New Arrivals - harvest 2023

New Arrivals

Each spring, we work with a small group of valued suppliers - tea farms, cooperatives & tea markets - in sourcing teas early in the harvest. First pluck, Pre-Qing Ming and "before the rain" varieties of white, green, and black teas are the high grades of leaf we procure. Teas harvested in this time are some of the finest quality of the year. Buds and leaves are small, compact and rich in flavors. Leaves are crafted to notable flavors not typically available for export. As well, we procure popular cultivars known worldwide for their wonderful flavors.  

New Arrivals presents a select group of teas as they arrive at our warehouse. You will find seasonal offerings, traditional & rare styles as well as unusual "fresh teas".

  • New Offering!

    Houji cha

    Houji cha is mastery of tea cultivation, processing, and roasting. Beautifully uniform brown Bancha stems are roasted creating a green tea offering calming, roasted, woody aromas. Delicately sweet, Houjicha is served warm for comfort and chilled for...
    Nutty fragrance, roasted & sweet
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    OKU - Okuyutaka

    Obuyutaka (Oku) is emerald, delicately shaped, offering an unusually fragrant leaf aroma. Skillfully crafted, this small leaf offers some of the finest tasting Senchas produced in Japan.  Lot Notes. Produced in the Higashisonogi region of...
    Highly fragrant, assertive
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    Tsuyu - Tsuyuhikari

    The Tsuyuhikari (TSUYU) cultivar is known to offer an unusually refreshing cup within the Sencha class. Translated as "dew light". Produced by one farm/farmer focused to this cultivar only. Extra long, large, full leaves of a deep, forest green...
    Refreshing, caffeinated
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    SAE - Saemidori

    This year's lot of Saemidori (SAE) is Ichibancha grade. Grown on a farm above Omura Bay, SAE is an early budding tea, locally known as "Clear Green". The leaves of this high-grade Sencha are a vivid green suggestive of its high amino acid content. Leaves...
    Vibrant, high umami
  • organic Organic

    Dragon Well Organic - 2023 Harvest

    Dragon Well deservedly enjoys a long & rich history of cultivation and may well be the most famous tea in the world. Picked early in the spring harvest, its exquisite taste highlights why it is much sought after and recognized as one of...
    Nutty, sweet flavors
  • CT WuLong -

    CT WuLong -

    Our CT WuLong is a traditionally processed, high-fired Tieguanyin oolong. Leaf is dark, rich brown in color. Steeps to a beautiful, russet-orange sweet liquor. Toasty, CT offers persistent sweet flavors and aromas of wood and spice. Lot was made to local...
    Traditional, high fire TKY
  • Keemun  "King Red" - Qimen

    Keemun "King Red" - Qimen

    "King Red” is organically grown and produced in the Quimen area of Anhui Province. Quimen is a small geographic area defined by steep mountains cut and nourished with roiling streams of fresh water and stands of bamboo. This tea is unique in...
    Rich aromas, sweet flavors

  • Three Cups Fragrance - San Bei Xiang

    Three Cups Fragrance - San Bei Xiang

    Tea is named for the 3 wonderful infusions the leaves traditionally offer. Using a pan-firing method called "San Bei Xiang", it results in leaves in various shades of dark green and, at times, almost a silver-gray appearance. A traditional green made...
    Brisk, clean herbaceous flavor

  • Snow Bud - Xue Ya

    Snow Bud - Xue Ya

    Grown at a high elevation, the season is short for this style of tea. Its small, thin leaves reflect its high-mountain origin. Leaf is dense, flavor is nuanced and somewhat subtle. Produced inland in Fujian Province, the tea is...
    Lush, a delicate honey note.