Top Loose Leaf Teas: Winter 2018

Top Loose Leaf Teas Winter 2018

 

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Our members rated the top loose leaf teas from the best tea brands. From high caffeine tea to caffeine free tea, from black tea to herbal tea, here are the top ten loose leaf teas of winter 2018. Find your new favorite tea.

BLOOD ORANGE Sips by HARNEY &SONS

Blood Orange Fruit Tea

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Middle Europe (Germany and Austria) have developed a great affection for fruit teas such as this one. They have no caffeine, but look stunning and taste delicious. Blood Orange is lovely hot or cold!

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Harney & Sons was founded on a commitment to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. This promise, made over 30 years ago, serves as the company's guiding principle. Founder John Harney's sons carry on the tradition. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned and managed, with three generations of Harneys preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the finest ingredients.

Harney & Sons Fine Teas is a staple in the tea industry and has a wide variety of modern flavored blends, as well as timeless classics, to choose from.

Learn more about Blood Orange and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

GREEN PASSIONFRUIT Sips by DAVIDsTEA

Green Passionfruit  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Calling all passionfruit lovers! This juicy, energizing green tea is a delicious way to get your fix. Try it as a refreshingly fruity iced tea or infused into your next martini. It's especially thirst-quenching after a hard workout.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

DAVIDsTEA opened their first store in 2008 in Toronto, Canada, with a mission to provide great tea, friendly stores, and above-and-beyond customer service. Today they have over 240 stores across Canada and the United States, providing over 150 types of teas, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe.

DAVIDsTEA has something to satisfy every palate and every craving, whether you're looking for a sweet treat or something more traditional. They also will help you make your best cup of tea possible, providing a line of innovative tea accessories designed in-house, from spoons and infusers to tea sets and travel mugs.

Learn more about Green Passionfruit and access special offers from DAVIDsTEA here.

CARDAMOM FRENCH TOAST Sips by DAVIDsTEA

CARDAMOM FRENCH TOAST  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This sweet and buttery cardamom-spiced black tea with a dusting of cinnamon sugar is rich, spicy, and tastes just like the decadent breakfast of our dreams! You'll be craving this brunch tea all day long.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

DAVIDsTEA opened their first store in 2008 in Toronto, Canada, with a mission to provide great tea, friendly stores, and above-and-beyond customer service. Today they have over 240 stores across Canada and the United States, providing over 150 types of teas, including exclusive blends, limited edition seasonal collections, traditional straight teas and exotic infusions from around the globe.

DAVIDsTEA has something to satisfy every palate and every craving, whether you're looking for a sweet treat or something more traditional. They also will help you make your best cup of tea possible, providing a line of innovative tea accessories designed in-house, from spoons and infusers to tea sets and travel mugs.

Learn more about Cardamom French Toast and access special offers from DAVIDsTEA here.

NEPALI BREAKFAST Sips by NEPAL TEA

Nepali Breakfast  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Start the day the Nepalese way with this unique Masala Chiyah, featuring a delicious homemade masala chai mix. Brew with milk and/or sugar for enhanced taste.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Nepal Tea brings the finest organic and high mountain teas from the foothills of Mt. Kanchanjangha, which is the third highest mountain in the world. They take responsibility for the entire supply chain – from production to packaging and distribution – and eliminate the middlemen who provide sub-par values to poor farmers in Nepal and increase costs for consumers. They not only empower their farmers economically by providing them better revenues, but also uplift them socially by providing free housing and free education to their children and distributing cows for additional income.

Nepal Tea LLC not only provides high quality, delicious teas to tea drinkers around the world, but is also committed to improving the living standards of villagers in Nepal. They provide a range of support and benefits for the farmers and their families, keeping them out of poverty, and help in various areas, from sanitation and medical facilities, to housing and education.

Learn more about Nepali Breakfast and access special offers from Nepal Tea here.

BLACK CURRANT Sips by HARNEY &SONS

Black Currant Tea

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Black Currant was John Harney's first flavored tea. This full-bodied tea has become a traditional favorite in fine restaurants all over America. Delicious served hot or iced.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Harney & Sons was founded on a commitment to deliver customers the finest quality tea possible. This promise, made over 30 years ago, serves as the company's guiding principle. Founder John Harney's sons carry on the tradition. Today, Harney & Sons Tea remains family owned and managed, with three generations of Harneys preserving John's tradition of fine tea and traveling the world in search of the finest ingredients.

