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 pdf file

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

- more will be available mid-April
Assam Flower of Assam black tea Assam Flower of Assam
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Golden Fancy Black Tea Assam Golden Fancy
Orthodox - FTGFOP
Organic
2013 1st Flush

Assam Kama Black tea Assam Kama Black
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Assam Monkhooshi Estate black tea Assam Monkhooshi Estate
CTC - OF
Organic
non-vintage production
Assam Tippy Breakfast black tea Assam Tippy Breakfast
Orthodox - TGFOP
Organic
2013 1st Flush

Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
OP
Dimbula
Organic
Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory Black tea Ceylon Lumbini Tea Factory
FBOPFEXS
Ruhuna
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate 2012 1st Flush Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
FTGFOP1
Organic
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Jungpana Estate 2013 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Jungpana Estate
FTGFOP 1
Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Jungpana Estate Silvertips 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Jungpana Estate
Silver Tips
FTGFOP1 Cl
Organic
2013 2nd Flush
- LIMITED PRODUCTION -
- VERY LITTLE REMAINING IN STOCK -
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2012 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2012 1st Flush
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 2013 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
SFTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate
FTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Sournee Black Blossom black tea Darjeeling Sourenee Estate
Black Blossom
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2013 2nd Flush
- LIMITED PRODUCTION -
Darjeeling Thunderbolt Blend Non-Vintage 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Tea Trekker's Thunderbolt Blend
FTGFOP1
Organic
Non-Vintage 1st Flush
Dragon Whiskers green tea Dragon Whiskers
Country Tea
Mao Jian Pluck
Organic, EU-Compliant

Coming Soon
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Mi Lan Xiang oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Mi Lan Xiang
Honey Orchid Fragrance
Organic, EU-Compliant
Charcoal-fired, medium roasting
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
Organic, EU-Compliant
2012 Late Spring Pluck
Fuding Wild Curly Leaf white tea Fuding Wild Curly Leaf
from wild tea bushes
Organic, EU-Compliant
2013 Pre-Qing Ming
Gold-Flecked Emerald Tips green tea Gold-Flecked Emerald Tips
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Gunpowder green tea Gunpowder
Country Tea
Imperial Pinhead
Organic
Spring Pluck
Gyokuro Saito green tea Gyokuro Saito
SOTFU
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic
2013 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
sold out for 2013

Look for 2014 tea in Spring
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Organic
Jasmine Dragon Pearls scented tea Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Organic
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2012 Sept/Oct Manufacture
Jasmine Yin Hao scented tea Jasmine Yin Hao
Silver Bud Jasmine
Organic, EU-Compliant
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2013 July/Sept Manufacture
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
Organic
2013
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
Premium
Organic 2013 Spring Pluck
Kukicha green tea Kukicha
Roasted Twig Tea
Organic
Longevity Keemun blak tea Longevity Keemun
Organic
Pu-erh Aged Yunnan Loose-leaf Aged Pu-erh
Organic
Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Pu-erh Aged Yunnan Loose-leaf Aged Tribute Grade Pu-erh
Organic
Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Pu-erh Black River Mountain Loose-leaf Black River Mountain Pu-erh
Hei He Shan
Organic, EU-Compliant
2010 Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Green tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Green
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 Late Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips blak tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 2nd Flush
Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong
Hand-Rolled
Organic
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
2013 Summer Pluck
Sencha Asanoka Premium green tea Sencha Asanoka Premium
SOTFU
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic
2013 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto green tea Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto
SOTFU
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $25 per 4oz

2013 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Honyama Premium green tea Sencha Honyama Premium
SOTFU
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic
2013 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sencha Three Notes green tea Sencha Three Notes
SOTFU
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic

On Sale Now !
was: $27.50 per 4oz

2013 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked oolong tea Tieguanyin Anxi Monkey-Picked
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Tou Tian Xiang oolong tea Tou Tian Xiang
Imperial Gold
Un-roasted
Organic
2013 Late Spring Pluck
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
Silver Needles
Organic
2013 Pre-Qing Ming
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong
The original Lapsang Souchong
Organic