rooibos tisanes are a great alternative!

How Much Caffeine Is in Tea?

Black teas contain a moderate amount of caffeine, about half that of a cup of coffee. Indian black teas like Assam and Nilgiri, as well as hearty breakfast blends like Irish Breakfast and English Breakfast, contain the highest amount of caffeine. Chinese black teas like China Keemun and Lapsang Souchong, meanwhile, contain slightly less caffeine and are a bit mellower. Flavored black teas also contain slightly less caffeine, since additional ingredients are blended with the tea and somewhat dilute the caffeine content.

Pu-erh teas also contain a moderate amount of caffeine, similar to that of black teas. These aged, fermented teas, while stimulating, have a rich, earthy flavor with less acidity and tannic bite than black teas.

Oolong teas can range in their caffeine content, depending on their oxidation level and how they are processed. Heavily oxidized oolongs have a caffeine content similar to that of black tea, while oolongs that have undergone less oxidation have a caffeine content similar to that of green teas.

Green Tea is lower in caffeine, about half that of black tea and a quarter that of a cup of coffee. Matcha, made from powdered green tea, has a higher caffeine level, similar to that of black tea, because it’s more concentrated.

White and Purple teas generally have the lowest amount of caffeine, and are also very high in antioxidants, making them a great choice for those looking for only a little bit of caffeine but a lot of health benefits!

Mate, although not produced from the tea plant camellia sinensis, is high in caffeine, containing almost as much as coffee per cup. Sometimes called mateine, the kind of caffeine contained in mate is said to contribute to focus, clarity, and alertness, without the jitters that come from drinking too much coffee, making it a great alternative for those looking for a stimulant with fewer adverse side effects. It is traditionally drunk out of a hollow gourd through a straw known as a bombilla, but can also be prepared in the same way as other teas and tisanes.

Herbal and Rooibos tisanes, meanwhile, are naturally caffeine-free. These blends can be a wonderful alternative to traditional teas for those looking to avoid caffeine entirely, as well as a great option to enjoy in the afternoon and evening.

Whether you’re looking for a hearty, highly caffeinated morning cup or are interested in skipping caffeine altogether, there are a wide variety of teas to choose from. Whatever sort of tea you’re in the mood for, here at ArtfulTea we’re sure to have the perfect cup!

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Teas for Spring

Margaret Wack

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It’s warming up here in Santa Fe, and we’re ready to celebrate all things Spring! Whether you’re looking for a warm cup on a cool evening, or an iced tea to cool off with on a sunny afternoon, we’re sure to have a tea that will hit the spot.

Lemon Mint Menage

In need of a light, refreshing palate cleanser? This Lemon Mint tea is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass. Nicely balanced flavor is both uplifting and soothing. Excellent hot or iced.

Midnight Rose

Celebrate all things floral with this lovely, balanced black tea! Midnight Rose is a smooth organic black tea blended with just the right amount of red rose petals - creating an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character.

Spring Fancy

Spring Fancy is one of our most popular (and most fragrant!) teas. This amazing green and white tea blend has passion fruit notes combined with tropical pineapple, papaya and strawberry. Light, fruity, and fun, it’s the perfect tea to ring in Spring with.

Citrus Sonata

A superb blend of exceptional quality oolong with natural citrus essential oils. This beautiful tea will carry you away with its uplifting flavor and fragrance! Grown at high elevation in the Fujian Province of China, this is a crisp green oolong enhanced by a subtle grapefruit flavor.

Rose and Chrysanthemum

This beautiful blend of 100% organic ingredients is a soft embrace! Delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China mingles with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious, healthy brew.

Lemon Cream Rooibos

Our lemon cream rooibos is an uplifting herbal delight, the perfect tea for a Spring afternoon. This organic rooibos has the enticing aroma of lemon chiffon cake, and the smooth satisfying taste of a lemon cream. Excellent hot or iced!

Green Rooibos with Blossoms

With everything springing into bloom, this tea is the perfect thing to celebrate with. Green rooibos is unoxidized, and has all the benefits of regular rooibos with a somewhat lighter taste. This flavorful fruit and flower blend is fragrant and fresh tasting!

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup that tastes great hot and makes a superb iced tea!

Rose Petal Raspberry

While fresh summer fruit may be a few months off, this delicious blend of rose petals, hibiscus, and raspberry is sure to tide you over. Tart, sweet, and floral, this tea can be enjoyed hot or cold, and with no added caffeine, it’s the perfect little pick-me-up at any time of day.

