SPIRIT Tea is an American tea company dedicated to sourcing an uncommon selection of handmade teas. All of our teas are seasonally curated selections that feature no fruits, flowers, flavorings, or sweeteners. Just the natural beauty of the tea plant.
Daliensis Silver Needle :: White
This extremely rare, early spring silver needle is plucked from a big-leaved, wild species of the tea plant native to Southern China, Camellia Daliensis. Harvested in the Pu-er region of Yunnan this wondrous, subtle selection features notes of gentle cinnamon spice, hay, sweetgrass, and vanilla frosting with an enticingly creamy mouthfeel.
Notes of Vanilla Frosting, Hay, and Sweetgrass.
Gui Fei :: Oolong
Gui Fei oolong is a remarkably distinctive and unique Taiwanese tea in both flavour and stories to tell about it. This style of tea came to be quite recently, more specifically in the years that followed the disastrous Sept. 21 1999 earthquake that disrupted the lives of not only city dwellers, but tea farmers as well.
In the famous Dong Ding area, tea producers neglected their plantations while they were busy rebuilding their homes and workshops. This left the tea gardens as open fields for the green leafhoppers to feast on the fragrant leaves. Their nibbling of the leaves causes the bushes to react to the invasive bug by increasing polyphenolic content in the leaves to mend themselves after the invasion.
More polyphenols means also an increase in tannins and, down the road, after processing these leaves into tea: a rich, wild honey aroma and sweetness in the cup!
Notes of passion fruit, rose, and marble rye
Rosella :: Herbal Tonic
Rosella is a common name for hibiscus, a reference to the deep red color of the flower and its infusion. Perhaps the most popular cold fusion in the world, hibiscus is the focal point of Rosella providing remarkable tanginess, lemongrass expresses tangy citrus zest, and licorice root naturally elevates the sweetness and clarity of the tonic.
Notes of hibiscus, lemongrass, and licorice root.