This classic black tea is the namesake of Charles Grey, Britain’s Prime Minister during the 1830’s. After saving the life of a Chinese nobleman, the Earl Grey received a gift of citrus blossom-scented tea traditionally known as Tai Tai Cha. Tea salons throughout Europe replicated this blend by perfuming black teas with the aromatic oil of Italian bergamot oranges. Thus, a timeless tea was born.
Jade Cloud is hand-harvested in early spring when the leaves are most tender, delicate and sweet. More sweetly still, this Fair Trade green tea provides healthcare support, access to education, and other improvements to the livelihoods of over 1,200 tea farming families in the Xuan En Tea Co-op in China’s mountainous Hubei province.
Our English Breakfast highlights tea from the Chiang Dao region of Northern Thailand, where we source from some of the best Assamica variety tea gardens in the world. The high elevation garden we source from has premier tea plant genetic strains from Assam and Kenya, as well as local wild Thai tea trees that have been comingling and hybridizing for over six decades. The result is a lush and biodiverse growing environment with tea plants that are truly unique. Our English Breakfast has a rich red infusion color that is malty and robust with sweet fruity undertones and a brisk body that can stand up to milk and sugar. By comparison, our China Breakfast is intended to be more mellow, caramel-sweet and is designed to be smooth enough to drink straight up without milk and sugar.
Jasmine is China’s most famous scented tea. Jasmine trees first arrived in China from Persia during the Han Dynasty (206 BC-220 AD) by way of the ancient Silk Road. The sweet fragrance of jasmine tea can only be created in the traditional way, involving nine stages of scenting to deeply infuse the tea leaves with the aroma of fresh jasmine petals.
A fragrant and full bodied Masala Chai with wild-grown black tea and the highest quality spices, slow brewed to create the perfect balance. Prominent notes of ginger, cardamom and cinnamon are enhanced with just the right amount of seductive cloves and black pepper.