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 Kaziranga black tea Assam Kaziranga
Black Tea
Assam State, India
CTC - OF
Organic
2015 Autumnal Pluck
Ceylon Koslanda Estate Black Tea Ceylon Koslanda Estate
Black Tea
Dimbula Region, Sri Lanka
OP
Organic
Darjeeling Makaibari Estate 1st Flush 2016 black tea Darjeeling Makaibari Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1
Bio-Dynamic, Organic
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Oaks Estate 2015 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Oaks Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
SFTGFOP1
Organic

On Sale Now!
was: $28 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Okayti Estate Fresh Dew 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Okayti Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Fresh Dew
Organic

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
FTGFOP1 CH SPL
Organic
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Selim Hill Estate Silver Tips
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Organic
A limited production early spring tea
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
English Breakfast blended black tea English Breakfast
Blended Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.

Organic
Fenghuang Dan Cong Black tea Fenghuang Dan Cong Black
Black Tea
Phoenix Mountain
Guangdong Province, China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)

Newly-arrived 3rd lot for 2015
Fuding Wild Curly Leaf white tea Fuding Wild Curly Leaf
White tea
Fujian Province, China
from wild tea bushes
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Gunpowder green tea Gunpowder
Green Tea
Zhejiang Province, China
Country Tea
Imperial Pinhead
Organic
Spring Pluck
Gyokuro Saito green tea Gyokuro Saito
Green Tea
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Organic- SOTFU
2016 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
(May, June)

Arrival approx mid-June 2016
Irish Breakfast blended black tea Irish Breakfast
Blended Black Tea
Proudly blended by Tea Trekker right here in the store.
Organic
Jasmine Dragon Pearls scented tea Jasmine Dragon Pearls
Scented Tea
Fujian Province, China
Organic
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2015 April/Sept Manufacture
Jasmine Yin Hao scented tea Jasmine Yin Hao
Scented Tea
Fujian Province, China
Silver Bud Jasmine
Organic, EU-Compliant
Traditional scenting with fresh flower blossoms
2015 April/Sept Manufacture
Keemun Congou black tea Keemun Congou
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Qimen Gongfu Hong Cha
Organic
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Kukicha green tea Kukicha
Green Tea
Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan
Traditionally Roasted Twig Tea
Organic
Pu-erh Aged Yunnan Loose-leaf Aged Shou Pu-erh
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Yunnan Province, China
Organic
Nepal Black Bouquet black tea Nepal Black Bouquet
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 Late Summer Pluck
(August, September)
Dark Heart Tippy black tea Nepal Everest
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Dark Heart Tippy
Hand-Rolled
Organic
2015 Late Summer Pluck
(August, September)
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Green tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Green
Green Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 Late Summer Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong tea Nepal High Himalaya Jade Oolong
Oolong tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Hand-rolled
Organic
2015 Winter Pluck
(November)
Nepal High Himalaya Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Tips
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 2nd Flush
(May)
Nepal Himalaya White Moon Dance white tea Nepal Himalaya White Moon Dance
White tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2016 Early Spring Pluck
Plucked on March 17th, 2016
Tanzania Usambara black tea Tanzania Usambara
Black Tea
Tanzania
CTC - BP1
Organic
Yangtze Gorges Green tea Yangtze Gorges Green
Green Tea
Jiangxi Province, China
Country Tea
Mao Feng pluck
Organic

On Sale Now!
was: $15 for 4oz

2015 Gu Yu
Grain Rain Harvesting Season
(before May 5th)
Yin Zhen 2015 white tea Yin Zhen
White Tea
Fuding County, Fujian Province, China
Bai Hao Silver Needles
Organic
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Yin Zhen white tea Yin Zhen
White Tea
Fuding County, Fujian Province, China
Bai Hao Silver Needles
Organic - EU Standard
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor black Tea Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor Tea
Black Tea
Cangyuan County, Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
Organic
2014 Autumnal Pluck
(September)