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

Bai Lin Black tea Bai Lin Superfine
Black Tea
Taimu Shan, Fujian Province, China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate Silver Thunder 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Silver Thunder
2015 1st Flush

Limited Production
Darjeeling Oaks Estate 2015 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Oaks Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
SFTGFOP1
Organic
2015 1st Flush
Darjeeling Okayti Estate Fresh Dew 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Okayti Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Fresh Dew
Organic
2015 1st Flush

Limited Production
Fenghuang Dan Cong Yu Lan Xiang 2013 oolong tea Fenghuang Dan Cong
Oolong Tea
Wu Dong Mountain, Guangdong Province, China
Yu Lan Xiang (Magnolia Fragrance)
Charcoal-fired, very light roasting
2013 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Hunan Tian Jian Hei Cha 2010 Hunan Tian Jian
Hei Cha
Hunan Province, China
2010 Late Spring Pluck
4-years aged
Jasmine Snow White Curls scented tea Jasmine Snow White Curls
Scented Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, China
Bai Xue Gong Zhu
White tea scented with fresh flower blossoms
2014 May / August Manufacture

Special Purchase - Limited Quantity
JingMai Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha JingMai Shou Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
2007
7-years aged
Jolon's Blend Jolon's Blend™

Envisioned and blended by Tea Trekker at the request of author Chrysler Szarlan to celebrate her novel "The Hawley Book of the Dead"
Kagoshima Black Genmaicha black tea Kagoshima Black Genmaicha
Black Tea
Kagoshima Prefecture, Kyushu, Japan
Japanese Black Tea with Toasted Rice
2014 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)

A Tea Trekker Exclusive!
Liubao Loose Leaf Hei Cha Liubao
Hei Cha
Liubao Town, Cangwu County, Guangxi Province, China
Wuzhou TF Three Cranes Brand
2010 Late Spring Pluck
4-years aged
Long Ding green tea Long Ding
Green Tea
Zhejiang Province, China
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Pu-erh Extra Ferment Loose-leaf Extra Ferment Shou Pu-erh
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Yunnan Province, China
2013
Loose-leaf Old Aroma, Old Taste Pu-erh Loose-leaf Old Aroma, Old Taste Shou Pu-erh
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Xishuangbanna Prefecture & Lincang Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
2007, 2009 & 2013
Blend of leaf aged 7-years, 5-years, & 1-year

Proudly selected and blended by Tea Trekker
Lu Shan Yun Wu green tea Lu Shan Yun Wu
Green Tea
Jiangxi Province, China
Clouds & Mist
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Matcha Premium Traditional green tea Matcha Premium - Traditional
Green Tea
Uji (Ujitawara), Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Tea Trekker Special Blend
2015 Spring Pluck
Mengding Mountain Snow Buds yellow tea Mengding Mountain Snow Buds
Yellow Tea
Sichuan Province, China
Huang Ya
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Nepal Everest Dark Heart black tea Nepal Everest
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Dark Heart
Hand-Rolled
Organic
2014 Spring Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Hand-Rolled Tips
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2014 Late Spring Pluck
RiverStone green tea RiverStone
Green Tea
Guizhou Province, China
2015 Yu Qian
Rizhao Xueqing green tea Rizhao Xueqing
Green Tea
Shandong Province, China
Snow Blue-Green
2015 Yu Qian
Before the Rains Harvesting Season
(April 5th - April 20th)

Sencha Spring Dew green tea Sencha Spring Dew
Green Tea
Uji (Ujitawara), Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Samurai Tea
2015 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
Shengpu Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha Shengpu Shou Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Xishuangbanna Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
2011
3-years aged
Sun Moon Lake black tea Sun Moon Lake
Black Tea
Nantou County, Taiwan
Red Ruby #18
2013 Summer Pluck
1.5 years rested
Tieguanyin Clear and Fragrant-Style spring oolong tea Tieguanyin Clear & Fragrant-Style
Anxi Region, Fujian Province, China
Un-roasted
2015 Late Spring Pluck
Yin Zhen 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)
Yunnan AiLao Shan Yunnan AiLao Shan
Black Tea
Zhenyuan County, Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
2012 Autumnal Pluck
2-years rested
Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea black tea Yunnan Old-Style Purple Varietal Leaf Tea
Black Tea
Dehong Prefecture, Yunnan Province, China
Light Roast
2014 Spring Pluck
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
Smoked Black Tea
Tong Mu Village, Wu Yi Shan, China
Original 'Lapsang Souchong'
Lightly smoked
2014 Early Spring Pluck
Zhu Ye Qing green tea Zhu Ye Qing
Green Tea
Sichuan Province, China
Bamboo Tips
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)