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Tea Oxidation

Nick Rose

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Oxidation is a process through which tea leaves are exposed to the air in order to dry and darken, contributing to the flavor, aroma, and strength of different teas. Just as other fruits and plants, like apples or avocados, brown when exposed to oxygen, tea leaves go through a similar process after they are harvested.

As tea leaves are oxidized, they undergo unique changes that influence their chemical composition. This is a key step in processing tea, with different levels of oxidation results in different varieties, including black, green, white, and oolong.

Oxidation vs. Fermentation

While it’s common for people to use the terms oxidation and fermentation interchangeably, they’re actually different processes. Fermentation involves microbial activity and refers to the process undergone by aged teas such as pu-erh.

Oxidation, meanwhile, refers to the process of exposing tea leaves to oxygen in order to dry and darken them. Many types of tea undergo some form of oxidation, most notably black and oolong teas.

Oxidation and Tea

Different kinds of tea have different levels of oxidation, resulting in a wide variety of appearances and flavor profiles. Tea leaves begin to oxidize as soon as they are plucked, and the level of oxidation is a key factor in tea processing that results in different categories of tea.

Black teas are fully oxidized, resulting in a dark, rich cup of tea that is high in caffeine. Oolong teas are partially oxidized, and their oxidation level can vary widely between that of black and green teas. Green teas are largely unoxidized, and undergo a firing or steaming process, sometimes known as “killing the green,” soon after harvesting in order to halt oxidation, resulting in a lighter, more mellow cup of tea. White teas, because of their minimal processing, undergo a small amount of oxidization as they dry.

While all teas are made from the same plant, camellia sinensis, oxidation is largely responsible for the differences between different types of tea. In general, the longer tea leaves are allowed to oxidize, the darker and stronger the tea made from those leaves will be!

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How to Store Tea

Nick Rose

In order to preserve the freshness and flavor of loose leaf tea, it’s important to store it correctly! Tea is susceptible to air, moisture, light and heat, and if exposed to any of these elements for even a fairly short time, tea will begin to degrade.

The most effective way to keep your tea fresh is to use a storage container that is opaque and tightly sealed. Tea tins are an ideal way to store tea for this reason. Glass containers, like mason jars, should only be used if the tea is stored in a dark drawer or cabinet. In general, tea keeps best when stored in a cool, dark place away from any direct source of heat or light.

Here at ArtfulTea, we carefully package our teas by hand in bags and tins. Our bags are specially made to keep out moisture, air, and light, and will keep tea fresh for up to three months. While our tins cost $3 more, they keep tea fresh for up to a year! We recommend first purchasing tea in a tin, and choosing bags when reordering in order to decant into the original tin. If you’re local to Santa Fe, you can bring your tin back to our store and we’ll refill it for the price of a bag!

Not sure if your tea is still fresh? While teas rarely go bad, they do lose their flavor over time, especially if stored improperly. It’s a good idea to evaluate the aroma and flavor of teas you think might be over a year old, and to replace them with fresh tea if necessary. After all, life’s too short to drink bad tea!

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Tea and Terroir

Margaret Wack

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Just as wines take on distinctive flavors from the regions in which they are grown, different types of tea take on unique characteristics depending on where they’re from. Terroir, which includes everything about the place in which a tea is grown, from environmental factors such as weather and humidity, to the particular quality of the soil and flora and fauna of the region, is one of the key factors in determining the flavors profiles of different teas. While different processing techniques result in different varieties of tea such as black, green, white, and oolong, terroir can have a more subtle but just as significant effect.

What’s in a Name?

Historically, teas have often been named after the place in which they are grown, giving rise to teas with names that reflect their origin. Teas such as Assam, Darjeeling, and Nilgiri are named after regions of India, and each have distinct characteristics that reflect the terroir of their growing environment. Teas like China Keemun and Golden Yunnan, meanwhile, are named after regions in China. Ceylon tea, grown in Sri Lanka, also takes its name from a place, as Sri Lanka was known as Ceylon during British colonial rule.

At ArtfulTea, we also carry less well-known teas named after their place of origin, including teas like Nepalese Gold, grown in Nepal, and Kenyan Purple, grown in Kenya. While terroir is far from the only thing that influences the flavor of a tea, all other factors being equal it plays an important role in the unique characteristics present in teas grown in different environments.

Tea and Elevation

Teas grown at a higher elevation must adapt to their unique environment by growing more slowly and increasing their chlorophyl content, resulting in teas with with a rich, slightly floral flavor. Teas grown at a high elevation include Darjeeling, Nepalese Gold, and Amber Autumn Oolong.

