by our farmer partners

Each month our Tea of the Month Club box is hosted by one of our partner farmers, from the He Family in Laoshan Village to the Dongsa Farmer’s Cooperative in Yunnan. The farmers will pick out a selection of their freshest, most interesting teas, the ones that they are most excited for you to try. Many of their selections will be from limited batches and experimental runs not made in enough quantity to sell on our website. 




And when you share Tea of the Month Club as a gift,
we’ll thank you with $30 off of a subscription for yourself!

just tell us “this is a gift” when you sign up to receive your special coupon


Enjoy fresh tea, every month

Tea of the Month Club members will receive a box of tea filled with selections from one of our partner tea farmers.
This monthly box is billed on the 15th of every month, and prepared for shipment within 5 days.

Each month you get between three and fifteen different teas depending on the farmer’s choices.
Whether you get three teas or ten, you will always have at least 75g of tea sent to you each month.

You will not be charged until the 15th of the month. Shipping confirmation is sent for each box within one week of billing.


Enjoy 75g of tea or more
every month


Taste three to ten teas
picked out by the farmer


with free shipping
to the United States



“The folks at Verdant Tea have been importing and
brewing seriously thoughtful flavors for years now,
and their Tea of the Month Club offers a fascinating gateway into some of the best and most unusual teas
that China has to offer.”

– The Heavy Table, 2016 Local Food Gift Guide

Upcoming Curators


July 2017
curated by the Liu Family

In July, we excited to bring back our newest partner, the Liu Family in Longjuan, Anxi! For their 2017 club box, the Liu Family picked out three of their new 2017 spring harvests, and contrasted these fresh pickings with a 2012 pressed and aged Tieguanyin. From Big Red Robe strip-style Tieguanyin and Xiao Zhong black tea and to their beautiful, buddy Jin Jun Mei-style Tieguanyin, the box filled with the Liu family’s latest iterations of their experimental teas!

Club members were the first to taste these 2017 spring harvests, and also received a special coupon to save on Liu Family teas for the next two months.


Past Curators


June, 2017
curated by Master Zhang
in Anxi, Fujian

June’s box features a collection of fresh 2017 spring harvest rolled Anxi oolong from Master Zhang! This month’s box presents five different varietals, each picked around the same time and all finished in a similar style to make it easier to taste how each unique cultivar contributes to the beautiful flavor of each tea. Club members can get to know each tea through multiple sessions, with each tea pre-packed into several perfect gong fu portions.



May, 2017
curated by the He Family
in Laoshan, Shandong

May’s box features the He Family’s freshest May 2017 spring harvests, which were picked around 5/15 this year.  This box shipped immediately after picking and finishing, and included classic Da Tian spring harvests as well as the first pickings of Laoshan Black and wild foraged Laoshan Gan Zao Ye. The May club box features the freshest tea avilable from the He Family! 

May’s club box also featured an exclusive coupon for savings on every tea in the He Family’s collection.



April, 2017
curated by Mrs. Li
in Longjing, Zhejiang

April’s box featured Mrs. Li fresh picked 2017 spring pre-Qingming Shi Feng Dragonwell. Club members had the opportunity to taste several pre-Qingming early spring harvests from Mrs. Li, including club exclusive harvests that were not available in our main collection.

Club members were the first to taste club exclusive harvests, and received a special coupon for savings on Mrs. Li’s tea.



March, 2017
curated by the Li Family
in Wuyishan, Fujian

March’s box featured a selection of usual and unexpected Wuyi oolong teas from Li Xiangxi and her family. In addition to three of their classic Wuyi oolongs, the box will also included three unusual and uncommon (and amazingly delicious!!) reserve Wuyi oolong teas, each all-new to our collection! These included Que She (Swallow’s Tongue), Chun Lan, and Rock Milk (Shi Ru) Wuyi oolong.

Club members were the first to taste these new selections, and also received a special coupon to save on the Li Family’s entire collection.



February 2017
curated by the Liu Family

In February, we were truly privileged to re-introduce a new partner, the Liu Family in Longjuan, Anxi! The Liu Family carefully cultivates Tieguanyin varietal tea, meticulously cutting back their bushes every ten to fifteen years to ensure the sweetest and most tender leaves. For their 2017 club box, the Liu Family showed off their classic Tieguanyin and contrasted it with a selection of truly unusual, experimental teas! From Big Red Robe strip-style Tieguanyin and aged + pressed Tieguanyin to Xiao Zhong black tea and even a gorgeous, buddy Jin Jun Mei-style Tieguanyin, the box was packed full of fun!

Club members were be the first to taste these new selections from our new partner, and also received a special coupon to save on our whole collection.



January 2017
curated by Xingyang

One of our first boxes of 2017 was filled with unexpected selections from Xingyang Workshop. Best known to fans here for their perfectly clean shu pu’er and classic sweet sheng, this club box will give Xingyang the space to feature new projects like Yue Guang Bai Moonlight White tea, downy Yunnan black tea, and even pu’er pressed with local flowers!

Club members were the first to taste these new selections, and received an exclusive coupon for savings on every tea in Xingyang’s collection.



December, 2016
curated by Master Zhang

December’s box was filled with experimental Tieguanyin oolong teas selected by Master Zhang as his favorites from the 2016 autumn harvests. These all-new teas played with a variety of roasts, shapes, and finishes to bring out different aromas (xiang wei), playing up unique strengths and perspectives on the region’s most famous varietal.

Club members were the first to taste these teas outside of Master Zhang’s close friends and family in Anxi. December’s box also included an exclusive member coupon.



