Blending Local and Global at the California Tea House

Based in Northridge, CA and established in 2008, the California Tea House invites you to ‘sip into something comfortable.’ This family-owned business started selling tea at local farmer’s markets before branching out and providing their broad selection of tea online.

The California Tea House Approach

Priding themselves with offering a unique collection of gourmet estate teas, this company also custom blends their own tea concoctions made with organic spices, fruits and nuts. Most of their teas are certified organic and some are fair trade certified. They also offer decaffeinated tea and free shipping.

Their roots in the local California farmer’s markets helped launch them as a successful tea company, combined with their collection of exclusive estate loose leaf teas and popular dessert blends crafted from South African rooibos blends and fine organic herbal teas from California.

With a personal love and belief in the healthy power of a good cup of tea, the California Tea House offers a selection of teas such as:

  • Blooming
  • Green
  • Black
  • White
  • Oolong
  • Rooibos
  • Herbal

They still create small batch blends using mini-drums, which results in what they believe to be an experience akin to a delicious fine wine. Founders Will and Ani are also excited to offer unique teas from sought-after estates located all over the globe and are proud to raise the profile of locally grown ingredients used in their blends.

A Personalized Tea Subscription

The California Tea House offers a monthly subscription box with free shipping, including teas picked from the season’s finest loose teas and selections from their collection of USDA certified organic teas, such as Darjeeling from India, Big Red Robe oolong and award-winning Silver Needle white tea from China.

How it Works:

  1. Choose one or more tea categories that best describes your tastes.
  2. Select the quantity you wish to receive each month, from 0.5 to 32 ounces.
  3. Click ‘enroll’ to start receiving gourmet teas every month.

There are 5 subscriptions which are based on budget and personal preferences and you can cancel or modify your selections at any time, with no hidden fees.

California Tea House Teas

This company’s collection can be shared via gift cards for friends, family and colleagues and they also offer a sleek steep tea infuser to go along with their delicious teas, which are 100% guaranteed.

Apricot Chai

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A special loose leaf chai blend that is perfect for apricot lovers, made with full-leaf black tea and real preserves, mixed with vanilla bean, ginger slices, cloves and citrus peels to create a heavenly aroma and flavor. This rich and alluring tea can be enjoyed hot or iced.

Vanilla Bean Honeybush

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This South African organic honeybush tea is a little sweeter than rooibos but contains the same healthy benefits and flavor profile. Blended with vanilla bean pieces and marigold petals to create a deliciously natural caffeine-free tea, this is a beverage that is smooth and creamy, like aroma therapy in a cup.

Lime in the Coconut

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This tea was inspired by the Muppet’s version of the song, which is a blend of Chinese green tea and Indian Assam that is then mixed with lime juice, shredded coconut and sunflower petals. Like a tea margarita, it’s fun, flavorful and delicious hot or iced, with or without sweeteners.

Visit the California Tea House website for information on tea health benefits, which is categorized by ailment. There’s also a blog, tea forum and gift cards for sale. If buying locally is your thing, then their tasty blends are sure to delight, with spices, nuts and botanicals grown in California.