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Expedition Series

Our travels take us all over the globe in search of teas and accessories. From time to time we make some discoveries that are truly special or unique. It may be a tea that is available for a short time, or an origin that is not commonly found. Or, we may find some intriguing or special accessories that enhance our enjoyment of tea and a life full of tea. Visit this page from time to time to see what discoveries we have made for you on our Expeditions.

Rolling Thunder Oolong

Rolling Thunder Oolong

A softly sweet cup with the slight astringency you would expect from a first flush tea. This oolong comes to us from the Doke ... more

Georgian Cultured Lady

Georgian Cultured Lady

This special offering in our Expedition Series comes to us from the Republic of Georgia. The flavor is smooth, not overpower ... more

Georgian Caravan Black Tea

Georgian Caravan Black Tea

In recognition of their long history on the Silk Tea Road, this hand picked and processed Georgian tea has nice body, a dis ... more

Monkey Picked Oolong

Monkey Picked Oolong

Though it makes for a wonderful story, monkeys did not climb into the trees to pick this tea. That does not take away from t ... more

Single Trunk Phoenix Oolong

Single Trunk Phoenix Oolong

This is an intriguing and complex offering from the Phoenix mountains. The first infusion imparts a floral smooth sweet flav ... more

Rou Gui Oolong Rock Tea

Rou Gui Oolong Rock Tea

This Oolong tea grows in small patches in the rocky areas of Wuyi Province of China. Rou Gui has a twisted leaf that imparts ... more

Organic Formosa Red Tea

Organic Formosa Red Tea

Though this area is best known for Oolong teas, we find a unique tea decades in the making. Native Formosan cultivars crosse ... more

Darjeeling 2nd FLush Thurbo Estate FTGFOP1

Darjeeling 2nd FLush Thurbo Estate FTGFOP1

Thurbo Estate continues to produce smooth sweet teas that are a fine representation of the complexity and character that on ... more

Doke White, Silver Needles

Doke White, Silver Needles

This is a unique offering not often found. It has the floral notes we look for in a white tea as well as that distinctive cha ... more

Darjeeling 1st Flush - Organic Jungpana Estate

Darjeeling 1st Flush - Organic Jungpana Estate

There is a lot to love about Jungpana: its bright amber color, intense aroma and its well-developed flavor. Enjoy the lig ... more

Green Monkey King

Green Monkey King

Taiping Hou Kui comes to us from the An Hui province. What first strikes you is the size of the leaf and the care that has b ... more

Japanese Shincha Houryoku  2014

Japanese Shincha Houryoku 2014

This is a rare and limited offering. Shincha is the first flush of the Spring tea in Japan. This tea comes from the Makinoh ... more

Snow Dragon Yellow Buds

Snow Dragon Yellow Buds

Hand crafted in small batches in the An Hui province of China, this unique Yellow tea features a small sturdy leaf that yie ... more

Lin's Auspicious Dragon Purion Teapot

Lin's Auspicious Dragon Purion Teapot

In celebration of the Year of the Dragon, Lin's has introduced this Purion series. The teapot has a 250cc capacity and will e ... more