$9.89Drink up! Da Ye Xi is a daily green tea. Sourced and crafted for easy drinking. Some might call it a session green tea. Da Ye Xi is single origin, from China's Guangxi province. It's made from the da ye varietal of tea plant--typically reserved for darker teas--giving Da Ye Xi a unique, smooth and savory-sweet flavor for your everyday cup of green tea. View full product details
$9.89True Jasmine Green Tea is crafted with spring plucked, maofeng-style green tea and summer jasmine blooms from Hengxian, China, a region famous for its jasmine farms. We select lots each season that emphasize the balanced, milky sweetness of fresh jasmine--and since we're friends with the farmers and on site during harvest, they're happy to set the good stuff aside for us. View full product details
$9.79Ah! A delicacy akin to fine wine or whisky, White Cloud is a bai mudan style of white tea. Our version is crafted from a botanical cultivar typically reserved for oolong and black teas, giving White Cloud a stronger flavor than expected. Try it after dinner, or before. Whenever, really. Then let your mind wander. View full product details
$10.29Behold friends! This is the organic black tea you've been seeking. Plucked from hundred-year-old tea trees on China's unspoiled western frontier, 100 Year is unequivocally smooth with flavors of warm honey and malt. It's an everyday breakfast tea with plenty of caffeine and a bold, complex flavor that can only come from trees that have been around since before your great grandpappy was born. So brew a cup and get on with it. View full product details
$10.29Grey Line is Hugo Tea's hand-blended earl grey crafted with bergamot oil from Italy's famed Reggio Calabria. The tea base is our 100 Year, a malty scotch-like Yunnan black tea providing balance for the citrusy bergamot. Grey Line is fit for tycoons, dashing ladies and gentlemen, and anyone who fits well enough into a top hat. Keep it close and brew it often. View full product details
$9.39Rest Easy Herbal Tea is a mix of three organic herbs formulated to bring your day's journey to a delightful close. Driving steam-ships, locomotives, and your motor vehicle after drinking Rest Easy is unadvisable. On the other hand, sitting in your night-attire by a warm fire and/or in your most comfortable chair is highly recommended. View full product details
$10.19Berry Rooibos is here to please. It's hand blended to give your daily adventures a sweet and juicy boost. The blend starts with a base of organic South African Rooibos Superior, then we add select herbs and berries. And, you know, Berry Rooibos is good for you with its antioxidant-rich roobios and super-fruits. So make a pot and don't hold back. View full product details
$9.19Wonder Mint is a no-nonsense organic peppermint tea sourced from the world renowned mint farms in Washington State. You'll find Wonder Mint has an exceptional balance of minty sweetness with a smooth finish. Drink this one morning, noon, and night. If there's a bad season for a cup of steaming Wonder Mint, we haven't found it yet. View full product details
Non-organic tea is some nasty stuff. Buy organic. It only costs $.02 to $.04 more per cup. We think that's worth it--there are other tea purveyors who would disagree, and there's no shame in exploring their offerings if it suits your fancy.
Your tea isn't washed before it goes in your cup. Tea is plucked then processed and dried. This means that whatever is sprayed on tea plants in the field is going to end up in your cup when you steep it. Do some searching: non-organic tea has a terrible track record of being loaded with chemicals that are out-right banned in many countries. The best way to guarantee that you are getting tea--and only tea--in your cup is by buying certified organic teas.
"Organic" is a highly regulated certification stipulating that your tea is grown without synthetic pesticides, sewage sludge, or GMOs. It is the most-thorough, most-trusted agricultural certification in the United States for these things. Certification is difficult to achieve and involves on-site inspections/testing, along with back-breaking penalties for infractions, and strict record-keeping requirements.
Indeed it is a shame. We (humans) have been drinking tea for 3000 years. For reference, that is some 2500 years longer than we've been drinking coffee. For 99% of that time, tea was grown organically. We'll side with history on this one.
So here's our promise: all of the tea leaves that you get from Hugo Tea Company are certified organic. AThat isn't some fanciful marketing technique--it makes a very real difference in the quality of your tea, the working conditions for our farmer friends, and the environment where your tea is grown.
Now, go forth and peruse the teas!
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