We offer up to 120 full loose leaf tea
and tisane selections from around the world, which include
modest price blends for shoppers new to high quality teas, but
connoisseurs will be surprised with our low production premium, rare and “tribute”
teas. All tea selections are available prepackaged or by-the-ounce, and some pyramid teabags (containing the same full loose leaf) can be found.
Each day we choose a few varieties for daily samples, which also can be purchased for a quick to-go tea. If you have a few minutes to wait, you can choose any tea in the store (regular, premium, or rare), and we will custom brew a light, refreshing and healthful drink either hot or iced.
Anji Flat Leaf - Also known as An Ji Bai Cha, contrary to being referred to as white, is actually a low production green from the Zhejiang Province of China. Small, thin buds & leaves are pressed flat, producing a pale and slightly neon liquor. Taste is slightly toasty and sweet-pea, while many experience the feeling of calming or satisfaction from the rich levels of amino acids, especially L-Theanine.
AZ Cypress Citron Green - Great introduction for those new to green tea. Delicately flavored with citrus and orange.
Dragonwell (Lung Ching) Grade 1 - Hand-pressed, flat bud & leaf sets produce the characteristic and complex chestnut flavor and sweet aroma of the traditional "Long Jing" grown in the Zhejiang Province in China.
Dragonwell (Qing Ming) "Tribute" - The top grade of the popular green tea, picked before the early
Spring rains. This authentic "Long Jing" comes from the West Lake area of
Hangzhou in China, and is usually reserved for gift-giving.
Earl Grey Green - A healthier modern twist on the traditional black tea blend with oil/rind of the bergamot orange, using green tea instead.
Genmai Cha - A traditional Japanese green tea that blends hearty yet
sweet premium Sencha leaves with roasted and popped rice. Nutty and savory, and one green tea blend that is excellent iced.
Green Needle - All young buds, delicate and sweet, make up this fine China green tea. The pale yellow liquor releases
a softly vegetal, yet fruity-floral aroma.
Gunpowder - Popular green tea in which each leaf has been rolled into a small round pellet resembling its namesake. This is an original variety with larger
pearls, better color, and a more aromatic infusion, which is known as Temple of Heaven Gunpowder.
Gunpowder "Tribute" - The premium grade from Zhejiang Province, China, usually reserved for gift-giving. The gray-green leaves yield a
most flavorful pale yellow liquor with an exceptional aroma. A couple of knowledgeable customers have been generous with compliments, that this grade is among the best gunpowders they've tried.
Gyokuro - Dark green leaves considered one of the highest grades of
Japanese teas. The thick body, fresh aroma and desirable bitter-sweet "umami"
taste result from the tea bushes being shaded with rattan mats for three weeks
before plucking to reduce chlorophyll and catechins.
Jasmine Pearls - Also called Dragon Phoenix Jasmine Pearls. Premium young, whole leaf green tea leaves & buds are rolled into tight, fragrant spheres. They unfurl to release the delicate scent and flavor, which is sweet and soft.
*NEW ARRIVAL* Kuki Cha - Popularly known as twig tea, since yellow stalks are blended with the green leaves to create a full bodied, sweet and satisfying cup that is lower in caffeine.
*NEW ARRIVAL* Mat Cha - The premium "Sakura" grade of powdered green tea.
Sen Cha Premium - An exceptional tea with delicate flavor profile from Honyama, in Shizuoka prefecture, Japan. With light, sweet taste and pale green-yellow color, needle-like leaves offer an inviting aroma of freshly steamed edamame.
*NEW ARRIVAL* Sunrise Trail Acai Green - A rock'n combo of Japanese green tea, strawberry bits with Acai, and a mash-up of blueberry, raspberry, strawberry and blackberry flavorings.
Tai Ping Monkey King - Most famous green tea from Huang Shan in Anhui Province, China. Premium, huge green leaves are picked from a misty mountain peak and
hand-pressed flat on mesh screens. The light-yellow liquor has a fresh, sweet
taste with characteristic hints of orchid aroma. Mellow and rich, and an affordable luxury.
West Fork Trail Decaf Sencha - Naturally decaffeinated with the C02 process, this premium Japanese Sencha is splendidly flavored with real strawberry. It's mild yet fruity. Great tea for night time and children.
