Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea
$ 17.00

Leaves and Flowers Loose Leaf Tea

Leaves and Flowers is a California based tea company offering a unique selection of handcrafted botanical infusions and premium small batch teas.

The company was founded in 2014 by Anna Morton and Emily Erb. 

Anna and Emily utilize locally grown botanicals to create their infusions, in hopes of offering a botanical experience that honors the beauty and lore of the plants. Inspiration comes from the plants themselves – the mythology of their medicine, their potent leaves, delicate flowers, and the intoxicating aroma and flavor they release when infused. Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions are produced by hand in small batches in their California workshop. Herbs are freshly procured from local farms, then sorted, dried and blended by hand. The climate controlled drying room is designed to preserve the plants at the peak of their vitality. Once the herbs have been dried, they are stripped from the stem and stored away from light and air to maintain their impeccable vibrancy. When blending, herbal ingredients are kept as whole and intact as possible.

Leaves and Flowers Camellia sinensis teas are sourced from around the world and chosen for their impeccable quality and flavor. Like the herbal drying and blending methods, much of Camellia sinensis harvesting and processing is carried out by hand. Buds and leaves are hand-picked, then skillfully oxidized, pan­‐fired, rolled or fermented to achieve the desired result. All of Leaves and Flowers botanical infusions and teas are loose leaf, and sustainably grown and harvested.

 

Mountain Spring Oolong

Fujian Province, China

Flavor Notes: Dewy, Floral, Water Chestnut

This tea is a medium bodied Oolong with a delicate, yet round flavor.  The initial bruising of the leaves achieves partial oxidation, then the leaves are left to wither and oxidize a bit more.  Once the degree of oxidation is reached, the leaves and pan-fired.  The inside of the rolled leaf stays slightly green as the outside darkens and bakes.  The result is a rich, slightly nutty flavor with a liquor that is surprisingly clean and sweet. 18-20 servings per 2oz package. 


Mintha (Herbal Infusion)

Anise Hyssop, Peppermint, Tarragon

Flavor Notes: Fresh, Sweet, Uplifting
In Greek mythology, Mintha (or Minthe) was a Naiad nymph beloved by Hades. When she claimed to be superior to Hades’ wife Persephone, the angry goddess transformed Mintha into the mint plant. Hades, trying to comfort her, gave Mintha a delightful and fragrant scent so all would appreciate her sweetness. Mintha subsequently became a sacred plant of Hades, and has come to be a associated with metamorphosed beauty. Use this blend in the morning in the place of caffeine to awaken more gently, or in the evening as a digestif.


Shiso Daydream (Herbal Infusion)

Licorice root, fennel seed, green shiso, peppermint

Flavor notes: Refreshing, Minty, Subtly Sweet

The flavor of Shiso is somewhere between, cinnamon, mint, anise, cumin. It is an unexpected yet harmonizing flavor that complements and accentuates the freshness of the other ingredients present. This blend is recommended for any time of the day, hot or iced, to awaken your imagination. 


Zaracha (Herbal Infusion)

Japanese Roasted Pea Plant

Flavor Notes: Nutty, Smoky, Sweet

Zaracha is a traditional Japanese tea made from a leguminous plant called, Kawaraketsumei. The plant is cut at the foot, dried, and roasted. All the parts are used - stem, leaves, flowers and pods. Zaracha has been consumed since the Edo period, particularly in the region of Iwami. It's consumed at all times of day from morning to evening, and often with meals. The name Zaracha comes from the informal phrase "zara-zara" which means rough in Japanese, referring to the mineral character of the tea's taste.


Ikebana (Herbal Infusion)

Wild Bergamot, Anise Hyssop, Lavender, Chamomile, Rose

Flavor Notes: Floral, Peppery, Sweet
Named after the Japanese art of flower arrangement, Ikebana is a true summer bouquet. It is composed of California flowers, and though delicate, it has an elegant structure and body that persists with multiple steeps. A possible translation for Ikebana is “making flowers alive” or “giving life to flowers”. You’ll find that this blend does just that.