$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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Hibiscus$6.75 – $21.60
Tart and tangy, hibiscus is a common flavor in Raspberry Tisanes and Red Zinger, partially due to its signature deep red color and partially due to its jammy, citrusy, bright flavor.
Hibiscus is much more than a tea flavor — it’s the flower of the Hindu goddess Kali, used for medicinal purposes in Chinese herbology, and worn as a sign of marital availability by Tahitian women. No flavors added ~ Just pure Hibiscus.
The Scarlet Letter ~ Hester Prynne$15.00 – $16.00
Berry-like, tart, and citrusy. Perfect for sipping at sunrise or sunset, with plenty of character.
The deep red color of this tisane matches its namesake, much as its strong, fruity- but not too sweet- flavor matches Hester herself. The Scarlet Letter has a certain wild palate, reminiscent of fresh raspberries. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just unrestrained flavor, to remind you of the deep heart of nature. [Hibiscus, Rosehips, Orange Peel, Ginger, Lemongrass]
Mint Tisane$10.00 – $11.00
Mint tisane has long been a traditional cure-all, in addition to its rich history as a drink of hospitality in the Mediterranean. Peppermint especially is considered both soothing and energizing, making it a wonderfully simple refreshment.
In Greek mythology, the nymph Minthe was turned into the sweet bush for Persephone. Valued as the herb of hospitality and for medicinal purposes, Romans spread mint throughout Europe. The colonialists used Mint as an untaxed tea. No caffeine ~ No added flavors. Just pure Mint to refresh you.
The Gingerbread House ~ Hansel und Gretel$14.00 – $15.00
SEASONALLY AVAILABLE, BEGINNING IN NOVEMBER
A tradition dating from 14th century German monasteries, nothing says “winter is here” like warm gingerbread or hot tea. So why not unite the twain and have a mug full of steeped gingerbread by the fire?
Spiced with ginger and cacao nibs and all sorts of goodies, this is one Gingerbread House you wouldn’t be afraid to find in the forest on a cold winters’ night. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just pure gingerbread goodness to warm your heart.
Chamomile Tisane$9.00 – $10.00
Steeped in culture, Chamomile has been used for centuries dating back to the ancient Egyptians. Still today, it is believed to have calming attributes.
From the Egyptians to the Vikings, Chamomile’s lore is plentiful. Its name is from the Greeks, who called it khamaimëlon, or earth apple, for its scent. This tisane has long been touted as a cure-all calmer. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just chamomile, mellow and soothing.