Yellow Meadow - By far, Trailhead Tea's favorite all around green, found in a small Chinese tea village in Fujian Province named Huangtian (which translates to "Yellow Meadow"). The master tea makers carefully craft an outstandingly, smooth, flavorful tea from downy spring-picked leaves. While not certified organic, we are confident in our importer's personal relationship/knowledge that the village has natural & non-chemical processes.
Assortment of 3 Blooming/Flowering teas uniquely hand-tied (Floating Aroma of Red Osmanthus, Golden Treasure, Morning Sun Rising in the East)
Fay Canyon Champagne Raspberry - An elegant white tea infusion of ripe raspberries, with the delicate floral and honey-like notes of champagne. A reason to celebrate any afternoon.
Jasmine Silver Needle - Entirely made of young down-covered tea buds with a
whisper of jasmine. All the appeal and softly sweet nuances of a
classic Silver Needle tea, enhanced with the aroma of night-blooming
jasmine flowers. Airy flavor, delicate mouthfeel and pleasantly dry
White Grape - Aromatically captivating blend of two white teas, White Peony and China Cui Min, naturally flavored from juice from sun-ripened grapes, blackcurrants, and the blue-violet color of blossoms.
White Mango Pear Organic - Delicate White Peony blended with natural mango and pear, with apple and marigold blossoms for color. EU and USDA certified organic.
White Peach - Blend of Fujian white tea, peach, apricot and marigold flowers. High quality / good value.
White Peony - Pai Mu Tan from the Fugian Province of China. Delicate white tea made from young tea leaf and unopened bud sets.
White Tropics - Premium Fujian White Peony married with coconut, pineapple and rose petals. Wonderful hot but even better iced.
Hau Shan Yellow Bud - A tribute tea in ancient China, this delicate tea is comprised of silvery-yellow
buds and their darker adjacent first leaf. The captivating flavor offers a nutty
note with hints of peach down. The floral aftertaste lingers on the tongue.
*Arriving soon* Cream Oolong
Darjeeling Oolong (Singbulli Estate) - A complex hybrid with an Indian Darjeeling made according to the Chinese methods of withering and partial oxidation before curling and twisting. The result retains its musky spiciness "muscatel" of Darjeelings, yet lighter color and lingering floral notes like an oolong should.
Flower of Asia Oolong - Wonderfully flavored blend of spicy Chinese and softer Lotus Oolong scented with natural flavors of passion fruits (mango), pink rose buds and chamomile.
Formosa Oolong - A signature Taiwan specialty. After plucking, the teas are pre-fermented
by approximately 50 % and then wilted in the sun. Frequent turning of
the tea in bamboo baskets during the drying process allows the Oolong to
develop a mild aroma and a large, wildly curled leaf. It is
very light in the cup and has a very flowery and spicy taste.
*NEW ARRIVAL* Loy Canyon Licorice Herbal - A caffeine-free spicy blend of licorice root, orange peel, cloves, and cinnamon.
An assortment of specially designed loose herbal blends that work in an all natural way to promote balance and good health. Seven unique recipes that aid in Diet/weight management; Memory & focus; Happiness & energy; Mind & body relaxation; Sensuality; Intestinal/stomach upset, PMS/menopause; Detoxify
Andante Trail Apple-Pineapple *New Arrival*
Bandit Trail Blood Orange - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly blood orange peel, but supported by rose hips and hibiscus. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Blue Moon Blueberry - A blend of natural fruit, predominantly blueberries, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Fruit Medley - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly strawberry, orange peel & cherry, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus, lemon grass, and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Lost Canyon Cherry - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly wild cherry & orange peel, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Margs Draw Mango
Mystic Trail Mango - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly mango, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Pina Colada - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly coconut & pineapple, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Sugarloaf Trail Mix *New Arrival*
Sour Apple - Closer to tangy crab-apple. Blend of natural fruits, predominantly apples, but supported by rose hips and hibiscus. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.
Tlaquepaque Strawberry Garden - Vibrant, aromatic and colorful.
West Sedona Raspberry Patch - Blend of natural fruit, predominantly raspberries, but supported by rose hips, hibiscus and a bit of apple. Naturally sweet, with no added sweetener.