Harney & Sons Fine Teas is a staple in the tea industry and has a wide variety of modern flavored blends, as well as timeless classics, to choose from.

Learn more about Black Currant and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

FAVA'S WINTER BLEND Sips by FAVA TEA

Fava's Winter Blend  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

The scent of sweet homemade treats and fresh winter fruits and spices accompany the crisp black tea flavor like warm cookies on a cold winter's day.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Fava Tea Company is a family-owned loose tea specialty retail store offering over 350 rare, classic and unique teas. It was founded in 2007 by Bryan and Melissa Stafford in Appleton, Wisconsin, and they now have three locations throughout Wisconsin. In addition to hundreds of varieties of tea, Fava Tea also provides brewing accessories, education and tips for customers who may not be familiar with the loose leaf tea process.

Fava Tea provides an exciting, delicious and educational tea experience for their customers. Many of their teas are handcrafted in small batches, ensuring the freshest cup each time, and they are always coming out with unique and beautiful blends.

Learn more about Fava's Winter Blend and access special offers from Fava Tea here.

ORGANIC RELIEVE STRESS Sips by FULL LEAF TEA CO

Organic Relieve Stress  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This soothing blend consists of antioxidant-rich South African rooibos and herbs that help relieve mental and physical stress. Perfect for helping you relax and unwind after a long day.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based out of Southern Oregon, Full Leaf Tea Company was created by husband and wife team Matt and Lisa, and offers a wide variety of loose leaf teas, matcha, and accessories. Their teas are created by in-house tea artisans and blenders, giving their customers an array of products that can't be found anywhere else.

We love the attention and detail that the Full Leaf Tea Co team puts into each and every order - their teas are hand-blended and packaged, and their brand truly revolves around their customers. We also love the variety of tea you can find, including unique wellness teas designed for certain health functions.

Learn more about Organic Relieve Stress and access special offers from Full Leaf Tea Co here.

PISTACHIO TORTE Sips by FAVA TEA

PISTACHIO TORTE  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

The many flavors within this tea are just like the layers of a torte. The combination of pistachio, marzipan, and amaretto will bring forth memories of nutty holiday treats.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Fava Tea Company is a family-owned loose tea specialty retail store offering over 350 rare, classic and unique teas. It was founded in 2007 by Bryan and Melissa Stafford in Appleton, Wisconsin, and they now have three locations throughout Wisconsin. In addition to hundreds of varieties of tea, Fava Tea also provides brewing accessories, education and tips for customers who may not be familiar with the loose leaf tea process.

Fava Tea provides an exciting, delicious and educational tea experience for their customers. Many of their teas are handcrafted in small batches, ensuring the freshest cup each time, and they are always coming out with unique and beautiful blends.

Learn more about Pistachio Torte and access special offers from Fava Tea here.

COURTESAN'S BLEND Sips by FRIDAY AFTERNOON TEA

Courtesan's Blend  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

A scrumptious, creamy Ti Kwan Yin oolong blend that's perfect for an afternoon of delicately spiced conversation. Steep the same leaves multiple times to get the most out of it.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based in Seattle, Washintgon, Friday Afternoon is a small family-owned, geeky-themed tea company that provides loose leaf tea, custom blends, tea wares and accessories, and educational tastings. Owner Friday Elliott's unique take on blending stems from a neurological oddity known as Lexical-Gustatory Synesthesia. Due to this condition, Friday experiences language (both spoken and written) and abstract concepts as distinct flavor profiles. In short, she literally tastes words and ideas. This "superpower" allows Friday to create blends with a completely unique approach. With a background in herbal remedies as well as culinary arts and education, she shares her Tea Wizardry with people all over the world.

We love that Friday uses her incredible ability to craft unique and delicious loose leaf tea blends - each one has a unique story and fitting name, and you can find fun seasonal and themed blends. Friday even offers custom blending, where you can develop your own blend via email or in-house.

Learn more about Courtesan's Blend and access special offers from Friday Afternoon Tea here.

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