Columbia Kate’s Tea Menu 

* denotes the Teahouse favorites and best-selling Tea

 

All teas come from the same plant. How the leaves are processed will determine their final classification as black, green and oolong teas. The main difference between the many tea varieties is how much oxygen the leaves are allowed to absorb during processing. Much oxygen produces dark-colored black teas. Little oxygen results in green tea. Unprocessed leaves are called white tea.

Black Tea undergoes a full fermentation process composed of four basic steps - withering, rolling, fermenting and firing.

 

Assam - Black Tea TARAJULIE an Estate Tea of India. Assam tea is famous for its lush flavor and golden color. Rich brown and golden tipped leaves yield a multi-layered malty flavor. The basis of an Irish Breakfast Blend. Contains caffeine.

 

*** Buckingham Palace Garden Party - Black Tea Flavory with medium body and delicate earl grey and jasmine notes. One of the most flavorful teas to come from the British Isles. Each cup is a cup of mystery - the flavors all come to the fore at separate times - one minute you taste the Earl Grey, the next second you can almost feel the soft floral notes of jasmine and finally you get the satisfying fullness of the Assam Ceylon and Kenya blend. Premium black tea, Premium green tea, Jasmine and Cornflower petals, Natural flavors. Contains caffeine.

 

Darjeeling - Black Tea HAPPY VALLEY Darjeeling Tea combines the delicate nature of green tea with the robust character of black teas. Happy Valley’s elevation produces a stunning tea with notes of muscatel, toast, wine and subtle peach. An exceptional Darjeeling. Contains caffeine.

 

English Breakfast  - Black Tea Classic breakfast tea at it’s finest. Rich and smooth flavor with a full body and aroma. Perfectly balanced blend of superb India teas steep a great cup, morning, noon or evening. Try this tea straight up or add milk and sweetener to taste. Contains caffeine.

 

French Blend Black Tea Black tea and green tea, with rose petals, lavender and jasmine. Contains caffeine.

 

Lapsang Souchong - Black Tea Smoldering and adventurous. Clouds of cool pine and apple wood smoke envelop every leaf of this excellent China black tea, curing it to perfection. Voluptuous in character.A favorite of the early American pioneer. Contains caffeine.

 

* Paris - Black Tea In homage to Paris, this blend is reminiscent of one of the most popular blends in Paris. It is a fruity black tea with vanilla and caramel flavors, and a hint of lemony Bergamot. The flavors are very subtle Contains caffeine.

 

Russian Caravan Black Tea A delicate cup with a lively sprightly slightly toasty notes. A hint of Lapsang Souchong relives the heady days and mystery of the Royal Court of St. Petersburg.  Memories of camel trains across the desert. Full flavored with distinct notes of pine and hickory smoke. Contains caffeine.

 

Oolong Tea is semi fermented. In between green and black.

 

Coconut - Oolong Tea Creamy, smooth coconut perfectly blended with Bao Zhong oolong. Contains caffeine.

 

Plum - Oolong Tea The succulent essence of Asian plum and the tart, floral influence from wild schizandra berries infuse our select oolong tealeaves with unique fruity flavor. The blushing pink infusion is pleasantly tart, naturally fruity and wonderfully aromatic.  Contains caffeine.

TI KUAN YIN Iron Goddess of Mercy - Oolong Tea A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quiet moments. Oolongs teas are best enjoyed when the leaves are briefly infused with hot water, which is then poured off. The tea is then reinfused and tea is poured to the lucky guests after about 1 minute. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup. Contains caffeine.

 

 

Pu-erh Ginger- Aged, organic Black Tea The zesty notes of orange and ginger complement the rich, smooth flavors of Pu-erh. Contains caffeine.

 

Roasted Mate - This plant grows in Argentina and is consumed throughout South America. More caffeine than coffee or tea. Rich in matteine which is recognized as a mild stimulant. A full bodied and smooth roasted character imparts a coffee-like toast flavor. Stimulating yet healthful with vitamin C, naturally occurring nutrients and antioxidants.

 

Roasted Mate Chai - with a mocha character and light spice.

 

Mocha Nut Mate-  The mellow chicory-like character of our Brazilian toasted mate is a perfect platform for a favorite indulgence - chocolate! Add a bit of hazelnut and you have the perfect treat. Great straight up or enhanced with cream and sugar this mate chocolate hazelnut is sure to entice your taste buds. Please note that all Mate varieties contains caffeine; we would not suggest it as a nightcap.

 

Flavored and Scented Tea is created when the additional flavorings are mixed with the leaf as a final stage when the tea is packed. For an example, in Jasmine tea, whole jasmine blossoms are added to green and oolong tea. Fruit-flavored teas are generally made by combining a fruits essential oils with black tea.

 

Angel‘s Dream- Flavored Black Tea A heavenly tea with maple sweetness and blackberry pungency. Full flavored Assam and a mystery green tea.  A delicious mixture. Contains Caffeine.

 

Apricot - Flavored Black Tea Imagine being whisked away to an bright, fresh apricot orchard... That's the sensation you'll get with your first sip of our delectable Apricot tea. Combining the sweet flavor of ripe summer apricots with the rich taste of Ceylon black tea. Contains caffeine.

 

Blackberry Sage- Flavored Black Tea An enchanting blend of black tea, fruit and herbs. Finest quality tea leaves mingle with sweet, fragrant blackberries and cool, soothing white sage. Contains caffeine.

 

Blueberry- Flavored Black Tea An intoxicating aroma with the flavor of wild blueberries. Contains Caffeine.

 

Chocolate - Flavored Black Tea This decadent treat infuses the flavor of rich chocolate with the bright, full taste of Ceylon black tea. A rich sugar-free treat, delectable both hot and cold. Contains caffeine.

 

Della Robbia- Flavored Black Tea A rich  array of beautiful flavors ~ Plum, apple, pear, orange & hazelnut. Flavored black tea. The return of a Sierra Gold Favorite. Contains caffeine.

 

Eastern Spice Chai - Flavored Black Tea premium Ceylon black tea with a unique blend of Eastern spices. Cinnamon, cardamom, clove and ginger. To most Westerners, it is a little known fact that the word 'Chai' simply means 'tea' in Hindi. Therefore, all teas are technically chai. Contains caffeine.

 

Ginger Peach - Flavored Black Tea The piquant and spicy character of ginger is mellowed with the sweet character of peaches. Combine the two and one has more than just a flavorful cup of tea! Bright and Coppery. Black tea, Calendula petals, Ginger pieces, Natural flavors. Contains Caffeine.

 

Gold Rush - Flavored Black Tea  Passionfruit, mango, cornflower, blue mallow, marigold, saflower and natural tropical flavoring. Contains caffeine.

 

* Hot Cinnamon Spice- Flavored Black Tea a most popular flavored tea, this is an assertive blend of black teas, three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves (no sugar added). Contains caffeine.

 

Mango - Flavored Black Tea Colorful blossoms and sweet fruit pieces and the taste of refreshing mango, passion fruit and papaya. With rose, sunflower and cornflower blossoms. Contains Caffeine.

 

Meyer Lemon Cream - Flavored Black Tea - A Columbia Kate's exclusive and "Signature Flavor" blend. Created especially for The Teahouse by "Art of Tea". The ethereal Meyer lemon adds a slightly sweet note that is uniquely California, and uniquely Columbia Kate's. Distinctive and mystical. Kate's Meyer Lemon Scone Cream is the inspiration for this creamy blend of black tea that is a treat of elegant smoothness without the usual astringency of a lemon tea. Contains Caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

Mountain Huckleberry - Flavored Black Tea The huckleberry is a flavory wild berry. Find full berry fruitiness with mountain freshness in this tea.