Tea and Soil

Soil is another key component of terroir, with different kinds of soil having different effects upon the flavor of tea. Assam tea, named for the same region of India, benefits from the clay-like soil of the tropical river valley in which it is grown. Similarly, tea grown in Kenyan, such as Kenyan Purple and Lychee Purple, draws nutrients from the rich volcanic soil of the region.

Tea Around the World

While tea has historically been grown primarily in India, China, and other Asian countries, tea is now grown in many places all over the world. Each tea’s distinct characteristics and flavor are fundamentally influenced by terroir - even if you uprooted a plant in Darjeeling and replanted it in Assam, by the next harvest the tea would have a different flavor!

Tea is also deeply influenced by the culture and history in the places in which it is grown. Unique cultivation, processing, and preparation methods can result in teas with wildly disparate tastes, from rich and earthy pu-erh teas, to delicate white teas, to vegetal, umami-packed sencha. Tea culture also varies around the world, from high tea in England, to sweet tea in America, to traditional gongfu tea ceremonies in China and matcha tea ceremonies in Japan.

However you take your tea, take a moment to reflect on the unique intersection of place and culture, terroir and cultivation, next time you enjoy a cup!

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Mint Teas

Karen Gardiner

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Rich in antioxidants, mint is a flavorful and aromatic herb that has been used for centuries. While peppermint and spearmint are the most well known varieties, other types include apple mint, lemon mint, chocolate mint and even licorice mint.

In the world of tea, mint can be brewed on its own, blended with tea leaves, or combined with flowers, fruit or other herbs. Mint is a tisane rather than a tea, meaning that it is not derived from the camellia sinensis plant, but comes instead from a different family of herbs.

Our Mint Teas

At ArtfulTea, we carry many blends containing mint, from herbal infusions to black and green flavored teas. Whether you’re looking for a soothing after dinner drink or an invigorating morning brew, we’re sure to have a tea that will strike your fancy!

Morrocan Mint

In Morocco, mint flavored green tea isn't just a tradition, it's a sign of hospitality and friendship. Our blend is the finest Chinese gunpowder tea combined with exceptional quality spearmint. A lively and refreshing tea!

Lemon Mint Menage

This Lemon Mint tea is a smooth organic black tea blend with bright minty notes and the refreshing taste of lemongrass. Nicely balanced flavor is both uplifting and soothing. Excellent hot or iced.

Lavender Mint

We've combined two aromatic and soothing herbs for a refreshing blend that's quickly becoming one of our most popular herbals. Calming lavender blossoms complement organic peppermint, which is known for its digestive benefits and cooling properties. A fresh, lightly floral cup!

Sing Your Song

This handcrafted herbal infusion helps soothe the throat, clear congestion and promote wellness. Best of all, it tastes delicious! One of Santa Fe's local opera singers began drinking this tea to help keep her voice in perfect condition, so we've named the blend "Sing Your Song" in her honor.

Chocolate Mint Rooibos

Rooibos blended with chocolate and peppermint! It’s like indulging in dessert without the calories. If you like the minty chocolate flavor of “Andes” or “After-Eight” mints, you’ll love this uplifting, yet caffeine-free, beverage.

Peppermint

This top quality organic peppermint leaf is aromatic and exceptionally minty, producing a refreshing infusion that is satisfying both hot and cold.

Alice’s Peppermint Party

In honor of Alice at the Mad Hatter's tea party, this herbal blend tastes like a party of many bold flavors. Peppermint and ginger take the lead roles and are beautifully supported by the taste of apples, almonds, hibiscus and rose.

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Premium Teas

Margaret Wack

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Here at ArtfulTea, we carry a wide range of teas, from affordable everyday blends to teas that are rare, unique, or otherwise noteworthy. While all of our loose leaf teas are made from the highest quality ingredients available, our premium teas stand out for their exceptional quality, and are perfect for tea connoisseurs, gifts, and special occasions.

Nepalese Gold

Grown in the Himalayan Mountains of Nepal, this award-winning black tea is rich and mellow, with notes of honey and stone fruit. It brews into a reddish-golden color that provides a flavorful and well balanced cup.

Sencha

From Shizuoka on the Fujiyama mountain slopes, this organic Japanese sencha is carefully processed and slightly steamed before rolling and drying. A distinct, strong green tea with a rich, grassy aroma, these leaves brew into a bright greenish-yellow liquor with a taste reminiscent of the sea.

