$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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Dörfli ~ Heidi$14.00 – $15.00
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.
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.
La Mancha ~ Dulcinea$14.00 – $15.00
Cacao, roses, and a hint of cinnamon makes this black tea blend rich and romantic. Dulcinea brings out all that is impossible and fanciful in life, existing to tint all glasses rose. Hopeless optimism and sense of adventure not included.
Keemun Congo strengthens while Cassia sweetens, creating a sensual tea for those who dream the impossible dream. Don Quixote’s Dulcinea is all that is beautiful & pure in life. While tilting at windmills could cast you down, it may also cast you up…among the stars! No aromatic oils. Just pure flavor, and lots of heart. Contains black tea, cacao, roses, and cassia.
Darjeeling Black Tea$16.00 – $17.00
Grown on the Southern Slopes of the Himalayan Mountains in the Indian province of Bengal, true Darjeeling can only come from one of 78 Tea Gardens recognized by the Tea Board of India.
To make Local Spicery’s Darjeeling, only the flowering tips of the Second Flush of the plant are harvested, and fermented for several hours to create the aromatic, sweet, and slightly astringent complex flavors of Darjeeling. No aromatic oils ~ Just pure Darjeeling Tea.
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.