KOMBUCHA

Kombucha is a living fermented tea rich in probiotics and enzymes that goes way back to the Far East.  We make ours with organic, beyond-organic and/or wild harvested high-grade single origin teas.  The tea is brewed in ultra pure reverse osmosis water and combined with organic cane sugar before being transferred to American Oak barrels for fermentation.  Our friends at Adirondack Barrel Cooperage in Remsen, NY collaborated with us to design and craft custom barrels specifically for our kombucha fermentation process.  What results from this labor of love is a delicious and probiotic bev that can be enjoyed by the whole family.  Delight in it straight or mix it with your favorite spirits in a cocktail.


EMERALD

Light and savory with a sweet pine aroma and buttery mouthfeel

Organic green tea traditionally known as San Bei Xiang
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Ningde, Fujian Province, China
Pairs with: (still in R&D)
Plays well with: (still in R&D)

 

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JASMINE

Crisp, bright and floral with sweet jasmine aroma and citrus on the palate

Organic green tea scented with fresh organic jasmine flowers
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Vietnam
Pairs with: sushi, bibimbap, summer salad
Plays well with: soju, tequila blanco, vodka

 


 

SINGLE ORIGIN

A series expressing a single type of tea from one location and production method.  This allows the tea leaves to shine and highlights the craft of the tea growers + producers.

EMERALD

Light and savory with a sweet pine aroma and buttery mouthfeel

Organic green tea traditionally known as San Bei Xiang
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Ningde, Fujian Province, China
Pairs with: (still in R&D)
Plays well with: (still in R&D)

GOLDEN PU-ERH

Deep and earthy with notes of figs and dried plums  

Organically grown pu-erh tea with golden leaves unique to this varietal and oxidation process
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Cangyuan, Yunnan Province, China
Pairs with: (still in R&D)
Plays well with: (still in R&D)

JASMINE

Crisp, bright and floral with sweet jasmine aroma and citrus on the palate

Organic green tea scented with fresh organic jasmine flowers
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Vietnam
Pairs with: sushi, bibimbap, summer salad
Plays well with: soju, tequila blanco, vodka

JADE CLOUD

Light uplifting freshness with soft, green meadow notes

Organic green tea grown above 4000 ft and harvested in Spring
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Anhui Province, China
Pairs with: shrimp, chips + guacamole, ceviche
Plays well with: absinthe, Chartreuse, aromatic gin

HOJICHA

Smooth and toasty with a lush velvety mouthfeel

Organic green tea leaves generously roasted shortly after picking
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Japanese-style toasted green tea grown in China
Pairs with: roasted beets + parsnips, grilled lamb, ochazuke
Plays well with: single malt whiskey, tequila reposado, brandy

OSMANTHUS OOLONG

Silky peach with tropical and slightly toasted notes

Green oolong heat infused with osmanthus flowers
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Hunan Province, China
Pairs with: mango sticky rice, blackened chicken, vegetable tagine
Plays well with: bourbon, dry vermouth, mezcal

VIETNAMESE WILD BLACK

Rich and dark with clementine and blood orange rind on the palate

Old growth Assamica tea from wild tea forests
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Northern tea region of Ha Giang, Vietnam bordering Yunnan Province, China
Pairs with: grilled broccoli, biryani, smoked brisket
Plays well with: rye whiskey, brandy, amber rum, mama juana

YAUPON

*A cousin of yerba mate and guayusa, yaupon is the only plant native to North America which contains caffeine. It also contains theobromine, an active constituent of cacao, tea and coffee. Learn more at www.catspringtea.com

Smooth and wild with cucumber + mint notes

Wild yaupon holly sustainably hand-harvested in Texas
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: Cat Spring, TX. Harvested and roasted by our friends at CatSpring Yaupon
Pairs with: (still in R&D)
Plays well with: (still in R&D)


CEREMONY

In this series we pay homage to the traditional methods by which different cultures prepare tea.  Tea has been enjoyed in many ways for thousands of years; these are our articulations of a few of those ways.

EGYPTIAN MINT

Refreshing and aromatic with a cleansing and enlivening finish

Organic assamica black tea and dried organic spearmint leaves
Fermented in locally crafted American Oak Barrels

Tea origin: In Egypt, black tea is brewed dark with plenty of aromatic spearmint. We use an assamica tea varietal grown in Vietnam and local, American mint
Pairs with: fava beans, lamb kebab, molokheyya, kunafa
Plays well with: bourbon, white rum, rye whiskey