$30.00

PACKED & CURATED
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. 

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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

 
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Upcoming Curators

 

June, 2018
curated by Master Zhang
in Anxi, Fujian

June’s box will feature a collection of fresh 2018 spring harvest rolled Anxi oolong teas from Master Zhang! This month’s box presents Master Zhang’s fresh pickings of his classic Daping teas, including classic and reserve harvest Tieguanyin, Traditional Tieguanyin, and Daping’s native Mao Xie (Hairy Crab) cultivar. This year’s traditionally finished Anxi oolongs will be finished just before the club sign ups close on June 15th – look out for your boxes to ship before the end of June!

June’s club box will also include special savings on every tea in Master Zhang’s collection. This exclusive coupon is just for club members, and can be used through August 2018!

 

July, 2018
curated by the Wu Family
in Wuyangcun, Fujian

This July, we are privileged to introduce a new tea partner, the Wu Family in Wuyangcun, Fujian! The Wu Family has been cultivating white tea at their family home for generations, and for the past several decades have allowed large portions of their tea plants to grow wild and uncultivated. July’s club will feature a selection of both wild and cultivated white teas. 

Club members will be the first to taste these new selections from our new partner, and will also receive a special coupon for exclusive savings.

 

Past Curators

 

May 2018
curated by the He Family
in Laoshan, Shandong

May’s box featured the He Family’s freshest May 2018 spring harvests, which were finished weeks before the club box shipped to members!  This box included the freshest 2018 spring tea avilable from the He Family, along with two all-new wild foraged herbal teas! 

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

 

April 2018
curated by Mrs. Li
in Longjing, Zhejiang

April’s box will feature Mrs. Li;s fresh picked 2018 spring pre-Qingming Shi Feng Dragonwell teas. Club members will have the opportunity to taste several pre-Qingming early spring harvests from Mrs. Li, including club exclusive harvests that will not be available in our main collection.

Club members were the first to taste 2018 Ming Qian Shi Feng Dragonwell, including club exclusive harvests, and an exclusive coupon for savings on Mrs. Li’s teas – just for club members!

 

March 2018
curated by Master Zhang

March’s club will be the first club box of the new Year of the Dog! This month’s box will be curated by Master Zhang, and will be filled with five all-new teas that you’ve definitely never tried before. Master Zhang fills his tea fields with a wide variety of tea varietals – from classic regional favorites like Daping’s famous Mao Xie and Anxi’s favorite Tieguanyin, to transplants like Ba Xian and Tao Ren that are best known as Dancong oolong teas; these bring biodiversity to his tea fields, and the opportunity for experimentation and research every year. March’s box is dedicated to these latter teas, focusing on obscure cultivars like Tao Ren, Cai Cong and more!

Club members will be the first to try these all-new teas.

 

February 2018
curated by the Li Family

February’s club was curated by the Li Family in Wuyishan, and they filled your boxes with five different Wuyi oolong teas that focused on craft and the decisions of the tea master in the workshop (in this case, Li Xiangxi’s eldest brother!). From dark roasts of classics like Big Red Robe and Shui Xian to all-new varietals and dark roasted reserve level oolongs, this box celebrated the Chinese New Year in style with a wide selection of compelling selections. 

Club members were the first to try these all-new teas,and also received an exclusive coupon to save on every tea in the Li Family’s collection.

 

January 2018
curated by the Zhenyuan Dongsa
Farmers’ Cooperative

January’s club featured club-exclusive premiere teas for the new year! The Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmers’ Cooperative in Qianjiazhai curated January’s club box, and filled it with a custom pressing of “Dragon Pearl” (Long Zhu) black teas and sheng pu’er. Every dragon pearl was hand rolled just for all of you!

Club members were the first to try these teas, and also received an exclusive coupon for savings on all teas from the Zhenyuan Dongsa Cooperative.

 

December 2017
curated by Master Zhang

December’s club will be curated by Master Zhang in Daping, Anxi. Master Zhang is an award winning teacher and farmer, cultivating biodiverse high elevation tea fields above his family home and workshop. 

Club members will be the first to try boxes filled with Master Zhang’s choice of a variety of his rolled oolong teas. December’s club box will ship the week of December 22nd.

 

November 2017
curated by Xingyang Workshop

This November, the Tea of the Month Club box will be curated by Xingyang Workshop!  They are filling the boxes to the brim with full bricks of pu’er tea and several kinds of tea-stuffed oranges; with well over 100 grams of tea in this month’s box, Xingyang is making sure club members will have plenty of great tea to stay warm and cozy through the winter season.

Club members will be the first to taste the new selections Xingyang is featuring in this month’s club box.

 

October 2017
curated by the He Family

This October, the He Family was excited to share their very freshest Laoshan autumn harvests, including Laoshan Green and Laoshan Black, Laoshan Oolong, and a brand new experimental tea made from Sweet Potato Leaf! Harvested from family gardens higher on the hillsides of Laoshan, the fresh sweet potato leaves were hand processed in small batches like reserve Laoshan Black. The He Family produces only eight kilos this year, and made sure their supporters in the Tea of the Month Club had the first chance to try their latest and greatest.

October’s box featured fresh harvests, all-new tea, and an exclusive coupon to save on Laoshan tea through December. 

 

September, 2017
curated by the Weng Family

September’s box was curated by the Weng Family based in Hulin near Fuding in Fujian. They filled their September box with custom pressings and dragon pearls of a wide selection of their white teas, created for single sessions and long term aging! These teas were pressed and finished specially as an exclusive for Tea of the Month Club members. 

Club members were the first to taste these teas, and also received a special coupon to save on the Weng Family’s teas for the next two months.

 

August 2017
curated by the Li Family

In August, the Li Family in Wuyishan decided to fill your club boxes with uncommon (but super delicious!) Wuyi oolong teas! For this August 2017 club box, Li Xiangxi worked with her brother to pick out three of their family’s new 2017 spring harvests, all from cultivars that we’ve never before had the opportunity to share, including Bei Dou (Big Dipper), Yu Qilin (Jade Qilin / Unicorn), and Jin Fenghuang (Golden Phoenix).

Club members were the first to taste these 2017 spring harvests!

 

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.

 

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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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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.

 

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. The April, May and September club boxes always ship later in the month due to the timing of the very fresh seasonal harvests that are included those months. 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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Verdant Tea was founded to advocate for small family tea farmers who devote their lives to making the best tea in the world.

Verdant Tea is tribute to these people – the He Family, Master Zhang, the Qianjiazhai Zhenyuan Dongsa Farmer’s cooperative, the Li Families. We exist to tell their stories and share their work so that they can thrive and continue sharing their craft for generations to come.