Seasonal Teas from Teance
Teance is a local tea company from Berkeley, California, established to introduce true artisan teas.
Fresh, seasonal, handcrafted teas are personally selected from mountains of origin in Asia.
These single lots, unblended teas are showcased for their nuanced and complex tastes, reflecting
the climates in which they are grown. Each season, buyers from Teance travel to boutique, often
remote, high mountain farms, to taste and select these limited batches for our community and
Enjoy these following Spring harvested fresh teas:
White Peony Longevity Brows (White tea from Fujian, China)
Full of silver, whole buds, and lush green leaves. Named after the beautiful peony flower for
the highest grade, the plucked buds somewhat resemble a large silver eyebrow shape. One
of the most highly regarded and the most popular of all White Teas, White Peony is alternately
sun dried, then indoor hot air dried for natural processing. Its brew is slightly sweet and melon like,
with a bright, fresh lingering after taste.
Anji Baicha (Green tea from Anji, China)
Grown in the bamboo forests of Anji, outside of Shanghai region. Full of fresh, bright, fruity and
sweet flavors. Small bud and leaf sets are hand harvested and rolled into bamboo leaf shapes.
Our top pick this year for green tea lovers!
Four Seasons (Oolong tea from Nantou, Taiwan)
Grown and crafted by a tea competition judge, our Four Seasons Oolong is sweet, floral who
is extremely discriminating and meticulous about the crafting of his tea. His nursery is renowned
for its care and continued research and development into new tea varietals that meet the
ever-changing climates, such as global warming. His teas are some of the most pure and
nuanced that we have tasted in Taiwan.
Keemun Mao Feng (Black tea from Qimen, Anhui, China)
This superior grade of Keemun has sleek black leaves, a rich amber infusion, and a complex aroma that is distinctive and penetrating without being floral. Keemun is the most distinctive tea in any English Breakfast Tea blend. Avoiding blends, we enjoy Keemun 'straight up' for breakfast.
Lemon Verbena Herbal (Herbal infusion from Morocco)
Lemon verbena has an unusually pure, fruity lemon note with a clean, fresh taste. Popular in
Europe, it has been used as a relaxing beverage for centuries. The large, beautiful leaves are
light green and open fully after infusing in hot water.