Our Picks

 
This page highlights teas that are a personal favorite of one - or both - of us. We have so many favorite teas in our vast tea collection that it is difficult to select favorites but here goes! We change these periodically as teas come and go and as a particular tea stimulates our taste buds seasonally.

Most of our teas are sourced directly from tea farms and tea producing villages in their place of origin. Our Chinese, Indian, Japanese,  and Taiwan teas are shipped directly to us. Therefore, much of what we sell may not be familiar to many of our tea customers, but that is what Tea Trekker tea is about - distinctive teas with diverse flavor characteristics and differing leaf styles.

Our collection of teas show, we think, a very broad range of the glorious character and nuances of premium tea.

'Our Picks' are selected from all the types of tea and represent different tea producing countries. Our Picks are listed strictly alphabetically, with no sub-sort of any kind. This is what we are emphasising in this listing:

  • diversity of leaf size and shape
  • selections culled from each of the different classes of tea
  • unique flavors
  • seasonal specialties
  • teas with a distinctive character or story
  • local teas from lesser-known tea producting regions or areas

Enjoy  these as we do - and spread the word to your tea friends !

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New Tea, Rested Tea, and Aged Tea

Alishan Spring oolong tea Alishan
Taiwan
Plum Mountain
High Mountain Oolong - gao shan
Very light roasting
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Alishan Black tea Alishan Black
Taiwan
Alishan tea district
2013 Summer Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Assam Kama Black tea Assam Kama Black
India
Orthodox - FOP
Organic
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Bai Hao Bai Hao
Taiwan
Oriental Beauty
2014 Late Spring Pluck

Vacuum packed on the tea farm
Buddha's Tea green tea Buddha's Tea
China
Jiu Hua Shan Fo Cha
Needle-leaf style Mao Feng
2014 Yu Qian
Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate 2nd flush black tea Darjeeling Giddapahar Estate
India
SFTGFOP 1 CH SPL
2014 2nd Flush
Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate 1st Flusk Spring Wonder black tea Darjeeling Gopaldhara Estate
India
Spring Wonder
Limited Production
2014 1st Flush
En Shi Yu Lu green tea En Shi Yu Lu
China
Green Dew
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2013 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
China
Yu Lan Xiang
Magnolia Fragrance
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2013 Autumnal Pluck
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2012 Late Spring Pluck
2-years rested
Jasmine Silver Needles Jasmine Silver Needles
China
White tea buds scented with Jasmine
2013 March/Sept Manufacture
Jin Jun Mei black tea Jin Jun Mei
China
Beautiful Golden Eyebrows
2014 Early Spring Pluck
Kagoshima Black Genmaicha black tea Kagoshima Black Genmaicha
Japan
Japanese Black Tea with Toasted Rice
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)

A Tea Trekker Exclusive!
Keemun Hao Ya 'A' black tea Keemun Hao Ya 'A'
China
Superfine Grade
2014 Spring Pluck
Longjing Shi Feng 1st grade green tea Longjing Shi Feng
China
Dragonwell
1st Grade
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Longjing Shi Feng grade AA green tea Longjing Shi Feng
China
Dragonwell
Grade AA+
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Pu-erh Extra Ferment Loose-leaf Extra Ferment Pu-erh
China
2013 Shou (cooked) Pu-erh
Mangfei Mountain Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha Mangfei Mountain Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha
China
Mangfei Mountain, Yongde County
2009 Sheng (raw) Pu-erh
5-years aged
Matcha Premium Traditional green tea Matcha Premium - Traditional
Japan
Tea Trekker Special Blend
Uji ( Ujitawara), Kyoto Prefecture
2014 Spring Pluck
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Nepal
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden
Organic
2013 Summer Pluck
Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto green tea Sencha Fukamushi Tsukamoto
Japan
Shizuoka Prefecture
Organic - SOTFU
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Sun Moon Lake black tea Sun Moon Lake
Taiwan
Red Ruby #18
2013 Summer Pluck

Vacuum-packed on the tea farm
Tung Ting spring oolong tea Tung Ting
Taiwan
Dong Ding
Frozen Summit
Light roasting
2014 Spring - late April, early May Pluck
Tung Ting black tea Tung Ting Black
Taiwan
Frozen Summit
2013 Summer Pluck
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
Silver Needles
Organic
2014 Pre-Qing Ming
Yunnan AiLao Shan Yunnan AiLao Shan
China
High Mountain Zhenyuan
2012 Autumnal Pluck
1.5-years rested
Yunnan Yi Mei Ren blak tea Yunnan Yi Mei Ren
China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
1.5-years rested