Columbia Kate’s Tea Menu 

* denotes Tea Blended by Clare and exclusive to Kate’s

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 Each cup is a cup of mystery - the flavors all come to the fore at separate times - one minute you taste a hint of 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. 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. Contains caffeine.

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

Irish Breakfast - Black Tea The Assam component of this Irish blend gives the cup a strong, deep, malty character with heavy layers of astringency that dry the mouth, feeling almost as if you could chew the tea. (This is similar to the way a very dry wine can make you “pucker”.) The Kenyan teas provide a bright coppery color with profound floral notes that add a complex depth to the cup. If you’ve ever wondered what gives the Irish so much nervous energy, you’ve got your answer… It’s a strong blend! Contains caffeine.

Irish Breakfast Cream- Black Tea A robust black tea blend with creamy caramel tones. All the traditions of Irish tea and then some! Creamy caramel highlights dot a wickedly full bodied tea. 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. 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 lively, sprightly slightly toasty notes. Not as strong as Lapsang Souchong, this tea relives memories of camel trains along the Silk Road. 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.

TI KUAN YIN Iron Goddess of Mercy - Oolong Tea A distinctive light cup that has hints of orchid-like flavor. Excellent for quiet moments. The leaves may be re-infused several times, with each resulting infusion yielding different liquor from the proceeding cup. Contains caffeine.

Pu-erh - Aged Black Tea Pu-erh are teas whose leaves are re-hydrated after fermentation to enable a second fermentation. After fermentation the tea is stored in cool cellars or buried for one or more years. A strong, yet smooth, earthy, woody flavor. Contains caffeine.

*Pu-erh Ginger - Aged Black Tea The zesty notes of orange and ginger complement the rich, smooth flavors of Pu-erh. Contains caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

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. Contains caffeine.

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 contain caffeine; we would not suggest it as a nightcap. Contains caffeine.

 

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 fruit’s essential oils with black tea.

*Almond Orange Black - Flavored Black Tea Essences of sweet, roasted caramelized almonds and sweet apple pieces combined with creamsicle orange flavored black tea. Contains Caffeine.  Columbia Kate’s popular Blend

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 My first job was cutting apricots for drying and my first flavored tea was Apricot. Pleasant memories abound in this delectable Apricot tea. Combines 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.

*Buttons - Flavored Black Tea A lovely combination. Tea and Antique Buttons are a Columbia Kate’s Teahouse Theme. Vanilla, Caramel, Mint and Rose petals. Try it iced. Contains Caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

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.

Cream Earl Grey - Flavored 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.

Earl Grey - Flavored 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.

 

Eastern Spice Chai - Flavored Black Tea Premium Nilgiri black tea with a unique blend of Eastern spices. Cinnamon, cardamom, ginger, cloves, & black pepper. 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.

*Flower Guy- Flavored Black Tea A rich array of several beautiful floral components flavors a combination of Lotus oolong and black Ceylon tea. Close your eyes, the intense aroma will take you to the flower market, smack in the midst of a bevy of bouquets.~ cornflowers, red rose petals and pink rose buds, roman chamomile, chrysanthemum, marigold, safflowers, Contains caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

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, safflower 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. Sweet to the taste, but with no sugar added. Contains caffeine.

Lavender Earl Grey - Flavored 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.

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 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 Popular Blend

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

*Oh My Chai – Flavored Black Tea Caramel, white chocolate Chai with chai spices and floral tones. Oh my, this combination is too good to resist. Contains caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

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. 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.

*Rimfire - Flavored Black Tea This blend of black teas was inspired by the 2013 fire that so impacted Tuolumne County. Hot and smoky with three types of cinnamon, orange peel, and sweet cloves combined with smoky Lapsang Souchong. Natural flavors. Contains Caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

Rose - Flavored Black Tea This classical “scented tea” is processed in the traditional way. Red rose petals and tea leaves are layered during the production process. It has a typically sweet, full taste and flowery flavor. Contains Caffeine.

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

Russian Earl Grey - Flavored 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.

San Francisco Blend Flavored Black Tea An incredibly delicious blend of Jasmine green and Ceylon black teas with a unique cinnamon and strawberry flavor. Delicious and refreshing hot or cold. 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.

 

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.

*Duck Dinah’s Tea - Green Tea An interesting and uncommon combination of green Gunpowder tea and herbal “Camo"mile, and lemongrass. An added kick of a cinnamon spice rooibos, not too much, rounds out the flavor. Miss Dinah hopes ya’ll will like this tea, it’s just ducky and “calls out” to give it a try. The Chamomile blends smoothly with the slightly smoky gunpowder while the cinnamon sweetly perks things up. “Hey”, try it iced too. Contains caffeine. Columbia Kate’s Blend

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 lavender 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.

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 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.  

Herbal and caffeine free Tisanes and Infusions

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. Rooibos, is 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 and a Best Seller!

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

Rooibos Chocolate Chai - Red Tea chocolate combined 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 your 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

*Meyer Lemon Cream Rooibos - Flavored Red 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 Red and Green Rooibos, Natural Meyer Lemon Flavor and Lemon Myrtle that is a treat of elegant smoothness without the usual astringency of a lemon tea. Naturally caffeine free. Columbia Kate’s Blend

Hot Cinnamon Spice Rooibos - 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 and eleuthero root (an immune system booster) to create a bold, enticing blend. Especially good 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 Chamomile with a delicate fruit finale. Chamomile flowers, orange peel and vanilla rooibos, naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

*De-Stress - Herbal Calming Chamomile, Passion Flower, Mint, and Orange Rooibos. Steep a gentle brew for relaxation after a long day. Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

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

*Nite TEA Nite – Herbal Brew some of Clare’s exclusive blend right before bedtime. Keep some of the brewed tea in a hot thermos at your bedside on wakeful nights so you don’t have to get out of bed to make tea. This blend of Valerian Root, Chamomile, Lemon Balm, Lemon Myrtle, Organic Peppermint and Passion Flower will help send you to slumbertown. Naturally caffeine free Columbia Kate’s Blend

Peppermint - Herbal Refreshing, minty, peppermint aids in digestion and gives clarity of thought. Fresh, pure aroma will lift your spirits and quiet your mind. Naturally caffeine free

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