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Wise Tea Garden is a subsidiary Tea House of Irene & Mr. Sheep Co., Toronto, Canada. We specialize in whole leaf deluxe, certified organic and natural teas. We inventory more than 150 varieties of teas and tea blending components sourced all over the world. Raw Tea Origins: The world's most experienced, safest, reputable and ethical estates and regions of India, Sri Lanka, Kenya, China, Nepal, Sumatra, Java, and South Africa. About » What is New ? »
🌱 Since Camellia sinensis is environmentally sensitive plant, all our Teas are lab-tested and have food safety / organic handling certifications. Each tea is sold with its Certificate of Origin. Certification: Organic Handling, Food Safety, Product Protection, Social Ethnos. All organic teas are HACCP, NOP, COR and/or EU organic certified. All teas are processed (selected, blended, sorted, etc.) and packed in Canada.

Packaging: multiples of 50g, or nitrogen-flushed and vacuum-sealed packs of 175g /200g /250g /500g each. The 100g Gift packs are available for some varieties of Black and Green teas. Shelf life /unopened: 20-22 years. Some of the formed and handcrafted artisan teas can be purchased by units/pieces. Matcha is sold in 200g packs, shelf life: 6-8 years.

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A volume purchase discount applies to orders over $350.


       
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Our Tea House is mail-order. Orders are dispatched within 24 hours (Mon-Fri) and recently shipped within North America via Canada Post, or FedEx. On a regular basis, we also ship to United Kingdom, Switzerland, Japan. Regular delivery takes 1-2 business days within Toronto and GTA, 4-10 business days to the other provinces and United States (24-27 business days for US Territories).
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Notification of order placement is emailed automatically after your payment has been processed online.
Notification of order shipped, a tracking number included, is emailed after an item has been sent.
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  No returns except for Tea Accessories. They can be returned undamaged for exchange. An authorized return can be accepted within 30 days of receipt. Non-tea items are subject to a 25% re-stocking fee unless return for exchange. We are not responsible for misprints on pre-packaged tea labels. Please find our Policies explained here. Tea products are tax exempt in Canada.
Special orders are accepted for a number of Penultimate Teas.
Disclaimer: Packed weight of loose teas may change due to seasonal climatic variances.


🌱 NEWS: New Items, Updates, Industry News
Last updated: APRIL 21, 2017


  NEW in MAY: We expect a few new varieties of ESTATE Black Teas from Kenya, India Darjeeling and Sikkim Estates, Sri Lanka Kandy and Nepal. Flavoured ROOIBOS will be re-stocked: Strawberry Tingle, Organic Peach Rooibos, Almond Amaretto Biscotti, Bourbon Street Vanilla and Creme Au Caramel. All new in-stock teas arrived in Feb-March will be posted a.s.a.p. - we sincerely apologize for the delay. New varieties of GREEN and DECAF Teas most likely arrive in June-July. Brand-new: East African COFFEE BEANS will be added to our MENU by mid-May.

NEW in JAN-MAR:
❀ A new Organic Green Artisan tea is available: Organic Lu Mu Dan Wheel.
Kenya White Rhino Matcha is back in stock.

FYI: KENYAN Teas are all natural and almost organic by default: They are grown on estates, which do not use pesticides or herbicides because pests that typically damage tea crops are not found at their high altitudes. Instead, the estates use nitrogen as a natural fertilizer making them almost organic by default.
 


New varieties of Rare Teas are in our inventory: ❀ Alishan High Mountain
Oolong - classic and rare top 5% oolong tea Champagne of Taiwan, and a Handcrafted Exclusive: ❀ Kenya Silverback White - it is believed to be one of the rarest teas in the world - only 600 kg of it are made on an annual basis. This tea is made from only the choicest, silken and velvety white tips, flushed by highly specialized tea bushes in the Great Rift Valley's cool early mornings. The fresh leaf is hand plucked, hand rolled and dried naturally. The process is exceedingly laborious and even the most skilled tea artisan can produce only about 1kg per day. Cup characteristics: Breathtaking flavor with notes of honey, roasted nuts and Madagascar vanilla.
❀ A delicious extra: prepackaged in 100 g packs with the original labels Jasmine With Flowers - a green tea with surprising body and a captivating floral character accentuated by specially selected May Jasmine blossoms, prepackaged in 100 g packs with the original labels Yorkshire Earl Grey, and Lime Leaves (Thailand, Bua Yai) - touch of musky notes with sweet and strong citrus notes.


According to Flavorman, the 2017 year beverage top flavour is TURMERIC. It is one of the trending flavours for 2017 among coconut, herbal essence and spicy accents.

A new growing market in North America: CASCARA, a coffee cherry tea (but actually, a fruit tisane). Cascara comes from the coffee plant and is the dried skins of coffee cherries. Its cup is fruity sweet with notes of rose hip, red current, cherry, hibiscus, and mango or tobacco!

BLUE COLOURED TEA? The content of Butterfly Blue Pea Flowers makes the infusion naturally Blue coloured with the notes of sweet vanilla custard!

Turmeric Root →
(ask in any Middle Eastern food market or organic food store)

 


 
  " I love tea and drink a lot of it. Part of my attraction lies in the simple act of making tea, of stopping my daily routine to boil water and watch the tea steep until the clear water turns any number of colours, from pale gold to amber to deep brown, depending on the type of the first sip! Tea is more delicate than coffee, infinitely more subtle than soda. It is the perfect beverage - one that can be drunk frequently and in great quantities with pleasure and without guilt. Tea, in all its complexities, offers a simultaneous feeling of calm and alertness, of health and pleasure. There is a tea produced in almost every region of the globe, and one to suit every part of the day and every mood."

Laura C. Martin, The Drink That Changed The Wold.
Please purchase online at chapters.indigo.ca »


  Buying any 3 varieties of loose teas (by multiples of 50g), you also receive a free sample, 6 varieties - 2 samples, etc. The weight of each Tea Sample varies between 6g to 15g. If you have the specific Tea Sample in mind, please let us know.
* To mention: pyramid tea bags of loose teas we sell are made of corn fiber, no synthetic. No broken leaf, fannings or dust.


🌱 PLEASE ORDER FROM THE MENU:



🌱 TEA AND SPICE NAME INDEX
CAMELLIA SINENSIS:
22 Days Frozen Oolong »
Adam's Peak White »
Alishan High Mountain Oolong »New Item In Stock
Assam, Organic »New Item
Blue Spring Oolong »
Castleton FTGFOP »New Item
Ceylon Tea, Organic »
Ceremonial Dragonwell Yixing »
Chinese Dragon Peaches »
Chrysanthemum Relax, Organic »
Cote D'Azur Garden »
Darjeeling, Organic »
Decaf Black Currant »New Item
Decaf Earl Grey »
Decaf Estate Darjeeling »New Item
Decaf Jasmine Green Tea Minhou »
Decaf Okazaki Mint Green »
Decaf Orange Spice »
Decaf Strawberry »New Item In Stock
Delirium Blossom »
Dragon 4 Flowers »
Dyraaba OP »New Item
Elephant Ivory Kenya White Matcha »
Ginger Green, Hi^Antiox »
Ilam TGFOP »New Item
Imperial Keemun, Organic »
Imperial Rising Sun Gyokuro »
Irish Breakfast, Organic »
Jasmine Dragon Tears »
Jasmine Gold Dragon, Organic »
Jasmine Green Matcha, Organic »
Jasmine With Flowers »
Jun Chiyabari TGFOP »
Kenya Green Flamingo Matcha »
Kenya Silverback White »
Kenya White Rhino Matcha »
Kosabei TGFOP »
Lapsang Souchong, Organic »
Lavender Respond »
Lingia STGFOP »New Item
Lovers Leap Orange Pekoe »
Lu Mu Dan, Organic »New Item In Stock
Lumbini FBOPFEXS »
Milima GFBOP »New Item
Narcissus Oolong »
Nepal Junchi »New Item
Oolong Orange Blossom »
Orchid Oolong »
Oriental Beauty Oolong »
Osprey Gunpowder, Organic »
Pai Mu Tan, Organic »
Panda Pearls »New Item In Stock
Peach Osmanthus, Organic »
Pearl Green Matcha, Organic »
Pearl River, Organic »New Item In Stock
Peony White Needles »
Peregrine Mountain 1st Flush »
Pu-erh Mandarins, White »
Puttabong SFTGPOP1 »
Quangzhou Milk Oolong »
Queen's China Oolong »
Russian Caravan, Organic »New Item In Stock
Samurai Green Matcha » New Item
Sencha Akaike, Organic » New Item In Stock
Sencha Kakagawa »
Silver Moonlight Wild White »
Silverback White »
Slimming Oolong, Organic » New Item In Stock
Soom TGFOP1 »
Super Fancy Formosa Oolong »
Sylvakandy »New Item
Temi FTGFOP »New Item
Tianmu Ming Dinasty, Organic »
Tiffany Rose Melody »
Volcano Flower Burst »
Xantou White Pu-erh »
Zomba Pearls »New Item