November, 2016
curated by the Weng Family


November’s box was our very first opportunity to feature our newest partners: the Weng Family in Fuding! This month, they are filling the box with a wide selection of their beautiful white teas – including several aged white teas and reserve harvests.

Novembers’s box also included a special coupon for savings on the Weng Family’s new tea collection.



October, 2016
curated by the He Family
in Laoshan Village, Shandong

October’s box featured the He Family’s fresh autumn harvests of Laoshan Green and Laoshan Black, alongside fresh 2016 autumn Laoshan Bilochun, Autumn Laoshan Roasted Oolong, Autumn Laoshan Green Oolong, and Autumn Laoshan Gongfu Black.

October’s box also included a special coupon for savings on the He Family’s tea collection.



September, 2016
curated by Li Xiangxi
in Tongmu, Wuyishan

September’s box featured a selection of usual and unexpected Wuyi black teas from Li Xiangxi and her family. In addition to their classic Jin Jun Mei and Wuyi Gongfu Black, the box also included unusual hybrids and experiments like Jin Xiao Zhong (made from Wuyi Jin Guanyin) and Feng Huang Wuyi Black (made with Dancong tea growing in Wuyishan). Li Xiangxi was also kind enough to include her favorite black tea in the world – a 2013 Old Tree Wuyi Gongfu Black she has been aging in her personal collection for the past three years – alongside a special Purple Buds Wuyi Black tea picked and finished by her brother.

September’s box also included a special coupon for savings on Li Xiangxi’s collection.



August, 2016
curated by Huang Rui Guang
in Wu Dong Shan, Guangdong

August’s box marked out premiere of our partnership with Huang Rui Guang and his family. Huang Rui Guang is rightly famous in Dancong oolong for the contributions he made to agricultural practices in the region, for his famous tasting ability, and for his award winning teas. This month’s box introduced six Wudongshan Dancong oolongs from his family’s collection!

August’s box also included a special coupon for savings on our entire collection.



July, 2016
curated by the Li Family
in Tongmu, Wuyishan

July’s box featured a selection of three recommended Wuyi oolongs from the Li Family in Tongmu. Jin Guanyin, Dan Gui Wuyi Oolong, and Tie Luohan each represented new teas that the Li Family had never had the opportunity to share with us before, and thanks to their recommendations and club members’ rave reviews, all three teas are now a part of our permanent collection!

July’s box also included a special coupon for savings on Li Xiangxi’s collection.



June, 2016
curated by the Master Zhang
in Daping, Anxi

June’s box featured a selection of eight different rolled Anxi oolongs from Master Zhang. Master Zhang used this month’s box to share the way that different finishes have a different effect on the different varietals of Anxi oolong growing in his tea fields. From Traditionally finished Mao Xie and Ruan Zhi to Dark Roast Anxi Qilan and Rou Gui, the box ultimately gave us all the opportunity to work with club members and find new Anxi oolongs to add to the permanent collection!

June’s box also included a special coupon for savings on Master Zhang’s collection.



May, 2016
curated by the He Family
in Laoshan, Shandong

May’s box featured the He Family’s freshest May 2016 spring harvests!  In addition to packing up and sending out their classic Da Tian spring harvests, May’s club members also received the very first picking of Laoshan Black for the entire year, alongside Bilochun and Laoshan oolong teas.

May’s box also included a special coupon for savings on the He Family’s collection.



April, 2016
curated by Mrs. Li
in Longjing, Zhejiang

April’s box featured the very first spring harvests of 2016! This month, club members were the very first to taste Mrs. Li’s pre-qingming 2016 Spring harvests of her famous Dragonwell (Longjing) green tea, packed up and sent out just days after the teas were picked and finished.

April’s box also included a special coupon for savings on Mrs. Li’s entire collection.


Where do your teas come from?


All of our teas are picked, crafted, and packed by six small family farms across China. Our partners send their tea to our fulfillment center near Laoshan Village in Shandong, where it is then sent on to our US-forwarding center in Minnesota. Your boxes are assembled and sent directly to you from the Unites States, where our customer service team is based in Minneapolis, MN. We give you the direct-from source transparency and unique product of a China-based company with the support and care of a US-based company. The best of both worlds!


What is normally included in a monthly box?


Because each box is curated by the farmer like a CSA, each month’s offerings will look a little different. This club is an opportunity to connect with a real farmer, learn more about their goals and taste their teas. You will receive at least three kinds of tea and at least 75 grams of tea total. Some farmers may choose to offer a wider array of samples to give you the best exposure to what they do, so you could receive up to 15 different samples in a given box. The total tea will still be 75g or more. As directed by each of our partners we will include any information they want you to know about what they do, and sometimes, coupons to use on their collections on our website.


How does shipping and payment work?


When you sign up for the club, you will enter your payment info with no immediate charge. Subscriptions bill on the 15th of each month. You can update your credit card information or change your shipping address any time before your subscription bills each month.


When will I receive my tea?


Teas are usually shipped within one week of billing. Once shipped, transit times vary by country. Every monthly box ships with full tracking info to ensure that they arrive promptly at your door.


Can you ship outside of the United States?


Yes we can! Shipping to Canada is $5. Other international destinations vary by country and can cost up to $15 a month. See our full shipping FAQ to learn more.


I am already signed up for Tea of the Month Club. Do I need to do anything special?


Don’t worry. If you signed up on our old website, your membership is being preserved. Our new club offerings will present an even better value, and if you signed up with special pricing or lower shipping charges, we will continue to honor your rate going forward.


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