2013 Chinese Green Teas & 1st Flush Darjeelings

closeup of tea leafFresh Chinese and India Darjeeling tea from the 2013 spring harvest is pouring in through the doors. One of our shipments of Chinese tea was held for 10 days in customs, but was released in tact and delivered to us the following day. So other than excessive worry over the fact that we did not have possession of the tea, it all worked out just fine.

Each year, when it is time to order new tea from the samples we have been sent, we place different orders on different days according to what teas have become available. No matter how we do this, the tea gods always plot to have the tea arrive all at once, creating a happy chaos of boxes and bags.

What do we do when there is tea everywhere? First, we open the boxes and bags and visually examine the tea. Steep a pot and taste each tea to make sure the right tea was sent. Take photos of each tea for the website, price the tea, put the photos on our website, label a container for the store shelf, re-seal the bags and put the tea away in a logical place in the warehouse. Everything must be done ASAP for both for the web and store.

Please visit our website: www.teatrekker.com for information on all the new tea and for the latest updates.

So what new tea has arrived so far?

2013 China:

2013 Darjeeling, India: