Tea West Trade's mission is to spread adventure, health and happiness through the power of tea. We select our teas carefully to ensure our tea lovers are inspired and immersed in other cultures with unique blends and getting our teas from as many different countries and regions as possible. Stay tuned as we add more eye-catching blends with notable histories and backgrounds.
irish breakfast tea
This strong bodied black tea is often times drank with milk by the Irish as dairy is a major part of their diet. It also gives this strong tea a more sweet flavor. High in caffeine, it is a great beverage to start your day.Featured on this label is a symbol known in Irish culture as the Trinity Knot and is used frequently in Celtic art.
Satva PuriTea is an organic oolong tea. Oolong is similar to green tea, and is a traditional Chinese tea that has a list of health benefits from gut health to brain function.
This Chinese oolong tea is named after the Chinese Iron Goddess of Mercy, who is known to be the female emodiment of Avalokiteśvara Bodhisattva. It is said a poor tea farmer named Wei cleaned the goddess’s run down temple daily and prayed for a way to keep it from falling apart. The goddess visited him in his dream and told him to check a cave for the answer. There he found a tea shoot, and planted it. This became Ti Kuan Yin, our Satva PuriTea, and he was able to sell the tea to help his farm prosper and keep the temple from ruin.
Island Chai is a flavorful blend with notes of coconut, ginger and spices. Chai, which translates to tea, originates from India and is still a very popular drink in the country. Our chai is sourced from tea gardens in India. The tea provides a warm soothing effect and aids digestion. Like lots of teas, this spiced tea was originally used as herbal medicine. It is most popularly enjoyed with milk, or as a chai latte today and has spread all over the world.
Some may find themselves ordering a "Chai Tea" which is actually like saying a Tea Tea. Chai is a form of tea that is said to date back to 5000 years ago. It is also known as Masala Chai (spiced tea) and stalls selling the tea can be seen all throughout the streets of India. Ithas grown popular in Western culture and is often enjoyed with milk and an espresso shot as a "Dirty Chai Latte" or spiced milk.
Joyeuses Fetes translates to Happy Holidays in French and this tea is meant to capture the whimsical feeling of the city of Paris during the holidays. Paris and Champs Elysees, home to the Eiffel Tower, turns into a winter wonderland when December rolls around and people from all over the world travel to walk around the Christmas markets and to marvel at the lights and decorations. This tea is an organic black tea blend with cinnamon, orange peel, peppermint, cloves, rose hips, nutmeg, natural flavor, and hibiscus. Get in the holiday spirit with a cup of Joyeuses Fetes!
tea of the dead
Tea of the Dead is a black tea blend with notes of mango and vanilla, and sweet enough that you won't even need to add sugar. Tea West loves to highlight different cultures and regions of the world to help our tea lovers travel the world via tea.
The beautiful and colorful Mexican holiday of Dia de Muertos, Day of the Dead, is a holiday where loved ones come together to celebrate deceased family members with bright colors, alters, candles and food. The holiday runs from October 31 to November 2 and it's been said that these rituals have been going on for 2,500 to 3,000 years.
This holiday inspired Tea West to highlight this holiday with a tea that is just as bright and colorful and would have the power to bring loved ones together to celebrate life as well.
So gather around, brew a pot of our Tea of the Dead, tell stories of lost loved ones, and don't forget to share.
Mountain Tea, Tea West Trade's flagship tea, and a rare find in the United States. Due to the fact that even the most devout tea lovers have yet to try this tea, we decided to dedicate a page to teaching it's unique history and vast health benefits.
Where does Tea West Trade get their Mountain Tea?
Our mountain tea known as Ironwort is organic and hand picked from altitudes of 3,200 feet from Mt. Taygetos in Lakonía, Greece far from pollutant interference.
Making sure the tea is wild-crafted and picked in a way that keeps the plant flourishing was of major importance to Tea West. We made sure our teas are hand-picked at their peak bloom to ensure the highest amount of oils to maximize flavor and nutrients for health benefits.
Why is it so important to hand pick wild-crafted teas?
In order for the plant to live sustainably and consist of the highest quality essential oils and healing properties, the plants must be hand-picked from it’s natural habitat of high altitudes and special climate. Mass produced tea in settings like farms will have a detrimental effect on its essential oil and trace mineral content. Mountain tea has been enjoyed for centuries and even praised by Hippocrates, the father of modern medicine, for its positive effects on the immune and respiratory systems and we want to ensure it continues to be enjoyed for centuries more.
What is Mountain Tea?
Mountain Tea has a few different nicknames across the tea universe such as Shepherd's Tea, but it’s true Mother Nature name is Ironwort. Ironwort is a plant full of essential oils, with its main component of oils coming from the herb Sideritis Scardica, known for having healing properties beneficial for things such as ADHD, severe depression and Alzheimer's. It is a cousin to the mint family and has a mild flavor similar to green tea but lighter and with a hint of floral. Mountain tea is caffeine free and is known to soothe mild anxiety.
Ironwort has clinically proven health benefits stemming from its antioxidant, anti-inflammatory and anti-microbial properties.
This tea has been used medicinally for centuries by multiple cultures and countries across Eastern Europe, and Tea West Trade wants to bring this rare tea to the West and share its delicious flavors and health benefits.
This tea is full of healthy surprises and only made possible by those who adventure. Wild in it’s nature, mountain tea is perfect for the wanderlust soul.