Arriving Soon: 2010 Harvest Favorite Green Teas

Great news for green tea lovers: the 2010 edition of two of our finest perennial favorites are now enroute from China and should be arriving in the teahouse in just a few days. One of our most popular spring teas, year in and year out, is our reliably fresh and flavorful Imperial Green Tea. The other selection, bi luo chun, hardly needs an introduction, as it's among the most famous of all Chinese green teas. This legendary, "astonishingly fragrant" tea from Jiangsu Province, with its tiny, downy, spiral-shaped leaves, has been beloved by emperors and ordinary tea drinkers alike for centuries.

The same shipment includes a single-tipped hong mei mao feng black tea that Roy specially commissioned to be produced by traditional methods, including total oxidation of the leaves that produces a deep red liquor and potent, dried plum flavor.

Stay tuned, we'll post photos and more details on the blog as soon as the new teas are available.