Civil Disobedience


Smoky black tea with cardamom and tobacco notes


Lost in billows of smoke and fireside conversation. This dense, layered tea opens with conifers and deep tannins. The astringency of cardamom pod cuts through silky pipe tobacco and allspice. The flavor curls between burning wood, wet earth and lingering maple. 

The Story Behind the Tea

This blend was inspired by childhood winters in New Hampshire with my late father: the glorious scent of pine and maple in the January maple harvest season. My father was a great admirer of Thoreau whose Walden is perhaps the most famous celebration of New England wilderness. I found the name Civil Disobedience (after Thoreau's essay) suitably bold, iconoclastic and evocative of the New England scentscape.    — Gina, cofounder

INGREDIENTS: indian black tea, taiwanese lapsang souchong black tea, cardamom pod, cardamom oil, sweet blackberry leaves, natural flavoring

TASTES LIKE: pine needles, cardamom skin, maple sap, fire logs, sweet tobacco
FEELS LIKE: fireside after a winter walk


Net weight: 14g 4 cup deluxe sample  •  50g 15 cup bag  •  250g 70 cup bag

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