ROOIBOS, HERBAL:
Almond Amaretto Biscotti Rooibos »
Ayurvedic Total Body Tea »
Bourbon Street Vanilla Rooibos »
Belgian Chocolate Rooibos »New Item
Cinnamon Rooibos »New Item
Citron Green, Hi^Antiox »
Creme Au Caramel Rooibos »
Green Rooibos, Organic »
Gynostemma »
Honeybush, Organic »
Linden Flowers »
Peach Rooibos, Organic »
Raspberry in Paris Rooibos »New Item
Roman Provence Rooibos, Organic »
Rooibos, Organic »
Rooibos Matcha, Organic »
Sleepy Lemon, Organic »
Sleepy Mint, Organic »
Strawberry Tingle Rooibos »
Winter Palace Marzipan Rooibos »New Item
Wellness Balance »
Wellness Energy »
Wellness Serenity »
Wild Rose Buds, Organic »
Yerba Mate Matcha, Organic »

TEA DRESSINGS:
Apple Pieces, Sun Dried »
Apricot, Freeze Dried »
Banana Pieces, Air Dried »
Bilberries »New Item In Stock
Calendula Petals »
Camomile »
Cinnamon Bark »
Citron Green, Hi^Antiox »
Elderberries » New Item In Stock
Hibiscus, Organic »
Hibiscus Fine Cut »
Jasmine Buds »
Jasmine Flowers »New Item
Lavender (French Super) »
Lemon Grass »
Lemon Peel, Organic »
Licorice Root, Organic »
Lime Leaves »New Item In Stock
Mango, Air Dried »
Orange Peel »
Osmanthus Petals »
Papaya, Air Dried »
Peach, Freeze Dried »
Pear, Freeze Dried »
Pineapple, Naturally Dried »
Raspberry, Freeze Dried »
Rose Buds & Petals »
Safflower Petals »
Spearmint, Organic »
Strawberry, Freeze Dried »
Tibet Wild Lavender »New Item In Stock
Wild Rose Buds, Organic »


       


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BREWING, TEA FACTS
Before you start to brew a tea purchased at our shop, please check the recommendations printed on the packing bag of each tea. They are specific to each variety, including water temperature and hot /iced brewing methods. For the best aroma and inviting colour of your cup we strongly recommend the use of mineralized distilled water, or at least freshly boiled filtered water, which doesn't contain a large addition of fluoride and has pH 7 or more (alkaline). Do not boil the same water twice.
The best quality tea is one that is hand plucked.
Tea contains polyphenols (catechins, anthocyanins, phenolic acids), tannin, minerals and vitamins. Polyphenols are tea compounds that act as antioxidants and are beneficial to health and a healthy diet. Please note: White, Green, Oolong, Wellness, and some of Black teas are high or ultra high in polyphenol antioxidants. They can also be either stimulating or relaxing. Please drink them in low to moderate amounts, do not overdose. Instead, try to replace an extra dose of caffeine with physical activities.
Do not mix Tea, including Herbal and Herbal Blending Components except Dried Fruits, with any beverage containing alcohol.
Do not wash inner parts of a teapot with any soap.
Store your teas in glass containers with a tight closer, in cool place and away from direct light, to maintain their freshness, full body, and aroma.
How To Brew: Heat water to boiling. Warm the teapot or an individual cup with a small amount of hot water. Toss out this water and then add the tea leaves to the teapot or cup. Pour boiling water over the tea ( for some teas, if recommended, cool the boiling water for a minute before brewing ). Enjoy your tea time!
Tea can clean the wounds and cuts, and prevent bacterial infection. Use strong tea infusion to wash the wound.
Tea leaves can absorb sweat when you sleep - dry the tea leaves after they were used and put them in pillows. You can also use tea as a foot bath to get rid of the smell and relieve the pain of gout.
Researches show that drinking one or two cups of mild tea after meals can help to break down the fat. It can also help you low the plasma cholesterol and prevent diabetes and arteriosclerosis.


       

  For more information, please visit Natural Standard: The Authority on Integrative Medicine »
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