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Quartermaine specializes in gourmet coffee and teas. With a large selection of tea varieties to choose from, we're sure you will find your perfect cup. From the ever popular Chinese green tea to the finest of the Congou teas, Quartermaine offers high quality tea varieties to please any tea drinker. Looking to give the gift of tea? You've come to the right place. Put together a gourmet tea gift with Quartermaine's teas, and surprise someone special today. Add something extra to your gourmet tea gift to make it extra special!

 

Assam Choice : Produced in the low-lying Assam district of northeastern India, Assam teas are the exception to the rule that all fine teas are grown at high elevations.

Assam Estate : This refined Orange Pekoe has a full body and crisp astringency, and rich, malty fragrance (the distinguishing characteristic of teas from the Assam region).

Autumn Blend - SOLD OUT :

Breakfast Blend : Our Breakfast Blend is a sturdy and astringent cup, blended with enough pungent teas to support milk or sugar. While it highlights Indian black teas, Breakfast Blend gains subtlety from Ceylonese and Chinese black teas, as well, making it a deep and satisfying cup any time of day.

Ceylon Choice : Grown on steep hillsides at high elevations, Ceylon Choice is characteristically crisp and floral, with a natural citrus note in the taste.

Ceylon Orange Pekoe : Our Ceylon Orange Pekoe is a full leaf grade tea from Sri Lanka, exhibiting a smooth and crisp tea flavor.

China Iced Tea Blend :

China Jasmine : This Chinese pouchong tea is scented with Jasmine flowers. The flowers are layered in the tea, and then most are removed. The tea retains the Jasmine fragrance, yielding a fresh and uplifting cup, with all the bouquet of a garden in bloom.

Darjeeling Choice : Grown at nearly 7,000 feet in the foothills of the Himalayas, teas produced around the town of Darjeeling are the most celebrated of all Indian teas. The Darjeeling aroma is a fruity, complex fragrance often likened to Muscat grapes.

Darjeeling Estate : Boasting a full body with intense, bright muscatel flavor and undertones of melon, this moderately astringent tea hails from the Puttabong Estate.

Darjeeling Fancy - SOLD OUT :

Decaf Earl Grey : Our first decaffeinated black tea. Decaf Earl Grey is decaffeinated using a safe, natural process, which yields the same intense Bergamot flavor without any caffeine. By popular demand.

Earl Grey : Black tea flavored by oil pressed from the bergamot rind, this is a spicy, citrusy tea with ample body. It is the legendary Earl Grey.

Garden Iced Tea Blend - SOLD OUT : We have created an iced tea blend using the finest leaf grade teas of India and China, plus some fine Jasmine green tea.

Gunpowder - Temple of Heaven : Gunpowder tea gets its name from the appearance of the leaves, which are rolled tightly into pellets. The tight roll ensures that this tea will retain its freshness longer than any other.

Hao Ya Keemun : Considered the finest of the Congou teas, Hao Ya Keemun "A" yields a richly flavored, red liquor with little astringency and a syrupy, slightly spicy, distantly smoky flavor. With its sweet, apple-orchard aroma, it also makes extraordinary iced tea.

Holiday Blend - SOLD OUT : A mellow, full-bodied Formosa Oolong anchors intense high and low-grown Indian orange pekoes. Holiday Blend yields a dark amber liquor with subtle undertones of honey unifying astringent notes of grape, lemon and peach.

India Black Tea Blend : This blend features both the malty boldness of South India teas and the brisk, muscat nuances of the Darjeeling region in the North. The result is a balanced cup with a crisp snap in the finish.

India Iced Tea Blend - SOLD OUT :

Japanese Gyokuro Asahi - SOLD OUT : Among the finest of the non-ceremonial teas produced in Japan, Gyokuro ("Pearl Dew") Asahi is prepared entirely by hand, from picking to steaming to drying. The leaves, long, flat and brilliantly green, yield a mellow, full-bodied cup with muted floral notes that recall summertime. Gyokuro Asahi is grown in the shade to minimize photosynthesis. Evidenced by its brilliant color, it is steamed immediately after picking to halt the enzymatic activity that would discolor or "ferment" the leaves.

Keemun Choice : Keemun is the most famous of all the black teas of China, and one sip of it captures the unique qualities of that country's best teas: smooth, round, slightly floral and smoky.

Lapsang Souchong : Thick, smooth and red in the cup, Lapsang Souchong has a powerful smoky scent that is thoroughly unmistakable. The leaves are purposely smoked with burning pine to give this tea its potent aroma

Lung Ching Dragon's Well - OUT OF STOCK : The most renowned of all Chinese Green Teas, Lung Ching comes from the peaks of the T'eih Mu mountain range in Chekiang Province.

Moroccan Mint : A blend of Peppermint leaves and Chinese green tea, Morroccan Mint is healthful and refreshing.

Quartermaine Special Blend : Each year we reserve fine orange pekoe teas for use in our Quartermaine Special Blend. The aroma is subtly malty and floral, the flavor citrusy with undertones of honey and melon. We sometimes change the component teas in this blend in order to preserve its character.

Russian Caravan : This tea is not of Russian origin, but is a blend in the tradition of the 19th century Russian traders who took yearlong journeys carrying tea from China to the Russian capital. This blend of black teas is round, smooth and distinctly smoky.

Sencha : Our Sencha is plucked in May, the Ichiban-cha season, the best of the three plucking seasons for this tea. Made from well twisted, young tea leaves, upon first glance it could be mistaken for grass!

Yin Hao (Silver Tip) Jasmine : Yin Hao Jasmine is one of the most beautifully scented teas. In its production, the dark green and "silver" streaked leaves are scented up to five separate times with fresh blossoms.

Young Hyson : Young Hyson has a bold and heavy flavor for a green tea, and is dried with high heat to give it a slightly roasted aroma.

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