Experience Rare Teas

Rare tea means two things at Silk Road Teas. An unusual tea, perhaps recently made, single origin, crafted to local customs of appearance, flavor and aroma. Rare is then a moment in spring. Or, rare is a lot made years ago. Leaves are larger, flavors have deepened, aromas endure, an unparalleled taste experience.

Rare Teas

New Arrivals

New Arrivals presents a select group of spring harvest teas offering a taste of some of China’s finest early-pick, spring varieties and styles.


Black Cloud - Tea of the Month

A “fresh tea”, handmade, this black is distinct in aroma, think semi-sweet chocolate; flavors of malt, chocolate, and stone fruit join and linger sweetly on the tongue.

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New Arrival - Organic Dragon Well

Handcrafted, fired in a wok, an invigorating organic green offers sweet, toasty, chestnut-like notes. Excellent choice as an everyday green tea offering rich lingering flavors.

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Featured Teas

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    Downy Tip - Mao Jian

    Our Downy Tip was grown on an island off the coast of Hangzhou, in the Zhou Shan Island complex. An early spring favorite, this cultivar is one of the first teas to make the marketplace at the onset...
    Richly vegetal, and chestnuts

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    Anji White - AnJi Bai

    Each harvest season this rare tea offers a special flavor experience. It is rich in amino acids, creating a rich umami flavor unusual for a Chinese green. In the 1980s, in a bamboo forest above the...
    Silky smooth mouth feel, rich "umami" flavor

  • Monkey Picked Tieguanyin

    Monkey Picked Tieguanyin

    Our "Monkey Picked" Tieguanyin was grown in the AnXi Region in southern Fujian Province, a region with a rich history of cultivating award-winning, world-cla
    Vibrant, fresh green colors, lush, floral & buttery