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Top Ten Loose Leaf Teas: Fall 2018

Top Loose Leaf Teas Fall 2018

 

Sips by is shaking up how U.S. tea drinkers discover their new favorite teas and tea brands. Each month, Sips by delights both new and experienced tea lovers with a personalized tea subscription box. Members receive, taste, and rate personalized tea selections sourced from top tea brands around the world. In 2018, Sips by received more than 75,000 ratings from over 20,000 tea lovers.

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 fall 2018. Find your new favorite tea.

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.

HE LOVES ME, HE LOVES ME NOT Sips by Oh, You TEAse

He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

The finest green tea leaves are whisked with antioxidant-rich pomegranate pieces and soothing rose petals with an essence of hibiscus to create a remarkable blend. Great hot or cold.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Oh you, TEAse founder AnnaRose had always had an entrepreneurial spirit. Being the daughter of a pizzeria-restaurant owner and growing up in a commercial kitchen, she knew she wanted to open up her own business one day. As a tea lover, she started crafting her own artisan tea blends by hand in small batches. On her 30th birthday, AnnaRose turned her dream into a reality and decided to officially launch Oh You, TEAse.

From her delicious hand-blended teas with their fun, clever names, to the adorable packaging, we can tell that AnnaRose is passionate about spreading happiness and health through a cup of tea.

Learn more about He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not and access special offers from Oh, You TEAse 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.

 

FAERIE GARDEN Sips by DRYAD TEA

FAERIE GARDEN

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Mint, lavender, and cinnamon all blend to create a tea that is delicious to the nose as well as the mouth. A tummy-calmer for upset stomachs and a before-bedtime soother.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Dryad Tea was created in February 2012 by Rubiee, a tea aficionado with a love for music. She handcrafts unique blends inspired by music, mythology, works of literary art, and general geekery. You’ll find blends inspired by music from artists such as SJ Tucker and authors including Jim Butcher, Seanan McGuire, with more to come soon.

We love all the unique and delicious blends that Dryad Tea offers - all with fun names and stories behind them! They also sell tea accessories, and Rubiee has created a beautiful line of ceramic art to pair with Dryad’s blends.

Learn more about Faerie Garden and access special offers from Dryad Tea here. 

ORIGINAL CHAI Sips by CHICO CHAI

Original Chai

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This spicy aromatic tea is blended by hand in small batches in Chico, California. It can be steeped in hot water for a mild spiced tea, or simmered on the stovetop for a stronger brew. Serve with or without milk and sweetener.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Chico Chai began in spring of 2004, when owner Sarah Adams saw a need for fresh, handmade chai in her hometown of Chico, California. She had enjoyed brewing chai at home for years, and thought other people might too! To this day, Chico Chai is blended by hand in small batches, combining fresh, organic spices and organic fair trade black tea. In addition to their Original Chai, you can also find delectable chocolate, turmeric, rooibos, and yerba mate chai blends.

We love the freshness and burst of flavor that we get from each of Chico Chai's blends. You can tell that this is a truly artisan product! Chico Chai strives for sustainability by reusing, recycling, and composting - they're also very active in their community and you can often find them serving up chai goodness at local events and markets.

Learn more about Original Chai and access special offers from Chico Chai here. 

BLUEBERRY GREEN Sips by HARNEY &amp: SONS

Blueberry Green

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Chinese green tea is artfully blended with lemongrass, blueberry and vanilla to create a vibrant and naturally sweet balanced flavor. Lovely as a hot tea and refreshing iced, too.

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 Blueberry Green and access special offers from Harney & Sons here. 

JUST PEACHY Sips by DAVIDsTEA

Just Peachy

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

This infusion is so peachy, it tastes like it's fresh from the orchard. Enjoy hot or iced - straight up or with a touch of agave.

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 Just Peachy and access special offers from DAVIDsTEA here. 

SYSTEM RE-BUDDHA Sips by FAVA TEA

System Re-Buddha  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Feeling sluggish? Does your immune or digestive system need a reboot? This is the blend for you. It's comfort in a cup that will help you get back to center.

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 System Re-Buddha and access special offers from Fava Tea here.

LAVENDER COCONUT YAUPON Sips by YAUPON BROTHERS

Yaupon Brothers  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Yaupon is America's native caffeinated herb that provides both an antioxidant boost and smooth, jitter-free energy. Native tribes have consumed it for thousands of years.

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS BRAND

Based in Volusia County, Florida, Yaupon Brothers was founded by brothers Bryon and Kyle White in 2012 when they discovered how delicious and stimulating yaupon was when prepared as an herbal tea - but they couldn't buy it anywhere. Yaupon holly is an American-native shrub that's North America's only native caffeinated plant species. A close relative to yerba mate and guayusa, yaupon is America's answer to coffee and tea.

Consumed by Native Americans for millennia, yaupon is healthy both for people and for the environment, and Yaupon Brothers is on a mission to help it go mainstream. They want to create a Yaupon-growing industry, which can provide jobs and generate revenue without harming the environment.

Learn more about Lavender Coconut Yaupon and access special offers from Yaupon Brothers here.

HEIRLOOM BARTLETT PEAR Sips by HARNEY & SONS

Heirloom Bartlett Pear  

WHY YOU'LL LOVE THIS TEA

Harney & Sons recently welcomed this new blend to their collection. Silvery white tea leaves mingle with succulent pear, apple and peach, while spice notes add a touch of zing.

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 Heirloom Bartlett Pear and access special offers from Harney & Sons here.

About Sips by: We’re a female-founded and led startup that makes discovering tea fun, personalized, and affordable. The Sips by Box is the only multi-brand, personalized tea subscription box. Each month, we match tea drinkers across the U.S. with delicious teas from over 150 global tea brands that we’re sure they’ll love. Based out of Austin, Texas, we are adept at savoring a hot mug even when it’s seasonally inappropriate.