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  • Japan Tea Tour, Spring 2024
    June 5, 2024

    Japan Tea Tour, Spring 2024

    Our first morning in Japan began with a drive up to the Haruno Mountains in Shizouka Prefecture. It was a perfect blue sky spring day. The narrow road spiraled up into mountains that were wooded and matcha green. Wherever the...

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  • Darjeeling First Flush, Risheehat Tea Estate
    April 19, 2024

    Welcome Spring With Darjeeling First Flush 2024

    We're thrilled to announce the arrival of an exceptional new offering at our tea shop—the Darjeeling First Flush from the esteemed Risheehat Tea Estate! This premium organic tea has completely captivated us with its refined elegance and harmonious balance, making...

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  • No more Imperial in the names.
    August 25, 2023

    No more Imperial in the names.

    We have decided to drop the word Imperial from our tea names. Although, the term is meant to suggest superior quality it has not sat well with me, as the founder of the company. Being born and lived half my...

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  • Visit to Okayti Tea Estate in Darjeeling
    August 23, 2023

    Visit to Okayti Tea Estate in Darjeeling

    A winding road ribboning through the rain and mist of monsoons delivered us to Okayti tea estate, one of our newest partners from Darjeeling hills. Located in the picturesque Mirik Valley area, the tea estate is spread over 1600 acres...

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  • More Spring 2023 Teas!
    May 31, 2023

    More Spring 2023 Teas!

    Here at Happy Earth Tea we are celebrating the arrival of more spring teas!
    After a long period of winter's rest, the tea farms are humming with activity right now. So are we:  sampling, ordering, running to the bank to wire funds and chasing down shipping companies to make sure our teas get here in time.
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  • ic: Picking of 2023 first flush teas in Jun Chiyabari Tea Estate, Nepal.
    May 5, 2023

    What Makes Spring Tea or First Flush Tea Special?

    Bring out your finest china for its that time of the year again - the fabulous spring teas have begun to arrive! Couple of green teas from the mountains of China are already here and teas from India, Nepal and Taiwan will follow shortly.
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  • Chamikara Pilapitiya tasting tea for us.
    February 15, 2023

    Resilience Marks Sri Lankan Tea

    The evening traffic of Colombo constantly morphed the light on Chamikara Pilapitiya's face as he spoke to me from the passenger seat of his car while driving home. We were on a video call. He had recently sent us a...

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  • books about tea
    February 3, 2023

    February Newsletter: New Teas and a Winter Break

    It’s cold and grey outside which means it’s the perfect time for tea. Lots of updates to share with you. We are excited to let you know we are now offering a small selection of books that focus on wellness, tea, and happiness. They are some of our personal favorites. The books are available online or at the shop.
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