Great Tea International
1724 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
All our teas and infusions are natural — they contain no perfumes, oil, essences,
or any artificial flavors. All our teas, except Matcha Latte and Bubble Tea, are
served in the authentic way, without cream or sugar. Black teas are available with
cream or sugar upon request.
Our loose-leaf teas tea can be enjoyed two ways: cup — tea served in a
traditional Chinese teacup with lid (with two refills) / Gong-Fu — the traditional
way of drinking tea, with a handcrafted Chinese teapot of steaming tea and a tea
cup served on a bamboo tray (per person; for an extra person, add $1.50).
Ceylon Royal Pubescent Silver Tips
A very rare, high-quality white tea. This white has a light floral fragrance,
with a sweet taste.
A beautiful jasmine tea, very fragrant. The needle-shaped tea leaves are
hand-rolled into tiny “pearls”.
A Japanese steamed green tea. This Sencha harmonizes a mellow
sweetness with an invigorating bitterness, and a grassy but mild taste.
High quality sencha from an organic tea farm.
A very high-grade Japanese green tea, with a light green color but full-
body taste and uncommon sweetness.
A mixture of green tea and genmai (roasted brown rice), with a unique
This roasted green tea (roasted Kukicha) is brown in appearance, but is
still green tea. It has an exquisite roasted flavor.
Our Matcha Latte is a delicate powdered Matcha green tea with sugar
and cream. The tea is whisked to a froth, and can be enjoyed hot or
A mild grassy and yet sweet flavor from the West Lake of Hangzhou.
Delicate green tea hand-tied into peony-like bundles with a
chrysanthemum flower in the center.
Bi Lou Chun
This high-quality green tea has a strong fresh “green” taste and natural
“floral” flavor that is calm and quiet. Our Bi Lou Chun comes from
Wenshan (northern Taiwan).
This is a fragrant and delicate beverage. The tealeaves are scented with
jasmine flowers. These flowers are set in layers between the leaves
during the preparation process before drying and packing.
Also known as “Bao Zhong”, this tea has similarities to both green
and oolong teas, since it is only slightly fermented. The leaves are
grown and had-picked from tea plantations in Wenshan (northern
Taiwan). The leaves produce a pale yellow beverage. The tea is
light and aromatic but dignified, with a strong-yet not bitter flavor.
This award-winning Pouchong has a beautiful floral bouquet.
This dark oolong has a strong and roasted but not bitter taste. It
tastes similar to the type of oolong tea that served in Chinese
restaurants, but is of much higher quality.
This semi-strong oolong has a light floral flavor.
Also known as “Nantou Tong Ting Oolong”, this classic Taiwan
oolong tea has a pure and simple light, aromatic taste.
High Mountain Formosa Oolong
This rich and aromatic Formosa oolong is from the high mountain
regions of Taiwan. It has a full and pleasant bouquet.
This light oolong is aromatic, with a quiet and calm green taste. It is very
similar to green tea but without the “grassy” taste.
Golden Daylily Oolong
This delicate oolong tea has a light, floral bouquet. It is aromatic and
smooth, with a soft taste.
High Mountain Golden Daylily Oolong
Another high-quality oolong from the high mountain regions of Taiwan.
Very aromatic and smooth with a soft creamy taste.
Four Seasons Oolong
This delicate oolong tea has a semi-strong floral flavor. It is a delicate
and smooth tea.
Also known as “Oriental Beauty”, this dark oolong is flavorful, with a
taste of honey and fruit.
High Mountain Oolong I
This is a very rich, high quality oolong. Very aromatic, with a pure and
strong but not bitter flavor, it is considered to be the tea version of
cappuccino or more exactly espresso.
High Mountain Oolong II
This rich, high quality oolong has a beautiful bouquet, with a pure and
Pu-Erh tea is well-known for its bold taste and its acclaimed health
benefits. It has a distinctive smoky flavor. When brewed, Pu-Erh tea has
a very dark, almost rust color, and a strong, earthy taste. This tea only
grows in the Yunnan province of China. It is an excellent tea for after a
heavy meal…and for treating hangovers! It is also the ideal coffee
substitute. We offer the following four different Pu-Erh: Original,
Chrysanthemum flower, Rose, and Jasmine Flower.