 

Orange Spice - Flavored Black Tea This enticing blend of fine India black teas and spices flaunts a deliciously aromatic and flavorful cup. Orange peel, Cinnamon chips, almonds, apple, rose petals and spice. A winter-time treat worthy of year-round enjoyment.  Reminiscent of Constant Comment, only better. Contains caffeine.

 

Peace - Flavored Black Tea Black tea with vanilla, jasmine, & lavender flowers. Contains caffeine.

 

Peach - Flavored Black Tea premium Ceylon black tea flavored with sweet peaches. Contains Caffeine.

 

Plum Good- Flavored Black Tea Deep, rich, satisfying flavor, highlighted with soft cinnamon, for an intriguing aroma. Flavored black tea. Bringing back a Sierra Gold Favorite. Contains caffeine.

 

Raspberry - Flavored Black Tea premium Ceylon black tea flavored with a full raspberry character and a smoothing honey. Natural flavors. Contains Caffeine. Just ask if you want this pre-sweetened with raspberry syrup.

 

Royal Irish-Flavored Black Tea A Butterscotch Vanilla Blend with jasmine. Fantastic aroma and taste.  Contains Caffeine.

 

Strawberry - Flavored Black Tea Brightly flavored with delicious strawberry & lemon. Contains Caffeine.

 

Thai Chai - Flavored Black Tea Silky sweet coconut and playful bright lemongrass highlight this seductive black tea chai blend. Let the aroma draw you in. Contains Caffeine.

 

Vanilla - Flavored Black Tea Vanilla has an ancient history as an Aztec medicine and aphrodisiac. Spanish conquistadors discovered vanilla during the early 16th century and introduced it to Europe, where it became a prized food ingredient and precious commodity. Contains caffeine.

 

The Earl Grey Selections

 

Baroness Grey - Black Tea Excellent Earl Grey notes accented with piquant lemon. Bright, coppery, with a full bodied tart finish. The dried lemon peels add an additional tartness to the citrus character of the tea making it a fantastic alternative to traditional Earl Grey. Black tea, Dried orange, Dried lemon, Daisy White, Rose and Cornflower petals, Cinnamon pieces. Contains caffeine.

 

***Cream Earl Grey - Black Tea An exquisite Earl Grey character mellowed with soft hints of cream. Truly a taste extravaganza. If you are fan of Earl Grey and have not tried this, you are in for a treat. Cream Earl Grey has a taste that is smooth with vanilla overtones that stand out above the premium bergamot flavor – the signature taste of Earl Grey. Contains caffeine.

 

Dorian Grey - Black Tea Sweet caramel ticklers come to the fore and finish with haunting Earl Grey. Bright and coppery. Black tea, Apple pieces, Calendula petals, Cornflower petals, Daisy white, Elderblossom, Linden flowers, Mallow flowers, Natural flavors. Contains Caffeine.

 

Earl Grey - Black Tea Traditionally Earl Grey was a blend of Chinese and Indian teas scented with the oil from the bergamot fruit - an oddly shaped citrus fruit from Southern Italy. It is said that a British diplomat on a mission to China saved the life of a Mandarin and as a gift of gratitude was given the recipe for this flavored tea. This diplomat upon his return to Britain presented the tea to the Prime Minister of the day, Earl Grey. In any event it was the Prime Minister of England (1830-1834) Earl Grey who made this tea fashionable. Contains Caffeine.

 

Lavender Earl Grey - Black Tea French #1 super blue lavender transports a floral harvest of Provence to an intoxicating Earl Grey. This tea has a delicate floral bouquet that compliments the citrus character of Earl Grey's bergamot beautifully. Contains caffeine.

 

Rosemary Hill Earl Grey - Black Tea The Earl Grey base has small amounts of rosemary & lavender added to give interesting herbal overtones. Flavored black tea. Contains caffeine.

 

Russian Earl Grey - Black Tea All natural Thai Lemongrass and Spanish orange infuse premium Earl Grey with sultry citrus notes.  Add a splash of milk to really bring out the citrus overtones of this blend - or, add some sugar and sweeten it up Russian style! Black tea, Lemon grass, Clover, Lemon & Orange peel, Cinnamon pieces, Cornflower & Calendula petals, contains caffeine.

