$16.00 – $17.00
Oolong Tea, from the Chinese words for “Black Dragon,” is one of the rarest and costliest teas in the world. It is grown in mountainous areas, and treated with a labor-intensive, hand-crafted process.
Local Spicery’s Oolong tea, from the Wuyi Mountains in Fujian, China, is harvested in the late spring, sun-wilted, bruised, twisted into strands, partially oxidized, and air-dried and fired to obtain the traditional rich, smoky flavor that causes many people to place Oolong between the spectrum of green and black tea.
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Lavender$4.75 – $15.75
The name Lavender, it is speculated, comes from the French “lavandre” and the Latin “lavare,” “to wash,” from its history of usage to freshen garments. Lavender has a pleasantly floral and astringent flavor.
Bright blue flower pleasing to the eye & to the palate. Member of the Mint family, closely related to Rosemary. Used as a sleep-aid, anti-anxiety supplement, and also believed to aid with spasms that cause headaches. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just pure Lavender.
Dundalk ~ Cú Chulainn$15.00 – $16.00
Minty and strong, this black tea blend is an excellent fortification for those who rise to the occasion and surpass expectations. Named for the boy Sétanta, fearless warrior and hero of Ireland.
A twist on the classic breakfast tea, the longer Cú Chulainn steeps, the more complex it will grow. As the black teas deepen and the tannins grow sharper, so too will the spice of chicory and the sweetness of mint. No aromatic oils. Just pure flavor, strengthening and bolstering for impending destiny.
Wonderland ~ White Rabbit$14.00 – $15.00
Mellow and sweet, pairs well with citrus. So calming, you’ll forget you’re late for that very important date. Join the Mad Hatter and his zany crew in an otherworldly experience: take a lemon wedge, drop the acid, and watch the colors change.
Steeping blue, sweet, and spicy, Wonderland is an enigmatic bundle of charming nonsense. When logic and proportion have fallen sloppy dead, take a sip of this tea to feed your head. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Go ask Alice, I think she’ll know.
Rosehips$5.75 – $8.25
Fruit of the rose, adds flavor that is floral, bright, citrusy & tangy. Use in herbal teas. Wonderful in stewed fruits, jams, jellies, syrups & marmalades. Try rose hip soup or bread or add to salads. Said to contain more Vitamin C by the gram than oranges.
Rooibos, Red$14.00 – $15.00
Sweet, woodsy, and mellow. An herbal substitute for black tea, or just a comfortable afternoon companion.
In 18th century South Africa, Green Rooibos was harvested in the mountains & brought home on donkeys. The Dutch fermented it in the style of Chinese black teas, in order to use it as a substitute for the expensive to import beverage. Red Rooibos was first created with fermentation in 1904. No caffeine ~ No flavors added. Just the fermented flavor of the South African mountains.