$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.
Chamomile Tisane$11.00 – $12.00
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.
Brobdingnag ~ Lemuel Gulliver$15.00 – $16.00
Strong, peaty, and robust. Our Irish Breakfast blend. With the smoky flavor playing under the tannins of the highest quality black teas, it’s a bold enough flavor even for the giants of Brobdingnag.
Assam black tea’s malty flavor is supported by China Black & Darjeeling, creating a full-bodied “builder’s tea” with a hint of the bogs. Named for Dublin’s Jonathan Swift and his classic masterpiece, Gulliver’s Travels. No aromatic oils. Just pure flavor to enlarge your day.
Dörfli ~ Heidi$15.00 – $16.00
Mellow, fresh, and floral. A hint of ginger warms the palate, like an idyllic mountain day in a fragrant field of wildflowers. Beautifully bright as a hot afternoon beverage, sweetly crisp as an iced tea in the summer.
A soft flavor that cools as the mint hits, this tisane was named for Johanna Spyri’s beloved novel and encapsulates the fresh feeling of the Swiss Alps. No caffeine ~ No aromatic oils. Just clean, fresh flavor to soothe the soul.
Hand blended in small batches with: green rooibos, ginger, lavender, spearmint, and heather.
Manor House ~ Pip$15.00 – $16.00
A cinnamon black tea, all sweetness and spice, blended to satisfy. The second name Dickens assigns to the Manor House is Satis- “which is Greek, or Latin, or Hebrew, or all three—or all one to me—for enough.” So is this tea.
The flavors of Dickensian London are present in this tea blend, with Pip’s cinnamon sweet hopefulness and citrus-bright positivity mingled with the tannic disappointments that galvanize him into further action each chapter. No aromatic oils. Just spices and tea, to fuel your climb.
Hand blended in small batches: cinnamon, two black teas and orange peel.
Lavender$13.00 – $14.00
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.