 

Green Tea  is often referred to as “unfermented” tea. The freshly picked leaves are allowed to dry, then are heat-treated to stop any fermentation (also referred to as oxidation).

 

China Gunpowder - Green Tea Green tea leaves so styled to protect their precious cargo of aromatic oils. A short steeping will release the sweet aromas and full-bodied flavor of this sought after and healthful tea. Gunpowder tea, as the name implies, is made up of leaves hand-rolled into tiny pellets. These resemble gunpowder, and give this tea its distinct name. Gunpowder' produces a full-bodied cup with a hint of smokiness. High in antioxidants. Contains caffeine.

 

Jasmine Flower - Green Tea Traditional Jasmine tea is green tea dried with petals of jasmine flower. As the tea dries, it absorbs the flavor of the jasmine. Contains caffeine.

 

Lavender Butterfly - Green Tea This tea combines the sweet ethereal flavor of Tibetan lavendar with an exceptional Hunan green tea. Notes of sweet grass and honey with a finish of peach and floral tones. Contains caffeine.

 

*Mango Tango - Green Tea Deliciously fragrant mangoes scent every cup of our lightly steamed green tea. Spring grown leaf teas, sweet mango pieces and delicate flower petals, all of these add their magic to this flavorful and aromatic blend. Contains caffeine.

 

Moroccan Mint - Green Tea China Gunpowder green tea, spearmint, peppermint and lemongrass for our fragrant and delicious Moroccan Mint green tea. refreshing and aromatic. It is a superb drink hot or iced. Try it Moroccan style, sweetened with sugar. Contains caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

Pineapple Papaya  - Green Tea A naturally sweet flavored Chinese Sencha, pineapple pieces, blue malva flowers with a lovely tropical essence. Contains caffeine.

 

Raspberry - Green Tea Smooth, steamed green tea blended with tart hibiscus and succulent raspberries. This blend is sweet, jammy and rich with a character that lends itself to tasty hot or iced tea. Contains caffeine.

 

Sea Buckthorn - Green Tea Superfruit Tea. Sea Buckthorn is native to the shores of the Northern Baltic Sea in Germany where locals consume the berries to ward off cold and flu. Sea Buckthorn berries are mildly tart, like an apricot, and rich in vitamin C and E. Paired with fresh, green tea and ripe, sweet apples. Contains caffeine.

 

Sencha - Green Tea Light color with a smooth and reasonable depth. Often used in Japanese tea ceremonies. Contains caffeine.

 

 

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White Tea is produced on a very limited scale in China and India. It is the least processed of its many varieties. The new tea buds are plucked before they open and simply allowed to dry. The curled-up buds have a very silvery appearance and produce a pale and very delicate cup of tea.

 

White Tropical Ambrosia - White Tea  A cornucopia of aromatic delights. Healthful yet sinfully flavorful with a liquor that begs to be tried both as a stand- alone and with your favorite honey or sweetener. Contains caffeine.

 

White Peach Blossom - White Tea White teas hand blended with the natural essences of succulent peaches and tangerines. The flavor of sweet peaches is well balanced with accents of fresh citrus and white tea character.

Contains caffeine.  

 

** Wedding - White Tea White Tea with Rosebuds Wedding Tea is an elegant blend. Beautiful pink rosebuds and petals capture the eye amidst Chinese Mutan white tea buds, creating the perfect wedding tea. The lemon and vanilla addition impart a wonderfully aromatic scent. A token of the years to come, it is a tea of pure bliss for a most noteworthy occasion. Contains caffeine.  

 

White Symphony - White Tea An exquisite version of the White Peony variety, a delicate tea made from tea buds collected and withered prior to opening. It offers a preponderance of unopened leaf buds that create a pale yellow, light bodied, yet complex cup with hints of honeydew and a faint floral sweetness. Contains caffeine.  

