Organic Tea

 
 We state unequivically that we ourselves drink any and all of our teas, and that we do not sell any tea that we have any questions about regarding growing conditions or manufacture. 
We're very picky about what tea we drink, period. And you should be too.

The amount of tea being produced that is ‘certified organic’ by one of the authorized multinational certifying agencies increases every year as consumer interest in this type of production grows. This is good for the tea producers who can recoup that expensive ‘value-added’ fee to their teas’ cost and potentially earn more money back for their tea in the marketplace. However, more and more it is factory-made tea from large companies that bears an organic certification logo - it is not artisan-made village production of premium tea.

For our customers who would like this certification on their tea, we offer teas that have been certified and whose producers are allowed to use the various agencies'  logos – the official organic seal of a recognized certifying agency.

There is more to this story however, and Tea Trekker encourages all tea enthusiasts to also try our offerings of incredible artisanal, authentically-made teas, which, while not carrying organic certification, meet or exceed those qualifications.

It is obviously impossible for most family tea gardens and small producers to pay the expensive fees required for use of the official internationally-recognized logos. However, when tea is sourced carefully, as we do, and the gardens are visited and assessed to be clean either by our visits or colleagues whom we trust, and the tea artisans are manufacturing tea the way that tea has always been manufactured in the small mountain villages and remote towns, that tea is not only clean but full of incredible flavor and character - much of which can never even be hoped for in the large, controlled plantings of more major companies. Both can be good, but given our choice, we will choose the small grower with whom we or our trusted sources have a personal relationship with over a large production facility that is growing tea primarily for the ability to display an organic logo and charge more for their tea.

So, in addition to the teas we offer that are certified organic, many of our teas are E.U certified; sourced from the Ethical Tea Partnership; Fair Trade; and other sustainable-growth conscious and environmentally-positive gardens.

This section is limited to teas that bear the official logo of the international certifying agencies, other notations regarding environmental or sustainable growing conditions are noted on the detail pages of individual teas.

For more information about how Tea Trekker sources all of our excellent teas, see our section ‘How we select our tea’.

Our tea steeping instructions

New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Assam Black Buggets black tea Assam Black Nuggets
India
CTC - BOP
Organic
non-vintage production

Assam Flower of Assam black tea Assam Flower of Assam
India
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
India
Orthodox - FTGFOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck

Assam Kama Black tea Assam Kama Black
India
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Monkhooshi Estate black tea Assam Monkhooshi Estate
India
CTC - OF
Organic
non-vintage production
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
India
Orthodox - TGFOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck

Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
Sri Lanka
OP
Dimbula
Organic
Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory Black tea Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory
Sri Lanka
FBOPFEXS
Ruhuna
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
India
FTGFOP1
Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $18 per 4oz

2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush 2014 black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
SFTGFOP1 CL
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate Signature 2014 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
'Signature'
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $18 per 4oz

2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2nd flush Silvertips black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
India
Silver Tips
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Sourenee Estate 2014 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Sourenee Estate
India
FTGFOP1
Organic
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Thunderbolt Blend Non-Vintage 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Tea Trekker's Thunderbolt Blend
India
FTGFOP1
Organic
Non-Vintage 1st Flush
Dragon Whiskers green tea Dragon Whiskers
China
Mao Jian Pluck
Organic, EU-Compliant
2014 Yu Qian
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Gunpowder green tea Gunpowder
China
Country Tea
Imperial Pinhead
Organic
Spring Pluck
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Jasmine Dragon Pearls scented tea Jasmine Dragon Pearls
China
Organic
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 April/Sept Manufacture
Jasmine Yin Hao scented tea Jasmine Yin Hao
China
Silver Bud Jasmine
Organic, EU-Compliant
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 April/Sept Manufacture
Jungjak green tea Jungjak
Korea
Hadong County, Hwagae Valley
Grown with Organic Methods
2014 Late Spring Pluck
early May - mid May
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
China
Qimen Gongfu Hong Cha
Organic
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
China
Premium Grade
Organic
Kukicha green tea Kukicha
Japan
Traditionally Roasted Twig Tea
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic
Longevity Keemun blak tea Longevity Keemun
China
Organic
Pu-erh Aged Yunnan Loose-leaf Aged Pu-erh
China
Organic
Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Pu-erh Aged Yunnan Loose-leaf Aged Tribute Grade Pu-erh
China
Organic
Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Pu-erh Black River Mountain Loose-leaf Black River Mountain Pu-erh
China
Hei He Shan
Organic, EU-Compliant
2010 Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
4-years aged
Nepal Everest Dark Heart black tea Nepal Everest
Nepal
Dark Heart
Hand-Rolled
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Nepal
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2013 Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips
Nepal
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Late Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Spring Mist
Nepal
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto green tea Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Honyama green tea Sencha Honyama
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)

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Sencha Honyama Premium green tea Sencha Honyama Premium
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Saemidori Premium green tea Sencha Saemidori Premium
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Spring Song Sencha Spring Song
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Tanzania Usambara black tea Tanzania Usambara
CTC - BP1
Organic
Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked oolong tea Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked
China
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tou Tian Xiang oolong tea Tou Tian Xiang
China
Imperial Gold
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Yangtze Gorges Green tea Yangtze Gorges Green
China
Country Tea
Mao Feng
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
China
Silver Needles
Organic
2014 Pre-Qing Ming