Silver Tips Ceylon (FFEXSP)
A mild black tea from Sri Lanka.
This rich, full-bodied black tea is often used as a base for many “English
This tasty black tea has a reddish appearance when brewed, with an
exquisite aroma and a mild smoky flavor.
This Assam is very aromatic and sweet, mild and smooth.
A Keemun tea, blended with mixed fruits
A Keemun tea, blended with lemongrass
A Keemun tea, blended with hibiscus
A Keemun tea, blended with rose buds
A Keemun tea, blended with osmanthus flowers
Tisanes: Herbal and Flower Infusions
Also known as “Red Tea”. A South African herbal infusion from the leaf
of the Aspalathus linoaris. Very good as an antioxidant.
A special herb that grows only in southern Asia. It has a slightly bitter-
sweet taste, similar to ginseng root, and has very similar health benefits.
Dried chrysanthemum buds. These have a mild and sweet taste, and are
very soothing and good for colds.
Very perfumed aroma, and soothing and relaxing to drink. Excellent for
sore throat, and prefect for before bedtime.
A gentle citrus flavor, with calming effects, good for digestion.
A mixture of apple, orange peel, peach, apricot, hibiscus, and other
fruits and flowers. High vitamin C content.
Very fragrant Asian flowers, with a delicate mild taste. Helps stop
coughs and eases upset stomach.
Very calming and good for sore throat.
A relaxing drink, with a gentle floral taste. A good treatment for tiredness
A unique, slightly tart taste. Helps quench thirst and lowers the body’s
“internal heat” on warm summer days.
Good for migraines, and for digestion.
A remedy for hangovers, the flu, and colds.
A slightly spicy taste. Good for congestion.
A mild roasted taste. Helps aid digestion and said to be good for
Snacks & Light Meals
Pastries (Made by our very own pastry chef!)
Almond Cookies 2 for .75
Green Tea Cookies 2 for .75
Red Bean Cake 3.00
Green Tea Cake 2.50
Mochi (red bean or mung bean) 1.00 / each
Pistachios 2.00 / dish
Toasted Watermelon Seeds 2.00 / dish
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds 2.00 / dish
Rice Crackers 1.75 / dish
Dried Plums 1.75 / dish
Tea Plums 1.75 / dish
Steamed Buns — Sweet (Perfect for your tea time!)
Red Bean Bun 2.50 / pair
Butter Cream Bun 2.50 / pair
Lotus Bun 2.50 / pair
Sesame Bun 3.50 / pair
Steamed Buns — Savory (Perfect for a light lunch!)
Spinach Bun 2.50 / pair
Leek & Tofu Bun 2.50 / pair
Vegetarian Bar-B-Q Bun 2.50 / pair
Cabbage Bun 3.50 / pair
Lotus Leaf Rice Roll 2.00 / each
(The Lotus Leaf Rice Roll is aromatic sticky rice sautéed with bamboo shoots and
shitake mushrooms, and then wrapped and steamed in a lotus leaf.)
Combinations (Try a selection!)
Combo A: 3 Buns + 1 Rice Roll 5.50
Combo B: 1 Buns + 2 Rice Roll 5.00
(You can choose any sweet or savory buns to go with your rice rolls.)
Asian Sandwiches (Perfect for a light lunch!)
Tofu Sandwich 3.00
(marinated tofu on Chinese sesame bread)
Onigiri 3.50 / pair
(Japanese rice ball with herb seasoning)
Great Tea International
1724 Sansom Street Philadelphia, PA 19103
In addition to our delicious tea, snacks, and light meals, you'll also find
handcrafted teapots and other teaware, as well as a gallery of fine art, clothing,
and accessories from around the world! We also do gift baskets, and
customized corporate gifts.
The Great Tea International tea shop hosts a number of events,
including an occasional lecture series on aspects of Chinese culture and
other subjects. Stop by to see what's new! If you are interested in hosting
an event at the Great Tea International tea shop, contact us.
Monday – Saturday 11:00am – 6:30pm