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 emphasizng 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

Assam Gingia Tea Estate black tea Assam Gingia Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - GFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Assam Namsang Estate black tea Assam Namsang Tea Estate
Black Tea
Assam State, India
Orthodox - TGFOP
2015 2nd Flush
(May, June)
Bai Lin Superfine Black tea Bai Lin Superfine
Black Tea
Taimu Shan, Fujian Province
China
Organic, EU-Compliant
2015 Spring Pluck
(May)

- Low Inventory! -
Bang Dong Village Sheng Pu-erh Tuo Cha Bang Dong Village Sheng Pu-erh Tuo Cha
Sheng (un-fermented) Pu-erh
Bang Dong Village
Mengku Tea Harvesting Area
Shuangjiang County
Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2012 Spring
3 years aged
Da Hong Pao Golden Da Hong Pao oolong tea Da Hong Pao
Oolong tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Big Red Robe
Golden Da Hong Pao
Tong Mu Guadun Village
Light charcoal roasting
2014 Autumnal Pluck
(end Sept, early October)
Darjeeling Glenburn Estate 1st Flush 2016 black tea Darjeeling Glenburn Estate Peach Blossom
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
A limited production early spring tea
China tea bush varietal
2016 1st Flush
(March)
Darjeeling Goomtee Estate Silver Thunder 1st Flush black tea Darjeeling Goomtee Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
Silver Thunder

On Sale Now!
was: $30 for 4oz

2015 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 Poobong Estate 2nd Flush black tea Darjeeling Poobong Estate
Black Tea
Darjeeling District, India
SFTGFOP 1 CH

2015 2nd Flush
(May)

- SOLD OUT! -
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)
Dragon Whiskers green tea Dragon Whiskers
Green Tea
Wu Yi County, Zhejiang Province, China
1st Grade
Mao Jian Pluck
Organic
2016 Yu Qian
Before the Rains Harvesting Season
(April 5th - April 20th)
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
(end Sept, early Oct)

2-years rested
Gan Lu Sweet Dew green tea Gan Lu
Green Tea
Mengding Mt., Sichuan Province, China
Sweet Dew
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March- April 5th)

- SOLD OUT FOR 2016 -
Imperial Gong Ting Shou Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha Imperial Gong Ting Shou Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Menghai County
Xishuangbanna Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2008 Spring
7-years aged
Jin Jun Mei black tea Jin Jun Mei
Black Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Beautiful Golden Eyebrows
2016 Spring Pluck
(early April)
Jolon's Blend Jolon's Blendâ„¢

Envisioned and blended by Tea Trekker at the request of author Chrysler Szarlan to celebrate her novel "The Hawley Book of the Dead"
Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style Black tea Keemun Bi Lo Chun-Style
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
2015 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Keemun Mao Feng black tea Keemun Mao Feng
Black Tea
Qimen County, Anhui Province, China
Premium Grade
2015 Spring Pluck
(April)
Liubao Loose Leaf Hei Cha Liubao
Hei Cha
Liubao Town, Cangwu County, Guangxi Province, China
Wuzhou TF Three Cranes Brand
2010 Late Spring Pluck
5-years aged
Long Ding green tea Long Ding
Green Tea
Zhejiang Province, China
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
Loose-leaf Da Qing Shan Arbor Sheng Pu-erh Loose-leaf Da Qing Shan Arbor Sheng Pu-erh
Sheng (un-fermented) Pu-erh
Mengku Tea Harvesting Area
Shuangjiang County, Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
Loose-leaf Everyday Drinking Shou Pu-erh Loose-leaf Everyday Drinking Shou Pu-erh
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Mengku Tea Harvesting Area
Yongde County
Yunnan Province, China
2008 Spring Pluck
7-years aged
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 An Melon Seeds green tea Lu An Melon Seeds
Green Tea
Qi Shan, Zinzhia County
Anhui Province, China
Lu An Gua Pian
Superfine Grade
2016 Yu Qian
Before the Rains Harvesting Season
(April 5th - April 20th)

- SOLD OUT FOR 2016 -
Lu Shan Yun Wu green tea Lu Shan Yun Wu
Green Tea
Jiangxi Province, China
Clouds & Mist
2016 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
A Tea Trekker Special Blend
2015 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha) blended with Matcha from Fall 2014
Mengku Shou Pu-erh Mini Tuo Cha Mengku Shou Pu-erh Mini Tuo Cha
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Yongde County, Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2011
4-years aged
Muzha Tieguanyin oolong tea Muzha Tieguanyin
Oolong Tea
Muzha Tea Growing District, Taipei County, Taiwan
2015 Autumnal Pluck
Nepal High Himalaya Tips black tea Nepal High Himalaya Tips
Black Tea
Jun Chiyabari Tea Garden, Nepal
Organic
2015 2nd Flush
(May)
Rou Gui oolong tea Rou Gui
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
2015 Late Spring Pluck
(late April, early May)
Sencha Spring Dew green tea Sencha Spring Dew
Green Tea
Uji (Ujitawara), Kyoto Prefecture, Japan
Samurai Tea
2016 1st Spring Pluck (Ichibancha)
(May, June)

Arrival approx mid-June 2016
Shengpu Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha Shengpu Shou Pu-erh Mini Beeng Cha
Shou (fermented) Pu-erh
Xishuangbanna Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2011
4-years aged
Shui Xian Aged oolong tea Shui Xian
Oolong Tea
Wu Yi Shan, Fujian Province, China
Water Sprite
Charcoal-fired with a medium roasting
2009 Spring Pluck
(late April, early May)

6-years aged
Tai Ping Hou Kui green tea Tai Ping Hou Kui
Green Tea
Hou Gang Village, Taiping County
Anhui Province, China
Nie Jian (Hand-made)
2016 Yu Qian
Before the Rains Harvesting Season
(April 5th - April 20th)
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 AiLao Shan black tea Yunnan AiLao Shan
Black Tea
Zhenyuan County
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
2014 Spring Pluck
(March, April)
Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needles white tea Yunnan Da Bai Silver Needles
White Tea
Tang Ta Village, Jinggu County,
Pu-erh (Simao) Prefecture,
Yunnan Province, China
2016 Spring Pluck
(mid-April)
Yunnan Feng Qing Black Marbles black tea Yunnan Feng Qing Black Marbles
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(middle of March )
Yunnan Hand Rolled Green Curls
Green Tea
Yunnan Province, China
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)
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
(April)
Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor black Tea Yunnan Wa Minority Wild Arbor Tea
Black Tea
Cangyuan Wa Autonomous County
Lincang Prefecture
Yunnan Province, China
Organic
2014 Autumnal Pluck
(September)
Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong smoked black tea Zheng Shan Xiao Zhong #1
Lightly Smoked Black Tea
Tong Mu Village, Wu Yi Shan, China
Original 'Lapsang Souchong'
2014 Spring Pluck
(April)
Zhu Ye Qing green tea Zhu Ye Qing
Green Tea
Sichuan Province, China
Bamboo Tips
2016 Pre-Qing Ming
1st Harvesting Season
(end of March - April 5th)

- Last bag! -