• Chinese Tea

  • Welcome

      The first Passiflora, LLC, Tea Room & Herbal Apothecary opened in New Hartford, Connecticut in the fall of 2003. This beautiful community gathering place brings you the best in local, organic food for lunch and take-out (including vegan se.lections) combined with over 120 loose tea and tea blends (some created by our local medicinal herbalists).

    Shop among our se.lection of beautiful cups, tea pots and tea accessories (some created
    by local potters).
    In our apothecary you will find:

    - over 1,000 of the best herbal and nutritional supplements;

    - 50 of the best essential oils available on the market; and

    - note that we can also create for you your own medicinal herbal tea blend
    or extraction from our medicines of the earth.

    For your shopping pleasure, we also have a fabulous se.lection of gift items including candles, soaps and bath salts (some also prepared by local herbalists). We feature beautiful jewelry, supplied by our local community artists. Sit and browse our spiritual, herbal and plant based book se.lection.

    Each month we offer night-time events from music by talented musicians to talks on holistic health and book discussion groups. See our monthly events calendar.

    Many of our employees (goddesses) are in private practice as nutritionists, herbalists, etc. (see information about them under Holistic Health Services) so that, when we guide you to products we have studied and read for years to provide you with this information.

    We look forward to welcoming you!

    Look for our future growth. You will be able to buy products off of this website shortly. Watch us grow to more locations over the coming 5 years.


    Green tea has many useful effects on the health of people as we all know. A recent study in the United States of America has suggested that drinking green tea can actually help prevent heart disease in people. During the study, a group of people was made to undergo the so-called tea therapy, and consistent results pointed out towards the good effects of green tea. Scientists say green tea, which is made exclusively from the leaves of Camellia sinensi, may help in slightly lowering the levels of LDL or BAD cholesterol as a common person refers to it. The study showed how consuming green tea regularly could trim down 6-8 points from harmful LDL.

    The cost of Indian tea could soon rise significantly. The main reasons for this prediction are increased cost of fertilizers and increment in the wages of workers on the plantations of Indian tea. Today, tea retains its prices at a minimum bar for the last couple of years. Indian tea retains second place in the ranks of countries based on production and export of tea worldwide. Major importers are seriously concerned about the possible rise in the prices of tea from India, as suggested by the various news agencies.
    Experts point out that it may not be very easy to avoid an increase in prices on export of tea from India. Inflation is growing at a super-fast pace, making it necessary to raise the wages of workers. The fall in prices has been mainly because of the strong growth in supply in the face of sluggish demand. In addition, this year is notable for the lowest prices for tea ever.


     You will feel happier when you leave than when you arrived. You will
    find a peaceful space to gather, imbibe great food and drink, and learn how to help your body feel better.


     We want you to feel your healthiest, utilizing our knowledge of science and traditional botanical medicine to work with you and your body. We will be honest with you as to what we think will work well for you. For more in-depth information, we provide you with one-on-one wellness and botanical medicine counseling.


    We have carefully sel.ected every product to ensure that it has quality and integrity. Unlike most health food stores,
    many of our products are only available to health care professionals. They are what they say they are on the bottle.