 

 

Decaffeinated Black and Green- CO2 Process decaffeination uses no chemicals or solvents.

 

Decaf English Breakfast - Black Tea caffeine free.

Decaf Earl Grey - Black Tea  caffeine free.

Decaf Apricot-Peach - Black Tea caffeine free.

Decaf - Sencha - Green Tea caffeine free.

 

 

Herbal and caffeine free Tisanes and Infusions

 

Red Tea  Rooibos, pronounced “Roy Boss” and colloquially known as Red Tea, is an herbal plant that grows in South Africa. A flavorful, caffeine-free alternative to tea for those seeking to eliminate caffeine intake. Rooibos, an African word of Dutch origin meaning “Red Bush”.  A bush with fine needle-like leaves. The leaves are chopped and bruised which starts a fermentation process resulting in a fruity refreshing herbal tea. Rooibos contains trace minerals and is high in anti-oxidants which scavenge on toxic compounds attributed to aging and immune system decline.

 

***Almond Orange Rooibos - Red Tea  Essences of sweet, roasted caramelized almonds and sweet apple pieces combined with creamsicle orange rooibos. Naturally caffeine free. Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

** African Red Solstice- Red Tea Wild berries with a hint of vanilla, rosehips and rose-petals. Rich in flavor, high in antioxidants and steeps a rewardingly beautiful and fragrant cup. The ultimate in healthful tisanes. Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

Rooibos Blueberry - Red Tea Essences of blueberry. Naturally caffeine free.

 

Rooibos Chocolate Chai - Red Tea chocolate combined it with the exotic flavors and spices of Masala chai create the ultimate treat. Naturally caffeine free

 

Rooibos Crimson Berry - Red Tea Currants, elderberries, and cranberries come together in a medley of red fruits that provides spectacular sweetness while filling the cup with vitamins and minerals. Rosehips and hibiscus also add their unique flavors to the mix, bringing still more natural goodness. Coupled with red Vanilla rooibos, this Crimson Berry herbal presents a deep red cup that is sweet and fragrant! Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

Rooibos Masala Chai - Red Tea Luxury rooibos . A mouth enlightening Malabar spice blending ginger, cardamom, coriander, cinnamon, cloves and black pepper. Naturally caffeine free

 

Hot Cinnamon Spice - Red Tea Three types of cinnamon are added to African Rooibos, making a delicious herbal drink. Naturally caffeine free.

 

*Alotta Lemon & Ginger - Herbal Dried Lemon Peel (vitamin C) Lemon Balm, Lemon Verbena and Lemongrass is balanced with invigorating ginger root (both pieces and fine ground.)and eleuthero root (an immune system booster) to create a bold, enticing blend. Great to drink if you feel a cold coming on. Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

*Berry Blast - Herbal A delicious blend of natural fruits and spices that brews up a mouthwatering cup of herbal tea. Entirely caffeine free, it holds a special appeal for kids and sweet-toothed adults. Yet contains no sugar or other sweeteners. The flavor is natural, emanating from apple pieces, black currants, Cranberries, raspberries, elderberries, bilberries, hibiscus flowers and rosehip peels. Naturally caffeine free

 

Chamomile Tisane - Herbal Calming chamomile tisane with a delicate fruit finale. Chamomile flowers, orange peel and vanilla rooibos, steep a gentle brew for relaxation after a long day.

Naturally caffeine free

 

Lemon Citrus Mint - Herbal Bright and lemony with peppermint, lemongrass, spearmint, lemon verbena and lemon balm. Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

 

Peppermint - Herbal Refreshing, minty, organic peppermint aids in digestion and gives clarity of thought. Fresh, pure aroma will lift your spirits and quiet your mind. This herbal is wonderful to mix with many of the other black or green teas. Naturally caffeine free

 

 

 

A Proper Tea is much nicer than a Very Nearly Tea,

which is one you forget about afterwards.

~A.A. Milne