Bashan Silver Tip

From the Chongqing Province of China, this very rare tea is the top grade of white tea available. It has a delicate, clean taste faintly reminiscent of fresh apples, with a refreshing lingering flavor.

Jasmine Silver Needle

Organic Bai Hao Silver Needle tea leaves are scented with fresh jasmine blossoms to create a well-balanced tea with the tantalizing floral taste of jasmine. This superb quality tea offers one of the most sublime tea drinking experiences available.

Amber Autumn Oolong

An “Autumn Flush” tea from Nepal, this double roasted oolong is full-bodied, with subtle notes of apricot, malt and caramel in a deep amber-red brew. Many infusions are possible with these leaves.

Kenyan Purple

Purple tea is an entirely new category of tea! A purple leaved varietal of the camellia sinensis plant, it was first discovered growing wild in the Assam region of India, and is now grown commercially in Kenya, Africa. Ours is from the Tumoi Tea Garden in the Nandi Hills of Kenya. This purple leaf tea has a similar flavor profile to oolong, and is also very high in anthocyanins and antioxidents.

At ArtfulTea we’re very proud of our premium tea selection, and are always excited to introduce our customers to these unique and wonderful teas. Whether you’re looking for the perfect gift for the tea lover in your life, or are just looking to indulge in something a little extra special, our premium teas have something to offer everyone!

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Floral Teas

Karen Gardiner

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For centuries, flower blossoms have been blended with tea and other herbs to create soothing and medicinal brews. At ArtfulTea, we carry a variety of floral teas, blending ingredients such as jasmine, rose petals, lavender, and other flowers with our teas to add a lovely floral note. Whether you’re dreaming of spring flowers, looking for an iced tea to enjoy in the summer heat, or simply interested in teas with a flowery note, our floral teas are sure to hit the spot!

Jasmine Yin Cloud

An exceptionally high-quality tea with white downy tips, Jasmine Yin Cloud is a Chinese green tea scented with fresh jasmine blossoms. It achieves a perfect balance between being intoxicatingly aromatic and sweetly flavorful, and is delicious hot or iced.

Jasmine Silver Needle

Organic Bai Hao Silver Needle tea leaves are scented with fresh jasmine blossoms to create a well-balanced tea with the tantalizing floral taste of jasmine. Very low in caffeine and extremely high in antioxidants, Jasmine Silver Needle is one of our premium teas, representing the very best that the tea world has to offer.

Rose & Chrysanthemum

Delicate white tea from the Fujian province of China mingles with aromatic rose petals and chrysanthemum blossoms, creating a delicious, healthy brew. This beautiful blend of 100% organic ingredients is a soft embrace!

Midnight Rose

Midnight rose blends organic Chinese black tea with just the right amount of red rose petals - creating an aromatic, flavorful cup with a sweet, floral character. With moderate caffeine, this lovely mellow tea is perfect for an afternoon cup.

Earl Grey Lavender

Bergamot flavored black tea is blended with lavender blossoms from Provence to create a soothing floral twist on the classic Earl Grey. Exceedingly aromatic and with a perfectly balanced lavender note, Earl Grey Lavender is one of our most popular floral teas.

Lavender Lullaby

Need a little help relaxing and falling asleep? Lavender Lullaby was created after repeated requests from customers looking for a natural blend to help them sleep. We blend chamomile, lavender, roses, sweet orange peel and calendula petals to create a handcrafted organic herbal infusion that helps to sooth away the day and encourage peaceful rest.

Egyptian Chamomile

The highest quality chamomile available, this Egyptian Chamomile consists only of the flower heads of the chamomile plant, producing a deep golden infusion that is calming, soothing, and naturally sweet. Brew up a cup for relief from tension and stress, or enjoy it with a dollop of honey for a decadent dessert drink.

Tuscan Sun

This colorful blend of flowers, fruit, and herbs reminds us of a sunny meadow in Tuscany. The floral aromas of lavender and orange blossoms combine beautifully with the sweetness of apple, linden, and melissa leaves for a relaxing, smooth herbal blend with soothing therapeutic properties.

Green Rooibos with Blossoms

Green rooibos, an unoxidized version of the popular South African herb, has all the benefits of regular rooibos with a somewhat lighter taste. This flavorful floral blend contains rose, sunflower, and cornflower petals along with freeze-dried blueberries, and makes an excellent iced tea as well as a great hot cup.

Whatever floral flavors are your favorites, there's bound to be a tea to tickle your fancy and nurture both mind and body. Happy sipping!

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